Data Scientist

San Francisco, CA


The Role

We're looking for an experienced data scientist to join us in our mission to fix science education. We have tons of questions when it comes to thinking about our customers. You’ll be working closely with the customer success team to understand how we can reach more schools and districts. At any given time, we’re running a few initiatives to move our sales strategy forward. Our unique approach to sales positions our customers as advocates while making the sales process as lightweight as possible for decision makers. Our strategy depends on a deep understanding of our customers and what information they need when. We’re looking for someone who is excited about uncovering the insights that can help us optimize the way we engage with our customers.


About You

  • Can you build reporting dashboards that help us track our progress?

  • Can you uncover meaningful patterns in teacher usage information?

  • Can you identify opportunities for improvements to our data architecture?


Day-to-day

In this role you’ll report to our Director of Growth, Huey Kwik. Our team’s experience with growth and data comes from Facebook and Palantir. Help us create more problem solvers by bringing a better science education to 25 million kids. We are headquartered in San Francisco and this position is based in our office.


Package & Perks

If you’re looking for the basics:

  • $4M in funding from leading education investors (and we’re already profitable)

  • Competitive salary

  • Equity in a high-growth company

  • 401K, health care, vacation

  • Customers who love us

…but the real perks of working at Mystery.org are the quality of the people on your team and the problem we’re solving. Those things are what bring us to work every day.


About Mystery.org

We started Mystery.org to create better explanations for every question children have about the world. We began with the 150 most common science questions that children ask teachers. We call this collection Mystery Science. Last year, more than 4 million children used Mystery Science in 50% of U.S. elementary schools. In an industry that is plagued by long sales cycle and high barriers to entry, we’ve sold thousands schools without a single sales person. We’re backed by a great group of investors including Y Combinator, Learn Capital, and Reach Capital.

We’re now moving on to all the other questions children have that they’ll never learn in school. In the last 18 months we received over 500,000 questions from children eager for better explanations of the world.  Now we’re creating video explanations for every question. You can think of this like a visual Wikipedia for kids.

Our goal is to create a generation of better thinkers. We think this is the most important problem to solve in the world today.


Meet The Team

On your first day at Mystery.org, you’ll meet a team of people who are passionate about science and teaching, and who each love their respective crafts. Our co-founder, Doug Peltz, began by assembling the best science explainers in the world from the Exploratorium, Klutz, LePort Schools, Stanford, and The Field Museum. Our focus on people extends to every area of the company. We’re building the team that we want to work with.

We are a product-driven company. The core of what we do is create an incredible product that our customers love. We test every science activity, observe every explanation with children, and talk with teachers constantly. We take our responsibility to envision the future of learning very seriously and we want to bring the best science education to every child in the world. This is an opportunity to join a startup and transform science education for the next generation of children.


Inspired?

If you’re an experienced Data Scientist and want to be an early member of our Growth Team, let’s talk.