Decision Science Lead – Pricing Analytics

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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
As a (Pricing) Analytics Lead at Opendoor, you will be part of a centralized Decision Science team, that exists within our Data Science and Research organization. You will partner with business stakeholders in Operations, Product, Engineering, and Design organizations to drive our business forward with recommendations you uncover through data. You will own analytics for the cornerstone of Opendoor’s business - pricing - and partner with business owners to help shape its direction. Analytics leads will contribute individual analytics work, as well as helping set the roadmap for a team of Data Analysts supporting the pricing surface area.

Role Responsibilities:

  • Partner with pricing leadership to improve our business outcomes with measurement and analytics on home acquisition, resale, and risk management
  • Work closely with high level stakeholders to ideate, opportunity size, and execute strategic business initiatives that improve the Opendoor pricing model to enhance our customers experience and ensure the success of the company
  • Lead the pricing surface area for Business Analytics and mentor other data analysts with a culture of excellence
  • Operate on multiple levels: From engaging on strategic questions and projects to creating a long-term roadmap on a 12+ month horizon to working through challenging data and analytical problems
  • Collaborate with Analytics Platform and Data Science teams to build Opendoor’s long-term analytic

Skills Needed:

  • 6+ years of experience post academia, working in an analytical role – leading data discoveries, strategies and discussion with non technical stakeholders in the business
  • Proficiency in SQL and data visualization tools such as Mode, Tableau or Looker
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills to influence non-technical audiences with analytical insights and data visualizations
  • Comfort working with complex and fast-evolving data sets
  • System thinking and creativity to solve complex problems by going deep and understand its core drivers
  • Experience with experimentation and A/B testing

Bonus points if you have experience:

  • Providing data strategies and insights at a data-driven tech company
  • Portfolio/asset management or risk experience

For CO Residents Only, and in accordance with C.R.S. Sec. 8-5-101 et seq., the minimum total compensation for this role is $230,000. The actual compensation packages are based on a wide array of factors unique to each candidate, including but not limited to skill set, years & depth of experience, certifications and specific office location. This may differ in other locations due to cost of employment considerations. 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. 

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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.

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An Insider's view of Opendoor

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

My team works with our sales and support operators. We manage our multiple telephony platforms, including our call center software. Last year, we replaced our old call center vendor solution with a new custom-built telephony platform. Building the unique features each team has been one of our central challenges for much of the past year.

Maggie

Sr. Software Engineer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

I started at Opendoor as an intern, responsible for small improvements to our home valuation model’s accuracy. Now, I am one of the leaders on our team - I’m responsible for setting team vision, overseeing systems design for other IC’s, and leading P0 initiatives such as a pricing workflow overhaul that we launched after COVID-19.

Daniel

Software Engineer

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Analytical problem solving requires creativity too. I always encourage my team to consider all the tradeoffs between different options - what if you need to solve the problem in 1 day? How about 6 months? How about unlimited compute resources? We often come up with more creative and better solutions when we intentionally consider all options.

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What are Opendoor Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily sync
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
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Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
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Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
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Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
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Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns

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