Staff Data Scientist – Applied Data Science

3+ months agoUnited States
About Opendoor
Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with us and the customers who have selected Opendoor as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one.  So where do you fit in? Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it.

About the Team
A Staff Data Scientist part of our Applied Data Science team, leads efforts to advance Opendoor’s ability to learn causes and effects. As a business focused on a small number of large transactions with a high degree of operational complexity, Opendoor cannot simply use rapid A/B testing as a way to establish cause-effect relationships for our strategic decisions. Our Staff Data Scientist will define and lead pragmatic causal learning practice at a company level using advanced experimentation, inference, and decision science techniques. They will identify the limits of our current practices and continue to improve processes through state-of-the-art academia and industry experience. Moreover, they will have the technical command, business intuition, and leadership capabilities to drive technical discussions within the group; while leading cross-functional discussions and guiding a culture of causal reasoning throughout the company.

Role Responsibilities

  • Define and drive day-to-day causal learning practices across Opendoor business
  • Drive technical direction on advanced econometrics, causal inference, experimental design, etc. techniques across the Research & Data Science organization
  • Bridge cutting-edge academic and industrial research with the underlying shape of our strategic business questions to identify, synthesize and apply relevant insights.
  • Shape causal reasoning culture across Engineering, Product, Operations, Design, among other functions

Skills Needed

  • Advanced expertise in one of the following domains: causal inference, econometrics, experimental design, clinical trial, or any other fields where you’ve focused on establishing causality with data
  • Interests and proficiency in working with fast-evolving data sets around complex business
  • Strong strategic thinking and problem-solving skills to apply academic knowledge on practical business questions
  • Strong communication and leadership skills to influence non-technical audiences with analytical insights
  • 7+ years of industry experience post academia with an advanced degree in a quantitative field
  • Strong programming in Python and R

Bonus points if

  • You are excited to join a radically transparent team
  • You are committed to iteratively driving results
  • You are propelled forward by working on hard data science problems
  • You are interested in how to make the best decisions under uncertainty

For CO Residents Only, and in accordance with C.R.S. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq., the estimated base salary range for this role is $150,000-$195,000 per year. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position in question based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change.  Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors.  For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and other available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply for the role and are selected for an interview.


More About Us
To learn how we are reinventing the Real Estate industry check out our website, to hear about our culture directly from team members visit The Muse and to discover what we are building for our customers read our blog posts.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks
• Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 85% coverage for dependents
• Flexible vacation policy
• Generous parental leave
• Paid time off to volunteer
Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor Values Openness
Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. For California residents: for more information about the categories of personal information that we collect for recruiting purposes, please see our personnel Privacy Policy.

Client-provided location(s): United States
Job ID: 71083a1a-dc2d-429a-b182-71a2a97b5157

Perks and Benefits

  • Professional Development
    • Shadowing Opportunities
    • Promote From Within
  • Vacation and Time Off
    • Leave of Absence
    • Personal/Sick Days
    • Paid Holidays
    • Unlimited Vacation
    • Paid Vacation
    • Volunteer Time Off
    • Paid Family Leave
  • Office Life and Perks
    • Commuter Benefits Program
    • Remote Work Opportunities
    • Flexible Work Hours
    • Employee Resource Groups (ERG)
    • Company Outings
    • Some Meals Provided
    • Snacks
    • Happy Hours
    • Casual Dress
    • Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Program
  • Health and Wellness
    • Wellness Program
    • HSA With Employer Contribution
    • Long-Term Disability
    • Short-Term Disability
    • Life Insurance
    • Vision Insurance
    • Dental Insurance
    • Health Insurance
    • Pet Insurance
    • HSA
    • Mental Health Benefits
    • Fertility Benefits
    • Family Support Resources
    • FSA
  • Financial and Retirement
    • Relocation Assistance
    • Stock Purchase Program
    • Company Equity
    • 401(K)

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