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Data Scientist II

United States - Washington - Seattle

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Egencia

Egencia is Expedia Group’s business travel company. In the same spirit, we are pioneers in the industry. Always solutions oriented, we value human contact. Egencia's teams collaborate globally to provide business travelers with the best possible user experience every single day.

We are looking for a highly capable Data Scientist to join the growing data science team at Egencia. You will use ML and advanced statistical techniques to advance Egencia’s intelligent managed (corporate) travel products. You will develop and productize models which are used in our customer-facing applications.

Responsibilities

You will be working closely with your data science colleagues, as well as engineering and product teams to design, develop and deploy machine learning models in production. You will work on key programs such as optimizing users’ travel search experiences, product recommendations, revenue and pricing optimization, and customer segmentation. You’ll also be doing extensive data analysis to identify new modeling opportunities and actionable insights, and build data pipelines as needed. You'll be working with the engineering, product and other business teams within Egencia. You will also be partnering with Expedia Group’s strong data science and machine learning community to adopt and share algorithms and models as needed.

Required

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, statistics, mathematics or a related quantitative discipline, Master’s degree is preferred
  • Strong practical experience in machine learning and/or statistical modeling. Experience in the use of ML techniques such as Random Forests, boosting trees, SVMs and neural networks.
  • 2+ years’ experience with machine learning and statistical packages such as Spark MLlib, Python scikit-learn, pandas, Matplotlib, Keras, TensorFlow, PyTorch, and R (Caret).
  • Strong programming experience in at least one of Python, Java, Scala, R; particularly with respect to aspects of data processing, data pipelines, model development and deployment.
  • Experience in data processing and modeling using large volumes of data on distributed frameworks (Spark and Hadoop).
  • Experience with querying using SQL and/or Hive.
  • Experience working in a multi-functional team alongside developers, product managers, and other data scientists.
  • Passionate about applying ML and statistical modeling techniques to solving business problems. Ability of finding patterns and insights from data, formulating machine learning solutions for business problems and product requirements, and explaining complex models and results to stakeholders.

Preferred

  • Proven software development skills
  • Strong experience in developing and maintaining data pipelines for regular machine learning model training and updates.
  • Proficient with cloud solutions and services (AWS, Azure, Databricks).
  • Ability to work with hefty volumes of data
  • Working knowledge of statistics: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals, A/B tests.

Why join us

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.

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Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   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, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.
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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Data Science

Location
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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