Airbnb is a mission-driven company dedicated to helping create a world where anyone can belong anywhere. It takes a unified team committed to our core values to achieve this goal. Airbnb's various functions embody the company's innovative spirit and our fast-moving team is committed to leading as a 21st century company.
About the position:
As part of the Anti-Discrimination team, you will be a part of a groundbreaking group of technologists designing and building scalable and robust systems to detect and support the mitigation of inequities across the entire platform. Those inequities are discrepancies in the product experience that may be correlated with race or other demographic attributes, and are the result of explicit or implicit discrimination on an individual level (e.g., between hosts and guests), as well as broader, systemic inequities.
You will be deeply involved in the technical details of expanding on the work we started with Project Lighthouse, in close collaboration with product, engineering and operations teams. Your work will help ensure that every product team at the company is empowered with the insights necessary to address inequities within their features and surface areas, head-on -- ultimately enabling us to build a product that fosters true belonging amongst members of the Airbnb community.
Airbnb's inference data scientists understand the complications of running A/B tests in a two-sided marketplace. They often conduct power analyses, clearly articulate stopping criteria, and use statistical models to improve inference. They also lead in developing analyses strategies for situations when A/B tests are infeasible. How do we understand the impact of something new? In this role, you will be deeply involved in defining, measuring and mitigating potential gaps in the Airbnb experience. Your expertise in causal inference as well as passion for the subject matter will help you succeed in tackling this unstructured and important problem.
The work of making our platform one that is more just and equitable is challenging, but critical. We’re looking for talented data scientists who are ready and excited to take on this important and unsolved problem.