Data Scientist
Posted on StackOverFlow on Feb 16, 2021

At Hopper, every dataset tells a story. Do you have what it takes to decipher the clues?

We’re looking for a data-savvy individual to join our team as a Sr. Data Scientist to drive data-centric product development and revenue growth, as well as lead risk management, for our proprietary travel insurance and other risk-based services which make up 40% of our overall revenue.

You may be a great fit for our team if you are excited about exploring huge (and sometimes messy) data sets and finding effective ways to simplify and communicate the results to a non-technical audience.


  • Frame and conduct complex exploratory analyses needed to deepen our understanding of our users. Partner with product, business and strategy teams to contribute to product improvements and initiatives

  • Use machine learning and big data tools on tremendously large and complex data to deepen our data-driven advice and personalized modeling

  • Conduct research into various aspects of our business and employ statistical and modeling techniques when appropriate to make recommendations to non-technical stakeholders


  • A degree in Math, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering or other quantitative disciplines

  • Extremely strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • Proven ability to communicate complex technical work to a non-technical audience

  • A strong passion for and extensive experience in conducting empirical research and answering hard questions with data

  • Experience with relational databases and SQL, especially Hive

  • Experience working with extremely large data sets

  • Experience in Pandas, R, SAS or other tools appropriate for large scale data preparation and analysis

  • Experience with data mining, machine learning, statistical modeling tools and underlying algorithms

  • Proficiency with Unix/Linux environments


• Well-funded and proven startup with large ambitions, competitive salary and stock options
• Dynamic and entrepreneurial team where pushing limits is everyday business
• 100% employer paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance plans
• Access to a 401k (US) or Retirement Savings Plan (Canada)

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