Senior Data Scientist

Wheelhouse, San Francisco, CA

The smartest way to price your short-term rental

We are looking for a data scientist who is passionate about building interpretable machine learning models all the way from research to production. You will play an instrumental role in helping our customers understand their market better, give them more precise recommendations for their business, and build out our market intelligence to know where we should focus. With your help, Wheelhouse will continue to grow as the number one pricing platform in the hospitality industry.
What you’ll be doing:
  • Deploy reproducibly testable, production-ready code
  • Write novel algorithms from scratch, but know how to use the right tools when they already exist
  • Full ownership of projects that have an immediate impact on real-world results
  • Effectively present and communicate findings to all types of audiences
  • Collaborate closely with other data scientists, engineers, and product teams
    • Exposure to the full stack: from DevOps to frontend integrations, using open source and internal tools in a cloud environment
We’re looking for someone with:
  • 5+ years of Engineering & Data Science experience
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, or another relevant domain (preferred)
  • Knowledge in machine learning: building regression, classification, and recommender systems
  • Familiarity with large datasets in distributed systems
  • Proven track record on taking experimental findings and turning them into code
  • Some technologies we use are Spark, R, Ruby, Python, Redshift, and Postgres
    • Experience in any of these areas are a plus!
Your first 90 days:
  • Have a full understanding of our data architecture and recommendation engine
  • Independently build new features in collaboration with our product team
  • Advance & test novel solutions for improving our existing products
  • Own building the analytic and reporting features for the next generation of Wheelhouse

Perks & Benefits 

  • Competitive Salary and Equity
  • Full Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance Coverage
  • Commuter Subsidy
  • Fitness Subsidy
  • 401k
  • Education Subsidy
  • Unlimited PTO
  • Pet Friendly Office

About Us:

We’re a real estate tech company reinventing accommodations the way ride-sharing reinvented personal transportation.
We design and operate locally inspired short term rental properties that offer a professional, reliable and delightful experience, far above what travelers get when they rent from an individual homeowner.
Our proprietary software and data platform sits at the core of our company. This technology drives our best-in-class margins through optimal site location and advanced revenue management. It also helps us deliver amazing guest experiences through thoughtful automation and personalization.
Why is this interesting?
The global accommodations industry is worth more than $1T/year, but it hasn’t kept up with the needs of today’s modern traveler. 
Hotels are great for small groups traveling for 1-2 nights at a time, but hotels don’t work as well for longer stays and larger groups. 
Our guests stay with us for 2 days, 2 weeks, 2 months, or longer, in versatile properties designed to accommodate many traveler types and groups sizes.  We’re proud to earn review scores higher than nearly every luxury hotel from guests who seek our properties out in 8+ domestic markets.
In 2018, we have the foundation to economically and efficiently grow 10x, both domestically and internationally.
Our team:
We are a fast growing team founded by veteran entrepreneurs and backed by a number of the largest and most respected VC’s in the world. Headquartered in downtown San Francisco, we're hiring top talent across all business units! 

About Wheelhouse

About Wheelhouse Our Mission To turn hosts & homeowners into superheroes We live in the age of the empowered individual. Whether it’s a spare bedroom or a full-suite vacation home, anyone with a bold vision can launch the next amazing experience. These new one-of-a-kind spaces allow travelers to stay near friends, family, marathon starting lines, food festivals, and more. In total, they represent the next frontier of the accommodation space. You + Us We had these entreprenuers in mind when we set out to build Wheelhouse. Our goal—to build a set of tools that could enable any individual to run their business as effectively as a hotel. To accomplish this, we built a platform that gives actionable insights into your unique home, neighborhood, and town. You keep the control while combining our holistic view of the market with your on-hands experience.

Want to learn more about Wheelhouse? Visit Wheelhouse's website.