Data Scientist

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What Airbnb is looking for in applicants

Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.

 The Challenge

Airbnb’s mission is to create a world where people can Belong Anywhere. As we grow to achieve that mission. We are rebuilding our Data Engineering practice to enable the company’s success by building a solid data foundation. We are seeking stunning Senior Data Engineers to help us define and realize our vision for trustworthy data across the company. This is a unique opportunity to join Data Engineering for a strong, but high potential, company early in its lifecycle.

The Challenge 

  • Be a thought leader, partner with your cross-functional partners to foster a data driven payments organization. 
  • With a focus on Payments compliance and keeping our platform safe, anticipate and 

detect new fraud trends and regulatory requirements. 

  • Define and evaluate key metrics. Build the data foundation you need, in partnership with the data engineering team. 
  • Deliver actionable user-insights to build the best products and models 
  • Design experiments to measure the impact of new payments features 
  • Empower the product and engineering teams to make data-driven decisions 

What you need to succeed 

  • 6+ years industry experience in a quantitative analysis role. Experience in Payments a 

strong plus 

  • Fluent in SQL and proficiency in analytical tools such as Python, R, etc. 
  • Background in statistics and experience with experimentation 
  • Solid understanding of product analytics 
  • Experience or willingness to learn tools to create data pipelines using Airflow/Minerva 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively to cross functional partners of varying technical levels

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What is Airbnb looking for?
If this role looks interesting to you, a great first step is to understand what excites you about the team, product or mission. Take your time thinking about this and then tell the team! Get in touch and communicate that passion.
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