Staff Data Scientist, Education
Company: Chan Zuckerberg
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: June 2, 2021
Founded by Priscilla Chan and Mark Zuckerberg in 2015, the Chan
Zuckerberg Initiative (CZI) is a new kind of philanthropy that's
leveraging technology to help solve some of society's toughest
challenges - from eradicating disease, to improving education.
Across our core initiatives of Science and Education, we're pairing
engineering with grantmaking, impact investing, policy work, and
advocacy, to progress in our mission of building an inclusive, just
and healthy future for everyone.
We believe we can help build a future for everyone.
- We aim to be daring, but humble: We look for bold ideas -
regardless of structure and stage - and help them scale by pairing
engineers with subject matter experts to build tools that
accelerate the pace of social progress.
- We want to learn fast, but build for the long-term: We want to
iterate fast and help bring new solutions to the table, but we also
realize that important breakthroughs often take decades, or even
- Stay close to the real problems: We engage directly in the
communities we serve because no one understands our society's
challenges like those who live them every day.
Our success is dependent on building teams that include people
from different backgrounds and experiences who can challenge each
other's assumptions with fresh perspectives. To that end, we look
for a diverse pool of applicants including those from historically
marginalized groups - women, people with disabilities, people of
color, formerly incarcerated people, people who are lesbian, gay,
bisexual, transgender, and/or gender nonconforming, first and
second generation immigrants, veterans, and people from different
Our work in education is aimed at ensuring that every student -
not just a lucky few - can get an education that's tailored to
their individual needs and supports every aspect of their
development. We're pairing engineering with grantmaking, impact
investing, policy, and advocacy work to help every young person
enter adulthood with the skills and abilities they need to reach
their full potential - and equip every teacher with the tools and
research they need to help students get there. An example of the
work CZI's education team supports include the Summit Learning
Program, a personalized approach to teaching and learning that
enhances the quality of student-teacher interactions and empowers
educators to tailor instruction to individual student needs.
Our Education Data Science team is responsible for measuring and
evaluating product and program changes. For example, how product
impacts student performance on cognitive skills, how schools
onboard onto the program or how professional development impacts on
onboarding, etc. This team defines measurements, product metrics,
provides product insights through analysis, recommends what to
improve and build next, as well as collaborates and communicates
with the cross-functional and leadership teams.
As Staff Data Scientist with Product focus, you will build
metrics, visualizations, dashboards, provide data insight, product
expertise, build data products (eg. ML models) and bring a
strategic perspective to partners throughout the organization. You
will combine your deep knowledge of the product and user behavior
with quantitative analysis to tell meaningful stories that inform
team decisions. You'll collaborate closely with your colleagues in
Engineering, Product Management, User experience researcher &
Product design. You'll understand the ins and outs of the product
and database and you'll be looked to as an expert across the
- Conduct data analysis to make product evaluations and
- Deliver effective presentations of findings and recommendations
to stakeholders, creating visual displays of quantitative
- Develop data visualizations, automate reports, iteratively
build and prototype reusable dashboards to provide insights at
- Collaborate with cross-functional stakeholders to formulate and
complete full cycle analysis that includes data gathering,
analysis, ongoing scaled deliverables and presentations
- Contribute to and codify a culture of data-driven
decision-making across the team
- Build data products by using predictive modeling to improve
- 5+ years of experience with Product Analytics and experience
manipulating data sets and building statistical models
- Quantitative and data related work experience in product within
the technology, finance, consulting or a related industry.
- Experience in metrics development, data exploration, solving
problems using data, building product intuition, data
visualization, and providing practical business insight using
- Experience with technologies such as SQL, R or Python.
- Excellent communication skills, with the ability to synthesize,
simplify and explain complex problems to different types of
audience with varied technical skills.
- Prior exposure to working cross-functionally with teams of
product managers, engineers, designers, researchers, data
scientists, and analysts.
- Experience creating and using advanced machine learning
algorithms and statistics, and experience building automated output
as a data product with R or Python
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