Airbnb is hiring a

Data Science Manager, Inference - Growth & Traffic

San Francisco, United States

Airbnb is redefining the world's approach to travel. We are creating highly local, personal and meaningful experiences for our host and guest community around the world. We develop products that create transformational experiences for guests millions of times each week. Our business focuses on helping guests experience the world in a more authentic and meaningful way by staying with gracious hosts who offer their own unique spaces and hospitality. 

About the Team

The Growth & Traffic team is responsible for driving host and guest growth. We do this through brand marketing campaigns, performance marketing campaigns, and organic growth initiatives (e.g. email, referrals, SEO). We build products that allow us to reach more audiences, improve our targeting, and optimize our bidding. 

About the Role

We’re looking for an experienced leader to lead our DS teams in the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) and Search Engine Marketing (SEM) space.  These are intricate systems and deep understanding is required to make good progress.  Key responsibilities are finding strategies to optimize our ads and search pages, improving our bidding to lower costs and higher ROI, developing testing strategies to determine how impactful our efforts are.  


  • 3+ years management experience in analytics/data science
  • 8+ years industry experience and a Master's degree in a quantitative field (Statistics, Physics, Economics, Engineering); PhD a plus
  • Previous background in the SEO and/or SEM space a big plus
  • Deep knowledge of experiment design and causal inference
  • Strong knowledge in Machine Learning algorithms (to handle bidding and content classification)
  • Fluency in the core toolkit of Data Science:
    • R/Python; SQL/Hive
    • Manipulating large-scale data sets
    • Building data pipelines
    • Developing funnels & decomposing metrics variation
    • Creating innovative metrics
    • Implementing visualizations, dashboards, and reports
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Proven ability to succeed in both collaborative and independent work environments
  • Demonstrated track record of product leadership and ability to lead and influence teams
  • Entrepreneurial drive and demonstrated ability to achieve stretch goals in an innovative and fast-paced environment


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

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status

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