Senior Risk and Trust Scientist

Data Science/Analytics | San Francisco

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About this Role:

The Share Economy is quickly gaining traction and Airbnb is leading the way ( The most important aspect for sharing is trust. To gain trust customers need to need to feel their property is safe. The Senior Risk and Trust Scientist is responsible for making Airbnb the most trusted site on the Internet. That’s not a small goal, but we’re committed to it.



The Senior Risk and Trust Scientist needs to understand and leverage our data to mitigate anything that threaten trust within our community. A few examples include identifying: payment fraud, phishing attacks, user account takeovers, fraudulent listings, and fraudulent reviews. Most important, however, is reducing risk to people or property before an incident occurs.



  • 4+ years experience in analytics/datat science, with proven results for mitigating risk and fraud.

  • Experience building and leading a risk analytics team.

  • Strong modeling skills and experience with cost/benefit analysis regarding different types of fraud.

  • Familiarity with machine learning principles and implementing models in production.
  • Strong technicality, particularly with SQL, Hive, and a scripting language (R, Python, etc.).
  • Obsessive attention to detail and hands on management style; execution end-to-end is in your DNA.



  • Stock
  • $2000 yearly employee travel coupon
  • Competitive salaries
  • Paid time off
  • Medical, dental, & vision insurance
  • Life & disability coverage
  • 401K
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Apple equipment
  • Daily breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Weekly happy hour


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