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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Thursday, August 08, 2019
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  Job Description

Individual learners & enterprises leverage the power of the Pluralsight platform to grow their technology skills to achieve their objectives & move their strategies forward. As a data scientist on our Learning Insights Team you will help us measure & demonstrate the effectiveness of our platform in meeting this need. You will also help us uncover tangible insights that will enable us to iterate on & improve on how we serve our learners. In this role, you will solve novel statistical, machine learning, & data science problems related to learning effectiveness.

We are looking for an experienced data scientist who loves tackling ambiguous problems, finding creative & practical solutions, & producing actionable insights & concrete prototypes. You'll work closely with an established team of top-notch, collaborative data scientists & you will collaborate with a cross-functional team that is responsible for one of Pluralsight's areas of innovation.

Who you are:

  • You are curious, collaborative, & passionate about creating effective learning experience for users & are interested in instructional design & curriculum development.

  • You can guide complex projects from ideation & planning to model design to deployment & independently make decisions about the technical approach

  • You have a solid data science toolkit that you can leverage, with knowledge of & understanding of how & when to apply different algorithms & technical approaches.

  • You have a strong foundation in Machine Learning, Computer Science, & Statistics.

  • You have mastery of either Python or R. Regardless of your favorite scientific computing environment, you can flex between the two languages.

  • You know your way around SQL-like databases (e.g. PostGres, Impala, Hive) & even better if have experience with Spark & other big data platforms.

  • You can describe & speak in an approachable way about complex analyses & concepts within a cross-functional team. You are a great analytic translator.

What you'll do:

  • You will collaborate with product teams to understand & solve complex problems; envisioning & creating data science solutions needed to drive our user experience outcomes.

  • You will conduct in-depth analysis using mixed methods & synthesize quantitative & qualitative evidence to inform innovative solutions.

  • You will define, measure & iterate on business success metrics.

  • You will effectively communicate the results & solutions in a manner that influences & drives decisions for our learning platform

  • You will work with large & complex datasets, interpret trends & patterns, & deliver actionable insights that inform cutting-edge technology skill learning.

  • You will introduce new technology by developing proof-of-concepts & prototypes & effectively communicating highly complex information to Experience team partners & leaders

Experience you'll need:

  • M.S. or Ph.D in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, or related quantitative discipline

  • Minimum 5 years in a non-academic data science role, conducting analysis, developing algorithms & building prototypes

  • Experience working with product development teams and/or with developers

Working at Pluralsight

Founded in 2004 & trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology skills platform organizations & individuals in 150+ countries count on to create progress for the world.

Our platform helps technologists master their craft & take control of their careers. We empower businesses everywhere to build adaptable teams, speed up release cycles & become scalable, reliable & secure. We come to work everyday knowing we're helping our customers build the skills that power innovation.

And we don't let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. Our mission to democratize technology skills is what drives us & our values are at the helm of how we work together. It's our commitment to practicing them day in, day out that enables our performance. We're adults, & we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics & trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, & peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds & experiences, & united by our mission, we are one.

Bring yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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