Data Analyst and Algorithms Engineer

Avela Education - Multiple Locations or Remote - Full time

We are on a mission to advance equity in education and need your help! We believe right school for each student will change their lives. Join us! Learn more at a Data and Business Analyst, you’ll partner closely with our Consultants and Principal Economists to help our customers improve their enrollment practices. This might include analyzing student and school outcomes data or reviewing enrollment preferences and lottery results. We're looking for technical and quantitative analysts who are excited to dive into data, enrollment outcomes, and student preferences and develop deep insights to help our clients.This role is an exciting hybrid between:-- Data Analysis (30%)-- Business Analysis (20%)-- Strategy Consulting (20%),-- Education Program Management (20%),-- Business Development / Sales (10%).


  • Data Analysis - You’ll extract insights from a wide range of data in support of both our client engagements and product development.
  • Market Design - You’ll work closely with Josh Angrist and Parag Pathak to design markets for organizations, governments, and education institutions, such as enrollment lotteries or volunteer matching.
  • Customer Success - You’ll be the frontlines for our customers, supporting them with technical and programmatic issues.
  • Thought Leadership - As a subject matter expert, you’ll drive our thought leadership in the enrollment space, which includes writing blog entries, posting on social media, speaking at conferences, presenting webinars, and more.
  • Product Council Advisor - Our product and engineering team will need your expertise as they design and build our product suite.
  • Janitorial - As a growing startup, we need help across the board, from HR to finance to operations. Everyone pitches in to “take out the (proverbial) trash,” and nothing is “beyond your job description" or "below your paygrade."


  • 2+ Years of work experience as a data analyst, data scientist, economist, or business consultant
  • Degree in Economics, Statistics, Math, or Computer Science (MA preferred)
  • Excellent communicator, including written and oral
  • Capable of producing compelling slide presentations and reports
  • Customer-centric mindset and passion for education, equity, or social impact
  • Entrepreneurial spirit and drive, extraordinary comfort with ambiguity, enjoyment wearing many hats
  • Among the best at what you do with a growth mindset and desire to constantly improve


Avela is an education technology startup focused on equity in education admissions and enrollment. We give enrollment, admission, and award officers the tools to make equitable decisions about the allocation of educational opportunities.

We work with school districts and charter networks across the country, including Oakland Enrolls, Tulsa Public Schools, Jersey City Board of Education, and New Orleans Public Schools. We also work with a range of nonprofits and NGOs, including Teach for America and the Inter-American Development Bank.

Our platform has four parts to cover each stage of the admission journey, from exploring options to applying and final selection and admission. Our flagship product, Avela Match, is used for running coordinated matching markets to assign individuals to programs, such as public school placements in choice districts. We also offer a range of consulting services to help districts implement enrollment reforms and advance equity in educational programs.Learn more at


Avela was founded by a renowned team of visionaries, including Nobel Laureate Joshua Angrist, Clark Medalist Parag Pathak, and social entrepreneur Greg Bybee. We have a passionate team of entrepreneurs, engineers, economists, and data scientists - get to know us at 


We are a flexible, fully remote company. We just ask that everyone work continental US hours to facilitate collaboration. 


Significant equity, passionate team, flexible work policies, unlimited vacation, and full health benefits. 

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level

Avela Education

Education Equity Starts Here. Avela gives enrollment, admission, and award officers the tools to make equitable decisions and empower families.
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