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Senior Data Scientist

141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Were 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 an unusual opportunity to join a newly formed team and create tremendous business value as we build a world-class data science team, establish edX as a thought leader in EdTech., and most importantly have a major impact on our mission of providing high quality education to everyone, everywhere.


  • Identify, implement, and drive adoption of analytics-based solutions to business problems.
  • Perform quantitative research on large data sets.
  • Mentor other data scientists, engineers, and analysts, and provide scientific support across all departments and for end customers.
  • 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 7 years of data science research experience, ideally with at least 3 years in industry and/or a PhD in a quantitative discipline.
  • Bonus: Experience with learning science or clickstream data.
  • 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.
  • The desire to have fun while doing all of the above.

Applicants must be able to work from our Cambridge, MA office.Sorry, Visa sponsorship is not available.

Category: Software Engineering/QA

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EdX is a nonprofit, open-source online learning destination founded by Harvard and MIT that offers free, high-quality courses to anyone, anywhere. Since our inception in the spring of 2012, edX has grown to include more than 140 highly acclaimed international institutions, offering 2,000+ courses with more continually being added.


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