Data Scientist - Inference, Guest Growth


Note: Due to volume of applications we receive, we kindly ask that you only apply to a maximum of one Data Scientist role from among those posted. This does not preclude you from being considered for multiple roles. Thank you. 

Airbnb has grown into a global platform that now connects travelers and hosts from over 34,000 cities. One of the key drivers of Airbnb’s growth is paid digital marketing. Our ability to acquire people top of funnel and keep them engaged through remarketing, while spending efficiently across multiple channels, platforms, and geographies, is vital to our success.

We are seeking a talented and entrepreneurial Data Scientist with solid background in causal inference to work cross-functionally with other teams to drive the strategy roadmap and execution for the display marketing team. Display platforms such as Facebook and Instagram are the new frontiers for digital marketing and a solid experimentation foundation is crucial for guiding the team through new opportunity explorations. Some projects we're currently tackling include: incrementality testing, creative/optimization testing, and full-funnel marketing framework development.

This role has the potential for massive impact on Airbnb's growth trajectory. If you have a background in causal inference and marketing and are interested in applying it to grow Airbnb, we want to hear from you.

Candidates for Guest Growth Data Scientist should have:

  • A passion for Airbnb’s mission of helping people Belong Anywhere
  • Work experience in performance marketing and significant understanding of major advertising platforms (Google Adwords, DoubleClick, Facebook Ads) is a plus
  • 3+ years in industry or a PhD in a quantitative field with strong emphasis in experimentation
  • A “business owner” mindset, with a keen interest in strategy and operations
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to identify and “sell” data-informed business recommendations to stakeholders
  • Fluency in the core toolkit of Data Science:
    • Python/R, SQL/Hive, unix/scripting
    • Manipulating large-scale data sets
    • Building data pipelines
    • Implementing visualizations, dashboards, and reports
    • Experimental design and interpretation
    • Descriptive and predictive modeling


  • Stock
  • $2,000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salary
  • Paid time off 
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401K
  • Flexbile Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner 
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Posted by airbnb