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Senior Economist, Marketplace and Partner Product

United States - Illinois - Chicago

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Senior Economist, Marketplace and Partner Product

At Expedia Group (EG), our mission is to power global travel for everyone, everywhere. To succeed in that mission, we are developing new tools to help us build the best experiences for our travelers. Do you want to be on the forefront of enabling EG to make durable, data-driven decisions? Then we have a job for you.

The Expedia Group Product Analytics team is searching for a Senior Economist to join a newly formed team. You will be on the forefront of building the scientific products and processes to measure and drive the long-term flywheel for the Expedia marketplace, which includes all aspects of Expedia’s business, from search ads to the products that help our partners manage their inventory on Expedia.

You will develop and implement the methods to scientifically measure, predict, and forecast long-term value lift for Expedia customers, and the systems to report results. You will partner cross-functionally with leaders across the company to ensure EG leverages the right tools and data to make decisions that impact all our travelers. This is a new, critical role whose expertise will have broad impact on business priorities across EG.

The ideal candidate will have experience driving clarity from ambiguous problems through methodical inquiry, and will have a track-record of delivering outsized impact.

What you’ll do: 

  • Solve a broad range of problems by applying theoretical and advanced statistical methods 

  • Evaluate and asses the usage of advanced methods such as Stochastic Processes, Bayesian Neural Networks, Markov Models, Discriminant and Factor Analysis, and applies them while considering underlying assumptions and limitations

  • Incorporate the latest academic and published research including neural network, transformers and reinforcement learning domains

  • Select valid approaches, appropriate in terms of level of effort, favoring iterative delivery that solve for the objective, not the ask (i.e. not just order-taking)

  • Use advanced and sophisticated understanding of the business problem space to inform the design of the solution

  • Proactively contribute to cross team collaboration and lead alignment of work with broader initiatives tailoring messaging to audience and filters relevant communication

  • Collaborate with peers within and across teams, bearing team and company goals in mind

  • Develop a strategic roadmap to deliver scientific solutions on long-term value prediction and related areas

  • Coordinate and lead senior individual contributors and managers and drive the development of a diverse and high-quality talent pipeline

  • Engage with the research community and apply concepts to make recommendations to current projects

  • Write code that is clean, maintainable, optimized, modular with good naming conventions using software design principles, data structures and/or design patterns and computer science fundamentals to

  • Design and implement new model performance measurement and evaluation artifacts/techniques to suit customized machine learning solutions

  • Act as a technical mentor for junior profiles

  • Frame challenging business problems as a data science problem and set of concrete set of tasks

  • Leverage others’ skills, knowledge and expertise effectively in problem solving and delivering impact

Who you are: 

  • Bachelor's degree in Economics, Statistics, Computer Science or any other related field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • PhD or equivalent related professional experience is preferred

  • Deep theoretical foundation, applies advanced statistical methods to a broad range of problems

  • Worked in at least in 2 long term projects that span several quarters

  • Experience in application in an industrial setting and iteratively crafting robust solutions

  • Experience building and maintaining science projects/products in production environments

  • Active participant in technical community, such as blog posts, tech talks, open source contributions or data mining competitions

  • Demonstrate significant expertise in at least one major ML programming language (Python, Scala…) and familiar with others

  • Demonstrate in-depth understanding of econometrics and statistics, including causal inference, predictive modeling, forecasting

  • Familiarity with supervised and unsupervised machine learning methods and related theory

  • Experience with advanced methods such as Stochastic Processes, Bayesian Neural Networks, Markov Models, Discriminant and Factor Analysis; and applies them while considering underlying assumptions and limitations

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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®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, 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

Locations
United States - Illinois - Chicago
United States - Texas - Austin
United States - Washington - Seattle

Job Type
Full-Time Regular

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