Senior Data Scientist - Inference, Core Host

San Francisco, CA

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Posted 7 months ago

Airbnb has become a global platform that connects travelers and hosts from over 81,000 cities. Our mission is to enable a world where anyone can belong anywhere. Expanding our community to new types of hosts is critical to our mission. 

About Core Host

The Core Host team is at the core of powering this mission, responsible for making sure that there is always the right type of place available for our guests. The team does this by ensuring that we have the right supply, at the right time, in the right place. We work to ensure that more homeowners join and thrive on Airbnb, that we support them and create a vibrant and activated community, and that we build best-in-class new verticals of inventory like boats or RVs.

As a Senior Data Scientist within the  Host team, you will leverage Airbnb's rich data set to increase the number of hosts in our community and enable more matches with guests. You will interact with a global and cross-functional team to lead initiatives across:

  • Building new products that will delight our hosts and help them be successful on Airbnb
  • Designing experiments to measure the impact of new features on our marketplace
  • Designing new data products to surface the right information, at the right time, for our hosts
  • Running strategic analysis to help inform the strategic direction of our fast growing business
  • Developing deep relationships with cross functional partners to advocate and implement a data driven approach 
  • Coaching, mentoring and hiring other members to help scale efficiency and growth across the team 


  • 6+ years professional experience, or PhD in a quantitative field including Applied Math, Statistics, Operations Research, Economics, or Computer Science
  • Experience as a Tech Lead or equivalent position is highly preferred 
  • Experience working with cross functional leadership 
  • Proven achievements resulting from data analysis
  • Proven ability to succeed in both collaborative and independent work environments
  • Experience with languages used for querying (e.g. Hive/Pig/SQL), preprocessing (e.g. unix/python), and statistical analysis (e.g. R/Python)
  • Experience developing or contributing to a technical roadmap or project planning is a plus 


  • Stock
  • $2000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401K match
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner

We are an equal opportunity employer and value 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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