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Data Scientist
Boston, MA

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Job Description

Macmillan Learning is a part of the family-owned Holtzbrinck group of companies and is one of the leading educational technology companies. Through deep partnership with the world's best researchers, educators, administrators, and developers, we facilitate teaching and learning opportunities that spark student engagement and improve outcomes. We provide educators with tailored solutions designed to inspire student curiosity and measure progress. Macmillan Learning is comprised of renowned brands including Bedford/St. Martins, W.H. Freeman, Worth Publishers, Sapling Learning, SkyFactor, Intellus Learning, Late Nite Labs, and Hayden-McNeil. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to reflecting a broad representation of differences -- race, ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, physical ability, age, family status, economic background and status, geographical background and status, and perspective-- in our workplace. The successful candidate for this position will become an employee of Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC ("BFW"), d/b/a Macmillan Learning. Bedford Freeman & Worth Publishing Group, LLC has developed an affirmative action program in compliance with the NY Department of Education's guidance. Portions of the affirmative action program are available for review by applicants and employees by contacting Human Resources. Requirements

Macmillan Learning's mission is to improve lives through learning. The data analytics team is dedicated to achieving this mission by providing data-based insights and features for designing and executing world-class educational products for college students and instructors. We care about continuous improvement, both in our products, our work, and our professional development.

Macmillan Learning has a unique opportunity for a Data Scientist in our Learning Sciences Team.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

* Extract data from multiple business systems and analyze to reveal insights and trends
* Transform insights from data into decisions for business intelligence and product development
* Develop dashboards and algorithms that serve end-user and product needs
* Develop easily interpretable and visually appealing analytics reports, both static and interactive
* Develop interactive self-serve reporting tools across the business portfolio, identify business data gaps and make recommendations for data capture.


* Master's or PhD in data analytics, machine learning, statistics, or related field.
* At least 2 years of post - doctoral or industry experience, ideally in educational data analytics
* Experience in
* Conducting insightful analyses on large, messy, data.
* Developing fit-for-purpose analytics and reporting tools.
* Data extractions, transfer, and load processes.
* Querying and analyzing structured and unstructured data.
* Use of data processing technologies such as Hadoop and Spark.
* Utilizing AWS for data processing and services hosting needs.
* The theory and application of machine learning techniques and the utilization of related tools such as TensorFlow.
* Data visualization.

* Excellent programming skills with experience in statistical programming languages such as R or similar.
* Familiarity with
* Developing high-quality reports (written and visual).
* Developing customer-facing dashboards.
* Developing self-serve reporting solutions using Shiny R or similar.
* Business intelligence and reporting systems such as Sales Force, Tableau, Sisence and the like is a plus.
* Educational products and services in higher education is a plus.

* Attention to detail, ability to self-check the accuracy of work and create necessary quality control gates.
* Ability to work collaboratively, support multiple teams, manage a portfolio of simultaneous projects and in-bound requests, and meet milestones.
* Willingness to function in novel problem-solving spaces and find practical and creative solutions to support business needs.
* Eagerness to grow in skills and gain deep domain experience.

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