Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

HomeAway, a world leader in the vacation rental industry, is the place to book beach houses, cabins, and condos with more than two million places to stay in 190 countries. The site makes it easy to find and book the perfect vacation rental for any getaway, often for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. HomeAway is part of the Expedia Group family of brands.


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.


  • 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


  • 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

To understand the mission of HomeAway watch our ad by Prince EA, Working to Live or Living to Work, on our YouTube channel,!

Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits.
  • Competitive salary.
  • Annual target bonus or commission.
  • Paid vacation and sick time.
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit).
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program.
  • Free snacks and beverages.
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team.
  • Free listing on
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk.
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass.
  • Casual dress.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

Meet Some of HomeAway's Employees

Will F.

Principal Engineer

Will oversees several teams of developers, working with them in designing and building software solutions for successfully marketing HomeAway listings to customers.

Rene P.

Chief Architect

Rene works closely with HomeAway’s various Engineering Teams, supporting them and giving them guidance as they develop solutions in the areas of digital platforms, data, analytics, streaming, and more.

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