Brooklyn, NY
201-500 employees
A pioneer in next-generation curriculum & assessment, Amplify collaborates with educators to create rigorous & riveting learning experiences for every student.

Data Scientist

Data Scientist

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A pioneer in K–12 education since 2000, Amplify is leading the way in next-generation curriculum and assessment. Our captivating core and supplemental programs in ELA, math, and science engage all students in rigorous learning and inspire them to think deeply, creatively, and for themselves. Our formative assessment products turn data into practical instructional support to help students at every skill level build a strong foundation in early reading and math. Our programs provide teachers with powerful tools that help them understand and respond to the needs of all their students. Today, Amplify serves five million students in all 50 states.

Our Research and Analytics team is looking for a Data Scientist to inform business strategy, product direction, and efficacy. This is a team that seeks empirical answers to crucial questions about Amplify’s curriculum products. Are students succeeding? How is success evaluated? Under what conditions are students most successful? What improvements should Amplify make to its curriculum products and services to optimize success? How might schools make more effective use of Amplify products? 

As a data scientist at Amplify you will use your data modeling, programming, analysis, visualization, and writing skills to help people have insight into Amplify's products, customers, and impact. As data scientists, we care deeply about the data from beginning to end—we are actively involved in all aspects of data analysis, from data modeling tasks to writing reports and making visualizations. At Amplify, data scientists work as embedded members of cross-functional teams with learning scientists, psychometricians, product managers, engineers, and others. You’ll play an active role in imagining and improving product design and the classroom experience.


Responsibilities of the Data Scientist:

  • Use appropriate statistical methods to trace knowledge acquisition, recommend differentiation of learning opportunities, and evaluate content efficacy

  • Analyze usage and engagement data from Amplify's digital learning platforms, apps, and features.

  • Transform raw source data into analytics-ready data models using reproducible tools

  • Write clear, concise, and accurate documentation

  • Build event collection schemas for new apps and features

  • Define and implement metrics that measure product performance and guide strategic decisions in close partnership with content and business teams

  • Provide data analyses to product prototypes, internal reports, case studies, white papers, and educational research

  • Support the content and product teams by capturing and analyzing data that demonstrates the impact of the product

Basic Qualifications of the Data Scientist:

  • 2+ years of experience in a data science, analytics, or research role; or a graduate degree in a science or other quantitative field

  • Knowledge about statistical methods and when to apply them

  • Expertise in working with tools for quantitative, reproducible research with a preference for experience with R

  • Expertise in SQL

  • Experience using data visualization tools

  • Ability to learn and adopt new tools and methods

  • Advanced written and verbal English proficiency with experience presenting to key partners

  • Strong research background and experience driving self-directed projects

Preferred Qualifications of the Data Scientist:

  • Proficiency with statistical modeling, e.g. GLM, latent variable models, Bayesian analysis

  • Proven application of software development methodology and protocols, including version control and Agile methodologies

  • Experience using business intelligence tools, e.g., Looker, Mode, Tableau, etc

  • Experience using cloud environments, especially Snowflake and S3

  • Experience using web technologies, especially APIs and J

We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. To that end, we seek to recruit, develop and retain the most talented people from a diverse candidate pool. 

Amplify is an Equal Opportunity Employer of Minorities, Females, Protected Veterans and Individuals with Disabilities. 


This position may be funded, in whole or in part, through American Recovery & Reinvestment Act funds.

Amplify Education, Inc. is an E-Verify participant.

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