Housing Economist

Houzz
Palo Alto - United States
S: Competitive

About Houzz

Join Houzz in revolutionizing the home and remodeling industry and have an impact on over 40 million homeowners and 1.5 million professionals around the world. Frequently ranked as one of the top 10 most disruptive companies in the world and backed by marquee venture capitalists, Houzz will allow you to drive the future of an industry worth $1.2 trillion in the US and Europe alone.

Our entrepreneurial culture and warm family atmosphere will surround you with a fun and dynamic work environment you will only find at Houzz.

Position Overview

Houzz is seeking a talented Pricing Economist for our rapidly growing Marketplace. With over 10M products and 40M monthly unique users, Houzz is already a leading ecommerce destination for home goods. A distributed network of 3rd-party sellers and drop-ship vendors ship directly to Houzz users across the globe. As such, we're investing heavily in products that drive seller acquisition, performance, and success; all of which ultimately improve the buying experience for our consumers.

In this role, you will work closely with engineering, product, sales and operations to develop methods for analyzing and providing guidance on an array of subjects like pricing, logistics, cost optimization and fulfillment. You will gain access to a rich variety of research problems and data-sets, a world-class analytics platform and the opportunities to create real business and social impact.

Responsibilities
Develop new econometric models or improve existing approaches for pricing
Build models and work with large data complex data sets to do deeper analysis
Work closely with engineering teams to build scalable solutions and implement experiments in production
Apply economic theory to solve business problems in a fast moving environment
Work with eCommerce team to drive business growth through pricing strategy, shipping efficiency, logistics etc.

Qualifications
PhD in Economics, Operations Research, Data Science or related field
3+ years of relevant industry experience
Strong background in statistics methodology, applications to business problems, and/or big data
Advanced SQL skills
Experience with data munging and using databases in a business environment with large-scale, complex datasets
Strongly data-driven and technical; ability to collect and analyze data from a variety of sources to identify key insights, spot optimization opportunities, and inform product decisions
Extremely detail-oriented
Excellent written and verbal communication skills

Job summary

Employer:

Houzz

Location:

Palo Alto, United States

Education:

PhD/Doctorate

Sector:

Economist

Salary:

Competitive

Job Type:

Permanent

Hours:

Full-Time

Posted:

12th January 2018

Apply By:

12th February 2018

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