The Position

We are looking for a Data Scientist to join KAYAK's Product Analytics Team in our Concord office. This person should love working on analyzing, interpreting, modeling, and extracting knowledge from large volumes of data. Good candidates should have a passion for processing data to help drive better business decisions in a fast-paced environment. The role would include the following responsibilities:

  • Maintaining and enhancing KAYAK’s A/B experiment analysis platform

  • Using predictive analytics and machine learning to create new products or drive business decisions

  • Writing scripts to extract, clean, and process data

  • Creating dashboards and visualizations to identify trends, anomalies

  • Investigating data problems, identifying patterns

Basic Qualifications

  • University degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Engineering, or Math/Physics required

  • PhD preferred.  Minimum of Master's degree is required

  • Strong background in Statistics is required

  • Knowledge of Machine Learning is required

  • SQL and database experience is a must, with Hive/Hadoop a plus

  • Good programming skills with at least one high-level language such as Python, Java, or C/C++

  • Good knowledge of data structures and algorithms

  • Knowledge of Unix shell scripting

Soft Skills

Team player who likes to engage with colleagues at a professional and personal level. Someone who can handle a high volume of requests with frequent interruptions and prioritize their own work while taking infrastructure and business needs into account. Must have excellent technical communication skills.

Come join the team at KAYAK and help us build the best travel metasearch website in the world!

 

About KAYAK

At KAYAK we help millions of travelers around the globe make confident travel decisions. KAYAK searches other sites to show travelers the information they need to find the right flights, hotels, rental cars and vacation packages and is the world's leading travel search engine.

As an employee of KAYAK, you will be part of a global network that includes OpenTable and KAYAK's portfolio of metasearch brands including Swoodoo, checkfelix, momondo, Cheapflights, Mundi and HotelsCombined. Many employees are dedicated to one brand, but we all have the benefit of using each others strengths and insights. Together, we're able to help people experience the world through dining and travel.

KAYAK is a part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.

 

Benefits and Perks

  • 4 weeks paid vacation

  • Day off on your birthday

  • Generous retirement plans

  • Awesome health, dental and vision insurance plans

  • Flexible Spending Accounts

  • Drinks, coffee, snacks, games etc.

  • Weekly catered lunches

  • Flexible hours

  • Free massages

  • Regular team events/excursions

  • Universal Paid Parental leave

We are an equal opportunity employer and celebrate diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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