Data Scientist III, Marketplace Product Analytics
Are you excited by the opportunity to pioneer the future of travel? Do you want to redefine the way people plan, search for, and book their travel? At Expedia Group, we believe that travel brings the world together, and we are passionate about the endless possibilities. Expedia is looking for a Data Scientist to partner with some of the most visible and impactful products like Premier Host to create a better trusted marketplace, Quality score which is a core part of the sort algorithm.
This role is a great opportunity to join Expedia Group’s global Product Analytics and Experimentation team where we are user experience optimization obsessed! We power, leverage, deliver and democratize the use of industry-leading product analytics, user behavior, experimentation and visualization services and capabilities so that Expedia Group can help bring the world within reach with highly tailored and optimized experiences that leverage the scientific method and applied insights.
What you’ll do:
Apply your expertise in quantitative analysis, data mining, data visualization with a goal of improving customer experience and business results with a religious focus on impactful analytics, steward product team to drive insights
Own end to end test excellence in evaluating AB/MVT tests to improve learning; proactively see opportunities and recommend new features for test and learn; evaluate and apply alternative methods to supplement randomized testing
Own metrics framework development for your product, build accurate and easy to consume dashboards/reports for key metrics
Collaborate with product team on goal setting, product performance review, and strategy planning
Partner closely with internal stakeholders, both technical and non-technical, to answer complex business and user behavior questions, with a focus on actionable insights
Proactively engage with multiple departments across the organization, including Product, Engineering, Merchandising, Site optimization and Finance, to tackle problems and identify trends and opportunities
Take initiative to identify current and potential problems and recommend the best solution
Present analytics insights in stakeholder showcase meetings, analytics community meetings; socialize your insights to benefit other Expedia Brands
Who you are:
Masters + 4 years of experience OR Bachelors + 6 years of experience in IT/statistics/data science or any other related fields
Passionate for number crunching, logical problem solving and intellectual challenges
Curious by nature with an enthusiasm for making an impact
Able to structure / work on data exploration problems, with innovative approaches and creative solutions, bringing to bear strong reporting and data visualization skills
Able to communicate the results of complex analyses in a clear and effective manner to your stakeholders
Excellent logical and critical thinker with a background in a quantitative field such as mathematics, physics, engineering, operations research, data science or similar, and a scientific approach to problem-solving (i.e. ability to ask the right questions and craft appropriate analyses to answer them)
Able to perform in a fast-paced environment and be comfortable with ambiguity. A sharp focus on results and strong attention to detail
Able to work across different business units/countries to communicate findings company-wide.
Experience with large data sets and proficient in SQL
Experience building data visualizations (Tableau, Looker, etc.)
Understanding of statistics and hypothesis testing (ex. Confidence Interval, Regressions, Time Series, Clustering, Factor Analysis)
A/B testing knowledge
Experience with big data tools / languages (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)
Experience with R, python, or other coding language a plus
Experience with web analytics tools such as Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics a plus
About Expedia Group
Expedia Group (NASDAQ: EXPE) powers travel for everyone, everywhere through our global platform. Driven by the core belief that travel is a force for good, we help people experience the world in new ways and build lasting connections. We provide industry-leading technology solutions to fuel partner growth and success, while facilitating memorable experiences for travelers. Expedia Group's family of brands includes: Brand Expedia®, Hotels.com®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.
*LI – MS1Expedia 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.