Jobs at Alumni Ventures Portfolio Companies


Manager, Ride Excellence



Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Who we are

HopSkipDrive’s mission is to create opportunity for all through mobility. Our innovative, supplemental school transportation solutions are used by over 600 school districts, charter schools, nonprofits, government agencies, as well as busy families to safely and reliably get kids where they need to go.

Student transportation is the largest mass transit system in the U.S. The way kids get to and from school has a direct impact on our kids, families, schools and communities. While school districts spend $28 billion annually on transportation, only 30% of kids get to school on a bus. The current system can no longer meet all the transportation needs of our districts, schools and families — and its shortcomings are causing inequities in educational access that are affecting the welfare of millions of kids each day.

HopSkipDrive is taking a different approach to arranging safe, reliable school transportation that meets needs that aren’t being addressed by the current system, helping to fill gaps and supplement the student transportation options available. We create personalized transportation solutions for the one to the many, and everything in between.

We’re a company with heart

Our partnerships with school districts, child welfare agencies and nonprofits ensure equitable educational access for the most vulnerable populations, including youth in foster care, children experiencing homelessness and students with disabilities.

We understand that the difference between struggle and success can sometimes be as simple as the ability to show up, which is why we’re on a mission to use innovative technology — coupled with operational expertise and new ways of thinking — to help kids reach their full potential by providing a safe, dependable way to get them where they are going.

We’re an awesome place to work

Our company culture has been well-recognized — HopSkipDrive has been named to Fast Company’s Most Innovative Companies list, as well as Best Places to Work lists from Built In LA, Comparably, Inc., and the Los Angeles Business Journal. Comparably also named us a Best Company for Professional Development, as well as to its Best CEO and Best CEOs for Women lists.

We’re growing rapidly

Founded by three moms as a solution to their own transportation challenges, we now operate across over 13 states across the country. We continue to expand at a rapid pace, making the Inc. 5000 list four times, as well as the Deloitte 500 Fast-Growing Technology list. HopSkipDrive has raised $100M in funding to date.

Your role:

As the Manager, Ride Excellence at HopSkipDrive, you will identify and solve user problems related to the in-ride experience. You will conduct user research, delve into user data, develop hypotheses, design and execute experiments to test these hypotheses. The ideal candidate will have a strong analytical background, excellent problem-solving skills, and a passion for improving user experiences through data-driven insights. You think like a business owner. You’re always thinking of ways to constructively challenge the status quo and improve the in-ride experience. You will also navigate stakeholder relationships across all teams to make each initiative collaborative, straightforward, and successful. You are excited to bring your best everyday, to learn from those around you and to push hard while contributing to our powerful vision of positively impacting youths’ lives everyday. You will report to the Director of In-Ride Experience.

What you’ll do:

  • Analyze user data to identify pain points and areas for improvement in the in-ride experience.
  • Develop hypotheses based on identified issues and design experiments to test these hypotheses.
  • Plan, execute, and analyze experiments to validate hypotheses and measure the impact of changes.
  • Conduct surveys, interviews, and focus groups with users (students, older adults, Caregivers, CareDrivers and school administrators) to gather qualitative data and user insights.
  • Analyze and interpret research data to uncover actionable insights and trends.
  • Work closely with product, engineering, and operations teams to implement solutions and track their effectiveness.
  • Create detailed reports and presentations to communicate findings, insights, and recommendations to stakeholders.
  • Monitor the in-ride experience sub-metrics and propose ongoing improvements based on user feedback and data analysis.

What you’ll bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Data Science, Business Administration, Management, or a related field
  • 2-3 years of experience in data analysis
  • Applied statistics and mathematics skills: hypothesis testing, regression, classification, optimization, experimental design, or A/B testing
  • Experience working with product experimentation analyses
  • Strong experience developing solutions using Tableau, SQL, and Excel/Sheets
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills to tell data stories
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced work environment
  • Highly self-motivated learner, with attention to detail
  • Ability to manage multiple projects and prioritize tasks effectively
  • Nice to have experience: Statistical competence,Marketplace company experience,User experience research
  • Direct experience in rideshare or a similar two-sided marketplace is preferred

** This role will be fully remote in one of the following states AZ, CA, CO, DC, FL, IL, IN, KS, MD, MI, MO, NC, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OK, OR, SC, TN, TX, UT, VA, WA, WI**


What you will get

We want you to be an owner in our company and share in executing our vision, so every full-time employee has equity. In addition, we offer competitive market comp, flexible vacation, FSA, medical, dental and vision, 401(k), and an opportunity to work for a uniquely positioned, VC-backed company in a hugely attractive space with significant upside potential. HopSkipDrive is committed to fair and equitable compensation practices. The salary range for this role is $70,000 to $90,000. Final compensation for this role will be determined by several factors such as a candidate’s relevant work experience, skill set and specific work location. The total compensation package for this role also includes equity stock options.

Equal Opportunity Employer

HopSkipDrive is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, veteran status, or any other protected class. HopSkipDrive is also proud to operate as a drug-free workplace.