Gelato has built the world's largest and most global network for on-demand production of customized items e.g. t-shirts, wall art, mugs, books, hoodies, and cards. We support a new wave of e-commerce entrepreneurs and the global shift towards local and more sustainable production.
We own no assets - we build the software that connects world-class production facilities all across the world. We already have more than 100 production partners in 32 countries. In 72 hours we can reach more than 5 billion people with customized products in a smarter, faster, and greener way.
Gelato is changing the way that customized products can be produced on-demand. We are already empowering thousands of e-commerce entrepreneurs to grow and scale their businesses. With local production, and exact matching of supply and demand, there is no waste and carbon emissions are reduced. We aspire to
Together we can increase global GDP by effectively supporting local on-demand production.
What you will be doing
Routing lies at the heart of our Gelato platform. This is the function that decides in the moment which of our rapidly growing network of print houses and logistics partners is best placed to receive a customer order, produce and ship the finished product to the final destination. Our algorithm balances speed, quality, cost and environmental impact (amongst other factors) to find the smartest route for each of our millions of orders. The algorithm finds not only great results for our customers, but also controls volume and stock at our production partners to ensure they are operating at peak efficiency.
As Data Scientist Routing, you will work with business, engineering, and tech functions where you will have opportunities to develop and evaluate machine learning models using large datasets to drive automation and efficiency in our order management process. You will have the opportunity to solve existing business problems and collaborate with teams to deliver future innovation in this industry.
You will help answer fundamental questions of correlation between inputs and outputs and driving the most efficient routing strategy. You will lead the thinking for writing deterministic checks, collect defects identified from Machine Learning and deterministic rules and pass for remediation. You will be responsible to translate the requirements of this program into technical requests for the tech team.
Who you are
This is a key role within the Gelato team, and we are seeking a skilled Data Scientist who can help us both shape strategy and to execute against a bold and aggressive roadmap to support Gelato’s rapidly scaling business operations.
While being a self-starter, hands-on, and comfortable with ambiguity, you work are a strong team player.
You are committed to excel with energy and endurance, and you understand that helping to build a company is hard but satisfying work. You have a passion, and the stamina for building great services and technology, superior communication skills, high integrity, and great attention to detail.
Bachelor’s degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field from a top tier University
5+ years of relevant experience with data modelling, applying analytics, machine learning.
Skilled with programming languages
Experience in data visualization and BI tools
Highly analytical, with a bias for objective measurement, facts and reasoning
Great at telling a story through factual data
Self-starter, hands on and comfortable with ambiguity
Strong inter-personal skills including written and oral skills. Able to effectively communicate with all levels
Masters degree in Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics or similar field
Expertise / Extensive knowledge in specialized areas such as time series analysis, reinforcement learning
Advanced skills with Python and SQL
Experience in supply chain or related functions
Track record of tangible business impact based on ML implementation
What it’s like to work at Gelato
We are a customer-obsessed team with the ambition to change the world by connecting technology to the printing industry and making it much more sustainable. Everyone who joins our team must feel genuinely intrigued and motivated by our mission. We expect a lot. We are a driven team with big goals, so we seek individuals who are genuinely passionate about their work and possess an entrepreneurial spirit. Our culture is unique and we live by our values, so it's worth learning more about our culture and how we work before presenting your application.