Data Analyst
eSpark Learning Chicago, IL, USA Competitive Long term > 2 years
Flexible Hours
Health Insurance
About eSpark Learning

At eSpark we're building the next generation of tools to help students succeed in school and in life. We curate the best learning resources to create a personalized learning experience for each student. It’s life-changing impact: students who use our products are measurably more likely to be on track for college.  

Job Description

As a company focused on student outcomes, we are seeking a talented Data Analyst to help maximize our impact. This role will drive the decisions of schools across the country as they incorporate educational technology in their classrooms.

The ideal candidate is fluent in a variety of data analysis techniques and has the ability to communicate data-informed insights to teammates and school leaders. This person will shape our culture, work on ground-breaking technologies, and solve fascinating problems in personalizing education for students.

Imagine some of the challenges you might undertake as a Data Analyst:

  • Evaluate efficacy. You will combine data from various sources to estimate the impact of personalized learning technology in a school district. This will require the ability to perform complex analyses using data from varied sources.
  • Distill recommendations. Using your analyses, you will make recommendations for how schools can maximize their student outcomes within their constraints.
  • Turn trends into strategies. Leveraging your learnings from diverse school implementations, you will identify trends in product efficacy. Your insights will shape the product roadmap and implementation strategy, enabling the company to develop a more efficacious experience for our school partners.
  • Differentiate learning. Delivering the right content to the right students at the right time, because every student learns differently. Your data analyses will create insight on individual student progress and how to match content to meet every student’s unique needs.
  • Scale everything. With rapid growth comes a need for replicable and robust systems at scale.

Requirements

Required

  • 2+ years hands on experience in a data analytics, business consulting or similar role
  • Professional fluency with statistical programming using R or Python and SQL
  • Ability to communicate technical results, facilitating timely action with business impact
  • Passion for supporting childhood education, schools and student achievement

Preferred

  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Economics, Computer Science, Public Policy, or a related field
  • Experience building reports and dashboards using data visualization tools such as Periscope, Tableau, or Looker 

Some perks and benefits of working at eSpark

  • Unlimited vacation. We're all adults (kinda). Take time when you need it.
  • Progressive insurance and benefit options for both individuals and families
  • Our office has a fine array of houseplants for your enjoyment
  • Your choice of computers and tablets
  • Competitive salary, equity options, and 401(k) plan
  • The opportunity to work as part of a supportive, inclusive and passionate team of teachers, engineers, and designers.

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