Data Scientist

Full time

Employment Information


AvalonBay Communities, Inc., an equity REIT, has a long-term track record of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing distinctive apartment homes in some of the best U.S. markets, and delivering outsized, risk-adjusted returns to shareholders. With equal parts experience and vision, we’ve established a leadership position rooted in our purpose of creating a better way to live and that is always focused on building value for the long term.

Creating a better way to live is the purpose that binds AvalonBay associates. We take that purpose seriously and expect you will as well. By focusing on collaboration, innovation, and taking ownership of our choices and actions, we act in ways that focus on creating value for our customers, investors and associates. Your positive, professional, and consistent personal interactions make AvalonBay a great place to work.

The Role

At AvalonBay we are building the industry’s most advanced data science capability. Join a dynamic team working to apply machine learning and statistical analysis to challenges in Revenue Management, Marketing, Operations, Customer Service and Investment for one of the largest REITs in the country. The role involves:

  • Defines and solves complex problems through quantitative analysis and analytical models, using operations research, statistics, machine learning, and forecasting techniques.
  • Lead implementation of business solutions based on modeling and machine learning results
  • Work with senior management and business analysts to identify strategic opportunities for data analytics impact
  • Work with data engineering and IT to productionize quantitative solutions
  • Create compelling data visualizations to support conclusions and provide recommendations
  • Communicate recommendations effectively to senior management This is a great opportunity for a Data Science professional interested in expanding their skills and learning from the best in the industry.

You Have…


  • A master’s degree or Ph.D. from a statistics, mathematics, computer science, computational social science or operations research program.
  • Solid background in at least one of these areas: machine learning, optimization, simulation, statistics
  • Experience conducting analysis and writing analytic code in R or Python or similar analysis and modeling tools. Experience merging and analyzing large, diverse data sources.
  • Proficient with SQL and comfortable in a Unix/Linux environment.
  • Proficient with AWS tools needed for the implementation of quantitative models (e.g. Lambda, Sagemaker, S3
  • Experience in building production-level machine learning and predictive analytics models along with data pipelines.
  • The ability to explain complex technical material to nontechnical audiences
  • Willingness to show initiative and take ownership of job responsibilities.

How AvalonBay Supports You

We know that our teams are the beating heart of our success and we’re committed to showing our appreciation.

We offer:

  • Comprehensive benefits — health, dental and vision, 401(k) with company match, paid vacation and holidays, tuition reimbursement, an employee stock purchase plan and more. Click on Benefits for information.
  • Growth based on achievement and promotion from within.
  • Associate recognition (a company-wide recognition program that celebrates associate efforts and successes in contributing to the overall success of the organization – including destination awards, ‘AvalonBay’s Very Best’ recognition program and others!).
  • A 20% discount on our incredible apartment homes.
  • A culture built on purpose and our core values - A Commitment to Integrity, A Spirit of Caring, and A Focus on Continuous Improvement.

Additional Info

AvalonBay is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to an inclusive and diverse work environment free of discrimination and harassment.  We believe that in order to achieve our purpose of creating a better way to live, we must recruit, develop and retain associates with a wide range of backgrounds, experiences and perspectives and create an environment that encourages all voices to be heard, understood and appreciated. With this we know we can do great things.

AvalonBay makes employment decisions without regard to a person’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy (including childbirth, lactation or related medical conditions), age, physical or mental disability, genetic information (including characteristics or testing), citizenship status, military or veteran status, or any other status protected by the law.

AvalonBay will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with requirements under the law.


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