Senior Data Scientist

| Greater NYC Area
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 Data Scientist to support data-centric product development to create consumer-focused research content based on our real-time feed of billions of flight search results, along with an archive of several trillion data points.
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.

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 QUALIFIED 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 (Boston) or Retirement Savings Plan (Montreal)
Easy commute with a paid-for public transportation or parking pass
IATA Travel Agent Card for discounts in the travel industry
Fully stocked kitchen with: coffee/tea, beer, bagels and snacks (both healthy and not-healthy)
In Cambridge, work in a historic factory building near Kendall Square; in Montreal, work in an artist’s loft in the Mile End
Team lunches, offsite activities and much more!

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • KotlinLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SwiftLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • AngularJSFrameworks
    • HadoopFrameworks
    • SparkFrameworks
    • CassandraDatabases
    • HBaseDatabases
    • MySQLDatabases

Location

33 Irving Place, New York, NY 10003

What are Hopper Perks + Benefits

Hopper Benefits Overview

Stay healthy
Full medical, dental, and vision benefits. Life insurance. Long and short-term disability plans. All on us.

Get paid
Competitive salary. Company stock options. Commuter benefits. 401(k) and RSP retirement savings plan.

We take food seriously
Catered lunches, Montreal bagels, kombucha on tap, craft beer, endless snacks, espresso machine

Learn something new
At-work French classes, book clubs, board game nights, forensic Fridays, lunchtime debates, table time

Be yourself
Casual work environment, loft-like workspaces, slack channels for every interest group

Take off
Flexible work schedule and vacation plan. Emergency travel assistance. IATA card.

Culture
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
A short walk from 14 st and Union Square
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Pet Friendly
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
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