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Director of Data Science


About Prodigy:

[In the last 4 years, Prodigy has gone from 3,000 to over 25,000,000 students across North America (including 80% of all Ontario students), and is currently the fastest growing educational startup in North America. By joining our team, you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning math while working alongside some of the brightest and most passionate people in education and gaming.]

Job Description:

You’ll oversee the newly-formed data team, which is responsible for all aspects of data ingestion, storage, transformation, and visualizations using our Amazon Web Services infrastructure. Our students answer billions of questions each year, and every department is generating a large amount of data that’s not currently being well utilized. We’d like your help in fixing that.

In this role, you’ll build a long range plan alongside our executive team and other department heads, and then work to make it a reality. To do so, you’ll interview, hire, and manage Data Scientists to help grow your team’s capacity. You’ll also build and manage all of our data pipelines, and create reports and visualizations which are used to help drive crucial business decisions.

What you'll need:

  • Masters or PhD in Mathematics, Statistics or Computer Science
  • A general curiousity for what the key drivers of our business are, and how we should build out our product to serve our customers’ needs
  • 5+ years of experience with big data technologies and in Machine-Learning, data profiling/cleaning/mining and statistics
  • 2-5 years of experience managing teams
  • Ability to perform complex data analysis on large volumes of data and present findings to stakeholders
  • Strong coding abilities; expert working knowledge of Python, R, Java and SQL; familiar with a Linux environment and shell scripting
  • Experience with relational databases such as PostgreSQL, MySql, TSQL
  • Experience in real-time data processing

Bonus points for:

  • Experience working with AWS Cloud platforms and related systems: EC2, S3, EMR, RDS
  • Experience with Agile software development

We offer:

  • Full health benefits on day 1
  • A really generous gym and learning allowance
  • Flexible working hours
  • Plenty of opportunities for career growth
  • The ability to impact the lives of millions of kids
  • Snacks and really good coffee


We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.

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