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Senior Data Scientist, Product Analytics

United States - Texas - Austin


Senior Data Scientist, Product Analytics

This is a great opportunity to join Expedia Group's Product Analytics and Experimentation team in Austin, TX! Our mission is to provide our Product partners with strategic and operational insights that enable them to make better decisions. We analyze interesting customer behavior questions, and design hypothesis-based tests to assess the effectiveness of new product features. Analysts are encouraged to build self-service dashboards for our partners and write scripts to automate work where possible, so they can focus on answering the big questions. Our analysts are passionate about understanding the drivers of the business and using data, technology and analytics to provide valuable data insights to drive company’s critical business decisions. In this role you will be an experienced leader on our team, mentoring more junior analysts, and collaborating with our Complex Family Travel Product Team. The Product team delivers delightful user experiences on our marketplace that improve the user experience and drive bottom-line growth. The analyst will partner with them to achieve those goals by providing a broad spectrum of support including holistic investigations of a specific behavior question, uncovering customer friction points, hypothesis generation and prioritization, experimental design, and valid and impartial test analysis and recommendations, and self-service dashboard development for continuous performance monitoring.

What you'll do

  • Partner closely with Product Managers and business leaders– both technical and non-technical – to answer complex business and user behavior questions, with a focus on meaningful insights

  • Through data mining and analysis, apply and implement hypotheses and recommendations of things we should change, leading to experiments that will confirm or deny those hypotheses and ultimately improve operations and our customers' journey.

  • Work directly with business owners and technical specialists to design, plan and analyze a/b and multivariate tests

  • Be the point of contact for all data questions and insights in your respective area.

  • Prioritize asks based on the highest potential benefit, and actively drive initiatives from there.

Who you are

  • Passion for number crunching, logical problem solving and intellectual challenges.

  • Curious nature with a drive for making an impact

  • Ability to structure / work on data exploration problems, with innovative approaches and creative solutions, bringing to bear strong reporting and data visualization skills.

  • Ability to communicate the results of sophisticated analyses in a clear and effective manner.

  • Comfortable with uncertainty by prioritizing effectively and flexibly handling changes.

  • Able to work across various business units/countries to communicate findings company-wide.

  • Strong organization skills, and able to lead numerous projects concurrently.

Technical Skills:

  • Experience with large data sets and proficient in SQL.

  • Experience building data visualizations (Tableau, Looker)

  • 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

  • Experience with tools such as Adobe Analytics or Google Analytics a plus


  • Bachelor's in an analytical field (e.g., Marketing Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics).

  • 7+ years experience in data analytics OR Master of Science in an analytical field (e.g. Marketing Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics) and 5+ years' experience.

  • 2+ years' experience in either web/ travel industry, ecommerce or data consulting is preferred.

  • Background in Product Analytics – is a strong 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®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Vrbo®, Egencia®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®,™, and Expedia Cruises™.  

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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

United States - Texas - Austin

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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