Senior Data Scientist

HotelTonight makes it remarkably easy to book great hotels at amazing last-minute rates on your mobile device, for tonight, tomorrow and next week. Our mission is to make people feel more alive by delivering the unexpected and we're looking for a Senior Data Scientist to help do just that.

If hotel rooms are the fuel that powers HotelTonight, data is the oil that makes it fire on all cylinders.  Data enables management to make better, timelier decisions, and enables the app to provide better hotels in the right places for users.  Leveraging this data in the right way is what will differentiate HotelTonight and make it the leading hotel booking app on the planet.

In this role, you will own the Data Science direction of the company. You will spend your first 30 days identifying immediate needs of the machine learning infrastructure, with focus on setting up the ecosystem. We’re looking to quickly yet pragmatically get to a point where we’re shipping on this platform. Our main goals are personalization of hotels and optimization of our marketplace so everyone is happy!

Follow our Technology Blog at BuildTonight to learn about the Engineering Team's challenges, goals and everything in between. 


  • Provide the architectural direction and guidance for building out streaming data platform
  • Build out our machine learning platform from its infancy, to eliminate redundancy and inefficiency
  • Use statistical modeling and apply ML algorithms to personalize and optimize our marketplace and understand user behavior
  • Drive a lot of innovation projects that are coming up
  • Bring a startup mentality - rolling up your sleeves and getting in the code


  • Education: M.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, Artificial Intelligence, other technical field
  • Experience: 5+ years in advanced quantitative analysis
  • SQL skills: Advanced; comfortable working with large data sets
  • Coding skills: Ability to produce production level code (Python, R, or similar language)
  • Data: Knowledge of machine learning techniques and advanced analytics (ex: regression, classification, clustering, time series)
  • You’re regarded by technical and business people as a strong communicator. You can break down technical concepts for anyone to digest
  • Demonstrated capacity for developing and understanding strategy; take some ideas and run with them, while developing your own hypotheses
  • Scrappy, hands-on problem solver


  • We’ll help you create goals that drive you, take on projects that excite you, and learn things that will surprise you
  • The opportunity to help shape and scale a company that is building something disruptive at lightening speed 
  • Great SF office location at 5th and Market and a beautiful workspace
  • Excellent health, dental, vision and 401k plans - and stock options, too
  • Fun stuff - Quarterly travel stipend, unlimited vacation, catered meals daily, a subsidized fitness membership, access to our very own hotel-inspired full bar, and the opportunity to spin the HT Roulette wheel to spontaneously win airfare and a hotel stay anywhere in the world!

Meet Some of HotelTonight's Employees

Deyola A.

Director of Strategic Partnerships

Working as part of the Supply staff, Deyola leads a regional team in finding and acquiring top-notch hotels for HotelTonight users in the Florida, Mexico, and Caribbean regions.

Jatinder S.

VP of Platform Engineering

Jatinder and his Platform Team build and maintain state-of-the-art software to make sure HotelTonight’s platform operates at peak performance and delivers the most relevant hotel options to its customers wherever they are in fractions of a second.

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