What We’re Looking For:

The Data Scientist IV will lead advanced analytical research, development, and implementation. This is a highly quantitative role that requires elite analytical aptitude, strong programming skills, and intellectual curiosity. We are looking for someone who has a history of using data science to solve business problems, has extensive experience running experiments at scale in enterprise settings, is comfortable training and evaluating machine learning models in production, and has a proven ability to be a technical leader.

Responsibilities Include, But Are Not Limited To:

  • Design and execute business and technical processes needed for experimentation to support an array of business problems from marketing to survey analytics, including experiment ideation, experimental design, monitoring, data analysis, code review, and communication of results
  • Collaborate with stakeholders and product managers to gain domain knowledge, and clarify and define requirements. Independently plan and estimate development tasks, short-term projects and long-term plans across projects. Provide feedback and mentorship to team members and improve team operations
  • Design, develop and apply machine learning algorithms, automated decision engines and other models
  • Ad hoc statistical analysis, reporting and visualization as needed
  • Partner with engineers to productionize code, schedule jobs, and integrate into 2U software ecosystem

Things That Should Be In Your Background:

  • Degree in data science, statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics or other quantitative field required; Graduate degree preferred
  • 7+ years of experience running online controlled experiments at scale
  • 5+ years of experience applying advanced analytic techniques in classification, regression, optimization or natural language processing in production settings
  • Expert knowledge of experimental design and evaluation frameworks (i.e. A/B Tests, Multi-Armed Bandits)
  • Expert knowledge of applied statistics and machine learning techniques
  • Expert knowledge of either R or Python
  • Proficient in SQL
  • Proficient with extracting data from different database architectures

About 2U Inc. (NASDAQ: TWOU)

2U is comprised of 3 lines of business: Graduate Degree Programs, Short Course, and Boot Camps. Going beyond traditional learning management systems, we use tech, people, and data to help top universities and enterprise organizations transform in the digital era—and eliminate the back row in higher ed. We support lifelong learning which means thinking beyond a single degree. It means finding ways for students to gain the skills they need to change careers, evolve their expertise, and meet the challenges of the changing world head-on. We help our partners fill those needs—developing new digital education technologies and offerings capable of supporting students at different points in their lives. Whether they need a simple refresher, to learn something new, or to change their career trajectories completely, our partners are there to help them succeed. Together with our partners, 2U has positively transformed the lives of more than 275,000 students and lifelong learners. 

2U Diversity and Inclusion Statement

At 2U, we are committed to creating and sustaining a culture that embodies diverse walks of life, ideas, genders, ages, races, cultures, sexual orientations, abilities and other unique qualities of our employees. We strive to offer a workplace where every employee feels empowered by the ways in which we are different, as well as the ways in which we are the same. 

Benefits & Culture

Working at 2U means working with individuals that are passionate and mission driven. We collaborate on tough problems to deliver the best outcomes for our partners, students, and each other. You will find team members working together in our open office spaces, gathered in the kitchen grabbing a snack, or taking a break in our game rooms.

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package:

  • Medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Life insurance, disability and 401(k)
  • Unlimited snacks and drinks
  • Generous paid leave policies including unlimited PTO
  • Additional time off benefits include: volunteer days, parental leave, and a company-wide winter break 

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Note: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by individuals assigned to this position, and are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required. All employees may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.

2U is an equal opportunity employer that does not discriminate against applicants or employees and ensures equal employment opportunity for all persons regardless of their race, creed, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, pregnancy, national origin, age, marital status, disability, citizenship, military or veterans’ status, or any other classifications protected by applicable federal, state or local laws. 2U’s equal opportunity policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including but not limited to recruiting, hiring, training, promotion, job benefits and pay.  

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Principal Data Scientist