Data Scientist


(New York, New York)
Full Time
Job Posting Details
About 2U
2U partners with leading colleges and universities to deliver the world’s best online degree programs. Our Platform, a fusion services and technology, enables schools to attract, enroll, educate, support and graduate students around the world. Our company culture is united by our No Back Row® philosophy; the idea that when we each lean in and do our part, we are better individually and collectively.
Under the guidance of the Director of Data Science, the Data Scientist will lead advanced analytical research and development. This is a highly quantitative role that requires analytical aptitude, strong programming skills, intellectual curiosity and the ability to communicate results effectively.
* Machine learning and model building for projects involving various teams across the company, including sales, marketing, human resources, finance, and operations * Predictive modeling and segmentation to support prospect scoring and consumer targeting * Data exploration to identify drivers & trends within our business * Ad hoc analysis and reporting as needed
Ideal Candidate
**Things That Should Be in Your Background:** * Degree in statistics, mathematics, computer science, economics, or other quantitative field required; Graduate degree preferred * 2-4 years of experience working with advanced analytic techniques in classification, regression, optimization and text analytics * Experience implementing machine learning algorithms (Random Forest, SVM, etc.) in production settings * Proficiency in either R or Python * Familiarity with data extraction across different database architectures * The ability and desire to identify and deploy novel solutions to business problems **Other Attributes That Will Help You in This Role:** * Strong interpersonal & communication skills * Ability to maintain a fun, casual, professional and productive team atmosphere * Excellent communication skills with the ability to communicate in a courteous, tactful, and concise manner * Ability to work with a diverse team in a fast-paced environment * Enthusiasm and the ability to thrive in an atmosphere of constant change
Compensation and Working Conditions
Benefits Benefits included

Additional Notes on Compensation

2U offers a comprehensive benefits package: Medical, dental, and vision coverage. Life insurance, disability and 401(k).


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