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Pearson Senior Data Scientist in Centennial, Colorado

Senior Data Scientist

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We are looking for a Senior Data Scientist to join Pearson’s AI Products and Solutions team. Our mission is to enable the development of AI-first, outcome-driven products to improve learning experiences. The position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research on a cross-functional team and contribute to developing products that have an impact on millions of learners around the globe.

What You’ll Do

  • Be responsible for defining, developing and leading a small team of highly skilled data scientists in collaboratively tackling an ambitious R&D agenda.

  • Provide technical and scientific leadership when designing a plan of execution and addressing unforeseen challenges and problems.

  • Lead by example and excel as a senior scientific contributor through active hands-on participation.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and partners as well as senior management and leadership.

  • Assist in the creation and execution of an R&D strategy focused on developing AI capabilities that enable pioneering educational products. Help define project scope, priorities, and appropriate distribution of resources.

  • Accomplish results by communicating honestly; setting expectations, monitoring, and appraising job results; coaching, counseling, and disciplining employees; developing, coordinating, and enforcing systems and policies.

Qualifications

Who You Are

  • You have an advanced degree in a quantitative field and a solid background in mathematics and statistics.

  • You have 5 years relevant experience.

  • Ideally, you have some past experience with leading a team.

  • You have strong technical and scientific prowess and experience showcasing strong coding and modeling skills using Python.

  • A passion for and demonstration of conducting research while maintaining an end-product vision. Delivering capabilities with cloud technologies is a plus.

  • You are skilled at Agile project planning and oversight.

  • You have a knack for creative problem solving, willingness to learn new technologies and skills, and ability to mentor peers.

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Research and Development

Organization: Global Product

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Mar 26, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2001643

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

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