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Senior Actuary Analyst



IT, Accounting & Finance
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Monday, December 11, 2023

About the Team

The Risk & Insurance team at DoorDash is responsible for all things corporate insurance at the company. We are a rapidly growing and exciting function that helps DoorDash manage risk and safety with a close lens on the company's bottom line. We are looking for forward thinkers that are excited to help build out this team and match our ambitious cross functional partners at DoorDash.

About the Role

We are looking for a passionate Senior Actuarial Analyst who will be a member of DoorDash’s Corporate Risk & Insurance function within the Finance & Strategy team. As one of the newest members at Corporate Risk & Insurance, you’ll have the rare opportunity to improve our data capabilities, and seek data-driven insights to inform our insurance risk management decisions. This includes advising operational strategy and enabling optimal structuring of insurance programs.

You will report to the Senior Manager, Actuary

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will…

  • Produce streamlined, cutting-edge tools and conduct quantitative analyses to inform operational strategy, enable optimal structuring of insurance programs, and assist risk management efforts
  • Lead the development and maintenance of tools and dashboards essential for in-depth loss analysis and trend identification
  • Collaborate closely with senior team members to elevate monthly performance metrics and implement automation strategies
  • Partner with cross-functional teams to ensure seamless task execution within established timelines
  • Compile data using internal and external data sources
  • Exhibit ownership of assigned tasks and drive insightful analysis

We’re excited about you because you have…

  • Flexibility, resourcefulness, optimism, grit, and a growth mindset
  • Prior experience working with or for a gig or sharing economy company is a plus.
  • 4+ years of experience in a quantitative or analytics role; insurance experience a plus
  • Understanding of statistical analysis (e.g. hypothesis testing, experimentation, regression) and familiarity with statistical packages
  • Experience managing relationships with partners, and working with all levels of an organization
  • Strong Excel (or Google Sheets), SQL, and experience with ETL and and Python (or R) is preferred
  • Advanced visualization skills using Tableau, and ability to tell a compelling story with data
  • Completed at least 4 actuarial exams
  • Experience in reserving or predictive modeling is a plus
  • Experience working with commercial auto insurance in a reserving and/or pricing capacity a plus

Why You’ll Love Working at DoorDash

  • We are leaders - Leadership is not limited to our management team. It’s something everyone at DoorDash embraces and embodies.
  • We are doers - We believe the only way to predict the future is to build it. Creating solutions that will lead our company and our industry is what we do -- on every project, every day.
  • We are learners - We’re not afraid to dig in and uncover the truth, even if it’s scary or inconvenient. Everyone here is continually learning on the job, no matter if we’ve been in a role for one year or one minute.
  • We are customer-obsessed - Our mission is to grow and empower local economies. We are committed to our customers, merchants, and dashers and believe in connecting people with possibility.
  • We are all DoorDash - The magic of DoorDash is our people, together making our inspiring goals attainable and driving us to greater heights.
  • We offer great compensation packages and comprehensive health benefits.

About DoorDash

At DoorDash, our mission to empower local economies shapes how our team members move quickly, learn, and reiterate in order to make impactful decisions that display empathy for our range of users—from Dashers to merchant partners to consumers. We are a technology and logistics company that started with door-to-door delivery, and we are looking for team members who can help us go from a company that is known for delivering food to a company that people turn to for any and all goods.

DoorDash is growing rapidly and changing constantly, which gives our team members the opportunity to share their unique perspectives, solve new challenges, and own their careers. We're committed to supporting employees’ happiness, healthiness, and overall well-being by providing comprehensive benefits and perks including premium healthcare, wellness expense reimbursement, paid parental leave and more.

Our Commitment to Diversity and Inclusion

We’re committed to growing and empowering a more inclusive community within our company, industry, and cities. That’s why we hire and cultivate diverse teams of people from all backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. We believe that true innovation happens when everyone has room at the table and the tools, resources, and opportunity to excel.

Statement of Non-Discrimination: In keeping with our beliefs and goals, no employee or applicant will face discrimination or harassment based on: race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, age, gender, marital/domestic partner status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability status, or veteran status. Above and beyond discrimination and harassment based on “protected categories,” we also strive to prevent other subtler forms of inappropriate behavior (i.e., stereotyping) from ever gaining a foothold in our office. Whether blatant or hidden, barriers to success have no place at DoorDash. We value a diverse workforce – people who identify as women, non-binary or gender non-conforming, LGBTQIA+, American Indian or Native Alaskan, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander, differently-abled, caretakers and parents, and veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Thank you to the Level Playing Field Institute for this statement of non-discrimination.

Pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring Ordinance, and any other state or local hiring regulations, we will consider for employment any qualified applicant, including those with arrest and conviction records, in a manner consistent with the applicable regulation.

If you need any accommodations, please inform your recruiting contact upon initial connection.


The location-specific base salary range for this position is listed below. Compensation in other geographies may vary.

Actual compensation within the pay range will be decided based on factors including, but not limited to, skills, prior relevant experience, and specific work location. For roles that are available to be filled remotely, base salary is localized according to employee work location. Please discuss your intended work location with your recruiter for more information.

DoorDash cares about you and your overall well-being, and that’s why we offer a comprehensive benefits package, for full-time employees, that includes healthcare benefits, a 401(k) plan including an employer match, short-term and long-term disability coverage, basic life insurance, wellbeing benefits, paid time off, paid parental leave, and several paid holidays, among others.

In addition to base salary, the compensation package for this role also includes opportunities for equity grants.

California Pay Range:
$106,000$144,000 USD