Data Scientist III, Product Analytics
Location: Seattle, Washington
Job Type: Full time
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Data Scientist III, 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. This role is a great opportunity to join the global Product Analytics and Experimentation team where we are user experience optimization obsessed! We power and deliver the use of industry-leading product analytics, user behavior, experimentation and visualization services and capabilities to enable highly tailored and optimized experiences that utilize the scientific methods and applied insights.
We are looking for a highly motivated data scientistto join App Growth and Traveler Engagement (AGTE) Product analytics;In this role, you will partner with product team on setting experimentation (Randomized test, multi-arm bandit test), define and measureproduct success (cohort analysis, engagement incrementality, retention economics), drive the actionable insights (personalization product discovery, engagement levers sizing) and advocate methodology and best practices in analytics community. Your expertise and commitment in leveraging data-driven approach to solve challenging travelers’ problems, proactive communication and one team focus, as well as strong ownership and tenancy in driving projects to the end will be essential enablers to accelerate EG app growth and traveler engagement strategy.
What you'll do:
Apply a range of common statistical / analytics methods in data modeling, quantitative analysis, experiment design, and data visualization with a religious focus on improving travelers’ product experience, steward Expedia product with actionable insights
Build practical & fundamentalML models based on detailed understanding of business requirements (including general approach, choice of algorithm and data sources) to fuel Expedia personalization product roadmap.
Own measurement framework development for personalization product(especially on non-transactional and on longer term value); provide support to product & strategy team on goal setting, performance diagnosis, and dashboard development.
Proactively identify key travelers’ problem statement, apply analytically sound approaches, and recommend the best solution with focus on driving actionable insights to improve Expedia travelers’ engagement and retention
Collaborate with peer data science team to refine and improve engagement driven test methodology, competitive analysis, and measurement best practices
Partner closely with technical and non-technical teams, to answer complex business and user behavior questions, with a focus on meaningful insights
Proactively engage with multiple departments across the organization, including Product, Strategy, Engineering, and Finance, to tackle problems and identify trends and opportunities
And you will assume end to end ownership of key analytical projects; influence partners and senior leaders through communicating clearly across various levels of the organization using clear and compelling presentations; advocate your insights and learnings to benefit broader audience.
Who you are:
Bachelor's, Master’s, PhD or Equivalent Experience; Mathematics, Science, Statistics degree or a related technical field; or Equivalent related professional experience is applicable
High performing individual contributor who consistently applies and enhances the analytics capabilities, principles, and playbooks to solve complex business issues and opportunities
Passionate for logical problem solving and intellectual challenges; curious by nature with an enthusiasm for making an impact; sharp focus on results and strong attention to detail
Operates largely independently with strong sense of ownership, be able to deal with ambiguity and apply structured way to frame and approach problems
Strong growth mindset, great team player, and be able to mentor junior data scientists
Be resourceful and connect the dots intuitively; bias to action is strongly preferred
Able to communicate the results of sophisticated analyses in a clear and effective manner (in both spoken and written)
Expert with large data sets, SQL (or SQL equivalent), and big data tools / languages (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)
Understanding of statistics and hypothesis testing (ex. Confidence Interval, Regressions, Time Series, Clustering, Factor Analysis), experience in modeling selection, building and evaluation
Proficient in building data visualizations (Tableau, Looker, etc.)
Proficient in statistics, including randomized tests design and quasi-experimental design
Experience with R, python, or other coding language
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®, trivago®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Hotwire®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Expedia Group™ Media Solutions, Expedia Local Expert®, CarRentals.com™, and Expedia Cruises™.
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