Data Scientist II, Lodging Product Analytics at Expedia Group

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ExpediaData Scientist II, Lodging Product Analytics

Expedia is striving to revolutionize the way people search and book their trips. For this mission, Lodging organization is the pioneer and focal in changing how people around the world shop and purchase travel. We're looking for a Data Scientist with strong technical skills and product mindset to join our Lodging Product Analytics team. In this role, you will team up with Lodging Shopping Product, User Experience, and Engineering teams to drive innovation in the shopping path for customers.

As a Data Scientist, you will work with one of the strongest data sets in the travel industry, cutting edge technology, and the ability to see your insights turned into real products. In this role you will be challenged to understand and give rise to many aspects of development of Lodging business, including product innovation, test and learn, strategy, business opportunity recommendation, and problem investigation.

Passion for analytics and product development & innovation is a prerequisite. Your primary focus will extend well beyond pulling the data and crunching the numbers. You will tackle complex business problems by converting raw data into relevant and actionable insights & data products. This is a full-time position based in Bellevue, Washington.

What You Will Do:
  • You will identify customer behavior insights, traveler pain points and business opportunities to Product, Engineering, Marketing and Design teams to collaboratively build the best in class site for customers around the globe looking for a place to stay
  • You will apply expertise in quantitative analysis, predictive modeling, data mining, and the presentation of data to influence improvements in product design and propose what to build next in the roadmap
  • You will design A/B tests to optimize product performance for our travelers
  • You will define key product metrics to monitor, and understand root causes of changes in metrics
  • You will build models of user behaviors for analysis or to power production systems
  • You will collaborate across Product, Marketing & Retail Analytics teams spreading standard methodologies for wide adoption
  • You will author data pipelines & automate analyses via SQL and Spark based ETL framework
Who You Are:
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in data analysis and providing insights
  • Advanced degree (M.Sc., Ph.D. preferred) in statistics, math, computer science, economics, or related quantitative field.
  • Experience with SQL, and R or Python or other data manipulation tools.
  • An understanding of the fundamentals of experimentation techniques such as A/B tests
  • You have experience applying modelling techniques such as linear regression, time series modeling, decision tree
  • trong grasp of statistical methods (e.g. hypothesis testing, regressions).
  • You have the ability to make decisions and act faced with ambiguity, comfortable operating without explicit direction
  • You are willing to exceed expectations and challenge business goals
  • You have strong verbal, written and data visualization skills
  • Experience with reporting tools such as Tableau or Qlikview.
  • Experience using distributed computing systems (Hive/Hadoop/Spark)
  • Experience mentoring junior analysts
  • Experience with Web Analytics tool such as Omniture or Google Analytics
  • Experience working with large-scale user behavior data
Why join us:

Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people. We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business. Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them to tools to do so.

Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach. We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer. We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple. Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.

If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you.

Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, HomeAway®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®,®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Classic Vacations®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® CruiseShipCenters®, SilverRail Technologies, Inc., ALICE and Traveldoo®.



Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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An Insider's view of Expedia Group

What's something quirky about your company?

Everyone is obsessed with travel…Really! No matter who you are working with or run into in the halls you somehow always land on travel, where you have been, where you want to go or what is the next trip you are planning. Talk about a company with passion!



What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

In today's world, when you travel, you need things at your fingertips! Imagine you pull up your phone, click a few buttons, type some messages and get the answers to your travel needs quickly. That's what my team and I do - we give customers a rich experience to chat with a virtual assistant on any device and solve their travel problems right away!


Sr Technology Lead

What makes someone successful on your team?

Accept whatever starting point you have and creatively work with it to organically take a feature area, the team’s culture, and cross-org relationships to the next level. Don’t just take at face value your instructions, but turn every stone to solve user problems with joy and passion. The resulting impact is a sure sign of success.


Senior Technical Program Manager

What are some things you learned at the company?

What got you here today, will not get you there tomorrow. I believe this applies both organizationally and professionally; in order to maintain success, you must continuously evolve, challenge yourself, and take learnings from your mistakes.


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What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
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Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small. We value diversity and voices of all volumes.
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Adoption Assistance
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks

Additional Perks + Benefits

We believe everyone deserves - NEEDS - time away from the office and we encourage employees to take advantage of their paid time off. We offer travel discounts to make it even easier to get out and see the world.

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