Data Scientist - Algorithms

Short Description

Airbnb is looking for a Data Scientist - Algorithms who has 6+ years industry experience developing machine learning models at scale from inception to business impact.

Job Description

Some of the challenges you will face include:
  • Building machine learning models to detect high risk activities like account takeovers, fake contents and fraudulent transactions, or high risk entities like fake accounts or stolen cards.
  • Experimentation of new Airbnb product features to deter and mitigate risk.
  • Working cross functionally with operations and product teams to define and collect labels for model training, optimize effectiveness of manual review, and build self-satisfiable verifications that scale.
  • Devising optimization models to make optimal business decisions while minimizing risk
  • Innovating modeling frameworks in this adversarial setup, e.g., how can models collaboratively surface more risks, or how can models adapt to emerging patterns quickly
  • Building NLP models to detect spam and inappropriate content on the fly.
  • Utilizing Deep Learning techniques for advanced feature engineering and model building, e.g., how to model for user behavior sequences, or how can we detect anomalies effectively.

Here are example traits we value:
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field.
  • 6+ years industry experience developing machine learning models at scale from inception to business impact. Proven ability to tailor your solutions to business problems in a cross functional team.
  • Deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, such as classification, clustering, optimization, deep neural network and natural language processing.
  • Strong programming skills (Python, R preferred).
  • Versatility to communicate clearly with both technical and non-technical audiences.
  • Data analytical and data engineering experience is a plus (Hive, Presto, Spark preferred).
  • Experience productionizing real-time machine learning model is a plus.
  • Relevant trust experience is a plus.

Data Scientist - Algorithms
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Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world online or from a mobile phone. Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 33,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions. No global movement springs from individuals. It takes an entire team united behind something big. Together, we work hard, we laugh a lot, we brainstorm nonstop, we use hundreds of Post-Its a week, and we give the best high-fives in town. Headquartered in San Francisco, we have satellite offices in Dublin, London, Barcelona, Paris, Milan, Copenhagen, Berlin, Moscow, Paolo, Sydney, and Singapore.