What We’re Looking For:

We’re looking for an exceptional business-focused data analyst to drive data-based decision making across edX. As a Sr. Data Analyst working side-by-side with the cross-functional Engagement team, you’ll focus on our learner-facing digital platform, which engages learners globally with educational content and programs types.

Integrating data insights across a range of business and product decisions is a top edX strategic priority. This is an opportunity to create tremendous value for edX and our global learners as we build a world-class data team of analysts and data scientists - individuals with high data literacy, intellectual curiosity and communication skills.

In this role, your work will have a major and highly visible impact on edX’s mission of providing high-quality education to everyone, everywhere. Your analyses around user behaviors and product experimentation will help shape decisions as edX innovates and continues to build out our learner-facing offerings.

The Data team’s work lies at the foundation of all that edX does. Our work spans the infrastructure to provide accurate, timely and usable data to the insights that shape business reporting and decision-making, product innovation, customer-facing data offerings and more.

The Data team comprises data engineers, data analysts and scientists and works closely with product engineering, and business stakeholders across the organization to enable edX to drive value from its data. If you are looking to make an outsized impact on an organization, Data is the place for you!

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Be a driving influencer in the use and application of analysis to solve business problems
  • Inform the design and analyze the outcomes of in-platform tests and experiments
  • Define (or redefine) the leading indicators of success for your team.
  • Define, develop and monitor the metrics or dashboards to enable reporting and ad hoc analysis
  • Become an expert in translating your team’s needs into specific analysis that yields actionable insights
  • Leverage a range of financial, learner-related and behavioral data to uncover issues or opportunities your teams can use to innovate and improve the product and learner experience
  • Collaborate with data engineering and your analytics peers to identify, implement, and drive adoption of analytics-based solutions
  • Communicate findings to stakeholders at all levels of the organization with a point of view and a desire to enable your teams to make a data-driven decision.

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Educational or professional experience with a heavy quantitative, analytical focus
  • Hands-on experience working with large datasets: particularly data mining, manipulation and exploration
  • Experience with user behavioral analyses, experimental design and a/b test analyses
  • Ability to acquire and manipulate data programmatically, including strong SQL skills and experience with a scripting language such as Python, R, or others
  • Confidence using a variety of analytical and statistical techniques
  • Scrappiness, big picture thinking, and interest in solving fuzzy business problems
  • Excellent communication skills and a desire to collaborate closely with others

Other Attributes That Will Help You In This Role:

  • Experience with BI tools (e.g. Tableau, Looker Power BI); web-based analytical tools (e.g., Amplitude, Optimizely, Segment) - or demonstrated ability to quickly get up to speed
  • Knowledge of analytical development tools (e.g., Git, dbt)
  • Experience working programmatically with both structured and unstructured data

About edX

edX is the education movement for restless learners. Together with our founding partners Harvard and MIT, we’ve brought together more than 38 million learners, the majority of top-ranked universities in the world, and industry-leading companies onto one online learning platform that supports learners at every stage. And we’re not stopping there—as a global nonprofit, we’re relentlessly pursuing our vision of a world where every learner can access education to unlock their potential, without the barriers of cost or location.

About 2U, Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break


To learn more, visit 2U.com. #NoBackRow

Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay. 

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