Why Vacasa

We started with just one home and an idea: to bring homeowners and renters together with smart technology and caring local teams. Today, we’re the largest full-service vacation rental company in North America thanks to the people who give us their best every day. You’ll fit right in here if you’re curious, entrepreneurial, and thrive in a rapid-growth environment.

Why Data Science at Vacasa

We apply complex theories to real-world problems, designing data-driven systems to make the business-critical decisions humans aren’t capable of. Our close-knit team lives for experimentation, celebrates when we find the answer, and learns together if it’s different than we predicted.

What we’re looking for

We are seeking data scientists who are passionate about matching people with a great home base for their vacations. Building on our most recent dynamic pricing system, Yield Management 2.0, we’re looking to continuously improve and provide the best possible service to our homeowners and guests. Some of the challenges you could take on:

  • Determine the potential rental value of any vacation rental home, and how to increase that potential
  • Price each of our unique units in real time given global market conditions to ensure we have homes available for potential guests while maximizing owner revenue
  • Optimally schedule home cleaning while giving our employees scheduling certainty

What you’ll do

  • Investigate patterns. Design models to test hypotheses. Gather necessary data. Build and run experiments. Communicate results.
  • Work on an engineering team with our product, engineering, and design teams to build and showcase your work to owners and guests
  • Write high quality code in Python and related technologies
  • Build the systems that make the vacation rental experience better

Skills you’ll need

  • You are thoughtful about statistics, systems engineering, algorithms, economics, math, operations research, and related fields
  • You have been responsible for creating tools and processes that make value out of automating decisions using data
  • You are passionate about making great products, but also can make tradeoffs to ship your creations quickly
  • You know how to determine how well your creations are working and can both explain and measure success criteria before releasing a model to production
  • You’re familiar with how software gets built with GitHub, SQL, and Python

Bonus points

  • Experience applying stream-based data processing and visualization tools to large datasets
  • Have applied advanced machine learning techniques to real-world applications
  • You apply the statistical technique to the right circumstances, potentially including classification, clustering, regression, statistical inference, collaborative filtering, and natural language processing, experimental design, social networking analysis, feature engineering, etc.
  • Compelling communication and influencing skills and participation in winning the support of management to influence the course of major strategic decisions
  • A Master’s or PhD in a field focused on building data models

What you’ll get

  • Health/dental/vision insurance—100% coverage option
  • 401K retirement savings plan with up to a 6% company match
  • Vacation time
  • Paid sick leave and holidays
  • Career advancement opportunities
  • Employee discounts
  • All the equipment you’ll need to be successful
  • Great colleagues and culture

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