Research Scientist


(San Francisco Bay Area)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About Airbnb
Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world — online or from a mobile phone or tablet.
We are looking for Research Scientists & Applied Researchers to join our growing team. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on challenging data problems.
* Building a conversational interface to create a far more interactive booking flow * Natural Language Processing to understand text content on Airbnb platform, including reviews, descriptions and interactions between users on our marketplace. * Determining the optimal pricing strategies to help our Hosts effectively manage their listings and achieve their revenue goals. * Identifying real-time optimal pricing + supply & demand strategies for hosts
Ideal Candidate
* 5+ years of industry experience or a PhD + 2 years industry experience * Solid engineering and coding skills. Ability to write high performance production quality code. Experience in Java, C++, Python, Scala and other equivalent languages is a plus. * Industry experience building and productionizing innovative end-to-end Machine Learning systems. * Good understanding of common families of models, feature engineering, feature selection and other practical machine learning issues, such as overfitting. * Experience with MapReduce, Spark and Hive a plus. * Experience with productizing research/publications a plus. * Experience with Computer Vision, Image Detection/Recognition, NLP/NLU, Deep Learning a plus.
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Competitive salaries, Quarterly employee travel coupon, Paid time off, Medical, dental, & vision insurance. Life insurance and disability benefits, Fitness Discounts, 401K.


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