Machine Learning Engineer (marketing analytics)

Job description

Will you join us on a journey to disrupt the trillion-dollar travel industry? We are looking for the best and brightest who share our passion for travellers, data and products.

FindHotel believes travel is the one thing that opens minds to new ideas, cultures, and ways of thinking. Our mission is to GET EVERY TRAVELLER THE BEST ACCOMMODATION DEAL, WORLDWIDE. From adventure travel and backpacking to honeymoons and family vacations, we genuinely care so that every traveller can make the best-informed accommodation choice at the absolute best conditions for every trip.

To further this goal we need to effectively market the best deals across the globe and are looking for machine learning engineers to push our marketing efforts to new levels. As a Machine Learning Engineer, you will build & deploy state-of-the-art decision support systems and bidding algorithms as well as help to automate our marketing activities. You will work across the Customer Acquisition tribe supporting marketers and analysts in their scaling efforts and improving campaign management solutions.

We are looking for a machine learning expert with strong engineering skills as well as a commercial mindset. It's a great opportunity for an ambitious & motivated engineer to transform their career into a fast-growing & data-driven mature startup.

What you will be doing

  • Build, optimize and deploy large scale ML models into production
  • Support and automate analytical processes around user acquisition, development of internal analytical tools
  • Improve our existing ML models (bidding, pricing, cache optimisation, demand and traffic forecast, etc.)
  • Implement and enforce the use of best practices in ML engineering

What a day in the office might look like:

You start the day by checking up on the performance of the model which you recently deployed to production to see if any actions are required. During the daily team stand-up, you present your latest findings on the possible optimization opportunities to our bidding algorithm which will allow reducing its runtime by half. After a team lunch, you'll meet with data scientists to brainstorm new ideas and prioritizing the backlog. At the end of the day, you'll set aside time to research a more effective way to calculate bidding multipliers.

The team: marketers, analysts, data scientists.


People we love:

  • You have excellent Python skills
  • You have experience building & deploying models that produce commercial results
  • You have experience with CI/CD tools for ML models
  • You have sound mathematical background (from statistical to calculus)
  • You have a deep understanding of machine learning techniques
  • You have a minimum of 2 years experience (working in a product company) on machine learning focus
  • You are curious, not afraid to make mistakes and willing to question the status quo
  • You are a self-starter and love to work in a fast-paced environment
  • You are interested in and willing to learn about online marketing and travel (experience in related fields is a plus)
  • You are motivated and driven to take responsibility and succeed in a start-up environment

Why join us now?

  • We aim to help 10M customers book on FindHotel annually by 2023, up from 2M in the past 12 months. We do that using data, transparency & industry-leading features.
  • We grew the number of bookings by +100% Year-Over-Year both in 2018 and 2019, and even managed to thrive in Corona times by growing bookings by +40% in 2020. Now that the travel market is opening again we are rapidly accelerating our growth rate.
  • From our early beginnings as an organisation that excelled in user acquisition. In recent years we have grown into an engineering and product-driven organisation. Our independence from major players in the industry, and the maturity that we have achieved in terms of user acquisition, engineering and product enables us to be disruptive and build custom features that nobody else in the industry will.

Do you want to know if FindHotel is the right place for you? Find out by reading our CEO's blog post.

What we offer:

  • Plenty of chances to learn and grow – you’ll be surrounded by some of the brightest minds in the city, be part of a culture that promotes knowledge sharing, trust and transparency.
  • A profitable company with fast growth and a massive scale opportunity, with a great team core built from years of investment. We are not a rocketship that was launched yesterday but a maturing organization that reached product-market-marketing fit and is beginning to enjoy economics of scale.
  • A competitive compensation package + perks and benefits (including significant share appreciation rights).
  • Flexible time off (take as many holidays as you need) and a chance to work remotely - we measure results, not time spent in the office.
  • You will be part of a highly international team that enjoys work, eat & play together in one of Amsterdam best office locations.
  • We value good food and offer catered lunches from various cuisines, great coffee, ice cream in the fridge and the occasional bbq in our garden and company events in Amsterdam and abroad.
  • A budget for your dream home office.

Tip: read some more of our blog posts before applying.

Note: we are looking for an 80% match with the requirements above. Do you have experience with similar tools and technologies as the ones mentioned above? Great! If you are eager to learn our tech stack, we are happy to talk to you!

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