*** This position is for McLean, VA or Dallas, TX ***
The Analytics team serves as internal consultants to key functions across the business, including Hilton’s brands, development, customer, marketing, digital, revenue, and sales organizations with specialized support for the executive leadership team. The team is fully integrated within the business functions to ensure close partnerships and to more effectively measure and drive company performance consisting of domain professionals who serve as strategic advisors to key partners.
What will I be doing?
The Data Science Team serves as internal advanced analytics consultants to key functions across Hilton’s business, bringing predictive and prescriptive analytics through Data Science, Machine Learning (ML), and Artificial Intelligence (AI). You will be an ambassador bringing values of big data to fruition and serving as the main resource for building sophisticated analytics models for Hilton’s groundbreaking data science initiatives!
More specifically, you will:
Collaborate with business and technical teams to collect, analyze enhance and understand business requirements, translating activities and business goals into researching, selecting, and building data science models and algorithms
Partner with other functional teams to access data elements, understanding the data being analyzed, and identifying improvement opportunities for the data ingestion process
Design, improve, document, develop, code, and test sophisticated analytical prototype models in a big-data environment
Solve practical data science problems in creative and novel ways, and operate with significant autonomy
Provide technical advice to other team members and senior management, and lead model development of data science projects
What are we looking for?
We seek problem-solvers who are passionate about data science and strive for opportunities to build or improve data science algorithms and models. We believe the success in this role will demonstrate itself through the following attributes and skills:
Self-starter, well organized, accountable and a confident teammate willing to take ownership of responsibilities with a high level of positive energy and drive
Ambitious, forward-thinking individuals who have a real passion for delivering a highly positive customer experience
A dedicated work demeanor that exhibits flexibility, drive, and dependability
A high level of accountability and commitment to solving problems through critical thinking
Experience managing large datasets, diving into data to discover patterns, using data visualization tools, and create robust models
To fulfill this role successfully, you should demonstrate the following minimum qualifications:
Ten (10) years of professional or educational research experience in technical field
Eight (8) years research within fields such as Machine Learning algorithms and statistical analysis for large datasets
Eight (8) years building and implementing advanced analytical models in data science
Five (5) years using specialized modeling techniques such as hypothesis testing, regression analysis, time series models, maximum likelihood estimation, Bayesian inference, simulation, clustering, tree-based methods, Neural Nets etc.
Five (5) years experience on a high performing team in a production environment.
Advanced programming skills in SQL and Python, and proficient with common data science Python packages (including Pandas, SciPy, Scikit-learn etc.)
It would be useful in this position for you to demonstrate the following capabilities and distinctions:
Ph.D Degree in Data Science, Computer Science, Statistics, Industrial Engineering or other data-intensive fields
Twelve (12)+ years of professional or educational research experience in technical field
Ten (10) years of experience with building and implementing analytical models in data science
Hands-on experience with research and development in marketing research, loyalty program and customer engagement of the hospitality industry
In-depth knowledge of both theory and practice of modern forecasting models, recommendation system, and natural language processing (NLP)
Proficient with tools for probabilistic methods such as Stan or TensorFlow Probability
Publications or presentations in top research journals or conferences
Deep understanding of the big-data platforms, cloud service providers related ecosystems such as Apache Spark, Amazon Sagemaker, or similar frameworks
What is it like working for Hilton?
The future of hospitality is bright at Hilton: a leading global hospitality company with a diverse portfolio of world-class brands. Dedicated to filling the earth with the light and warmth of hospitality, we have welcomed more than 3 billion guests in our more than 100-year history. Hilton is proud to have an award-winning workplace culture, and we are consistently named among one of the World’s Best Workplaces.
We support the mental and physical wellbeing of all Team Members, so they can Thrive, thanks to innovative programs and benefits such as workplace flexibility, career growth and development, and our Go Hilton travel discount program. Hilton prioritizes understanding and integrating our Team Members’ unique perspectives and voices—along with those of our Guests, Owners, Suppliers, and Partners—to cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment for all. Check out the Hilton Careers blog and Instagram to learn more about what it’s like to be on Team Hilton!
We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We will ensure that qualified individuals with protected disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions of his or her role, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
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