Pearson Data Scientist in Centennial, Colorado

Data Scientist

Description

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At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. From bringing lectures vividly to life to turning textbooks into laptop lessons, we are always re-examining the way people learn best, whether it’s one child in our own backyard or an education community across the globe. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who motivate each other to explore new frontiers in an environment that supports and inspires us to always be better. By pushing the boundaries of technology — and each other to surpass these boundaries — we create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations, personal and global, large and small.

About:

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We are looking for a Data Scientist to join Pearson’s AI Products and Solutions team. Our mission is to enable the development of AI-first, outcome-driven products to improve learning experiences. The position provides the opportunity to engage in cutting-edge research on a cross-functional team and contribute to developing products that have an impact on millions of learners around the globe.

In this role, you’ll have the opportunity to:

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  • Conduct research at the intersection of educational measurement/computer adaptive testing and machine learning, such as deep learning and reinforcement learning.

  • Leverage complex data sources including emerging content types and technology-based student interactions.

  • Collaborate and communicate effectively with both technical and non-technical stakeholders and partners as well as management and leadership.

  • Develop capabilities that make pioneering learning inferences by bridging the fields of psychometrics and machine learning.

Qualifications

We are looking for a Data Scientist with:

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  • Experience or interest in education and learning.

  • Experience or interest in machine learning, deep learning, and reinforcement learning.

  • Ph.D. in a quantitative field or equivalent experience.

  • Experience coding in Python to bring R&D capabilities towards production. Experience with R and/or TensorFlow a plus. Experience using version control and other software development tools a plus.

  • A knack for creative problem solving and willingness to learn new technologies and skills.

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Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: US-CO-Centennial

Work Locations: US-CO-Centennial-2154 East Commons 2154 East Commons Avenue Centennial 80122

Job: Research and Development

Organization: Global Product

Job Type: Standard

Shift: Day Job

Job Posting: Oct 5, 2018

Job Unposting: Ongoing

Schedule: Full-time Regular

Req ID: 1813677

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.