Data Scientist, Business Operations - Austin

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At realtor.com, we process terabytes of data everyday and transform that data into information that powers decisions for millions of home buyers, renters, dreamers, and real estate professionals. We aim to radically simplify home buying/selling and help more people achieve buy and live in their dream home on our realtor.com website and mobile apps.
We seek a Data Scientist to join our monetization data science team and help take it to the next level. As a key member of the team, you will be responsible for the development of innovative concepts, research, predictive modeling, and machine learning algorithms.
 
Responsibilities:

  • Understand the business and data models to effectively query data
  • Effectively partner with product and engineering teams to build new data driven and machine learning based features for enriching the consumer experience of home shoppers, renters and sellers.
  • Perform exploratory analysis on realtor.com’s wealth of data.
  • Develop predictive, explanatory models and machine learning algorithms.
  • Create automated learning systems that gracefully scale to increasing complexity and expectation.
  • Design and build data science solutions to drive revenue growth, customer retention and support strategic decision making.
  • Generate descriptive visualizations and presentations to communicate insights.
  • Drive A/B & multivariate tests and design of experiments to facilitate testing of new product and design features, with focus on improving engagement, retention, and conversion.
  • Help improve the scope of our data sets by identifying new data collection and procurement opportunities on an ongoing basis.
  • Work with a sense urgency, advocate for experimentation based, agile culture.
  • Drive a project forward given moderate oversight.

Requirements:

  • PhD/MS in computer science, statistics, mathematics, operations research or related fields and 2+ years of experience or a BS in related fields with 4+ years of experience.
  • 2+ years of relevant experience in data science, machine learning or applied statistics.
  • Experience with Machine Learning, NLP and data mining tools and underlying algorithms.
  • Experienced in Python, R, Spark or other languages and frameworks appropriate for large scale analysis of structured and unstructured data.
  • Experience with Docker and AWS and taking a prototype into production.
  • Working experience with relational databases (SQL) and large scale distributed systems.
  • Experience with experiment design and A/B and multivariate tests.
  • Strong creative thinking and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills.


about realtor.com

At realtor.com®, we believe that everyone deserves a home of their own. We’re a community of nearly 2,000 employees that work hard to ensure that from the moment someone starts dreaming about a new home, to the moment they walk in the door and beyond, we’re there to lend a helping hand. Every month, 70 million people trust us with their journey home by visiting our site and mobile apps, and we’d love to have you join our team to help.

We’ve got great offices across Canada and the US and lots of sweet jobs to choose from, so we’re hoping you’ll join us on our journey to make home buying and selling easier, and more rewarding for everyone.  

Let’s make a difference, together. For Real.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • GITDatabases
    • AWSDatabases

Location

Cool downtown office nestled in the bars and restaurants of East 6th Street

An Insider's view of realtor.com

How does your team reward individual success?

We reward success through recognition and appreciation. We often celebrate wins loudly and with fun events. It's one of the best parts of our culture!

Fluker

Consumer Experience Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

I'm most excited about how we're scaling our outreach to consumers which allows us to help more people every day. Not only that, but I love the pace we have in testing new consumer experiences!

Diane

Senior Product Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I’ve been with realtor.com for exactly one year and I’ve grown a great deal. I’ve expanded my literacy from AWS to Python to React Native and been mentored all along the way.

Yufeng

Senior Software Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

With 80 million unique users to realtor.com a month, we play a leading role in the world's largest real estate network, sitting uniquely in this position of big data, while still being a mid-sized company that is able to democratize the information throughout the business. It’s an incredible position to be in.

Anne

Vice President, Product Management

What unique initiatives do you have that encourage innovation?

Our consumer success model is best in class, yet we continuously strive to build even better services and products for for the reatlor.com consumer.

James

Senior Training Manager

What are realtor.com Perks + Benefits

realtor.com Benefits Overview

BENEFITS

Having healthy and happy employees is extremely important to our company. Which is why we offer all of our employees more than just great basic health coverage.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We love our neighbors and think it important to give back to those in need.
Partners with Nonprofits
From our volunteer work with Habitat for Humanity to our employee charitable gift matching per employee, our commitment to our communities is unwavering.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Unconscious bias training
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Employees can contribute up to $2750 annually to their FSA.
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Our goal is first and foremost to protect the health and safety of our employees.
Onsite Gym
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Realtor.com offers charitable gift matching of up to $500 per employee annually.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Child Care Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Austin Tech Center employees have flexible start and end times.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Parking
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our HomeGrown Mentoring Program is available for all full time employees in Austin.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

When we show up to work each day, regardless of title or tenure, we all want to be heard, be valued, and know that our contributions matter.

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