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Distinguished Machine Learning Scientist

Expedia Group

Location: Seattle, Washington

Job Type: Full time


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Expedia Product & Technology Division is the underlying platform, overseeing data and artificial intelligence, e-commerce, payments, and developer experience. Product and Technology is where exceptional technical and businesspeople come together to leverage our two decades in travel and invest in scalable solutions. The global impact of our teams ensures that every interaction creates network effects making the experience more valuable for the next traveler or partner.

The Data and Artificial Intelligence organization are the fuel for EG transformation, traveler experience innovation, analytics and actionable insights, machine learning, competitive intelligence, partner, and supplier success. The Data and AI organization is looking for a Distinguished Machine Learning Scientist who enjoys doing hands-on exploratory ML/AI projects.

What you’ll do:

  • Define critical $1B+ problems or futuristic opportunities where ML/AI could transform travel industry. Shape the long-term vision, strategy and capabilities across the organization and will be a recognized expert in ML/AI technology capabilities.

  • Lead conversations throughout Expedia Group that will focus on complex, cross organizational companywide impact and will be well respected with external experts.

  • Be hands-on and builds end-to-end design of models based on detailed understanding of business requirements, including general approach, choice of algorithm and data sources.

  • Perform applied research to consistently achieve desired solution performance and improve organizational capabilities.

  • Connect the vision, strategy across brands with effective storytelling and communication.

  • Demonstrate an authoritative understanding of the business successes challenges and strategic objectives; draws from experience to evaluate solutions from the business’ perspective and provide advice in regard to opportunities and risks.

  • Regularly participate in and help to organize external events; create and present functional and technical information in captivating fashion.

  • Ensure that functional technical communications are crafted with non-technical audiences mind, ensuring processes, practices are in place to support or coach others on the best ways to use visual aids to describe concepts.

  • Be the champion and advocate for cutting edge ML/AI techniques or innovation to internal stakeholders with frequent communications

Who you are:

  • Bachelor's, Master’s, PhD degree in a technical field; or equivalent related professional experience.

  • A recognized leader in problem solving the most complex questions and challenges (patents and external blogging are preferred)

  • Experience delivering large and complex ML/AI project from concept to feasibility to production phase. Is willing to prep data, code up models, deploy models by themselves. Experience defining ML best practices at a department / organizational level.

  • An entrepreneurial mindset with demonstrated success with converting a POC into a revenue generating solution.

  • In-depth understanding of all aspects of machine learning theory and solid theoretical foundation of applied advanced statistical methods to a broad range of problems. Expert knowledge of complex model design in multiple ML subjects.

  • You will demonstrate your expertise in more than one major ML programming language (Python, Spark, Scala....) and familiarity with data pipelines and model deployment.

  • Demonstrated ability to regularly contribute to data science and technology community through blog posts, tech talks, major data science or technology domain conferences / events, etc…and are a recognized as an industry leader outside of Expedia Group

  • Experience presenting to large audiences and executives at the CEO and Board Level.

  • Experience demonstrating a critical understanding of business processes by making recommendations for improvement, sponsoring and staging workshops/knowledge sessions to improve the organization functional knowledge and acuity, and leveraging insights and subject matter experts to overcome challenges.

The total cash range for this position in Seattle is $277,000.00 to $387,500.00. Employees in this role have the potential to increase their pay up to $443,000.00, 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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