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Engineering, Full Time       Posted: Friday, September 06, 2019
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  Job Description

The Opportunity

Pluralsight Iris is the learning intelligence platform built within Pluralsight. It helps technologists worldwide discover the learning they need to achieve their personal & career goals in technology.

As a data scientist on our Search & Explore team, you will help us you will help us solve novel data science, machine learning, & NLP problems, building & improving on the intelligence of Iris. We are looking for an experienced data scientist who loves tackling ambiguous problems, finding creative & practical solutions, & producing concrete prototypes that will become a key part of Pluralsight's user experience. You'll be a part of an organization with an established team of top-notch, collaborative data scientists & you will work in a cross-functional product team that is responsible for one of Pluralsight's key differentiators.

Who you are:

You are intellectually curious, collaborative, & highly driven with an entrepreneurial mindset.You have excellent critical thinking, problem solving, & analytical skills.

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

  • You have a strong foundation in Machine Learning & Natural Language Processing.
  • You have mastery of either Python or R. Regardless of your favorite scientific computing environment, you can flex between the two languages.
  • You have practical experience working with textual data & know how to build recommendation or NLP models using unstructured text.
  • 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 are able to perform rapid prototyping of experimental solutions, writing readable, scalable, & reproducible code.
  • 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 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 the Explore Team to research, envision, & build machine learning solutions that power our next-generation search & personalized browse experience for Pluralsight learners.
  • You will create, iterate, & innovate on NLP & recommendation models & partner to implement them on the Pluralsight platform.
  • Champion the introduction of new technology by developing proof-of-concepts & prototypes & effectively communicating highly complex information to Experience team partners
  • You will propose & design experiments to test new product features & analyze their results.
  • You will also serve as a data science expert & consultant to Pluralsight's product teams, leveraging your statistical & analytical skills to answer ad hoc questions.

Experience you'll need:

  • M.S. or Ph.D in Computer Science, Statistics, Mathematics, Data Science, Linguistics, 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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