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Senior Data Scientist, AI Research Team



Software Engineering, Data Science
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, June 25, 2024
About Kiddom
Kiddom is a groundbreaking educational platform that promotes student equity and growth by uniting high-quality instructional materials with dynamic digital learning. Through unparalleled curriculum management functionality, Kiddom empowers schools and districts to take ownership of their curriculum – resulting in learning experiences tailored to meet the unique needs and goals of local communities. Kiddom’s high-quality curriculum is layered with robust teacher and leader data insights to drive the continuous improvement of instructional decisions, school/district programming, and professional learning.
About the Role
The AI Research Team is seeking a highly motivated Data Scientist to join our growing team. In this role, you'll play a pivotal role in unlocking the power of data to optimize our platform, personalize teaching and learning experiences, and ultimately, improve student outcomes.
Do you have a growth mindset, meticulous attention to detail, and an unwavering passion for excellence? We'd love to chat!

You will:

  • Utilize a strong foundation in traditional data science techniques, ensuring the appropriate application of tools and methodologies
  • Apply practical AI skills, including prompt engineering, RAG (retrieval augmentation generation), and fine-tuning, to enhance teaching or learning experiences; with a keen understanding of when to use each method
  • Collaborate effectively with engineers, product managers, designers, educators, and curriculum experts to align data science initiatives with business goals
  • Contribute to AI research, from experimentation through publishing findings

You have:

  • 5+ years professional experience with product analytics for digital SaaS platforms
  • Degree in Computer Science, Statistics, or a related field, PhD or PhD ABD preferred
  • Proficiency in Python and comfortable with version control
  • Strong practical AI skills, including experience with prompt engineering, RAG, and fine-tuning models
  • Experience in the EdTech industry or a strong interest in improving K-12 education through technology
  • Publications or contributions to AI research
Salary range is dependent on geography, past experience, seniority, and demonstrated role related ability during the interview process.
What we offer
Full time permanent employees are eligible for the following benefits:
-Competitive salary
-Meaningful equity
-Health benefits: medical (various PPO/HMO/HSA plans), dental, vision, disability and life insurance
-10 paid sick days per year
-Unlimited vacation time policy (subject to internal approval). Average use 4 weeks off per year.
-Paid family leave for eligible employees
COVID Vaccination Policy
Kiddom policy requires employees to be vaccinated before they visit an office or attend company events..
We have remote roles but in certain positions where office attendance is deemed to be essential to the role, offers of employment shall be conditional upon proof of vaccination.