Software Engineer - Analytics Coursera
Analytics engineers and data scientists draw on a broad set of skills, ranging from statistics and software design to creative problem solving and business sense. Many of the problems we face involve figuring out how to convert the mountains of data collected through Coursera's massive open online classes into quantitative insights regarding student behavior, testable hypotheses on interventions that lead to improved learning or educational access, and ultimately, better online learning and teaching experiences for students and instructors. For example:
What is the optimal length for a lecture video to maximize student engagement?
How can we detect and adjust for grader-specific biases in evaluations of peer-graded assessments?
How can we build intuitive tools for helping instructors analyze and improve questions on an exam?
How do we design scalable backend systems for warehousing Coursera?s massive datasets?
Depending on your skills and interests, your role may include one or more of the following:
Analyzing data for millions of students across hundreds of courses
Building interactive, data-oriented tools for students and instructors
Building shared data infrastructure used by multiple teams throughout the company
The ideal candidate:
Enjoys tackling big data problems, using whatever means needed.
Is able to take complex problems and break them down into smaller tasks.
Is comfortable working with backend services (SQL/NoSQL/Hadoop), service-oriented architecture and experience with languages for data analysis (Python/R/Matlab).
Has a passion for learning new technologies.
A cover letter, detailing why you would like to join us and why you think you are a good fit.
Your resume and portfolio. We are very interested in links to previous projects that you?ve played a significant part in (please include a description of your role in those projects). Where appropriate, feel free to give us links to code snippets, design sketches, etc. relevant to these projects as well.
If you are a student or if you have graduated within the last 3 years, please include a copy of your unofficial transcript.
Information about your work authorization status in the United States.
Successful applicants will be working out of our Mountain View office. Telecommuting is not an option right now.
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