At Booking.com, data drives our decisions. Technology is at our core. And innovation is everywhere. But our company is more than datasets, lines of code or A/B tests. We’re the thrill of the first night in a new place. The excitement of the next morning. The friends you make. The journeys you take. The sights you see. And the food you sample. Through our products, partners and people, we make it easier for everyone to experience the world.
This position works within the People Analytics team, working with a range of stakeholders who are connected to ‘People’ topics within the company to generate understanding, strategy and guide key decision making based on data. You will spend your time doing practical data science work to transform complex data sets into pragmatic insights which you provide through skilled story-telling.
You are expected to combine sound business understanding, data handling, programming, statistical modelling and data visualisation to derive actionable information from broad sets of data while valuing pragmatism over perfection.
Tasks & Responsibilities
Transform large, complex datasets into pragmatic, actionable insights
Prioritize impactful business problems, translate them into feasible data problems and solve them effectively by applying suitable statistical data analysis and modeling methods
Identify, source and organize data required for the solution and prepare it in a way that makes it fit for use
Identify key stakeholders and manage them proactively through effective communication and addressing their needs
Use data visualization skills and storytelling to drive actions from stakeholders
Design and interpret quantitative experiments to objectively guide key business decision making
Have the capacity to thrive in our fast-paced environment, adapt quickly and take ownership of their work
Challenge ideas and methods while working together with talented, highly skilled team members. Ensure quality of their own and others’ work, by making them reproducible and replicable and by validating through peer review
Convey complex analysis results clearly and with conviction to all levels of stakeholders
Ideal experience & profile:
Master degree, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Statistics, Mathematics, Econometrics, Computer Science, Physics, Engineering, Bioinformatics, or similar)
Experience in domains such as Social Science, Economics or Political Science with focus on people and their experiences
Experience solving real problems using data mining techniques and with statistical rigor
Strong technical skills regarding data analysis, statistics, machine learning and programming. Strong working knowledge of Hadoop, Spark, SQL, Python.
Excellent communication skills and ability to work with a range of stakeholders
Strong skills in storytelling with data and translating business problems into data problems
Data visualization skills
Strong knowledge of Statistical Methods (e.g. Testing, GLM, Inference), Statistical/Machine Learning (e.g. Dimension Reduction, Clustering, Neural networks, Regularisation, Bagged/Boosted methods), Time Series, Natural Language Processing etc
Strong knowledge of data management (engineering, data pipelines, workflows)
Strong knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of different types of data analysis and/or data science modelling
Booking.com is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, colour, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. We strive to move well beyond traditional equal opportunity and work to create an environment that allows everyone to thrive.