Data Scientist II

Last updated 1 hours ago
Location:Greater London
Job Type:Full Time

The online travel market never stands still. At Expedia Group, we’re smack in the middle of it. We build the tools and technologies that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trip, through Personalization, Customer Experience AI and Relevance algorithms. We offer the chance to work with the brightest minds in the industry in an upbeat, reciprocal and international work environment! We are passionate about innovation, creative problem-solving and collaboration.

We have 3 open rolesat the same level, please find below a short description of the teams:

2 roles-We build the tools and technologies that help millions of travelers find the perfect hotels for their next trip, through Personalization, Recommendations, Customer Experience AI and Relevance algorithms

1 role-Harnessing data science and machine learning to acquire, enrich and understand all travel related content including images, reviews, user generated content and more for the benefit of our customers and partners.

What you will do:

  • Buildgroundbreaking machine learning models which impact the business from prototyping and all the way to production

  • Contribute to our partnership with Platform, Product, Data and Technology teams to identify solutions for Data Science problems

  • Communicate the rationale and narrative of your approach to peers.

  • Contributing to our data and ML infrastructure to help the whole team work more effectively

  • Looking for a role with diverse growth opportunities and having fun while at it.

  • Be enthusiastic in collaborating, developing relationships within the company, and finding new business applications of data science.

Who you are:

  • MSc (with 1-3 years of experience)or PhD degree (with an internship) in machine learning, or computer science/statistics/Physicswithstrong machine learningcomponent;

  • Knowledge of Python/Scala programming language and good programming practices, ideally able to write readable, fast, object-orientedcode;

  • Good knowledge in machine learning (supervised and unsupervised): framing business problems as machine learning problems, building datasets, selecting and engineering features, building and optimizingmodels;

  • Experience with common data science toolkits, such as Scikit-learn, Spark ML, excellence in at least one of these is highlydesirable;

  • Understanding of distributed data technologies: Hadoop, Spark, and standard relational database structures along with query languages (SQL); experience in the Cloud aplus;

  • Experience working in a commercial environment with the ability to work collaboratively, as well as to handle workflow in accordance with project timelines isrequired;

  • Good communication skills to technical audiences, able to explain complex topics in simple terms, adapting communication technical depth to theaudience;

  • Strong business/commercial sense to combine with analytics to help drive recommendations; ability to demonstrate an understanding of the commercial impact of theiractivities;

  • Working knowledge of statistics: hypothesis testing, confidence intervals and 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 desire 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®, VRBO®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, lastminute.com.au®,ebookers®,CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions, CarRentals.com™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®,SilverRailTechnologies, 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, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability or age.