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Data Scientist, Analytics

at Outschool

Posted: 9/3/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: b724f487-a1f6-4bba-bd35-9c9b4e5f7aab

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Data Scientist, Analytics

San Francisco, CA /
Operations – Business Ops /

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The Company

Outschool's mission is to inspire kids to love learning. We believe the best way to do that is by linking learning to kids’ interests, connecting them with others who share those interests, and giving them the autonomy to pick their own path. We provide small group classes that meet over live video chat where learners are connected with teachers and classmates who share their interests. These classes are offered through our marketplace and conducted on our remote learning platform.

We're an experienced team with past accomplishments at Airbnb, Square, Apple, Uber, Udemy, Amazon, Google, and many startups. We came together because we wanted to make a difference in education and saw the opportunity to empower learners, teachers, and parents.

Our business is growing explosively and as of August, 500,000 learners have taken more than over 2M class hours. We've already more than doubled our team since the beginning of 2020 from 25 to 70 to keep up with growth. We’ve raised $57M since founding with most of that still in the bank. Our sales have grown 2000% in the past year to reach a run-rate of more than $100M.

Now, in the face of mass school closures, our product and expertise has become central to many more families and organizations than ever before. We're committed to access and impact so we founded
outschool.org to offer financial assistance to families in need.

The Role

Data plays an important role in how we make decisions at Outschool. As our second full-time Data team member, you’ll have an opportunity to work cross-functionally with teammates from Operations, Product, Marketing, and other internal teams as they tackle a variety of challenges and opportunities. You’ll help shape Outschool’s strategy by sharing key insights, digging into some of our most pressing problems, and finding creative ways to use data to improve our products and services.


Partner with teammates across the org to translate data into insights and actions

Define and monitor key company-wide success metrics and OKRs
Use visualization, reporting and other tools to improve how our team accesses and interprets datasets
Create models to identify important segmentations and predict outcomes in specific subdomains
Build data tools that help us scale manual processes
Prototype new data-driven features that increase value for our learners, families, and teachers


3+ years of experience in a data science or analytics role

Expert-level SQL skills and proficient in Python or R programming
Prior experience working with data visualization tools (eg Mode, Looker, Tableau, Metabase)
Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field (eg Math, Economics, Statistics, CS, Engineering)
Strong interpersonal skills and motivated by impact

Outschool is an equal opportunity employer. We view diversity as a moral imperative and a competitive advantage. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. We plan and structure our interviews to directly assess skills and experience.

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