Senior Data Scientist/Product Analyst
About the role
A Y Combinator/Imagine K12 company, ClassDojo's long-term goal is to give every child on Earth an education they love. The ClassDojo app is the #1 communication app for micro-communities of K-8 teachers, children and families globally; they use it to stay connected, sharing what's happening through the school day through photos, videos, messages, and activities. The company is now helping kids get learning experiences they love, beyond school. Today, ClassDojo is used by 95% of pre K-8 schools in the US, as well as in a further 180 countries.
Data is core to how ClassDojo makes decisions. As our next senior data scientist, you’ll help build the world's leading consumer education business, one that is already reaching tens of millions of parents, teachers, and children. You’ll help grow ClassDojo to our next major milestone: serving 100 million+ active families, and 100 million+ in revenue, while deepening love for our brand.
The data science function at ClassDojo is an equal partner to product, engineering and design. As a senior leader on a high-performing, cross-functional team, you'll shape the team's strategic direction. You'll tackle a broad range of product and business problems: uncovering unique user insights, identifying the right growth strategies in each of the 180+ countries we operate in, identifying and testing critical product improvements, and driving revenue results. You'll also work with co-workers across the company to develop insights that inform strategy and decision-making across our entire business.
You can expect talented, motivated, intense and interesting co-workers; the work you'll do will pioneer the future of education.
What you’ll do:
- Drive orders of magnitude of growth in ClassDojo's network and revenue growth
- Design and analyze product experiments and improvements, working with cross-functional teams to translate insights into action
- Define product strategy and direction, in collaboration with cross-functional peers
- Empower teams with the skills and tools to get their own insights
What you'll need:
- 5+ years experience in a data science or analytics role at a consumer company, ideally with a stint on a high quality growth team
- Good business judgment
- Ability to write structured and efficient SQL queries on large data sets
- Experience designing AB/multivariate tests and drawing actionable conclusions
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Intellectual curiosity
- Inclination to move surprisingly fast
- Bonus: experience with data pipelines: transforming raw production and external data into user-friendly tables.
ClassDojo's mission is to bring communities together, and help them create an education experience their children love. Founded in 2011 (ImagineK12 / Y Combinator) and based in San Francisco, California, ClassDojo started as a communication app: a simple way for teachers, families, and children to share the magic of the school day through photos, videos, and messages. It creates a close-knit classroom community, and exciting, inspiring and creative classrooms and homes for kids. We’re one of the fastest growing education companies of all time, used and loved by tens of millions of teachers, families and children in 90% of K-8 schools in the US, and 180 other countries.
You can read more about our vision to change education from the ground up here: https://medium.com/@samchaudhary/https-medium-com-samchaudhary-how-to-change-education-from-the-ground-up-f82b8f3e4b95.
We believe focused, talented, non-hierarchical teams can achieve a surprising amount: https://blog.ycombinator.com/its-surprising-how-much-small-teams-can-get-done-sam-chaudhary-of-classdojo/. Our team is made up of talented, motivated, intense and interesting people from around the world, with deep backgrounds in education, as well as from leading consumer internet organizations like Instagram, Netflix, Dropbox, Uber, Y Combinator and more. We’re building a company that is pioneering the future of education, and one that is the kind of place we’ve all always wanted to work. We believe you’ll do the best work of your life here.
ClassDojo’s vision is to give every child on Earth an education they love. We strongly feel the best way to do this is to work with people from diverse backgrounds that truly reflect the world. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity or Veteran status. In accordance with the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, we will consider for employment qualified applicants with arrest and conviction records. We are happy to accommodate any disabilities or special needs. We hire both locally in San Francisco, and distributed teammates around the world.
If you're interested in pioneering the future of education at massive scale, we'd love to hear from you.
Why you should join ClassDojo
ClassDojo's vision is to give every child on Earth an education they love.
Our flagship app is the leading communication platform for K-8 teachers, children and families around the world. They use it to stay connected, sharing photos, videos, messages, moments and activities through the day.
And now, ClassDojo Beyond School is now beginning to help children get the best learning experiences the world can offer, beyond those available in their local school.
Today, ClassDojo is adored and used by 51 million+ teachers, children and families in 95% of pre K-8 schools in the US, across 180 countries and growing fast. You can read more about our thesis to change education from the ground up here: https://bit.ly/3o4E2L7.