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Pearson Sr. Data Scientist, Institutional Intelligence in Carson City, Nevada

Sr. Data Scientist, Institutional Intelligence


The key accountabilities for the role include:

  • Modeling and delivering frameworks around how to discover outcomes, performance, behavioral and non-cognitive insights across the Pearson Product suite (includes Courseware, Learning Applications, Smarthinking, Career Success, etc).

  • Development and delivery of designated customer projects initiated by Business Development.

  • Work with Global Product in defining long-term commercially viable analytics solutions.

  • Responsible for rigorous ongoing research and development of future-facing insights leverageable by both Pearson as well as our institutional customers.

  • Build a suite of tools for Pearson to leverage within Strategic Partnerships to better evaluate the current trajectory so that we can adjust as needed in an informed way.

  • Collaborate various relevant business units (i.e. Global Product, Data & Analytics Services, etc.) in support of customer success.



  • 5 years of experience with SQL

  • Ph.D. in mathematics, statistics, psychometrics, data science or a related field.

  • 5 years of industry experience; experience in the education industry (teaching or working) is a plus.

  • Extensive experience and expertise in analyzing behavioral and outcomes data from various platforms and systems.

  • Experience presenting research or results at conferences or in business engagements.

  • Experience writing white papers or research papers is strongly preferred.

  • Extensive technical expertise in cloud-based technologies (AWS & Google Cloud), SQL, No-SQL, Python, JavaScript, Snowflake, Tableau Desktop & Tableau Server. Deep experience with analysis of unstructured data is critical.

  • Extensive knowledge and experience with database development, statistical techniques, data collection, data warehousing, data mining, data modeling, statistical modeling, predictive modeling, and data visualization.

  • Expertise in content & behavioral analytics.

  • Ability to develop solutions that are innovative and scalable.

  • High business acumen, excellent ability to communicate complex ideas in simple terms

  • Problem-solving skills, willingness to learn new concepts and methodologies as needed, quickly, and apply them to new problem-solving scenarios

  • Ability to work remotely with a high degree of autonomy

  • A thought-leader in Learning Analytics

  • LOVES making data ACTIONABLE in a material way!

  • Machine Learning a strong plus


  • Works well with other teams and leaders to by listening and working together while keeping their core customer needs at the center.

  • Able to extract the core business problem to be solved when engaging with customers.

  • Works well with abstract ideas to determine varied paths to a similar destination/outcome.

  • Able to guide initially ambiguous customer goals to concrete data-driven solutions that make progress toward the initial issues.

  • Able to formulate new questions on the fly with a customer to help guide the solutioning process.

  • Able to break down customer requirements so that other analytics, product and engineering teams can do the work required of them efficiently and effectively.

  • Strong aptitude for learning new technologies and analytics techniques.

  • Highly self-motivated and able to work independently as well as in a team environment

  • Able to pinpoint potential solutions to hyper-complex problems.

  • Able to work flexibly to continually find solutions rather than blockers when issues arise

  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Primary Location: US-RE-Remote

Work Locations: US-Remote Remote

Job: Research and Development

Organization: North America

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Dec 8, 2020

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 2010624

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.