Data Scientist


(Austin, Texas)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About HomeAway
HomeAway, an Expedia brand, is the world's leader in vacation rentals with sites representing more than 1 million online bookable vacation rental listings. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations.
Love data, science, technology & coding? How about vacations? Want a job where data, science and vacations swipe right? Like to drive a world-class experience for millions of people taking vacations by connecting them with millions of vacation rental properties? Passionate about building and shipping complex models to solve relevance and personalization problems, great at model testing and evaluation using scientific approaches and feature engineering? If so, then HomeAway has a Data Scientist role for you and would like to talk to you! As a Data Scientist at HomeAway – you’ll play a major role in how we architect, visualize, and interpret critical data that is at the very core of our business. You’ll partner with our leaders to understand objectives, then work alongside our Analysts and Engineers to execute and communicate findings back to the business through visualizations and presentations. Simply put – we want you to be HomeAway’s leading expert on data and predictive analytics.
* Serve as the Data Guru of the company - i.e be aware of every single data element captured in the company in any format (structured, unstructured, semi-structured, external API etc.) * Work on larger programs/initiatives encompassing several projects that have a company wide impact * Assist others in the company in data discovery and data preparation phase * Understand the “big picture” our data presents * Work closely with various Product, Business and Engineering teams * Frame analytic problem statements in response to business and product challenges * Be an expert in the Exploratory phase and prescriptive analysis - i.e build and assess models, review results, etc. * Deployment of various models in Production * Articulate storytelling to business & product stakeholders - i.e focus on telling the “business” story that the data shows (and abstract the data complexities and process involved) and have a strong influence on the audience
Ideal Candidate
* 8+ years of experience in Data Science and analytics fields * Experience with programming languages such as R, Python, or Scala * Experience in processing and analyzing Big data - i.e large scale data volumes, semi-structured and unstructured data and near real-time throughput * Experience working in Hadoop ecosystem * Experience building various Machine learning models * Strong database knowledge and expertise in SQL * Experience using visualization tools such as Tableau and Datameer * Good storytelling and presentation skills i.e be able to present business side of the story that data presents to c-team and stakeholders * eCommerce domain expertise strongly preferred * Masters or Ph.D in Statistics, Math, Computer Science
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

Highly Competitive Salary


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