Senior Data Scientist

Feb 17, 2024
Greater Napanee, Canada
... Not specified
... Senior
Full time
... Office work

Prodigy Education, a global leader in game-based learning, is on a mission to make every student in the world love learning. We believe learning should be as fun as playing a video game. This is central to our educational philosophy, because when you love what you do, you do it better. Visit to learn more.

With Prodigy, kids practice standards-aligned skills in Math and English as they play our fun, adaptive learning games. All with teacher and parent tools to support their learning in class and at home.

As a Senior Data Scientist on our team, you will be a key player in shaping the future of education by developing solutions that drive impact on user behaviour. You will work closely with product managers, engineers, and other data professionals to leverage experimental frameworks, supporting machine learning initiatives, and utilizing your strong sense of product metrics to drive decision-making and improve our customer experience. This role offers a unique opportunity to blend your passion for helping students love learning with your expertise in data science.


Your Impact
  • Drive business impact on key customer needs by working proactively with team leads and senior leaders
  • Drive improvements in customer experience through the application of strong analytical techniques, statistics, and machine learning
  • Provide high-quality insights for key business outcomes by developing solutions to enhance best practices in the experimental design framework
  • Effectively communicate complex ideas about customer needs to a wide audience across various levels of the organization
  • Utilize knowledge of best practices in analytical techniques to advance the program's data maturity model
  • Think critically about self-service and implement ideas across multiple areas, including improving dashboard performance, maintaining quality standards, facilitating knowledge discovery, and promoting data quality excellence
  • Support key team and data departmental processes, provide mentorship to junior data scientists, and contribute to team peer review
  • Collaborate with other data teams and team members, actively sharing insights and participating in joint projects to understand business and products

About You
  • 5+ years of proven experience supporting key business decisions through experimental frameworks and high-impact analysis that lead to business outcomes
  • A deep understanding of product analytics, its relationship to customer behavior, and its impact on key business KPIs
  • Enthusiasm for the products developed, with a keenness to enhance customer value and assist product owners in prioritizing improvement efforts
  • Ability to develop minimal viable solutions that can be rapidly iterated on and improved into full productionalized solutions
  • Proficiency in data analysis, machine learning, building dashboards for monitoring KPI performance, and data modeling using tools such as SQL, Python, and R
  • Collaboration skills to provide and receive feedback while working with different data or product team members
  • Communication skills to explain complex concepts to a non-technical audience and convey their implications on strategic direction
  • Takes full ownership of a wide range of problems across different spaces and collaborates with teams to develop innovative solutions delivered against timelines

Bonus Points
  • Strong passion in the education industry
  • Productionalized large language Machine Learning models
  • Comes from a non-traditional background

Core Technologies
  • SQL and Python
  • Tooling: Databricks, DBT, and MLFlow
  • Distributed computing and architecture (Spark, Snowflake)
  • BI platforms: (Periscope, Tableau, Looker)

Working At Prodigy
  • Be part of a mission-driven organization dedicated to helping every student in the world love learning! At Prodigy Education, your work positively impacts the lives of millions of students and teachers worldwide.
  • Join a company which empowers a Growth Mindset among its team members, so you grow as we do. You’ll also work on award-winning products which harness the magic of math and power of language for students in grades 1st-8th.
  • We understand that a thriving team is at the core of our success. So, on top of an inspirational mission and rewarding work, our Total Rewards Program reflects our commitment to your financial, physical, and mental well-being.
  • It’s not just about the work though; it's about the culture. As the Toronto Star reports in a recent feature on Prodigy: "Prodigy’s secret sauce is that it sees its corporate culture as something that is built slowly from the ground up and is always evolving.” Check it out here.
  • #LI-SM1, #LI-Hybrid


Prodigy Math is used by almost one million teachers a year, and was named the most popular supplemental education platform in classrooms in the United States! Our products have also won numerous consumer awards, including the Mom’s Choice Award, Parent and Teacher Choice Awards, and National Parenting Product Award.

Come as you are. We believe the power of our collective potential will transform education. We are building towards a diverse, inclusive, and equitable workplace to empower and create access and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people from all underrepresented groups, including (but not limited to) people of any gender, age, or religion, members of the LGBTQIA2+ community, BIPOC and other underrepresented races and nationalities, people with disabilities, veterans, and anyone who may contribute to the further diversification of Prodigy Education. If you feel like you don’t have all the qualifications for this position and are willing to use your initiative to learn the rest, we’d still love for you to apply!

We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Education will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require accommodation, please notify us at, and we will work with you to meet your needs. 

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