Research Scientist

About the Position

We are looking for Research Scientists & Applied Researchers to join our growing team. In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to work on challenging data problems, including:

  • Building a conversational interface to create a far more interactive booking flow
  • Natural Language Processing to understand text content on Airbnb platform, including reviews, descriptions and interactions between users on our marketplace.
  • Determining the optimal pricing strategies to help our Hosts effectively manage their listings and achieve their revenue goals.
  • Identifying real-time optimal pricing + supply & demand strategies for hosts

We are looking for engineers with:

  • 5+ years of industry experience or a PhD + 2 years industry experience
  • Solid engineering and coding skills. Ability to write high performance production quality code. Experience in Java, C++, Python, Scala and other equivalent languages is a plus.
  • Industry experience building and productionizing innovative end-to-end Machine Learning systems.
  • Good understanding of common families of models, feature engineering, feature selection and other practical machine learning issues, such as overfitting.
  • Experience with MapReduce, Spark and Hive a plus.
  • Experience with productizing research/publications a plus.
  • Experience with Computer Vision, Image Detection/Recognition, NLP/NLU, Deep Learning a plus.

Benefits

  • Stock
  • Competitive salaries
  • Quarterly employee travel coupon
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life insurance and disability benefits
  • Fitness Discounts
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Commuter Subsidies
  • Community Involvement (4 hours per month to give back to the community)
  • Company sponsored tech talks and happy hours
  • Much more...

Meet Some of Airbnb's Employees

Amy W.

Front-End Engineer & Designer

From designing features to executing front-end tech, Amy makes sure the Airbnb user experience is smooth and seamless—and enjoyable.

Rebecca S.

User Experience

Rebecca brings a human-centered design process to Airbnb. She’s the one who figures out and implements the tweaks—often small!—that make users love their experience all the more.


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