Search Science Data Scientist

San Jose, California Requisition Number R0040642 Subsidiary eBay

Looking to make an impact on the future of global commerce? Do you want to shape how millions of people buy, sell, and engage around the world?

​The Search Query Understanding team is the biggest contributor to eBay’s search/query processing and drives a significant portion of revenue. We are growing at a rapid pace and committed to building a stellar team. We are a team where people who think and do things differently and win are rewarded and grow. Our team is results-oriented and hardworking. We are building solutions for core e-commerce search problems such as query rewriting, query annotation/classification, query recovery with state-of-the-art ML algorithms tailored to understand large-scale user behavioral signals. The environment is friendly and fun. We get things done that make a difference.

​We are looking for stellar applied researchers to join us and build the next generation of query understanding products in eBay search. If you enjoy the scale and technical complexity of query processing (understanding query intent, entity resolution and tagging, categorization, intelligent query rewrites and clustering, application of knowledge graph, to name a few) and want to be at the frontier of applied research in e-commerce, join now. Help us redefine query understanding at eBay.

​Job Responsibilities

​Seek scientifically valid solutions that deliver real value to eBay customers

​Build machine learning models and data pipelines to deliver insightful yet practical solutions

​Work with multiple teams to help promote standard scientific methodologies and processes in your field

​Present key technical and novel research work in public forums and conferences

​Basic Qualifications

​MS or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, or equivalent

PhD or 1-3 years (with MS) of industrial experience in a related field

Experience with one or more of the following: classification, regression, NLP, GBM, recommendation systems, clustering, fraud detection,  DeepLearning/Neural Networks, or related

​Experience in big data processing, e.g. Hadoop, SQL, Spark

​Experience with Python or R, and Java or Scala or C/C++

(Optional) Related publications in quality conferences or journals

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