Data Scientist - Algorithms

Short Description

Airbnb is looking for a Data Scientist who can iterate and create new ML models to detect risky behaviors on the site.

Job Description

Airbnb has become a global platform that connects travelers and hosts from over 34,000 cities. As such, it has collected a diverse set of numerical, textual, visual, and unstructured data, which powers various data products, such as search, pricing and Help Assistant that greatly enhance our users' experiences.

As a data scientist in machine learning, you will have the opportunity to leverage Airbnbs rich data and state of art machine learning infrastructure to develop data products that are used by millions of users and propel the growth of our business. You will collaborate with a strong team of engineers, product managers and fellow data scientists in defining the frontier of data products in matching marketplaces. Data scientists will work on how to evaluate potential approaches, build features, algorithms, and determine metrics which are critical for machine learning models.

We have multiple openings available. Sample projects include:
Improve search ranking features.
  • Determine a novel metric to evaluate pricing models.
  • Build a new model to predict the quality of the guest trip experience.
  • Iterate and create new ML models to detect risky behaviors on the site.

Here are some qualifications we look for:
This position is based in Airbnb Beijing Office
  • 4+ years of industry experience developing machine learning models at scale from inception to business impact. Leadership opportunities are also available.
  • Advanced degree in a quantitative field.
  • Deep understanding of modern machine learning techniques and their mathematical underpinnings, such as classification, recommendation systems, and natural language processing.
  • Proven ability to tailor machine learning solutions to business problems in a cross-functional team.
  • Experience with distributed machine learning and computing framework (Spark, Mahout or equivalent). Applied experience preferred.
  • Strong programming skill (Python, R, or Scala preferred).
  • Experience productionizing machine learning model 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.