Senior Analyst, Advanced Data Insights at Expedia Group

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Analyst, Advanced Data Insights


Are you passionate about improving customer experience through deep behavioral insights? Do you love vacations and want to help a product-led travel company continuously improve their platform to facilitate travel? This is an excellent opportunity to join Vrbo’s global Advanced Data Insights team in Austin, TX. The mission of this team is to enable partners with strategic and operational insights that help them to make better decisions.


This particular role will support our Product Management and Business Performance teams. These teams deliver delightful user experiences on our marketplace while Vrbo and Expedia Group's financial objectives. They do this by running programs with multiple teams, by setting up metrics and frameworks to lead our diverse vacation rental marketplace, and by identifying and evaluating the highest value opportunities to contribute to our bottom line.


As a Product & Business Performance Analyst you'll partner with them to achieve those goals by providing a broad spectrum of analytics support including investigative analyses, business modeling, and working with product, tech and data engineers to build data pipelines and tracking. If you're passionate about the business drivers and use data, analytics, and experimentation to provide valuable insights this job is right for you!


What you’ll do:

  • Partner with internal stakeholders – both technical and non-technical – to answer complex business questions

  • Through data mining and analysis, apply and implement hypotheses and recommendations of things we should change, leading to experiments and ultimately improve operations

  • Be a Vrbo data specialist!

  • Prioritize asks based on the highest potential benefit, and actively drive initiatives from there

  • Work with the broader Analytics Platform team in an Agile model to build self-service data products that will allow stakeholder teams to access accurate information directly and easily

  • Monitor specific metrics daily, quickly identifying areas of concern and proposing analyses and/or corrective actions

  • Participate in weekly team meetings to ensure insight-based decision-making


Who you are:

  • Passion for number crunching and logical problem solving

  • Ability to structure / work on data exploration problems, with novel approaches and creative solutions, bringing to bear strong reporting and data visualization skills

  • Comfortable with uncertainty by prioritizing effectively and flexibly handling changes

  • Able to work across different business units/countries to communicate findings company-wide

  • Strong organization skills, and some ability to lead numerous projects concurrently

  • Expert-level SQL knowledge

  • Intermediate-level Tableau knowledge

  • Intermediate Business modeling skills using Excel

  • Basic A/B testing knowledge

  • Intermediate-level knowledge of big data tools / languages (Hadoop, Hive, Spark)

  • Beginner level R, Python or other coding language

  • Bachelor's in an STEM related field (e.g., Marketing Science, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Physics)

  • 4+ years' experience performing data analytics OR Master of Science in STEM field and 2+ years' experience

  • 1+ years' experience in either web/ travel industry or data consulting is preferred

  • Background in relevant area – Product/Strategy – is a strong plus


Why join us: 


Expedia Group recognizes our success is dependent on the success of our people.  We are the world's travel platform, made up of the most knowledgeable, passionate, and creative people in our business.  Our brands recognize the power of travel to break down barriers and make people's lives better – that responsibility inspires us to be the place where exceptional people want to do their best work, and to provide them the tools to do so.   


Whether you're applying to work in engineering or customer support, marketing or lodging supply, at Expedia Group we act as one team, working towards a common goal; to bring the world within reach.  We relentlessly strive for better, but not at the cost of the customer.  We act with humility and optimism, respecting ideas big and small.  We value diversity and voices of all volumes. We are a global organization but keep our feet on the ground so we can act fast and stay simple.  Our teams also have the chance to give back on a local level and make a difference through our corporate social responsibility program, Expedia Cares.


If you have a hunger to make a difference with one of the most loved consumer brands in the world and to work in the dynamic travel industry, this is the job for you. 


Our family of travel brands includes: Brand Expedia®,®, Expedia® Partner Solutions, Egencia®, trivago®, Vrbo®, Orbitz®, Travelocity®, Wotif®, ebookers®, CheapTickets®, Hotwire®, Expedia® Media Solutions,™, Expedia Local Expert®, Expedia® Cruise® and SilverRail Technologies, Inc. For more information, visit



Expedia is committed to creating an inclusive work environment with a diverse workforce.   All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. This employer participates in E-Verify. The employer will provide the Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) with information from each new employee's I-9 to confirm work authorization.

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