Data Scientist

| El Segundo
Join us in our mission to provide students with a safe and stimulating learning environment! At GoGuardian, we pride ourselves on bringing the very best talent to empower millions of student lives in the most impactful way. You’ll be working with talented and motivated people in a team- and people-oriented culture.
For our El Segundo corporate office, we are hiring a motivated Data Scientist to help us solve challenging problems and reshape the student learning experience. This means being part of a team that will enable GoGuardian to deliver crucial insights to students, teachers, counselors, and parents about a student’s educational journey. This is a hands-on opportunity that requires applying a broad set of skills to build a variety of data products.
You’ll join a highly technical and innovative data science team that takes product ideas and transforms them into production systems serving millions of users. You’ll also be helping us to optimize company performance by building business intelligence tools to serve internal customers. Finally, you’ll also be tasked with helping us promote a data-driven and scientific culture throughout the company.

Here is what you’ll help us with:

  • Collaborating across teams to develop data products driven by business needs
  • Extracting and transforming data in a reliable, repeatable manner
  • Empirical exploration striving to identify and isolate signal from noise
  • Building machine learning models and deploying them as production services at scale
  • Building tooling to support such efforts such as unit testing, automated deployment testing, model performance tracking, etc.
  • Communicating methods and findings in written reports, presentations, and dashboards
  • Building the best data science team in LA (as a start...)
  • Finding new and innovative ways to incorporate Seinfield references into your work.

Absolute Must Haves Before Applying:

  • An advanced degree in a quantitative field (math, statistics, engineering, science, etc.)
  • 1 or more years prior experience as a data scientist and a record of delivering data science products to production
  • An outstanding ability to communicate complex findings in a clear and simple manner with excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Advanced skills in either R or Python
  • Proven self-learner with either the drive or talent to learn very quickly
  • Experience using AWS, GCP, or Azure
  • Plenty of experience with traditional statistics and ML approaches
  • Experience extracting data from a variety of sources in a variety of formats
  • Knowledge of best practices in coding/scientific projects

Bonus Points if you also bring the following:

  • A PhD in a quantitative field
  • Experience using Docker
  • NLP experience
  • Publications in peer-reviewed journals demonstrating excellence in experimental design and data analysis

GoGuardian is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions on the basis of merit and business needs. GoGuardian does not discriminate against employees, applicants, interns, or volunteers on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, ancestry, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, pregnancy, marital status, sex, age, sexual orientation, military and veteran status, registered domestic partner status, genetic information, gender, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • ScalaLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • SalesforceCRM
    • MarketoLead Gen

Location

200 N Sepulveda Ave, El Segundo, CA 90245

An Insider's view of GoGuardian

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Exciting! We’ve had tremendous growth and have gone through a lot of changes over the last couple of years, but have maintained the supportive, passionate, and energetic foundations that made me join the company in the first place. The vibe is simultaneously feels relaxed and open, and like everywhere you look, people are solving difficult problems

Terence

Director, Customer Success

What's the biggest problem your team is solving?

Our vision brings tall challenges; one of which is finding ways to sift through nearly insurmountable amounts of data, finding the important nuggets of information, then surfacing it to the right people. By using a combination of machine learning and cutting-edge data science (really), we're building better products for our users.

Zach

Senior Designer

What does career growth look like on your team?

Career growth is something that is talked over, thought through and planned out in open conversation and full collaboration between the team members and the manager of the team. It is clearly defined, from the very first day, as a line connecting your current areas for improvement to when they become areas of excellence.

Yola

Senior Data Scientist

What are some things you learned at the company?

Come in with an open mind, and you will find yourself in a breeding ground for self-discovery. By being given a high level of autonomy to do meaningful work, I have learned what it means to be authentic, lean into my fears, find my voice, build trust, and experience the greatest joy that life has to offer—connecting with others!

Michelle

Software Engineer

What are GoGuardian Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Free Daily Meals
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Parking
Pet Friendly
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences

Additional Perks + Benefits

Relax, recharge, and refresh with weekly yoga classes & guided aromatherapy meditation. Whether you're a golfer or a gamer (or both), there's probably a weekly activity with your name on it.

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