Data Science Intern (Summer 2024)



Data Science
Bellevue, WA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, July 9, 2024

About the role:

OfferUp is looking for a Data Science Intern to join our team; the right candidate is passionate about manipulating and using new and existing data sources to help drive actionable recommendations. We seek to delight our users with the safest, simplest, and most effective local marketplace app on the planet. Your role as a Data Scientist will be to research, design, implement, and evaluate machine learning models and algorithms to make our products more intelligent.

Here's more of what you will get to do:

  • Design and measure experiments to test in various cross-functional areas to challenge hypotheses and develop actionable recommendations.
  • Identify opportunities and drive results across the company in product search, personalization recommender, crime risk modeling, user reputation, etc…
  • Develop end-to-end experimentation-driven product improvements from conception/research to offline testing, then live A/B testing, and finally shipping to production.
  • Act as an analytics advisor to solve business problems using data.
  • Leverage the latest machine learning technologies to solve complex business problems.
  • A passion for working with large data sets is a must.

You'll thrive in this role if you have:

  • Pursuing a bachelor's, Master or PhD in Computer Science, graduating in 2025 or 2026.
  • Expertise in programming languages Python or Java (or willing to learn quickly)
  • Hands-on experience in predictive modeling and analysis to solve real business problems
  • Strong analysis, problem-solving, data structures, and algorithm development background
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States

Helpful, but not required

  • Experience working in e-commerce and mobile marketplaces
  • Experience integrating code into a live production environment.
  • Some experience in some the following: entity extraction, semantics in text, image recognition, recommender systems, ranking, LDA, classification

Compensation Range: $40.00-50.00/hr

Individual salaries within our ranges are determined through a variety of factors including, but not limited to, education, experience, knowledge, skills, and geography.

In regard to vacation time, full-time, non-exempt employees will receive 160 hours of paid vacation per year (pro-rated if they start on a date other than January 1). Each year, full-time, non-exempt employees may carry over a balance of 40 hours of vacation time to the following year. In regard to sick time, all full-time employees (exempt and non-exempt) will be granted 12 days (96 hours) of sick time per year (pro-rated if they start a date other than January 1). Interns will receive paid vacation and sick time using the same methodology as full-time, non-exempt employees. Interns will be granted the appropriate pro-rated amount of vacation and sick time for the length of their internship. Your recruiter can share more details about specific benefits during the interview process.

About OfferUp:

OfferUp is the largest mobile marketplace for local buyers and sellers in the U.S. We are changing the way people buy and sell in their communities by providing a uniquely simple and trusted experience on our iOS and Android apps. Our goal is to be the platform of choice for local commerce by connecting buyers and sellers through an interface that makes selling an item as easy as snapping a picture from a mobile device. OfferUp was founded in 2011 and has grown to serve local markets across the U.S. with more than 1 in 5 adults using OfferUp in 2022.

More About OfferUp At a Glance

  • Top 10 Shopping app in the App Store and Google Play Store for three years
  • 15%+ of adults in several markets use OfferUp every month (LA, Miami, Phoenix, Seattle, Las Vegas, Riverside, Orlando)
  • OfferUp works directly with nearly 2000 US law enforcement agencies to build trust in local communities

OfferUp is changing the way people buy and sell locally, and we’ve built a dynamic team to do it. To learn more about what it’s like to work at OfferUp, check out our blog:

OfferUp provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OfferUp complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation, and training.

OfferUp expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OfferUp’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.