Senior Data Scientist, Air

Montreal

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Posted 1 month ago

ABOUT HOPPER
At Hopper, we’re on a mission to make booking travel faster, easier, and more transparent. We are leveraging the power that comes from combining massive amounts of data and machine learning to build the world’s fastest-growing travel app -- one that enables our customers to save money and travel more. With over $235M CAD in funding from leading investors in both Canada and the US, Hopper is primed to continue its path toward becoming the go-to way to book travel as the world continues its shift to mobile.
Recognized as the fastest-growing travel app by Forbes and one of the world’s most innovative companies by Fast Company two years in a row, Hopper has been downloaded over 40 million times and has helped travelers plan over 100 million trips and counting. The app has received high praise in the form of mobile accolades such as the Webby Award for Best Travel App of 2019, the Google Play Award for Standout Startup of 2016 and Apple’s App Store Best of 2015. 
Take off with us!
THE ROLE
At Hopper, every dataset tells a story. Do you have what it takes to decipher the clues? bit.ly/2q6U8dq
We’re looking for a data-savvy individual to join our team as a Sr. Data Scientist to drive data-centric product development and revenue growth, as well as lead risk management, for our proprietary travel insurance and other risk-based services which make up 40% of our overall revenue.
You may be a great fit for our team if you are excited about exploring huge (and sometimes messy) data sets and finding effective ways to simplify and communicate the results to a non-technical audience.
THE TEAM
At Hopper, data science is in our DNA, and it manifests in all of our unique value propositions. In 2019 and 2020, we launched a suite of risk-based services that help our users travel with the utmost flexibility and peace of mind.
In 2021 we will double down on this approach and become the first travel seller in the world to become an insurance company, taking on tremendous financial risk to help our customers. The Sr. Data Scientist will be a critical team member helping drive this effort forward.

IN THIS ROLE, YOU WILL:

  • Frame and conduct complex exploratory analyses needed to deepen our understanding of our users. Partner with product, business and strategy teams to contribute to product improvements and initiatives
  • Use machine learning and big data tools on tremendously large and complex data to deepen our data-driven advice and personalized modeling
  • Conduct research into various aspects of our business and employ statistical and modeling techniques when appropriate to make recommendations to non-technical stakeholders

A PERFECT CANDIDATE HAS:

  • A degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative disciplines
  • Extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical work to a non-technical audience
  • A strong passion for and extensive experience in conducting empirical research and answering hard questions with data
  • Experience with relational databases and SQL, especially Hive
  • Experience working with extremely large data sets
  • Experience in Pandas, R, SAS or other tools appropriate for large scale data preparation and analysis
  • Experience with data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling tools and underlying algorithms
  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux environments
BENEFITS
• Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options• Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business• 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans• Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)
Job tags: Big Data CAD Data Mining Engineering Linux Machine Learning Pandas R Research SQL Travel
Job region(s): North America