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OfferPad, LLC Research Data Scientist in Chandler, Arizona

Job Descriptions:

Position Summary

The Research Data Scientist focuses on building and deploying production scale machine learning models for various aspects of real estate valuation and real estate marketing. This role will have a solid grasp of traditional machine learning techniques such as regressions, classification, random forests, and gradient boosting. The Research Data Scientist will help drive projects that inform decisions across all areas of our Company.

Essential Functions

  • Build and deploy automated valuation models, marketing propensity models and other models related to the real estate process.

  • Have a deep understanding of Machine Learning models and help create performance reporting around those models.

  • Partner with Finance/Marketing/Product teams to find opportunities and recommend and implement data driven solutions.

  • Develop statistical/machine learning models to gain insights from data and communicate results to partners.

  • Provide thought leadership, and lay the analytical decision-making foundations for use across a variety of technical and non-technical audiences in the company.

  • Identify, research, and analyze new data sources to improve model accuracy.

  • Contribute to market share growth and profitability by recommending changes to products, pricing, risk management.

  • Become a domain expert in real-estate and Offerpad products & services.

  • Perform all functions according to established policies, procedures, regulatory and accreditation.

Required Experience:

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in quantitative field (e.g. Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Operations Research or other related field).

  • 5-7 years of work experience, involving quantitative data analysis and complex problem solving.

  • Solid grasp of traditional machine learning techniques including random forests, boosting techniques.

  • Knowledge of Deep Learning and PyTorch a plus.

  • Have practice with terminology, and development of experimental metrics, along with a history of applying advanced analytical approaches to derive insights from the data.

  • Have strong written, verbal, and visual communication skills to concisely communicate in a way that provides context, offers insights, and minimizes misinterpretation.

  • Self-motivated to stay on top of new tools, technologies and concepts.

  • Truth seeking, dispassionate in analysis of data, and able to follow the story and conclusion to where the evidence leads.

  • Must be able to work on multiple projects concurrently if needed, have a bias towards driving actions and results, and maintain a healthy balance between aggressive delivery and analytical rigor.

  • Ability to present complex technical findings to senior leadership.

  • Ability to achieve results in a fast-past, ever-changing environment; Ability to operate in rapidly scaling, high growth environment.

  • High sense of urgency, outcome oriented, ability to manage several high priorities at once.

  • Demonstrated ability to build and maintain relationships with internal and external stakeholders.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree or higher in a quantitative field (e.g. computer science, engineering, statistics, or similar) and have 2 years of work experience involving quantitative data analysis and complex problem solving.

  • Previous real estate experience a plus.

Keyword: data scientist

Why Work with Offerpad?

It’s simple: We’re here to help. We help people by providing the best way to buy and sell a home. Period. If you’re passionate about helping people, too, in an environment where every day matters, where you’ll thrive on innovation, collaboration and recognition for your inspiring ideas and be rewarded for your results, then welcome home to Offerpad!

We're a fast-growing, fast-moving, compassionate customer-obsessed team of like-minded business disruptors who are continually challenging and changing the way traditional real estate works. We’re all about homes, not houses. Since 2015, we’ve grown from an entrepreneurial upstart in three markets to an industry-leading technology innovator with more than 500 happy humans working together to help customers in 900+ cities and towns across the country. As we continue to grow and expand, our goal remains the same: Make the process as seamless and stress-less as possible to help them move freely and enjoy the best customer experience available.

While we work hard to serve our customers – we have a 95% customer satisfaction rating and 84% Net Promoter Score -- we also work hard at taking care of one another. We’re family here, we work hard but we have a lot of fun. Our culture is one of inclusivity and support, one that values results, nourishes creativity and relishes -- and rewards -- each other’s success.

If home is where your heart is and making people happy is your passion, we welcome you to join our team of intrepid innovators, technology gurus, real estate experts and all-around great people at Offerpad! Check our current job postings below to see everything we have to offer!

Offerpad can offer you:

  • Competitive compensation

  • The opportunity to make a difference in a fast-growing, startup environment

  • Strong, collaborative team culture

  • Benefits, including medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k)

  • Mileage reimbursement (where applicable for role)

  • 11 paid holidays a year

  • Flexible PTO

From: Offerpad