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Senior Data Scientist

Senior Data Scientist
146,000 - 242,000
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Job Description

About the team

Zillow Group is currently seeking a Senior Data Scientist to join the ZG data science org. We’re passionate about understanding the customer journey on our platforms through deep analysis and measurement. We relentlessly advocate for a seamless and delightful home shopping experience from dream to reality! The team works closely with the product & marketing organizations to discover strategic opportunities in areas spanning the search and discovery process, membership and re-engagement, evaluation and curation of potential homes, and personalization for both the Zillow and Trulia brands. Finally, we scale this work by partnering with engineering teams to build and maintain key analytics tools and infrastructure.

About the role

By applying to this role, you will be considered for all open Data Science roles at Zillow. You will have the opportunity to deliver deep insights about how each customer can optimize their unique journey on Zillow using your expertise in: customer, marketing and product analytics, propensity modeling, causal inference, and/or experimentation. You will provide thought leadership in how we drive customer success by partnering with product & marketing teams to convert our insights into actions. Through this role you will have frequent opportunities to share your analyses and recommendations with colleagues across the organization and see the results of your efforts affect millions of people daily. You will:

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to develop evidence based approaches to finding gaps in the customer experience, measuring efficacy of particular solutions, and incorporating findings into the next iteration.

  • Utilize advanced analytics including clustering, propensity modeling, statistical knowledge, and other explanatory and causal inference techniques to gain a clearer picture of customer behavior.

  • Create compelling data stories and visualizations to influence decision makers.

  • Serve as a mentor and resource to other data scientists on the team by hosting learning academies and authoring detailed documentation.

  • Design and implement A/B tests, perform regression modeling, read test results, and provide recommendations for Zillow’s mortgage lead assignment roadmap.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City and Washington the standard base pay range for this role is $129,400.00 - $206,600.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Nevada, New York City and Washington and may not be applicable to other locations.

In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

You are ready to bring your data and analytics expertise to transform what it means to dream, search, and find a home. You seek to understand the many needs of our customers and advocate for them at every turn. You have an appreciation of the unique challenges posed by a multi-platform and multi-brand experience. Additionally, we expect you to have:

  • An undergraduate or Master’s degree in a quantitative field (e.g. mathematics, engineering, statistics, finance, or similar)

  • 4+ years of work experience involving quantitative data analysis and complex problem solving. Experience working with product teams strongly preferred

  • A strong understanding of statistical concepts, measurement issues, and inference techniques.

  • Mastery of SQL, Excel, and either Python or R, along with some experience with Tableau, Mode, or other visualization software.

  • Extensive experience querying multi-terabyte-sized noisy data sets such as clickstream data.

  • Experience with ETL pipelines, scheduling and productionalizing is a plus.

  • Experience with A/B Testing, Experimentation, or Casual Inference

  • Strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills with the ability to work cross-functionally and push partners to connect customer problems to business strategy.

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make it easier to unlock life’s next chapter.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do is helping people move from dreaming to transacting — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep- rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on [Glassdoor]( EI_IE40802.11,17.htm) and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For in 2022 list, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, honoring the Best Places to Work in 2022, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index 2022, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index and Best Place to Work for LGBTQ Equality 2022, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact us at RecruitingAccessibility

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non- competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.

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