Senior Data Scientist
Company: Varsity Tutors
Location: Salt Lake City
Posted on: November 22, 2021
Overview of Position:We are looking for problem solvers with
mastery in analytics, statistics and machine learning to join the
Data Science team at Varsity Tutors. This team partners with
product and engineering to discover insights and develop
algorithmic solutions that support personalization at scale.The
qualified Senior Data Scientist will hold an advanced quantitative
degree with experience building recommender systems and working
knowledge of matching algorithms. The candidate is expected to be
comfortable developing prototypes that can be productized by
engineering to develop real-time systems. Candidates must be
comfortable with pushing through ambiguity and passionate about
solving problems at scale and with speed.About Varsity
Tutors:Varsity Tutors, a Nerdy Company, is the leading
direct-to-consumer, curated gig economy platform for live online
learning benefiting both learners and experts. We have built a
comprehensive online learning destination that enables the delivery
of scaled high-quality live expertise for learners of all ages
across thousands of subjects and multiple learning formats through
the application of technology and AI. We've raised $107M million in
venture capital from TCV, Learn Capital, and the Chan Zuckerberg
Initiative. We also recently announced that Nerdy, the parent
company of Varsity Tutors, plans to go public via a SPAC with TPG
Pace Tech Opportunities later this year, with a $1.7 billion market
- M.S. or Ph.D. degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g.
Mathematics, Statistics, Machine Learning, Econometrics).
- 5+ years of professional data science experience
- Applied skills in the areas of statistical inference,
probability, machine learning (unsupervised and supervised).
- Experience with building recommender systems and implementation
with a breadth of matching algorithms. Plus for any one of the
following: Bayesian reasoning, Natural Language Processing,
classification, ranking systems.
- Previous experience with production models, i.e.
- Relentlessly curious and strong bias for action.
- Great communication skills
- Ability to develop ML or statistical analyses software in R or
- Proficient in the use of data visualization software Shiny,
additional experience in D3.js is a plusResponsibilities:
- Develop algorithmic systems to enable personalization for our
learners and instructors.
- Partner with product, marketing, operations, and engineering to
identify impactful problems, and turn business goals into objective
- Design experiments to rapidly establish causal
- Drive initiatives from conception to production with measurable
impact to the business.
- Define creative services to thorny problems using mathematical
algorithmsVarsity Tutors Leadership PrinciplesRelentless Focus on
Customers * Comfort with Ambiguity * Ownership * Simplify *
Intellectual Curiosity * Build Teams * Think Big * Insist on High
Standards * Bias for Action * Build Trust * Go Deep * Have
Conviction * Deliver Results * Are Right, a LotBenefits/Culture:
- Healthcare Plans (Medical, Dental, Vision, Life)
- 401k Company Plan
- Remote Position, fully work from home (or wherever you
- Flexible PTO plus a floating holiday
- Paid VTO ("volunteer time off" to do community service/charity
- 52 hours of Free Learning Sessions per year for you or
immediate families members and free access to our Virtual School
Day classes and School@Home program
- Once in a lifetime opportunity to help revolutionize how the
- Fun, collaborative, and team-oriented work environment with
plenty of training and a feedback-rich cultureVarsity Tutors is
committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be 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
Keywords: Varsity Tutors, Salt Lake City , Senior Data Scientist, Other , Salt Lake City, Utah
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