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Data Scientist (Predictive Services)

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Opendoor

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San Francisco, CA, US

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About Opendoor
Are you intrigued by the thought of disrupting a trillion dollar industry through technology? At Opendoor, we are on a bold mission to empower everyone with the freedom to move by making buying, selling and trading-in a home stress-free and instant. In five years since we started, we have hired an exceptional team, seen strong growth, bought and sold over 20,000 homes (with an annual purchase run rate exceeding $3.8 billion), and raised $1.3 billion in funding. The coming years present a tremendous opportunity for innovation as we explore new frontiers and scale nationwide.
 
We’re seeking an exceptional Data Scientist to join us in building data products at the core of the company. We build valuation models, predictive modeling infrastructure, and lead growth experiments. Day to day, it’s a mix of machine learning, crowdsourcing, exploratory data analysis, feature extraction, and software engineering.

As a Data Scientist you will:

    • Improve our industry-leading home valuation model using millions of real-estate transactions and complementary datasets
    • Rapidly prototype features and predictive models
    • Build ML pipelines in production
    • Identify, research, and analyze new data sources to improve model accuracy
    • Become a domain expert in real-estate
    • Coordinate with product, engineering, and operations to understand impact and trade-offs of modeling improvements

We’re looking for teammates who bring:

    • Commitment to rigorous analysis and production-quality code
    • Passion for building solid data infrastructure
    • A love of tackling complexity in real-world datasets such as geo data and transaction data
    • Experience in one of Python, R, Java, Scala, Julia; if R or Julia, candidate must be able to make algorithms scale
    • Familiarity with basic classes of ML algorithms, concepts in feature extraction and selection
    • Ability and desire to communicate your analysis with clarity and precision
    • Resourcefulness and pragmatism

Bonus points:

    • Competition experience in data mining or machine learning
    • You love delighting customers with honest, transparent products and experiences
    • Experience with GIS data
More About Us
Want to learn more about us and how we are revolutionizing the home buying and selling process? Check out our profile on The Muse to learn more about our culture from our team members, or read our blog posts on Medium to hear about the work we are doing.
 
We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks:
- Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 70% coverage for dependent
- Flexible vacation policy
- Educational budget to invest in your career development and growth
- Fitness/Commuter Benefit stipend
- Generous parental leave
- Paid time off to volunteer
Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.
 
Opendoor values Openness
Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances.

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