Senior Data Scientist (m/f)

Tripadvisor, the world’s largest travel guidance platform*, helps hundreds of millions of people each month** become better travelers, from planning to booking to taking a trip. Travelers across the globe use the Tripadvisor site and app to discover where to stay, what to do and where to eat based on guidance from those who have been there before. With more than 934 million reviews and opinions of nearly 8 million businesses, travelers turn to Tripadvisor to find deals on accommodations, book experiences, reserve tables at delicious restaurants and discover great places nearby. As a travel guidance company available in 43 markets and 22 languages, Tripadvisor makes planning easy no matter the trip type.

About the job

We believe that we are better together, and at Tripadvisor we welcome you for who you are. Our workplace is for everyone, as is our people powered platform. At Tripadvisor, we want you to bring your unique perspective and experiences, so we can collectively revolutionize travel and together find the good out there.

Tripadvisor is seeking a Senior Data Scientist to work on our Viator brand, home to over 300K bookable experiences worldwide. This is a great opportunity to make your mark on a growing brand in the Tripadvisor family as we plan our course ahead and prepare for the inevitable surge in travel post Covid-19.

In that role, you will solve our most complicated problems. Your work will have direct impacts on our traveler’s experience and on our business operations and will therefore have high exposure to senior management.

You Will Be Joining a High-impact Team Who

Owns the algorithms exposed on the website and which maximize business objectives
Balances time between long-term projects and real-time firefighting
Collaborates with…
Machine learning to improve the user experience
Product to support additional features on the site
Analytics to investigate trends and identify opportunities
Supply to make sure we are operating an efficient marketplace
Traffic to efficiently increase revenue across all channels
Provides weekly and monthly management-level reports, synthesized from numerous sources, focused on measurable impacts.

What You Will Be Doing

Focus primarily on our sort and recommendation algorithms
Build solutions to solve quickly concrete business challenges (1 to 3 weeks projects)
Be creative and efficient in the modeling approach (find the simple logic that solves most of the problem)
Interact with many teams to support stakeholders’ projects but also owning your own initiatives
Lead data science projects from concept to implementation: data exploration, modeling, productizing & coordinate work for deployment and integration
Lead the achievement of one or more of the team’s most important objectives
Improve the team’s models and processes
Provide stewardship and act as team expert for several of the team’s most important models, pipelines and areas of expertise.
Strong communication skills: Form strong relationships with partners across the business to get things done
Work with other teams to review project specifications and schedule project work
Work with other teams to develop new, or enhance existing, products and opportunities

What You Already Have

An interest to leverage data more to improve YoY revenue than to build the perfect model
Willingness to have direct and visible impact on the business
Preference for MVP + Iteration
2+ years’ in an analytical role
Master’s degree in quantitative field
Expert in SQL; Python a plus
Excellent problem-solving and analytical skills
Ability to communicate effectively with audiences of various background, level and function.

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