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Staff Data Scientist, Marketplace



Data Science
Posted on Monday, July 1, 2024

Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to over 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer unique stays and experiences that make it possible for guests to connect with communities in a more authentic way.

The Community You Will Join:

You will join a team dedicated to driving innovation and optimizing our dynamic Marketplace. As a member of the Marketplace Data Science team, you will tackle challenges at the core of our business, including pricing, supply management, and fee strategies. Collaborating with leaders across the company, you will play a key role in shaping the future of our marketplace.

The Difference You Will Make:

As a Staff Data Scientist, you will be responsible for building data products, inference frameworks, and intelligence to enable the growth of our marketplace. Your work will include:

  • Specifying and estimating models to determine the specific supply that would be most incremental to Airbnb’s growth
  • Delivering data and insights to enable the company’s supply growth efforts
  • Providing mentorship to other data scientists and exemplifying a high bar for technical excellence

A Typical Day:

  • Crafting models: You will develop models to accurately forecast key marketplace metrics, enabling proactive decision-making and strategic planning.
  • Advanced causal inference: Utilizing cutting-edge causal inference techniques, you will quantify the impact of changes in supply and demand on the marketplace, informing targeted improvements and interventions.
  • Cross-functional collaboration: You will actively collaborate with teams across product, engineering, and operations to integrate data science insights into initiatives aimed at enhancing supply acquisition, retention, and success.
  • Stakeholder engagement: You will engage with stakeholders to understand their business objectives and provide data-driven solutions tailored to these goals.

Your Expertise:

  • 9+ years of relevant industry experience and a Master’s degree or PhD in a quantitative field
  • Strong fluency in Python or R for hands-on IC work and SQL for advanced data analysis at scale
  • Experience with causal inference and machine learning techniques, ideally in a multi-sided platform setting
  • Proven ability to succeed in collaborative environments with cross-functional stakeholders and also in independent work environments
  • Proven ability to communicate clearly and effectively to audiences of varying technical levels

Your Location:

This position is US - Remote Eligible. The role may include occasional work at an Airbnb office or attendance at offsites, as agreed to with your manager. While the position is Remote Eligible, you must live in a state where Airbnb, Inc. has a registered entity. Click here for the up-to-date list of excluded states. This list is continuously evolving, so please check back with us if the state you live in is on the exclusion list. If your position is employed by another Airbnb entity, your recruiter will inform you what states you are eligible to work from.

Our Commitment To Inclusion & Belonging:

Airbnb is committed to working with the broadest talent pool possible. We believe diverse ideas foster innovation and engagement, and allow us to attract creatively-led people, and to develop the best products, services and solutions. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.

We strive to also provide a disability inclusive application and interview process. If you are a candidate with a disability and require reasonable accommodation in order to submit an application, please contact us at: Please include your full name, the role you’re applying for and the accommodation necessary to assist you with the recruiting process.

We ask that you only reach out to us if you are a candidate whose disability prevents you from being able to complete our online application.

How We'll Take Care of You:

Our job titles may span more than one career level. The actual base pay is dependent upon many factors, such as: training, transferable skills, work experience, business needs and market demands. The base pay range is subject to change and may be modified in the future. This role may also be eligible for bonus, equity, benefits, and Employee Travel Credits.

Pay Range
$192,000$243,000 USD