Hotel Engine, a startup based in Denver, is a leader in travel tech with a demonstrated track record of growth and impact. Our foundations are strong, and we’ve navigated the COVID-19 crisis by bringing our customer obsession, innovative platform, data-driven problem-solving, and bias for action into every decision. By partnering with tens of thousands of businesses and government agencies and hundreds of thousands of hotels around the world, we have built a resilient and adaptable business model and 2021 will be our best year yet. Working hard behind the scenes are exceptional people–from our large engineering and product teams, to our fast-growing sales, supplier and member experience orgs, to our data, marketing, and operations teams. As individuals and together, we show our DNA every day with our curiosity, will to win, ownership and high standards. 

Hotel Engine has experienced tremendous growth and is building a data science and engineering function to support this trajectory. Establishing and maintaining high-quality data assets, data infrastructure, and data science capabilities is critical for the company’s continued success. We are looking to add a Data Scientist to the team to lead high-impact projects and build key models that will directly impact product and business decisions. You will join as one of the team’s early members with an opportunity to design, build, and scale analytics and data systems from the ground up.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Partnering with stakeholders across product, finance, sales and marketing to lead analytics and modeling projects and derive actionable insights to drive better product and business performance
  • Lead data acquisition and management to inform business decisions and product design
  • Design and build models and statistical analyses to both answer specific business questions and power some key product features
  • Lead product and growth experiments
  • Build relevant ETL pipelines to generate and track performance metrics
  • Partner with data engineers to establish data assets and feature stores for process automation, advanced analytics and machine learning


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Statistics, Operations Research or related quantitative field
  • 4+ years of relevant work experience as a Data Analyst, Data Scientist or Economist with a track record of manipulating, and extracting value from large datasets
  • Experience building complex SQL queries
  • Strong fundamentals in statistics and econometrics (e.g. regressions, hypothesis testing)
  • Excellent communication skills with the ability to distill complex issues and analyses
  • Fluency in Python or R
  • Familiarity with ETL processes
  • Experience with AWS technologies is a plus
  • Prior experience in experimental design is a plus
  • Base compensation range: $130,000 - $160,000

Hotel Engine Total Rewards Philosophy | We recognize that there is more to work than the day-to-day responsibilities. Hotel Engine is on Built in Colorado’s 2021 Best Places to Work list and provides each employee with the opportunity to take on new challenges that support their near and long-term goals in a high-growth, startup environment. We also give back and have comprehensive corporate social responsibility programs supporting community, social justice and environmental causesIn addition to a collaborative, high-performing team environment, we’re pleased to offer benefits including:  

  • Competitive base salaries. Salary offers will be based on the candidate's qualifications. 
  • Performance-driven commission opportunities for select roles 
  • Performance-driven equity awards  
  • Parental leave programs 
  • Generous time-off including open PTO, sick days and two paid volunteer days each year 
  • Insurance benefits including medical coverage (with a plan available at no cost to employees), dental and vision offerings, as well as FSA, wellness, pet and disability offerings 
  • A 401(k) plan with a match program launching in Q1 2021 

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