Airbnb: One Data Science Job Doesn’t Fit All

The head of data science at Airbnb talks about the way their team, and the functional areas within it, has evolved over the lifetime of the company. The short version: Airbnb now has three teams within Data Science: Analytics, Algorithms, and Inference. They set clear expectations with the rest of the org on what members of these teams are experts in and how they can help the business.

This is not brand new territory, but it's another step towards the industry creating some much-needed clarity around the term data scientist.


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