Data Scientist

| Greater Boston Area

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Overview

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 an unusual ground floor opportunity to drive tremendous business value as we build a world-class data science team, establish edX as a thought leader in the emerging field of learning science, 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 5 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.

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Location

EdX is located right off the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA

What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Free Daily Meals
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
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