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Statistician Lead

United Kingdom - London

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Are you a passionate problem solver motivated in applying statistics, advanced analytics & testing methodologies to ecommerce optimisation?

We are looking for a statistician to join our Global Product Analytics Team, supporting an extensive brand portfolio that includes some of the world’s leading online travel brands. The goal for this role will be to make everyone across Expedia Group better scientists; Executing best practices in experimentation design and analysis, applying state of the art statistical techniques and leveraging common processes and technology of the highest quality.

What you'll do:

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Experimentation methodology. Partnering with Expedia Groups product leadership team to explore opportunities to enhance business decision making through R&D.
  • Test and learn programme performance. Working with product analysts across Expedia Group to ensure experimentation investment and success is measured in the “best” way to move the business forward.
  • Platform enhancements. Transform our cutting-edge experimentation platform by working with our engineering team.
  • Platform Health. Monitor the quality of our experimentation tools. Investigating any erroneous issues along with refining statistical components.
  • Experimentation design & data democratisation. Ensure the entire business is confident in designing experiments, interpreting results and understanding the advantages and limitations of various methodologies.

What we can offer you:

  • Challenging statistical problems, a business that loves to test & learn, and billions of data points!
  • Operating within a community of statisticians, sharing learnings and best practices.
  • Personal growth (conference attendance, skillset expansion, etc.).
  • An environment that encourages innovation, collaboration, and thought leadership.
  • An interesting industry that impacts millions of travelers daily around the world.
  • Exposure to senior management, presenting regularly to the vice president of product and other business function heads.

To be successful in this role, you should have multiple of the below:

  • Expertise in experimental design. Experience in Bayesian methods is desired.
  • Applying statistical theory to application.
  • Being comfortable in operating within a large-scale experimentation programme.
  • A Masters in at least one science, technology, engineering or mathematics field alongside 3+ years’ work experience within analytical roles.
  • Strong technical skills (comfortable with programming independently of platform or language and practical experience) e.g. Python, R.
  • Good SQL/data manipulation skills required including cleaning and managing data.
  • A real passion for continuous learning, particularly how the experimentation eco-system fits together.
  • Ability to communicate complex concepts concisely and clearly to senior level executives.
  • A sharp focus on getting results and insights using the most practical and fastest approach.
  • Ability to perform in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable with a high level of ambiguity.
  • Curiosity and enthusiasm for making an impact along with strong attention to detail.

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®.

Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.

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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.
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Job Category
Technology Group

Job Function
Data Science

Location
United Kingdom - London

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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