Senior Machine Learning Engineer

Love data, science, technology & coding? How about vacations? Want to be part of a team where that all comes together? Want a chance to drive an extraordinary experience for travelers by connecting them with millions of vacation rental properties? Passionate about building and putting complex models into production to solve relevance and personalization problems, great at model implementation, testing and evaluation? If so, then HomeAway has a Machine Learning Engineer role for you and would like to talk to you!

Challenges you’d get to work on:

  • Classify images and annotate images at scale

  • Reverse Image Search technology to find fraudulent listings and related properties

  • Deploy ranking and recommendation algorithms at scale

  • Recommendation systems that automatically derive user interests using passive signals

  • Automatically generate quality scores of imagery submitted by our users and owners to feed back into other parts of our system

  • Automatic text generation from structured and unstructured input like amenities, nearby attractions

  • Entity extraction from unstructured text


  • Serve as the dedicated engineer to the Economics and Data Sciences team here at HomeAway

  • Work on larger programs/initiatives encompassing several projects that have a company-wide impact

  • Assist the implementation and deployment of systems used for data collection, machine learning model training, and deployment of machine learning models

  • Be an authority in the Deployment and Scoring phase of model development.

  • Articulate storytelling to business & product leaders - i.e focus on telling the “business” story that the data shows (and abstract the data complexities and process involved) and have a strong influence on the audience

  • Work closely with various Product, Business and Engineering teams


  • 5+ years of experience in Software Engineering, Machine Learning, Data Science and analytics fields

  • Experience with programming languages such as Java, R, Python, and Scala

  • Experience with AWS and distributed systems

  • Experience with Agile software development

  • Experience working in Hadoop ecosystem

  • Experience working with Big Data

  • Strong database knowledge and expertise in SQL

  • Experience implementing and deploying various Machine learning models

  • Good storytelling and presentation skills i.e be able to present business side of the story that data presents to c-team and business leaders

  • Masters or Ph.D in Statistics, Math, Computer Science or other quantitative field


  • 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

  • Electric, adjustable stand-up desk

  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass

  • Casual dress code

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