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Chief Data Scientist

Company: Education / Internet / Online / Data Processing Se
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: April 17, 2018

Job Description:

Company is committed to making it easier for educators to individualize learning for every student through simple technology, high-quality content, actionable data, and customer success. Founded in innovation, Company’s powerful learning solutions blend technology with individual teaching approaches. We are dedicated to being educators' most trusted partner in creating successful student outcomes everywhere learning occurs. Our commitment is built off the emphasis we place on our core values: passion, people, respect, collaboration, and performance. At Company we are committed to building the very best products to improve student outcomes through industry-leading, researched based curriculum and assessments coupled with technology that provides actionable data and insights to our teachers and students. We firmly believe that data science will allow us to create unique and novel ways to serve our students while also generating clear competitive advantages in the market. The Chief Data Scientist leads the efforts of using techniques such as artificial intelligence, natural language processing, machine learning and deep learning to aid Company in achieving its mission. These tactics may be applied both directly to features in our products as well as better understanding our customers to be able to serve them better. The candidate must possess a unique blend of business, communication, and technical skills. This position can be located in our Bloomington, MN or Richardson, TX office Here's what you'll do: Establish, lead and evangelize a new data science practice at Company Identify strategic opportunities to leverage data science in our products to improve student outcomes. Identify strategic opportunities to leverage data science in our business operations to improve how we serve our customers. Contribute to the development of our overall product data model to ensure that it can support the needs of our data science initiatives Develop, communicate, and evangelize Company’s data science strategy. Understand tangible business drivers and KPI’s Identify appropriate data science techniques, tools, and applications Communicate vision and win buy-in from peers Execute analytics projects in a lean manner that draws heavily on feedback from internal stakeholders and educators Define a resourcing plan and strategy that includes leading a team as well as coordinating with talent on our Product Management, Experience Design, Data Architecture, Application Architecture, Customer Insights and Education Research Teams. Here's what you'll need: 7+ years of experience in research and development in applied data science and/or machine learning 3+ years of leadership or management experience over a small team of data scientists/engineers Experience developing products with a data-driven foundation. Experience in recruiting, managing, training, and retaining a team of ambitious and highly skilled data scientists. A Degree in Computer Science, Mathematics, Engineering or related fields Experience in K-12 education highly preferred Strong analytical skills with the demonstrated ability to manipulate and interpret large data sets for complex business analysis. Highlight collaborative individual who can work well with other teams to complete projects and education the organization on data science. Track record of developing new data-driven algorithms to analyze, predict and optimize for business success Experience creating meaningful data visualizations and reporting out of complex raw data Experience working with distributed computing platforms like Hadoop and related technologies Experience with language and tools such as Python, C#, and R; comfortable with MS SQL

Keywords: Education / Internet / Online / Data Processing Se, Minneapolis, Chief Data Scientist, Executive, Minneapolis, Minnesota

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