At Zillow Group, we believe that home matters, and we are on a mission to help everyone get into a home where they can thrive. The process of buying, selling, or renting a home should be easy! Our Premier Agent Team builds products that transform the way real estate agents work with their clients and reduces friction in the home buying and selling process.

Our Premier Agent Analytics & AI team handles machine learning tasks across the agent business, absorbing significant amounts of data and building ML and deep learning models to drive transactions and revenue. These solutions ingest large volumes of data and process it to build and deploy massive production models that improve the home buying experience.

About The Role

We are seeking a Principal Applied Scientist to operate in a novel space and craft the next generation of NLP solutions that will lead our vision. In this role, you will be encouraged to think creatively and challenge established assumptions and expectations, not by building on what we already have, but coming up with new insights that fuel innovation. You will build models and insights from data to guide the future of Zillow’s agent business and develop highly engaging user experiences.

This role has been categorized as a Remote position. “Remote” employees do not have a permanent corporate office workplace and, instead, work from a physical location of their choice which must be identified to the Company. Employees may live in any of the 50 US States, with limited exceptions. In certain cases, an employee in a remote-designated job may need to live in a specific region or time zone to support customers or clients as part of their role.




We’re looking for someone who is both a leader that empowers and guides team members, but also a roll-up-the-sleeves and get it done technical expert.
8+ years of experience with natural language processing
At least 5 years in machine learning or applied science/research in academia or industry
A Ph.D. in a field like Computational Linguistics will set you apart!
Outstanding communication skills and interest in collaborating with other scientists and engineers
Expertise with a high-level programming language such as Python or Java
Experience training machine learning models in frameworks like PyTorch
Resourcefulness to identify business challenges and formulate machine learning solutions methodically
Interest in unofficially mentoring junior scientists on the team when questions arise

Educational level:

Ph. D.

Level of experience (years):

Senior (5+ years of experience)

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