Senior Data Scientist – Applied Data Science

United States /
Data Science & Research – R&DS – Research /
About Opendoor
Founded in 2014, Opendoor’s mission is to empower everyone with the freedom to move. We believe the traditional real estate process is broken and our goal is simple: build a digital, end-to-end customer experience that makes buying and selling a home simple, certain and fast. We have assembled a dedicated team with diverse backgrounds to support more than 100,000 homes bought and sold with us and the customers who have selected Opendoor as a trusted partner in handling one of their largest financial transactions. But the work is far from over as we continue to grow in new markets. Transforming the real estate industry takes tenacity and dedication. It takes problem solvers and builders. It takes a tight knit community of teammates doing the best work of their lives, pushing one another to transform a complicated process into a simple one.  So where do you fit in? Whether you’re passionate about real estate, people, numbers, words, code, or strategy -- we have a place for you. Real estate is broken. Come help us fix it.

About the Team
A Senior Data Scientist focusing on trust and safety will own the future of intelligence that protects the physical security of Opendoor’s – totaling billions of dollars – housing assets. This individual will partner with Product, Engineering, and Operation teams to drive the business forward with data. They will build machine learning/optimization models to help Opendoor detect and prevent malicious activities, while ensuring safe visits for our customers and agents when occupying our homes. This individual will play a critical role in continuing to develop Opendoor's brand recognition as a safe and trustworthy platform that fulfills residential real estate needs.

Role Responsibilities

    • Define the data strategy and design the next generation intelligent systems to improve our home security and operations practices
    • Propose optimal detection sensor mixes and human-machine interacted risk prevention strategies
    • Build models and policies to detect risky patterns from various data sources
    • Become a domain expert in real estate and home operations

Skills Needed

    • Expertise in statistical inference and machine learning modeling
    • Proficiency in working with complex and fast-evolving data sets
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills to influence non-technical audiences with analytical insights
    • 5+ years of industry experience post academia, with advanced degree in a quantitative field
    • Proficiency in numeric programming (Python and/or R) as well as SQL or any other database languages

Bonus points if

    • Fraud detection or risk management
    • Working with hardware or sensor data
    • Optimization of resource allocations 
    • Algorithm assisted human decision systems
    • Practical industry experience in data science in physical security space
For CO Residents Only, and in accordance with C.R.S. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq., the estimated base salary range for this role is $132,000 - $171,000 per year. The estimated range is meant to reflect an anticipated salary range for the position in question based upon market data and other factors, all of which are subject to change.  Individual pay is based upon location, skills and expertise, experience, and other relevant factors.  For questions about this, our pay philosophy, and other available benefits, please speak to the recruiter if you decide to apply for the role and are selected for an interview. 


More About Us
To learn how we are reinventing the Real Estate industry check out our website, to hear about our culture directly from team members visit The Muse and to discover what we are building for our customers read our blog posts.

We Offer the Following Benefits and Perks
• Full medical, dental, and vision with optional 85% coverage for dependents
• Flexible vacation policy
• Generous parental leave
• Paid time off to volunteer
Please note that these benefits and perks are available only to Full Time team members and do not apply to contract roles.

Opendoor Values Openness
Our team celebrates our diverse backgrounds. We believe that being open about who we are and what we do allows us to be better. Individuals seeking employment at Opendoor are considered without regards to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or other protected status under all applicable laws, regulations, and ordinances. For California residents: for more information about the categories of personal information that we collect for recruiting purposes, please see our personnel Privacy Policy.