Data Scientist Insights - PPC

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Location: Amsterdam

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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 can empower everyone to experience the world. With over 1.6 million room nights booked every day, accommodation represents the largest share of our business to date. Our mission is to deliver the best customer experience and the most varied selection of properties.

At Booking.com we combine the best traits of a start-up with the resources of planet Earth’s #1 accommodation website. We are working towards creating the ultimate travel experience, building and improving great products for both travellers and our accommodation partners.

Performance Marketing is responsible for a substantial portion of revenue brought into Booking.com. We are a group of world class data scientists, engineers and marketeers and we are recognized as driving one of the most scalable and adaptive online marketing systems across not just travel but all industries.

You will thrive at Booking.com if you have a solid quantitative background and are result-focused, innovative. It will also be crucial for you to understand our complex business model and the logic behind it.

B.Responsible

  • Utilize ML and other statistical techniques, to continuously generate insights related to the performance of the model and advise the team on potential improvements.
  • 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
  • Have the capability to quickly gain contextual knowledge of a complex area
  • Communicate regularly with the model’s stakeholders and assist with answering their questions.
  • Continuously evolve your craft by keeping up to date with the latest developments.
  • Actively contribute to the Data Science Insights craft at Booking.com through training, exploration of new technologies, interviewing, onboarding and mentoring colleagues.

B.skilled

  • At least 3 years of relevant work experience.
  • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering, Economic, etc.)
  • Fluency in at least one programming language, with a strong preference for Python.
  • Strong working knowledge of Spark and SQL.
  • Excellent English communication skills, both written and verbal; the ability to convey your message to team members and other stakeholders.
  • Strong knowledge of statistics and experimentation
  • Strong knowledge of the possibilities and limitations of different types of data analysis and/or data science modelling
  • Experience with forecasting techniques is a plus.
  • Team player with strong interpersonal skills.
  • Solution oriented and result driven.
  • Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail and analytical reasoning.

What’s in it for you?

The DSI role is open to worldwide candidates. We provide assistance for you and your family with a generous relocation package, ensuring a smooth transition to working and living in Amsterdam. We have successfully relocated 300+ technology professionals to Amsterdam in the last year.

  • Headquarters located in one of the most vibrant cities in Europe: Amsterdam
  • Performance-based company that offers 29 vacation days, career advancement, and lucrative compensation, including bonuses and stock potential
  • Discount on Booking.com accommodations with the “Booking Deal” including other perks and benefits
  • Company-sponsored family and social activities to help our employees become integrated with each other and Dutch culture
  • Diverse, unique colleagues from every corner of the world

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.

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