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Senior Data Scientist

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Job ID:

22794

Location:

Fountain Street, Manchester 

Job function:

Information Systems Management
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Posted:

03.09.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Hospitality / Tourism, Tech / Software, Services
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Title:

Senior Data Scientist

Job Description:

Key Purpose Become the intellectual lead on our toughest and most interesting analytical questions. Role Summary As we continue to grow at record pace, we have an increasing set of challenges that we need to tackle to deliver great experiences for our customers. Both for prioritisation, and for execution, we need highly skilled mathematicians to make sure we're delivering the highest possible value outcomes for our customers, our supply partners and ourselves. How should we rank and order cars on our search results to maximise conversion and make sure customers get a great experience? How should we structure our rewards scheme to maximise repeat bookings profitably? What benefit can we expect from increasing the speed at which we answer customer service phone calls? Why do customers unsubscribe from our mailing list - can we predict it and prevent it? These questions give a flavour of the sort of questions the successful candidate will be able to quickly structure, answer and deliver clear recommendations to non-technical audiences for. In this role you will: Transform large, complex datasets into pragmatic, actionable insights Explore our datasets & pull out messages that others can't see Leverage our data to identify, quantify and deliver business value Clearly communicate insights to non-technical audiences & build compelling business cases for your recommendations Become the thought leader on all the business' data challenges Be the go-to guy for anyone looking to use data to help solve business problems Act as a mentor to our analytical teams, helping to train them in key skill gaps where appropriate Independently develop hypotheses & solutions across the business Work independently, across departments Establish yourself quickly within the business and "hit the ground running" Work closely with analytics teams in each departments, challenging & informing our existing ways of working Train analytical teams on new techniques where required Work with ISE team to specify which technology & software we use and how Have significant senior exposure Be ultimately responsible for the analysis and recommendations that you oversee and be responsible for delivering recommendations to the Leadership Team Work on projects that influence decisions & outcomes in all departments, requiring you to influence decision makers across the business

Job Requirements:

  • You are a skilled mathematician
    • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, etc.)
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant role
    • Strong technical skills regarding data analysis, machine learning and programming. Strong working knowledge of Perl, Python, Hadoop, SQL, R and/or Excel.
  • You are a skilled written and spoken communicator
    • Communicate complex methodologies & models to varied audiences
    • Create compelling outputs that drive action
    • Stand up to scrutiny of your recommendations
  • You are results focused, innovative and demonstrate a good business understanding
    • Take full ownership of your work - from the initial idea-generation phase to the implementation of the final product
    • Balance pragmatism & rigour to deliver accurate, actionable insights efficiently
    • Use your commercial awareness to link the quantitative analysis to the business context
  • You are entrepreneurial
    • Develop your own hypotheses & use your understanding of our data to answer questions we haven't asked yet
    • Your interest in the problem doesn't end at analysis - you want to see your work result in tangible business impact

About us:

rentalcars.com is the world's largest online car rental reservation agency - arranging over 7 million rentals a year in more than 45,000 locations worldwide.

As a part of Priceline Group we are a member of the world's leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com the world's leading online hotel reservations agency, Priceline.com, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable. The Priceline Group is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: PCLN) and was ranked in Fortune's 7 fastest growing technology companies in 2014 as well as being one of Fortune's most admired technology companies.


Company Info
The Priceline Group Inc.
800 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, CT, United States

Phone:
Web Site: www.pricelinegroup.com

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Company Info


The Priceline Group Inc.
800 Connecticut Avenue
Norwalk, CT, United States
Phone:
Web Site: www.pricelinegroup.com

Senior Data Scientist

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Job ID:

22794

Location:

Fountain Street, Manchester 

Job function:

Information Systems Management
col-narrow-right   

Posted:

03.09.2016

Employment Type:

Full time

Industry:

Hospitality / Tourism, Tech / Software, Services
col-wide   

Title:

Senior Data Scientist

Job Description:

Key Purpose Become the intellectual lead on our toughest and most interesting analytical questions. Role Summary As we continue to grow at record pace, we have an increasing set of challenges that we need to tackle to deliver great experiences for our customers. Both for prioritisation, and for execution, we need highly skilled mathematicians to make sure we're delivering the highest possible value outcomes for our customers, our supply partners and ourselves. How should we rank and order cars on our search results to maximise conversion and make sure customers get a great experience? How should we structure our rewards scheme to maximise repeat bookings profitably? What benefit can we expect from increasing the speed at which we answer customer service phone calls? Why do customers unsubscribe from our mailing list - can we predict it and prevent it? These questions give a flavour of the sort of questions the successful candidate will be able to quickly structure, answer and deliver clear recommendations to non-technical audiences for. In this role you will: Transform large, complex datasets into pragmatic, actionable insights Explore our datasets & pull out messages that others can't see Leverage our data to identify, quantify and deliver business value Clearly communicate insights to non-technical audiences & build compelling business cases for your recommendations Become the thought leader on all the business' data challenges Be the go-to guy for anyone looking to use data to help solve business problems Act as a mentor to our analytical teams, helping to train them in key skill gaps where appropriate Independently develop hypotheses & solutions across the business Work independently, across departments Establish yourself quickly within the business and "hit the ground running" Work closely with analytics teams in each departments, challenging & informing our existing ways of working Train analytical teams on new techniques where required Work with ISE team to specify which technology & software we use and how Have significant senior exposure Be ultimately responsible for the analysis and recommendations that you oversee and be responsible for delivering recommendations to the Leadership Team Work on projects that influence decisions & outcomes in all departments, requiring you to influence decision makers across the business

Job Requirements:

  • You are a skilled mathematician
    • Masters, PhD, or equivalent experience in a quantitative field (computer science, physics, mathematics, engineering, bioinformatics, etc.)
    • Minimum of 5 years' experience in a relevant role
    • Strong technical skills regarding data analysis, machine learning and programming. Strong working knowledge of Perl, Python, Hadoop, SQL, R and/or Excel.
  • You are a skilled written and spoken communicator
    • Communicate complex methodologies & models to varied audiences
    • Create compelling outputs that drive action
    • Stand up to scrutiny of your recommendations
  • You are results focused, innovative and demonstrate a good business understanding
    • Take full ownership of your work - from the initial idea-generation phase to the implementation of the final product
    • Balance pragmatism & rigour to deliver accurate, actionable insights efficiently
    • Use your commercial awareness to link the quantitative analysis to the business context
  • You are entrepreneurial
    • Develop your own hypotheses & use your understanding of our data to answer questions we haven't asked yet
    • Your interest in the problem doesn't end at analysis - you want to see your work result in tangible business impact

About us:

rentalcars.com is the world's largest online car rental reservation agency - arranging over 7 million rentals a year in more than 45,000 locations worldwide.

As a part of Priceline Group we are a member of the world's leading and most valuable travel group. Other group companies include: Booking.com the world's leading online hotel reservations agency, Priceline.com, Agoda, Kayak and OpenTable. The Priceline Group is a publicly traded company (Nasdaq: PCLN) and was ranked in Fortune's 7 fastest growing technology companies in 2014 as well as being one of Fortune's most admired technology companies.

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