EF Education First

Data Engineer/scientist

3+ months agoShanghai, China

We are recruiting a Data Engineer/Scientist with high passion and strong desire to apply advanced data analytics and machine learning techniques to resolve real-world problems and foster business and product innovation in education industry. You will help develop capabilities for predictive modeling, text and image mining, recommendations, clustering, anomaly detection, forecasting methods, deep learning and other advanced statistics techniques. You will work with a group of smart people to make things different in the world leading education company, Education First, EdTech Team. 


  • Closely work with business stakeholders and BI analysts to identify business innovation opportunities and expected outcomes with data
  • Models and frames business scenarios that are meaningful and impactful on critical business processes and/or decisions
  • Design experiments, test hypothesis, and build models to resolve real business problems in various domains of marketing, telemarketing, operation, online/offline learning, financial forecasting, etc.
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, product owners and BI developers to select and collect relevant sources of information
  • Work with team leaders and members to solve advanced data analytics problems and document results and methodologies
  • May educate the organization both from IT and the business perspectives on new approaches, such as testing hypotheses and statistical validation of results. Helps the organization understand the principles and the math behind the process to drive organizational buy-in
  • Collaborate with business stakeholders, product owner and developers to foster data product implementation and integration for high value models
  • Provides on-going tracking and monitoring of performance of models
  • Continuously implement enhancements and fixes to models as needed
  • Demonstrates the following scientist qualities: clarity, accuracy, precision, relevance, depth, breadth, logic, significance, and fairness


  • Master in quantities fields, e.g. Mathematics, Statistics, and Computer Science.  Advanced degree a plus
  • Minimum 3 years of experience in predictive/prescriptive analysis, machine learning or artificial intelligence
  • Strong programming skills in one or more of the following tools R, Python, Spark, SAS, SPSS etc
  • Experience in text-mining and NLP is a plus
  • Fluent in English
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Self-driven and good communication skills
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