Senior Data Scientist

| Bellevue

OfferUp is changing how we buy and sell locally by making it as easy as taking and sharing a photo from your phone. We are about connecting buyers and sellers in a simple and safe marketplace that changes people’s lives. We are a rapidly growing team in the Seattle area looking for passionate, motivated, and curious people who want to be part of our fast growing marketplace.

We have an exciting opportunity to join our Data team as a Data Scientist. The right candidate will have a passion for manipulating and using new and existing data sources to help drive actionable recommendations. We seek to delight our users with the safest, simplest and most effective local marketplace app on the planet. Your role as a Data Scientist will be to research, design, implement and evaluate machine learning models and algorithms to make our products more intelligent.
 
Responsibilities:
  • Design and measure experiments to test in various cross-functional areas to challenge hypotheses and come up with actionable recommendations.
  • Identify and perform deep analysis in specific business areas (crime risk modeling, user reputation, product search, personalization, recommenders etc.)
  • Develop end-to-end experimentation-driven product improvements from conception/research, to offline testing, then live A/B testing and finally shipping to production.
  • Act as an analytics advisor to solve business problems using data.
  • Discover new areas of impact across the company
  • Leverage the latest machine learning trends including deep learning to solve challenges in image modeling, text processing, search, instant messaging, and many more areas.
  • A passion for working with large data sets is a must.
  • Ability to mentor new Data Scientists
Requirements:
  • 6+ years of demonstrated experience as a Data Scientist or similar 
  • PhD or Master’s Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics or a technical related field
  • Expertise around programming languages like Java, Python (or willing to learn quickly)
  • Hands on experience in predictive modeling and analyses
  • Strong analysis, problem solving, data structures and algorithm development background
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
Nice to Have:
  • Experience working in e-commerce and mobile marketplaces
  • Some experience in some the following: entity extraction, semantics in text, image recognition, recommender systems, ranking, LDA, classification
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Technology we use

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    • RedisDatabases

Location

Nestled just south of downtown Bellevue with quick access to local highways- perfect to walk out to our daily foodtrucks or around Mercer Slough Park.

An Insider's view of OfferUp

What's something quirky about your company?

This may seem silly, but we have a 90lb MMA dummy our CEO bought and named Pat. On a daily basis, someone will take Pat and figure out creative ways to scare some folks in the office. How do I know? I am Pat.

Pat

Office Morale Booster (Ex-MMA Trainer)

What does your typical day look like?

One of the great things about OfferUp is that no two days look the same. The only thing you will see me do every day at the same time is plank at 3 p.m. with my team. Otherwise, who knows?

Julien

Software Development Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Like many engineers, one of my favorite parts of being in tech is using my creativity and logic to create something new, especially here at OfferUp where what we create has the ability to help the environment and enable people to support their own businesses.

Alesha

Software Development Engineer

What is your vision for the company?

OfferUp will continue to be the premier local mobile marketplace for buying and selling, but there will likely be more and better e-commerce opportunities with the onset of new delivery technologies. OfferUp has such unique purpose and is leading the transformation of how consumers buy and sell locally. I'm delighted to be a part of the team.

Rodrigo

Chief Financial Officer

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Work/life balance is fantastic at OfferUp, especially for a startup! Sure, there are some days you may need to stay late- but everyone is pitching in here and understands the importance of recharging and resetting.

Deanna

Recruiter

What are OfferUp Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Lunch provided on Tuesdays and Fridays!
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Diversity Program
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