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Tripadvisor // enabling travelers to plan & book trips
Engineering, Full Time    Needham, MA    Posted: Tuesday, January 07, 2020
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TripAdvisor FCC (Flights, Cruise & Car) Data Science team is looking for an exceptional Data Scientist with strong statistical modeling & machine learning skills to help us translate the massive amount of data in our big data environments into impactful algorithms. We build models & test algorithms that support all facets of our business, including Product, Marketing, Engineering, Operations, Business Development, & Finance. Using data science techniques that include supervised/unsupervised learning, collaborative filtering, & deep learning, this role will help optimize our end to end user experience, partner relationships, & site monetization.

Located in our Needham HQ office, this role will be focused on driving the analysis of user behavior on our site & building, iterating, testing & deploying new models & algorithms to grow our traffic & revenue. This is a tremendous chance to make one of the largest travel sites in the world even better, while enjoying the energy & rapid pace of a startup.

What You'll Do:

  • Perform analysis & develop analytical models to maximize product growth, traffic acquisition, & partner optimizations
  • Develop predictive models for user engagement & buyer behavior,and carrying out A/B tests for airline pricing
  • Identify opportunities for revenue & traffic growth via user segmentation & personalized recommendations
  • Prototype models & partner with Marketing, Product Management, Engineering, & Analytics to create product requirements & specification documents for new features & products

What We Seek:

  • 2+ years of Data Science or relevant experience, MS/PhD preferred
  • Strong SQL skills & experience with Big Data stack (Hadoop/Hive/Pig/Spark/etc.)
  • Proficiency with Data Science programming environment (e.g. Python, R)
  • Results-oriented collaborator who thrives on data & measurements
  • Proficiency in data transformation, cleansing, management & interpretation
  • Able to derive practical, data-driven solutions to business problems from imperfect data
  • Demonstrated ability of communicating complex analytical topics to technical and business audiences
  • Experience with eCommerce, recommender systems, user choice models, classification modeling, online auctions, A/B testing, digital advertising, or marketing analytics preferred

TripAdvisor Perks & Benefits:

  • Free daily gourmet lunch & snacks!
  • Shuttle transportation to our office in Needham from Green / Red Line T & Boston / Cambridge
  • Fitness center with classes
  • Fun after-work programs, parties, & charitable causes
  • Generous time off, summer Fridays, & more!


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