0 to 1 Gaming Data Scientist

0 to 1 Gaming Data Scientist

ClassDojo's mission is to give 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, all built by a team of 65 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 deep backgrounds in education and large scale consumer internet, including Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, 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:

We're building a multi-user, multi-platform 3D world where kids learn and create through play with their classmates. With millions of kids already active on the platform, the game is "live-by-default" - we work very iteratively and practice continuous delivery/deployment, with the ability to ship updates multiple times a week. 

As a 0→1 gaming data scientist you’ll partner with our PM, Designers, and Engineers from our internal Game Studio to help us develop one of the first platforms/virtual worlds of its kind. Examples of the type of work you might be doing include:

  • Define long term product strategy and direction, in collaboration with cross-functional peers
  • Design and analyze product experiments and improvements, working with cross-functional teams to translate insights into action
  • Empower teams with the skills and tools to get their own insights

 

You might be a good fit if:

  • You have 5+ years experience in a data science or analytics role at a consumer company
  • You have experience working in gaming and/or a passion for playing games 
  • You have great business / product 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 intellectual curiosity
  • You have an inclination to move surprisingly fast

 

[1] Some more context:

- ClassDojo, an app to help teachers and parents communicate better, raises $35M (TechCrunch)

- Closing the Gap Between Classrooms and Students, ClassDojo Sees Skyrocketing Usage (Crunchbase)

- 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.

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