As Vice President of Engineering at Zillow Group, Andrei leads the teams responsible for the company’s search and discovery engines, including search science, development, infrastructure, and operations. As part of this role, he heads Zillow Group’s conversational AI efforts, which consist of initiatives around natural language processing platforms, speech analytics, call center AI, and conversational interfaces, with the goal of improving Zillow’s business and customer services using natural language processing and speech understanding.
Before joining Zillow in 2019, Andrei led search science teams within eBay and Walmart. Prior to Walmart he worked at Google and Apple, serving as a core contributor to products like Google web search, Apple Maps, Apple’s AppStore, and iTunes search engines. He previously led engineering efforts for Recruit Holdings’ AI Lab. He sat on the advisory board of Ozlo, a Conversational AI startup acquired by Facebook in 2017.
Andrei earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Computer Science from The University of Manchester, United Kingdom and Master of Science Degree from the Moscow Institute of Physics and Technology.