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Data Scientist-Learning Measurement


Post Date: 08/13/2018 Job ID: 6696 Industry: Other


Ektello is looking for a Data Scientist-Learning Measurement candidate in Centennial, CO for one of the cutting edge educational software companies in the world.

Data Scientist-Learning Measurement
  • Looking for a data scientist with an expertise in Learning Measurement to join the Advanced Computing and Data Science Lab.
  • Our mission, as an R&D group, is to improve the value of the companies  products, services and processes with innovations in machine intelligence. The position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research on a cross-functional, AI-driven team to push the boundaries of what’ s possible in education and have an impact on millions of learners around the globe.

In this role, you’ ll have the opportunity to:
  • Make pioneering educational inferences in non-traditional contexts using large amounts of data from diverse sources, including emerging content types and technology-based student interactions.
  • Transform large, messy data into an ongoing source of actionable intelligence.
  • Ideate, plan, and execute research, drawing upon the cognitive/learning sciences, psychometrics, and data science to advance the field of digital teaching and learning.
  • Work collaboratively with team members and other stakeholders to build functional prototypes leading to new products and businesses.

Minimum Requirements:
  • Interest in human cognition, teaching, and learning.
  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field (or equivalent experience).
  • Solid background in mathematics and statistics.
  • Experience with educational measurement, specializing in one or more of the following: Item Response Theory, Bayesian Networks, Cognitive Diagnostic Models, Multilevel Models, or Intelligent Tutoring Systems. Have the ability to apply those methods in new situations.
  • Strong coding skills in Python and/or R. Other languages a plus. - Experience using version control and other software development tools a plus.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders, including research scientists, software engineers, and product managers.
  • A knack for creative problem solving and willingness to learn new technologies and skills.


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