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Senior Data Scientist / Product Analyst - Contractor

ClassDojo

ClassDojo

IT, Product, Data Science
Remote · San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, February 28, 2023

ClassDojo's goal is to accelerate humanity’s progress, by giving every child on Earth an education they love.

We started by building a network that connects teachers, children, and families. ClassDojo’s flagship app is the #1 communication app connecting K-8 teachers, children, and families, globally. They use it to share what’s happening throughout the day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. It is actively used at an unprecedented scale: in over 95% of US schools, reaching ~51 million children in ~180 countries, with a team of just ~200 people [1]). We are now beginning to use this network to give kids the best learning experiences in the world, far beyond those a standard school can provide.

We hire for talent density. Our team comprises the most talented, entrepreneurial, and innovative teammates from around the world, with experience in education and large scale consumer internet companies, including Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Stripe, Uber, Y Combinator, and more. We’re building a company where the most talented people want to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here—and you’ll pioneer the future of education, too.

What you'll do:

Data is core to how ClassDojo makes informed choices. As a Data Science contractor, you’ll help build the world's largest consumer education business, one that is already reaching tens of millions of parents, teachers, and children. You’ll help grow ClassDojo to our next order of magnitude, while deepening love for our brand.

The Data Science function at ClassDojo is an equal partner to product, engineering, and design. As a DS on a high-performing, cross-functional team, you'll shape the team's strategic direction. You'll tackle a broad range of product and business problems: uncovering unique user insights, identifying the right growth strategies in each of the 180+ countries we operate in, identifying and testing critical product improvements, and driving revenue results. You'll also work with co-workers across the company to develop insights that inform strategy across our entire business.

You can expect talented, motivated, intense and interesting co-workers; the work you'll do will pioneer the future of education.

  • Drive orders of magnitude of growth in ClassDojo's network and revenue growth
  • Design and evaluate product experiments and improvements, working with cross-functional teams to translate insights into action
  • Define product strategy and direction, in collaboration with cross-functional peers
  • Empower teams with the skills and tools to get their own insights

You will be a match if:

  • You have at least 4 years of data science experience
  • You can work 24-40 hours per week with us

You might be a good fit if:

  • You have 5+ years experience in a data science or similar role at a consumer company, ideally with a stint on a high-quality growth team or monetization team
  • You have good business judgment
  • You have the ability to write structured and efficient SQL queries on large data sets
  • You have experience designing AB/multivariate tests and drawing actionable conclusions
  • You possess strong written and verbal communication skills
  • You have a curious mind
  • You have an inclination to move surprisingly fast

Bonus:

  • Experience with data pipelines: transforming raw production and external data into user-friendly tables.

[1] Some more context:

- ClassDojo's $125m Series D (Forbes) and Sam’s note about it.

- ClassDojo is one of Y Combinator’s Top 100 companies

- ClassDojo's Second Act Comes with First Profits (TechCrunch) and Sam's note about it.


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We are a distributed company, so we hire regardless of location, as long as you are willing to have significant hours overlap with one of the Americas time zones.