Data Scientist

Amira Learning - Remote - Full time

You will join an expert team that has built some of the most successful and widely used applications in American schools. You will create the next generation of AI-powered software for the classroom and home. You will be focused on using ML & RL to create models at the heart of Amira’s work.

Amira’s technology has been recognized as one of the best launches of 2019 (SxSW), was a Best In Show at ISTE (the world’s largest edtech conference) and was named as one of the apps to watch at the Global Education Summit in Beijing. Backed by the leading VCs in edtech, and lead by successful entrepreneurs, Amira is a special opportunity to do well and do good.

This job reports to Amira’s Director of Data Science.

Amira’s Culture:

Flexibility – We encourage people to live and work where they desire. Amira works as a truly distributed team.

Collaborative – We work together closely, using collaborative tools and periodic f2f get togethers.

Lean & Agile -- We believe in ownership and continuous feedback.

Mission-Driven – What’s important to us is helping kids.

What You Will Do:

Create ML models that enable the Reading Tutor to deliver personalized instruction to each student

You will work with Amira’s world-renowned Science Advisors and Data Scientists to construct models that shape the delivery of personalized tutoring. Amira employs a broad range of models to help students pick the right books to read, respond optimally to errors, assess mastery and provide actionable insight to teachers.

Utilize RL to enable constant adaption of Amira’s behavior and approach

Amira uses Reinforcement Learning to adapt the Tutor’s behavior

Analyze speech stream data to better identify student mispronunciations

A core part of Amira’s value is accurately assessing student mastery. You will create error detection models that identify when a student has made a mistake.

Work in an environment that supports your individual growth

Amira works as a team.

Who You Are

We are looking for data scientists who can quickly become knowledgeable about the science of reading, supplementing their technical skills with subject matter expertise. You are creative and highly committed. You are prepared to put in the effort required to solve hard problems and understand the importance of deadlines in shipping product. You believe in the power of DeepLearning and want to see it put to good use for kids.

Core skills:

  • You have a PhD in data science, AI, physics, math or a related field
  • Ideally, you have experience with DeepLearning or Reinforcement Learning models
  • You are comfortable coding in Python
  • You have a strong understanding and hands-on experience with Machine Learning, with the ability to point to at least one commercial ML model put into production or one paper associated with academic research you lead
  • You have at least 3 years of experience as a data scientist
  • You know how to work in Tensorflow
  • Ideally, you have experience using ML in education or edtech, but this is not a requirement

You have a desire to be at a Silicon Valley start-up, with the desire and commitment that requires.

What Amira Offers

Competitive Salary

Large Company level benefits

Meaningful Option Ownership

Cutting Edge Work

The opportunity to help children around the world have a better life.

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Experience Level

Mid Level

Amira Learning

Amira is the first intelligent reading assistant, able to listen to students read out loud, assess student mastery, and deliver personalized tutoring.

Amira’s mission is to reinvent the way kids learn to read. Amira is bringing AI and the science of reading together.

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