Applied Researcher at Expedia Group

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Expedia

We are looking for top-notch applied researchers and scientists interested in breaking new grounds to solve some of the most complex computational problems in the marketing domain.

The focus of your job will be in developing state of the art machine learning algorithms to power various aspects of highly complex global marketing campaigns. We spend hundreds of millions of dollars participating in highly dynamic and competitive auctions in travel Metasearch sites (TripAdvisor, Kayak, Trivago), Paid Search (Google, Bing, Yahoo) as well as in social media (Facebook). These marketing channels would benefit from solving a range of fundamental problems with varying levels of complexity, e.g., from inference problems that arise due to sparse data to solving complex optimization problems impacted by dynamic market and user behavior. We have rich, massive, and untapped data sets containing observation points that can be collected only by spending huge amounts of money. Your passion for the craft of statistics, optimization, and machine learning will help unlock tangible growth for our business by exploiting these data sets.

You will be someone with a strong background in both machine learning (PhD is preferred) and software development.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical leadership, identify key business challenges and opportunities, and develop end-to-end software solutions using machine learning and optimization methods
  • Assess the validity of assumptions and hypotheses through experiments
  • Collaborate with stakeholders, partners, and engineering team to ensure that solutions meet business needs, permit valid inferences, and have functional feasibility

Qualifications:

  • PhD in CS or related field with experience and demonstrable work in machine learning
  • Strong algorithm design and coding skills in at least one of major programming languages like Java, C/C++, Python
  • Strong communication skills both written and oral
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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Location

Our new Seattle campus in Interbay is on the beach with sweeping views of the Puget Sound and Cascades.

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!

Laura

Recruiter

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!

Urja

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.

Lawrence

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.

Nicholas

Sr. Director, Finance

What are Expedia Group Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Day of Caring Volunteer Hours match
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Check out our employee resource groups here: https://www.expediagroup.com/about/diversity-inclusion/
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
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
401(K) Matching
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
Parking
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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