Published date Posted on Indeed on Aug 25, 2022 (35 d ago)
Who are we looking for?
Choice Hotels, one of the world’s largest lodging franchisors, has an exciting new opportunity as our Data Scientist 3 in the Decisioning and Data Science team. The Decisioning and Data Science team is the team that partners with leaders across the enterprise to design and deliver end-to-end data science solutions for use cases in Marketing, Loyalty, Global Sales, Finance, Franchise Sales, and Brands. Examples of models include customer lifetime value, customer propensities, customer segmentation, hotel performance forecast, site selection for new hotel construction, and fraud detection. As a key member of our Decisioning and Data Science team you will play an integral role in developing predictive analytics capabilities in support of key corporate initiatives.
Are you passionate about building predictive models to drive tangible results? We invite you to apply today for our Data Scientist 3 role today and #MakeItYourChoice.
Your Responsibilities
  • Execute modeling initiatives that drive key decisions and insights across the enterprise. Work closely with stakeholders to address strategic and operational needs with statistical models such as:
    • Customer level propensity modeling in support of Marketing and Loyalty
    • Customer lifetime value and churn
    • Offer optimization
    • Hotel performance forecast
    • Site selection for new construction
    • Fraud and anomaly detection
  • Research cutting-edge methodologies and contribute to upskilling the overall team’s capabilities. Ensure that the team is maturing its data science and analytics knowledge and understanding.
  • Work with IT architecture and data delivery team to enhance data infrastructure to support real-time, machine learning modeling capabilities, and deploy throughout Choice
  • Support data ingestion efforts from third parties
Your Experience, Skills & Competencies
  • Master’s Degree in Economics, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or other quantitative field
  • 2+ years of analytical experience is required with a background in applying statistical models and techniques including segmentation, cluster and principal component analysis, time series analysis, linear and generalized linear models, and other predictive models
  • Experience with Machine Learning approaches and techniques such as decision trees, neural networks, and collaborate filtering.
  • Working knowledge of Python/R and SQL. Knowledge of AWS environment and AWS Sagemaker preferred.
  • Experience with geospatial analytics and tools (e.g., ArcGIS, GeoPandas) is a plus.
  • Must be an energized self-starter who can work independently and who drives for results.
  • Ability to evaluate business trends and develop successful solutions that enhance business performance.
  • Effectively partner with business stakeholders to ensure integrated and timely insights to the enterprise.
  • Has strong intellectual curiosity.
  • Active learner – able to enhance personal, professional, and business growth through new knowledge and experiences; pushes the organization to learn from other industries’ standards and practices.
  • Results oriented; delivers results under difficult conditions and demonstrates balanced judgment under pressure.
  • Good communication skills – includes oral (one on one and presentations to large audiences) and written.
Your Team
This is an individual contributor role that will report to the Manager, Predictive Analytics and Data Science. You will have multiple peer teammates and collaborate with cross functional departments on a regular basis.
Your Work Location
As our Data Scientist 3 you will be based out of our office in Rockville, Maryland. This position offers the opportunity to either work hybrid or full-time remote from your home. If remote, you will be required to connect virtually with Choice team members and leadership on video via Zoom, with the opportunity for travel in-person to our beautiful, state-of-the-art worldwide offices in Rockville, Maryland or Scottsdale, AZ.
We are focused on safety and wellness in our offices, and as such, as a Choice associate you will be required to disclose your COVID-19 vaccination status and provide a copy of your vaccination card. If you are not vaccinated or elect not to disclose your status, we will require a weekly negative COVID-19 test if/when working in the office.
About Choice
Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE: CHH) is one of the largest lodging franchisors in the world. With more than 7,100 hotels, representing over 600,000 rooms, in nearly 40 countries and territories as of September 30, 2021, the Choice® family of hotel brands provide business and leisure travelers with a range of high-quality lodging options from limited service to full-service hotels in the upscale, midscale, extended-stay and economy segments. The award-winning Choice Privileges® loyalty program offers members benefits ranging from everyday rewards to exceptional experiences.
At our worldwide corporate headquarters in Rockville, Maryland, and technology center in Scottsdale, Arizona, and through our associates around the globe, we keep Choice hotels thriving by serving as a champion for our franchisees and providing cutting-edge technology.
About Choice Hotels Financial Performance
Choice Hotels International Reports 2022 First Quarter Results
First quarter domestic RevPAR exceeded 2019 levels by 10.4%; applications for new domestic franchise agreements increased 46% year-over-year.

Ability to model Choice’s Cultural Values: Welcome and Respect Everyone, Be Bold, Be Quick, Listen, Be Curious and Show Integrity.

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