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Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Senior Machine Learning Scientist

Welcome from the Traveler Enlightenment team at EG. We improve the traveler experience searching, tracking, and booking travel by providing recommendations and insights to travelers. We work on many types of problems, including price forecasting, optimal route planning and smart communications. We work closely with other teams in the Data Science and Analytics organization to continually improve our tools, processes, and platforms for building and deploying industry leading Machine Learning solutions.

By helping to optimize the traveler experience, our team contributes significantly to increased booking and retention at Expedia. As a Machine Learning Scientist on our team, you will work with a dynamic group of product managers, engineers, and scientists to achieve Expedia’s business goals.

What you’ll do:

  • You will design end-to-end model pipelines based on a detailed understanding of business requirements

  • You will stay abreast of developments in machine learning via publications and conferences

  • You will act as a technical mentor for junior team members

  • You will design and implement model performance measurement and evaluation techniques to suit customized machine learning solutions

  • You will build complex charts with limited supervision

  • You will display advanced domain knowledge, business acumen, and critical reasoning skills

  • You will select approaches that solve for the objective, not the ask

  • You will manage stakeholders with frequent communication and expectation management, meeting deadlines and minimizing surprises

  • You will frame challenging business problems as a data science problem and concrete set of tasks

  • You will proactively contribute to cross team collaboration and lead alignment of work with broader initiatives

  • You will write code that is clean, maintainable, optimized, and modular

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's or Master’s or PhD in a quantitative field or a related field; or equivalent related professional experience

  • 5 years of industry experience as a Data Scientist or similar role

  • Expert in the Python data science stack

  • Significant experience using Spark for production machine learning pipelines

  • Industry experience in time-series analysis and forecasting

  • Industry experience in operations research

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain multiple data science projects/products in production environments

  • Excellent grasp of statistical concepts and methods

  • Industry experience with hypothesis testing

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


The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $161,500.00 to $226,000.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $258,500.00, which is the top of the range, based on ongoing, demonstrated, and sustained performance in the role.

Starting pay for this role will vary based on multiple factors, including location, available budget, and an individual’s knowledge, skills, and experience. Pay ranges may be modified in the future.

Expedia Group is proud to offer a wide range of benefits to support employees and their families, including medical/dental/vision, paid time off, and an Employee Assistance Program. To fuel each employee’s passion for travel, we offer a wellness & travel reimbursement, travel discounts, and an International Airlines Travel Agent (IATAN) membership.View our full list of benefits.

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

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