Data Scientist II
Location: Austin, Texas
Job Type: Full time
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Data Scientist II
An established performer who consistently applies analytics capabilities, principles and playbooks to solve business issues and opportunities, with a moderate level of guidance and direction.
What you’ll do:
Applies a range of common statistical methods to business problems
Determines the ideal method for the problem considering underlying assumptions
Understands limitations of selected methods
Understands both frequentist and Bayesian statistics
Solidly understands hypothesis testing
Designs complex experiments
Applies common methods such as linear and non-linear regression, multivariate analysis, etc.
Understands model design and can explain selection, including general approach, choice of algorithm and data sources
Engages with research community and can make recommendations and apply concepts to current projects
Demonstrates understanding of business domain and can recommend model changes, constantly evolving information and requirements
Selects valid approaches, appropriate in terms of level of effort, favoring iterative delivery that solves for the objective, not the ask (i.e. not just order-taking)
Demonstrates an understanding of functional technical information (e.g. user flows, technical system design and workflows)
Knows and applies data visualization principles consistently resulting in clear and consistent outcomes
Builds complex charts with limited supervision
Consistently uses color palettes effectively and is aware of double encoding and end user fatigue
Creates clear and consistent visualizations with experienced use of typography
Is familiar with UX and UI concepts, such as padding, framing, chart placement, white space balance and hierarchy of elements.
Knows EG visualization tools well, and is able to create complex calculations using advanced features
Clearly and confidently articulates decision-making rationale, solutions, methodologies and frameworks to team members and both technical and non-technical partners.
Anticipates and assists team members in the creation of routine technical communication materials (e.g. policies & procedures, guidelines, presentations, messages).
Proactively contributes to cross team collaboration ensuring the best available information is included and shares findings with peers and leaders.
Considers the audience's needs and context when crafting solutions or presenting ideas and is able to identify how the needs of different audiences may differ
- Influences action and results, through clear writing, in an accessible way for a wide audience. Structures presentations around a clear narrative and is concise in what's included. Presents clearly and engagingly and anticipates questions
Who you are:
Has experience in the fundamentals of big data architecture (streaming events, data lakes, analytics engines) and relational database models
Applies knowledge of intermediate SQL such as: CASE WHEN THEN BREAK END, subqueries, UNION, use of variables (set, declare), use of built-in functions
Optimizes (for cost and performance) the extraction of data from multiple data sources and combine into the required datasets for model building or analytics
Demonstrates extensive knowledge of the data available, data that should be available, the data generation process, and the importance of data quality. Finds and raises data issues to resolution. Is go-to person for questions on particular datasets
Conducts exploratory data profiling techniques, produce crosstabs, common summary descriptive statistics, etc.
Has experience writing code in a way that enables efficient and accurate translation into a data pipeline
Demonstrates capability of framing challenging business problems as an analytics problem and concrete set of analytical tasks
Displays strong domain (i.e. travel, online retail) knowledge, business acumen (understanding the underlying business objectives), curiosity and critical reasoning skills.
Picks analytically valid approaches, appropriate in terms of level of effort, favoring iterative delivery that solves for the objective, not the ask (i.e. not just order-taking). Uses strong understanding of the business problem space to inform the design of the solution
Manages stakeholders with frequent communication, expectation management, meeting deadlines and minimizing surprises. Manages backlog well. Delivers projects to maximize business impact and in-sync with wider timing of the business. Focuses on the 80:20. Is creative and persistent in the face of roadblocks
Influences action and results through clear writing, in an accessible way for a wide audience. Structures presentations around a clear narrative, and is concise in what's included. Presents clearly and engagingly and anticipates questions
Automates repeated measurement and reporting tasks and builds scalable dashboards to cover multiple scenarios (geo, web and apps, etc.). Trains and empowers stakeholders to pull data from automated dashboards or via scheduled reports. Empowers data democracy by providing training to stakeholders on basic use of analytics tools and solutions
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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