Data Scientist

Company Name: Newsela
Location: New York, NYC
Date Posted: 29th Mar, 2017

Responsibilities :

  • Analyze and model user engagement, conversion, and retention behavior of paid schools to help drive sales, marketing, customer success, and product strategy
  • Analyze student reading and writing using multiple signals, including assessment and user interaction data.
  • Collaborate with data managers and engineers to specify requirements for data infrastructure and storage.
  • Communicate the context and value of data analysis to stakeholders so that it is accessible and actionable.
  • Work with other product teams to instrument new features for data collection and analysis.
  • Seek external validity between Newsela and real-world student literacy outcomes.

Required Experience

  • Bachelor degree in Computer Science, Mathematics or related discipline.
  • 2+ years of experience as a Data Scientist.
  • Performed and applied publication-caliber research in a company setting.
  • Has successfully implemented machine learning methods to solve real world problems.
  • Has programming experience in business environments, preferably with tools such as SQL, Python
  • Proven mastery of statistics, including familiarity with both frequentist and Bayesian methodology.
  • Demonstrated experience dealing with abstract data science problems and producing creative solutions.
  • Demonstrated experience with experimental design and the scientific method.

Desired Experience

  • Strong communication skills.
  • Has deep expertise in:
  • Computational linguistics
  • Natural language processing
  • Database systems
  • Data visualization