JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)

August 1, 2018 - January 31, 2019

Airbnb

Data Scientist, New Grad- Inference

JOE ID Number: 2018-02_111461818
Date Posted: 11/08/2018
Position Title/Short Description
Title: Data Scientist, New Grad- Inference
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: San Francisco, California, UNITED STATES
JEL Classifications:
C1 -- Econometric and Statistical Methods and Methodology: General
D -- Microeconomics
Full Text of JOE Listing:

About Airbnb
Our inference data scientists are deep in understanding the complications of running experiments in a two-sided marketplace, power analysis and stopping criterions, and statistical models to improve power/significance. Another interesting problem space is understanding what to do when we are unable to conduct experiments. How do we understand the impact of something new?

Some examples of projects we currently need help with:
-Develop experiments to reduce friction in the listing creation process for hosts
-Designing experiments to measure the lift when displaying hotel rooms on our platform
-Create product experiments (on service fees, early demand, etc) and measure the impact on market dynamics (such as competitors).
-Improve the statistical methodology behind our experimentation platform to ensure that our understanding of product changes is rigorous and accurate

Skills and Qualifications:
-PhD in Economics, finance, quantitative marketing or highly related field
-Solid understanding of statistics
-Ability to write clean and concise code, especially in R or Python
-Keen eye for detail and thoughtful investigation of data before relying upon it
-Ability to partner with cross-functional teams using strong written and verbal communication

Application Requirements:
  • External Application Link
Application deadline: 01/31/2019
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