HomeAway, Inc., an Expedia brand based in Austin, Texas, is the world's leading online marketplace for the vacation rental industry, with sites representing over 1.2 million paid listings of vacation rental homes in 190 countries. Through HomeAway, owners and property managers offer an extensive selection of vacation homes that provide travelers with memorable experiences and benefits, including more room to relax and added privacy, for less than the cost of traditional hotel accommodations. The company also makes it easy for vacation rental owners and property managers to advertise their properties and manage bookings online. The HomeAway portfolio includes the leading vacation rental websites HomeAway.com, VRBO.com and VacationRentals.com in the United States; HomeAway.co.uk and OwnersDirect.co.uk in the United Kingdom; HomeAway.de in Germany; Abritel.fr and Homelidays.com in France; HomeAway.es and Toprural.es in Spain; AlugueTemporada.com.br in Brazil; HomeAway.com.au and Stayz.com.au in Australia; and Bookabach.co.nz in New Zealand. Asia Pacific short-term rental site, travelmob.com, is also owned by HomeAway.HomeAway also operates BedandBreakfast.com, the most comprehensive global site for finding bed-and-breakfast properties, providing travelers with another source for unique lodging alternatives to chain hotels.

Strategic Data Insights Analyst, Corporate at HomeAway

About Us:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories? 

That is what we do here at HomeAway.com, an Expedia Inc. company. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. 

The Opportunity

The HomeAway Analytics andData Insights team is looking for a technically skilled analyst to join our team. This position is part of the Corporate Analytics team. S/he will continue to raise the bar for the analytics function and utilize different methods of data mining and analysis to develop insights that can materially improve our business decisions. This role requires an individual with excellent statistical and analytical abilities and a deep knowledge of data engineering. The successful candidate will be a key partner to various teams in the organization including Finance, Government relations and the Executive team. They will use their outstanding business acumen to align on priorities and consult on key decisions. 

Responsibilities:

  • Develop new and innovative analyses to inform various operational roadmaps as well as uncover potential business efficiencies.
  • Partner with internal teams to address complex business questions and provide insightful analysis through strong storytelling capabilities to both technical and non-technical stakeholders
  • Turn data-based observations and insights into hypotheses, through analyses and data mining
  • Define and monitor business KPIs on a daily basis to quickly identify areas of concern, propose analyses and/or take corrective actions
  • Proactively engage with internal stakeholders to solve problems and identify trends and opportunities in a matrix environment
  • Be a HomeAway data guru – be the point of contact for various business KPI data questions and insights.
  • Collect and prioritize user stories for analysis and reporting, and design associated self-service data products to address these.
  • Partner with the Technology and Engineering groups to ensure continuous improvement of data collection and underlying data systems
  • Present findings and visualize data to a wide range of stakeholders
  • Respond to ad hoc analytical questions from key partners

Qualifications:

  • 4+ years work experience in performance marketing analytics, supported by programmatic logic
  • Degree in an analytical field (e.g.Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science, Engineering, Economics, or Econometrics)
  • Passion for number crunching and logical problem solving
  • Ability to structure/work on data exploratory problems, with innovating approach and creative solutions
  • Consistent ability to produce quality,accurate, and highly detailed evidence based stories
  • SQL: expert-level required
  • Tableau: expert-level required
  • R and/or Python and Scala: intermediate to expert-level required
  • Clickstream data exposure: 3-4 years in past experience (preferably with experience in extracting from BigQuery)
  • Big Data Stack (Hive, Hadoop, Spark):expert-level required
  • Office suite (PowerPoint, Outlook): intermediate-level required
  • Business Modeling (Excel): beginner-level required
  • Knowledge of marketing metrics,attribution models, and advanced experimentation
  • Excellent presentation, written, and verbal communication skills
  • Must be fluent in English
  • Background in consulting or relevant area –travel, real estate
  • Familiarity with eCommerce
  • Proficiency in web or clickstream analytics(tool: Google Analytics)

Benefits:

  • Competitive health and insurance benefits
  • Competitive salary
  • Annual target bonus or commission
  • Paid vacation and sick time
  • Vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Free snacks and beverages
  • Frequent company update talks with our leadership team
  • Free listing on HomeAway.com
  • Electronic, adjustable stand-up desk
  • Discounted Metro & Rail pass
  • Casual dress
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Why work with us
Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today. At HomeAway we work as a team, we work hard and we're competitive, but we always make time to celebrate our successes. From peer-nominated awards for those who have exceeded expectations with a free vacation, to company parties that celebrate holidays and achievements, we strive to maintain a culture where everyone's content and proud to call HomeAway their "home away from home!"
Culture
The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail — especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store. The office space is also situated off of Lady Bird Lake, which has a fantastic hike and bike trail. HomeAway's four-story, 86,000-square-foot, mixed-use building was awarded Gold-level LEED certification in April 2010 for its use of eco-friendly materials. The design is vacation-themed and features a giant replica of the birdhouse from the HomeAway logo.
Perks & Benefits
Target Annual Bonus
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
4 Weeks' Vacation
Free drinks and snacks
Game room
Workout room/area, onsite showers and lockers, and bike lockers
Great medical, dental and vision plans

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