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Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

Austin, TX, United States
Employment: Full Time Experience: Senior, Lead

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? That is what we do here at HomeAway.com. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals.

Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. As for engineering, we solve problems of scale and work on cutting edge and open-source technologies. Our culture is one that strives on solving difficult problems focusing on product engineering based on hypothesis testing to empower people to come up with ideas.

Job Description:

Do you love data, science, technology & coding? How about vacations? Want to work with a company where data, science and vacations swipe right? Like to work with a team that drives a world-class experience for millions of people taking vacations by connecting them with millions of vacation rental properties? Passionate about learning to build and ship complex models to solve relevance and personalization problems?

If so, then HomeAway has a Data Scientist role for you and would like to talk to you!

As a NLP Data Scientist at HomeAway – you’ll work with an amazing group of Data Scientists who play a major role in how we architect, visualize, and interpret critical data that is at the very core of our business.

Responsibilities:
  • Work on a data science team tackling real business issues
  • Provide data-driven and machine learning solutions affecting our vacation rental platform
  • Help to lead our Natural Language Processing projects
  • Work with Engineering teams to deploy your solutions into a production environment
  • Articulate storytelling to business & product stakeholders
  • Share knowledge and insights with the Data Science team
Qualifications:
  • BS, MS, or PhD in a quantitative field such as Engineering, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or Physics
  • Experience with programming languages such as R, Python, and Scala
  • Strong background in Natural Language Processing
  • Familiarity with various Machine learning models. Deep Learning experience a plus.
  • Familiarity with various Databases, Data Storage, and HDFS
  • Background in Data Engineering and/or Data Analysis a plus
  • Good storytelling and presentation skills


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