edX: Director of Data Science
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Overview

edX is the trusted education platform to 20+ million learners worldwide, and were looking for the key person to evolve our data strategy to be best in class. Lead edX to the right mix of talent, technology, and stewardship that allows us to most effectively leverage our data to provide high-quality education to everyone, everywhere.

The Director of Data is a quantitative but pragmatic problem solver responsible for championing the edX data vision and roadmap. Youll work with each function at edX to enable financial reporting, develop actionable insights that improve marketing effectiveness, inform product design, and improve partner and learner outcomes.

Responsibilities

  • Lead the edX data vision across the enterprise and enable a high performing team.
  • Establish, prioritize and steward edXs data roadmap.
  • Collaborate with each of the edX functions to understand how data will better inform decision making in their area. Work cross-functionally to ensure appropriate data governance, prioritize projects, automate key reports, and determine success metrics.
  • Work with Product, Educational Services, and Marketing teams to create ad hoc reports, models, analysis, dashboards and business recommendations.
  • Present weekly progress on data performance organization wide, including key operating metrics, and monthly and quarterly reports for the executive team.
  • Manage the day to day work and career development for a team of BI engineers, data analysts, and data scientists.
  • Partner with engineering to build out scalable data infrastructure, including warehousing, integration tools and reporting systems.

Requirements

  • 8+ years experience in a business intelligence, or analytics focused position.
  • Experience leading and managing a business intelligence team, experience creating successful organizational structures.
  • Experience managing or collaborating with a data engineering team to build the right tools, automation and capabilities to enable data-informed decision making.
  • Strong presentation skills, able to clearly communicate results to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Able to tackle ambiguous problems, execute analysis, prioritize work and deliver projects on time.
  • Experience implementing business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Looker.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in website analytics and A/B testing, such as with Google Analytics or Optimizely.
  • B.A. / M.S. / Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Operations Research or equivalent experience.
Full-time

Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”