Risk Analyst

Postmates, San Francisco, CA

Delivery from all your favorites places on-demand

Postmates runs one of the largest marketplaces in the country, connecting consumers, merchants, and Postmates in real-time. Postmates isn’t just another ad platform or mobile app for delivering static user generated content: We have real customers paying real money for a real service. Our business moves products, money, and people in the real world and poses extremely challenging risk problems.

As a Risk Analyst you will:

  • Protect our users and marketplace against incredibly sophisticated and competent adversaries
  • Mine our enormous data to develop signals, detection methods, and real time rules
  • Help develop machine learning models
  • Conduct investigations to detect enemies who will do anything to avoid detection
  • Evaluate, improve, and create new defenses

We are looking for a passionate analyst with a detective mindset, appetite for learning, and competitive spirit. This isn’t a dashboard job, this is war.


  • 2-5 years of applied experience executing data mining and analysis in the risk domain
  • Demonstrated experience in translating data into actionable signals and decisions
  • Wizard level SQL
  • Basic level Python
  • Basic understanding of ML classification models
  • Strong communication skills involving highly technical as well as theoretical subjects
  • Comfortable and effective at juggling multiple projects and priorities simultaneously in a fast paced work environment.
  • You are scrappy. You approach questions with a scientific rigor, but can execute pragmatically -- the simplest solution may be the best at times.
  • Bachelor's degree (or equivalent experience) required


  • Experience in protecting accounts that have money in them and/or involve transactions in the real world
  • Scientific education (Statistics, Operations Research, Math, Physics, Engineering …)


  • Competitive salary and generous stock option plan (stay aligned with the long term value you create)
  • Medical, dental and vision insurance and it’s 100% paid for by the company
  • Tasty, healthy lunches
  • Snack-filled kitchen (mostly healthy, but very tasty)
  • Impact-first work environment (no politics, no pandering)
  • Huge company vision (we need you to build the future, not just maintain the status quo)
  • Killer office in San Francisco close to mass transit

About Postmates

Postmates is transforming the way local goods move around a city by enabling anyone to get any product delivered in under an hour. Available for iPhone, Android and on the web, the on-demand logistics service connects customers with local couriers, who purchase and deliver goods from any restaurant or store in a city, 24/7. 

Want to learn more about Postmates? Visit Postmates's website.