Senior Applied Scientist

  • Full Time
  • Seattle

Website Zillow Group

About the team
Zillow’s Zestimate team is focused on all things related to real-estate valuation. The home valuation problem remains an unsolved and complicated spatial-temporal modeling challenge. We are always looking for the best model for the job, whether it is a random forest, deep neural nets, matrix factorization, or GLM. If we cannot find one, we will invent it. This is the team behind Zillow Prize, our million dollar competition to crowdsource ideas that push automated home valuation models further. The work we do is at the core of Zillow’s mission to empower the consumer and provide them with the tools to make informed decisions. Learn more at and

About the role
Zillow is looking for a Senior Applied Scientist to join the Zestimate team. This is a high-impact role as the Zestimate, Rent Zestimate, and related products are some of the most sought-after content on the Zillow site and are critical to the company’s mission to create the largest, most-trusted, and vibrant home-related market in the world. You will:

You will collaborate with other Applied Data Scientists and Machine Learning Engineers to conduct cutting-edge applied research contributing to products, find insights in a diverse set of data and leverage those signals in new machine learning and statistical models using state-of-the-art techniques and tools, work closely with machine learning engineers to productionize and ship those models, and help build a better real estate experience for consumers, and a deeper understanding of our business and customers.

Who you are
Have demonstrated project or team leadership (preferred)

Have experience related to real-estate valuation such as geospatial modeling, asset valuation, natural language processing (NLP), or time series forecasting

Expert in algorithms for supervised or unsupervised learning with an interest in contributing to and extending open source libraries

A completed Masters degree with 4+ years OR PhD with 1+ year of industry experience with Machine Learning applied to big data.

Academic discipline in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Mathematics, Operations Research, Econometrics, or related scientific discipline involving mathematical modelling is required.

Proven ability to conduct research, assimilate state-of-the-art methods from research papers, and turn product requirements in to algorithmic solutions.

Looking to work on a team to solve challenging problems

Regularly working in at least one of Python or R

Get to know us
Zillow is the leading real estate and rental marketplace dedicated to empowering consumers with data, inspiration and knowledge around the place they call home, and connecting them with the best local professionals who can help. Zillow is part of Zillow Group, whose mission is to build the largest, most trusted and vibrant home-related marketplace in the world.
Zillow Group is owned, fueled and grown by innovators who help people make better, smarter decisions around all things home. We encourage one another at every level, and our efforts are supported by employee-driven, world-class benefits that enable us to enjoy our lives outside the office while building fulfilling careers that impact millions of individuals every day.

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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