Data Scientist, Analytics

Magoosh - Berkeley, California - Full time

About the Job

We’re looking for a business-savvy data scientist to help us provide affordable, effective, and enjoyable test prep to even more students across the globe. You will play a critical role in defining and solving many strategic and operational problems we face.

This position is a full-time, in-office position based in the Magoosh office in Berkeley, CA with an annual salary of $132,500 to $141,500, depending on experience. You must be authorized to work in the US.

In this position, you will…

  • Deepen our understanding of user behavior and identify opportunities to increase user study time and learning
  • Influence strategy and help inform key product and marketing decisions
  • Advise on experimentation design and interpret experimental results
  • Perform ad hoc analysis for multiple departments and communicate outcomes in a clear and concise manner
  • Develop and socialize metrics, monthly reporting and dashboards and provide actionable next steps
  • Proactively find ways to make data more useful and accessible
  • Partner with Engineering to improve data tracking

You have many of the following…

  • Have at least 3 years of experience translating business problems into data problems with different stakeholders
  • Have at least 2 years of work experience with SQL in an analytical role: you can independently optimize your query for performance & readability
  • Are comfortable with Excel: you can easily create pivot tables, nested conditions, and lookups
  • Have college-level coursework in statistics, probability theory, machine learning, econometrics, and research design, or equivalent work experience
  • Are familiar with basic commands in Python/R: you need little help implementing off-the-shelf machine learning algorithms

Extra credit if you…

  • Can creatively solve a data problem by either modifying an off-the-shelf solution or defining your own method
  • Are experienced with mining very large (several million rows) and messy (missing values & non-tabular) datasets
  • Have worked with Mixpanel and Google Analytics

Note: Please feel free to apply, even if you don’t meet all the requirements for the position.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Data Analysis

Experience Level

Mid Level


Why should students have to put up with exorbitant prices for boring prep classes and books that might not even work? With Magoosh, they don’t have to. Our mission is simple: create products that give students everywhere access to enjoyable, affordable, and quality test prep.

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