We’re looking for an exceptional senior-level data scientist to develop data products and drive better decision making across the edX organization and for our partners.
This is a ground floor opportunity to drive tremendous business value as we build a world-class data team. Improving use of data is one of edX’s top strategic priorities. Your work will have a major and highly visible impact on our mission of providing high quality education to everyone, everywhere.
Identify, implement, and drive adoption of analytics-based solutions to business problems.
Provide data and analysis to support decisions across all departments and for end customers. Influence decisions at all levels of the organization, including presenting findings to senior leadership.
Perform quantitative research on large data sets.
Mentor other data scientists, analysts, and engineers, and provide scientific support across all departments.
Guide and potentially participate in the software implementation of data products.
Innovate new ways data science can be used to support the organization and its mission.
At least 5 years of data science research experience, ideally with at least 3 years in industry and/or a PhD in a quantitative discipline.
Extensive hands-on experience working with large, real world data.
Demonstrably strong business orientation.
Strong programming and algorithm development skills as applied to working with large data sets (e.g. in Python, R, SQL, Spark).
A propensity toward action, and the mentality to get initial results quickly and iterate.
Connoisseurship of good science: attention to experimental design, causality, bias, significance, etc.
Heaploads of scrappiness, big picture thinking, and interest in solving fuzzy business problems.
Strong attention to detail and motivation to minimize error.
Excellent communication skills and a team player attitude.
Bonus: Experience with learning science or clickstream data.
How you will grow
Be part of a highly talented, collaborative, and practical data team that is always teaching and learning from each other.
Collaborate cross functionally and with senior leadership on some of edX's highest visibility initiatives.
Focus your energy on business impact, honing your ability to use data to create quantifiable value for an organization.
Play a key role in transforming a company early in its analytical journey into a highly sophisticated data-driven organization.
Solve challenging technical problems involving large volumes of data using cutting-edge tools.
Dedicate your time at work to furthering an important social cause, and have a big impact on edX's sustainability.
Applicants must be able to work out of our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.