• Rental Pricing Data Scientist

    Job ID 2018-1759
    Job Locations
    US-GA-Atlanta
    Category
    Property Operations
    Type
    Regular Full-Time
  • Overview

    FirstKey Homes is an active investor and operator of single-family rental homes across the United States.  We’ve already invested over $1B in approximately 8,000 homes and we’re continuing to acquire more properties every month.  At FirstKey, we aim to be best-in-class within our industry by providing high quality homes coupled with an unmatched customer experience for our residents.  This role will provide the right candidate with an opportunity to grow with a dynamic company as we continue to increase our market size.

     

    Responsibilities

     

    The full-time Rental Pricing Data Scientist is primarily responsible for supporting the Director of Pricing and Analytics through designing and building rental pricing and market analysis models that integrate with our proprietary pricing platform. The models will guide the decision-making of the existing Pricing team that is tasked with setting the rental rates of single-family homes across seventeen states. The incumbent will be expected to work roughly 40 hours per week, during normal business hours.

     

    • Connect to and ingest historical property data from SQL databases and other relevant data sources
    • Build descriptive models to compare pricing trends across and within geographies where we operate
    • Develop predictive rental pricing models for individual homes and scoring systems to judge model performance over time
    • Identify impact of seasonality across geographies and incorporate seasonality into models
    • Integrate models into our existing web-based pricing platform (HTML, PHP, JavaScript, SQL)
    • Perform tenant retention studies to increase understanding of our tenant base(Example: Explain why some tenants renew and others vacate for use in driving renewal rate increases)
    • This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilitiesmay also be assigned by the incumbent’s manager at any time based upon Company need.

     

    To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. 

    Qualifications

     

    The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS

    • Minimum 3-years professional work experience required
    • Bachelors in Applied Math / Statistics / Computer Science or related field preferred
    • Graduate degree in Data Science / Advance Analytics or related field preferred
    • Knowledge of data science concepts (various modeling types, data manipulation methods) required
    • Experience programming statistical models in Python required, including knowledge of data ingestionmethods (SQL databases, CSVs, etc.)
    • Working knowledge of web-based programming languages (HTML, JavaScript, PHP) preferred
    • Corporate-level professionalism
    • Willingness to learn on the job and take on responsibilities of greater difficulty with time
    • Highly organized with strong time-management skills
    • Experience in the single-family real estate industry preferred

     

    WORKING CONDITIONS

    • Primarily works within an indoors office environment
    • Sedentary, sitting, walking, occasional lifting from floor not to exceed 20 lbs.
    • Frequent near vision use for reading and computer usage.
    • Prolonged exposure to computer screens
    • Repetitive use of hands to operate computers, printers, and copiers

     

     

    FirstKey Homes is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. M/F/D/V

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