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Distinguished Scientist

Zillow

Zillow

United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, July 6, 2024

About the team

Are you interested in innovating new conversational AI, large language models, natural language processing, and deep learning technologies to power immersive experiences that change how people experience and envision their next home and how they engage in the buying, renting, borrowing, and selling transaction processes? Zillow’s AI & Experiences team employs generative AI, natural language processing, computer vision, 3D graphics, and machine learning to invent technologies that enable Zillow's customers to discover, experience, and purchase their dream homes. Using groundbreaking technologies, our team works across product, design, research, engineering, and business to enable people to understand homes deeply and make important choices as they choose their next home. You'll have the chance to empower the next generation of home shopping by creating innovative technologies that deliver unrivaled information and visual experiences to our customers.

About the role

The AI & Experiences team is looking for a Distinguished Scientist to help us advance Zillow's mission by formulating and working on science-driven initiatives related to user experiences. This is a growing space, and the team wants to add a curious and intuitive scientist to build momentum in this area. The team is staffed with applied scientists, engineers, and designers who develop and utilize dialog, natural language processing, large language models, instruction tuning, computer vision, and relevance modeling to power immersive experiences for buyers and renters.

As a Distinguished Scientist, you will help create new science-fueled business opportunities, improve the efficiency and effectiveness of our team’s technical and research work, and position our scientists and engineers to thrive within the company and research community. You will be encouraged to challenge established assumptions and expectations by capitalizing on what we already have and coming up with new ideas that fuel innovation and creativity. Our solutions ingest large volumes of data (imagery and metadata) and process it to build exciting and immersive experiences that can be explored on Zillow.com (http://www.zillow.com).

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. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.

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. U.S. employees may live in any of the 50 United States, with limited exceptions.In California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Washington state, and Washington DC the standard base pay range for this role is $251,800.00 - $402,200.00 Annually. This base pay range is specific to California, Colorado, Connecticut, Hawaii, Nevada, New York, Washington state, and Washington DC and may not be applicable to other locations.In addition to a competitive base salary this position is also eligible for equity awards based on factors such as experience, performance and location. Actual amounts will vary depending on experience, performance and location.

Who you are

As a Distinguished Scientist, you are an innovative thinker in AI and machine learning with a long track record of innovation and a reputation and network to match. You have an understanding of natural language processing fundamentals, and when the occasion arises, you are a roll-up-the-sleeves and get-it-done applied scientist. We are looking for someone who has:

  • Ph.D. in Computer Science or Engineering, AI, Machine Learning, Natural Language Processing, or related domain

  • Experience shipping successful conversational systems with demonstrable business impact.

  • Solid experience innovating through basic and applied research in conversational AI and natural language processing, building models and algorithms and working systems.

  • Experience in deep learning, LLMs, conversational AI instruction tuning,.

  • Excellent publication record and an excitement to walk us through what you have learned!

  • Communication skills to work collaboratively with peers and leaders across a large organization to develop and help ship new technologies

  • Tenacity to embrace and solve ambiguous problems

  • Ability to effectively mentor both senior and junior applied scientists

Get to know us

Zillow is reimagining real estate to make home a reality for more and more people.

As the most-visited real estate website in the United States, Zillow® and its affiliates help movers find and win their home through digital solutions, first class partners, and easier buying, selling, financing and renting experiences. Millions of people visit Zillow Group sites every month to start their home search, and now they can rely on Zillow to help make it easier to move. The work we do helps people get home and no matter what job you're in, you will play a critical role in making home a reality for more and more people.

Our efforts to streamline the real estate transaction are supported by a deep-rooted culture of innovation, our passion to redefine the employee experience, a fundamental commitment to Equity and Belonging, and world-class benefits. These benefits include comprehensive medical, dental, vision, life, and disability coverages as well as parental leave, family benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. We’re also setting the standard for work experiences of the future, where our employees are supported in doing their best work and living a flexible, well-balanced life. But don’t just take our word for it. Read recent reviews on Glassdoor and recent recognition from multiple organizations, including: the 100 Best Companies to Work For, Glassdoor Employees’ Choice Award, Bloomberg Gender-Equality Index, Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Corporate Equity Index, and TIME 100 Most Influential Companies list.

Zillow Group is an equal opportunity employer committed to fostering an inclusive, innovative environment with the best employees. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact your recruiter directly.

Applicants who receive job offers from Zillow Group will be asked to sign a Proprietary Rights Agreement which includes confidentiality, intellectual property assignment, customer and employee non-solicitation, and non-competition provisions. If you are contacted for a role at Zillow Group and wish to review a copy of the Proprietary Rights Agreement prior to receiving an offer, you may request a copy from your Recruiter.