Senior Analyst - Upside Travel

Washington, DC

Job Category: Predictive Analytics Industry: Travel/Hospitality Annual Salary: commensurate with experience

Senior Analyst - Decision Sciences & Pricing

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We are an ambitious, well-funded startup with plans to change a $1 trillion-dollar global industry. This is no ordinary startup. We have a proven management team that has done it before, done it before together, and done it before in the travel industry. The company is overflowing with fiercely intelligent people who have tons of energy and an upbeat view of the future. We all act like owners and we get a huge kick out doing great work and doing it fast. We like it even more when we come up with a fresh way to solve a problem. Above all, we are devoted to solving customer problems, because that’s at the center of everything of we do.

Demonstrated impacts as a quantitative analyst in the commerce, finance or travel industry.
Your expertise is in your ability to extract and present stories from unstructured, often messy data and formulate actions and hypothesis to test.
Your second language is economics and you strive to answer not only the what, but curiosity sends you after the why in search of the root cause.
You prefer scripting with python, you’ve had experience querying structured and unstructured data and don’t mind trailblazing and getting your own data from APIs and scraping.
You're practical and thrifty and understand that a solution might not exist in one place and that you need to seek out truth from multiple sources.
You’re comfortable with unknowns and enjoy seeking out the right business question we should be asking uncertainty.
You’ve done sensitivity analysis  and are comfortable with the idea of running simulations to generate test data.
You find pricing theory and behavioral economics interesting , even better if you’ve studied or used them
You’re ok with your job being completely different in 6 months from what it is today
You appreciate the complexity of the online travel industry and embrace the chaos

Nice to Have:
You’ve executed and structured a rigorous test in the consumer internet space

This position requires a mix of technical ability and curiosity - you’ll often be pointed in the general direction of the problem and given initial findings and be empowered to seek the information you need and given the support to do your analysis.
You’ll be working closely with data scientists and internal stakeholders to predict and assess impact of pricing and policy changes - both from a unit economic and company KPI perspective.
Working alongside developers of machine powered decision systems, you’ll help design and implement instrumentation that allow us to track and measure the performance of our learning algorithms, tying those metrics back to key business kpis.
You’ll work within an agile framework alongside engineers, product managers and designers to inform product direction and potential impacts and liabilities of changes.
You’ll get to learn and understand the online travel business from search to expense report.

We are positive, passionate, playful, and always pushing to be better. Our team is a hodgepodge of challenge seekers, travel gurus, startup junkies, and data-miners who see the big picture.

· You are motivated by disrupting the norm.
· You have a great sense of humor and take your profession seriously, but not yourself.
· Your entrepreneurial spirit drives your bias for action.
· You are all about constructive feedback - you can dish it out and you can take it.
· You thrive in the frenetic energy of a startup.

· Competitive salary + equity
· Full health, vision, and dental coverage
· 401K plan
· Open paid time off
· Impromptu Nerf gun battles


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