Principal Applied Scientist, NLP

Principal Applied Scientist, NLP

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About the team

At Zillow Group, we believe that home matters, and we are on a mission to help everyone get into a home where they can thrive. The process of buying, selling, or renting a home should be easy! Our Premier Agent Team builds products that transform the way real estate agents work with their clients and reduces friction in the home buying and selling process.

Our Premier Agent Analytics & AI team handles machine learning tasks across the agent business, absorbing significant amounts of data and building ML and deep learning models to drive transactions and revenue. These solutions ingest large volumes of data and process it to build and deploy massive production models that improve the home buying experience.

About the role

We are seeking a Principal Applied Scientist to operate in a novel space and craft the next generation of NLP solutions that will lead our vision. In this role, you will be encouraged to think creatively and challenge established assumptions and expectations, not by building on what we already have, but coming up with new insights that fuel innovation. You will build models and insights from data to guide the future of Zillow's agent business and develop highly engaging user experiences.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.

Who you are

We're looking for someone who is both a leader that empowers and guides team members, but also a roll-up-the-sleeves and get it done technical expert. More specifically, you should have the following:

  • 8+ years of experience with natural language processing
  • At least 5 years in machine learning or applied science/research in academia or industry
  • A Ph.D. in a field like Computational Linguistics will set you apart!
  • Outstanding communication skills and interest in collaborating with other scientists and engineers
  • Expertise with a high-level programming language such as Python or Java
  • Experience training machine learning models in frameworks like PyTorch
  • Resourcefulness to identify business challenges and formulate machine learning solutions methodically
  • Interest in unofficially mentoring junior scientists on the team when questions arise 

In additional to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location.

Get to know us

Zillow Group, the largest portfolio of real estate brands on mobile and the web, is building a safe, on-demand real estate experience. Whether selling, buying, renting or financing, customers can turn to Zillow's businesses to find and get into their next home with speed, certainty and ease.

We are on a mission to help people unlock their next chapter and are building transformational tools and services that create an on-demand real estate transaction experience. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help them finish it — and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making this vision a reality.

At Zillow Group, we're powered by our inclusive work culture, where everyone has the support and resources to do the best work of their careers. Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction is supported by our passion to empower people and enrich lives around everything home, a deep-rooted culture of innovation, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. But, don't just take our word for it. Read our reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, Fortune Best Workplaces for Technology, Fortune Best Workplaces for Millennials, Fortune Best Workplaces for Parents, Fatherly's Best Workplaces for New Dads, JUST Capital 100 Company, and the Bloomberg Gender Equality Index constituent.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. Therefore, we provide employment opportunities without regard to age, race, color, ancestry, national origin, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, or any other protected status in accordance with applicable law. If there are preparations we can make to help ensure you have a comfortable and positive interview experience, please let us know.

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