edX: Senior Data Scientist
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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Overview

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.

Responsibilities

  • 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.

Qualifications

  • 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.

Full-time

Why We Work Here

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.”