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Data Scientist - I at Expedia Group (Bellevue, WA)

Are you looking to join a team at the forefront of travel technology and development? Do you look forward to solving big data challenges? Expedia Group’s CarRentals.com Marketing team is looking for a highly motivated Data Scientist.

Your work will impact millions of our customers. As part of the Marketing Product & Data Science team, 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. You have a proven passion for machine learning, statistics and optimization. You will be someone with a strong background in both machine learning (PhD is preferred) and software development. You fully immerse yourself in data, draw insight from analysis, and then zoom out to develop compelling, synthesized recommendations.

What You’ll Do:
Use your understanding of applied statistics/math to support hypotheses and business cases with robust models
Develop & refine ML bidding algorithms we use in various auctions
Work with large volumes of data; extract and manipulate large datasets using tools such as Hadoop Ecosystem, Apache Spark through scripting in Python, SQL, Hive etc. Use this data to gain insight into the customer journey, customer behavior, or understand root causes of performance degradation, to name a few
Perform ad hoc analysis to inform business decisions and improve understanding of root causes
Present insights and associated recommendations to cross functional audiences of all levels
Build tools that enable the team to unlock value via scalable processes and insights.

Who You Are:
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
You are skilled in hands-on cleaning, manipulating, analyzing, visualizing and modeling large data sets
You've got at least 1+ years of relevant work experience
Comfortable writing and working with complex queries in SQL/Hadoop
You have a strong attention to detail and an ability to lead complex projects.

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.

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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.