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Staff Data Scientist (@The Mom Project, 100% Remote)
Posted 2 months ago
50+ Applicants
Required Skills
Data Science and Machine Learning
Preferred Industry Experience
Job Description

Why you? 

You are someone who brings your life experience to create products that truly make a difference in the lives of working parents. You use data to inform roadmaps, but you also know when you have enough information for action. You love the challenge of prioritizing user needs amongst multiple business objectives. You enjoy growing from diverse perspectives and coworkers while collaborating with others in a cross-functional team, and across departments.

You are looking for something more from your job. Maybe a bigger problem to solve with both immediate and long term impact, or perhaps you just need a mission you can believe in every day. You are scrappy and collaborative while looking to join an inclusive and supportive culture with a bias for action. You dig a balanced startup life and can wrestle challenges with grace. You love big, interesting problems and bringing solutions to the masses while making sure it feels personal, authentic, and connected. If this sounds like you, we'd like to talk.

Why us? 

The Mom Project is a pioneering, remote-first venture-backed startup with roots in Chicago & Cincinnati. We are backed by some of the best investors in the world and are lucky to be surrounded by an incredible team of advisors, including Serena Williams. 

The Mom Project is a platform and community leading a cultural movement that matches companies with diverse talent. To date, our platform has unlocked over $200M in earning potential by connecting our 500,000+ moms and mom-supporters with opportunities at world class brands like Apple, Accenture, Etsy and Nike… and we are just getting started! 

Our team is growing as we push to rewrite the narrative for working women at every stage of life. We believe women should be able to choose both a successful family life AND career aspirations without sacrificing one over the other. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion across race, gender, age, religion, identity, and experience drives us and our mission forward every day. We strive towards inclusion and that means everyone is comfortable bringing their authentic and best self to work every day. 

About the Role:

We’re looking for a Staff Data Scientist to join our team of 3! The data science team was fully established earlier in summer 2021 so we are still doing a lot of foundational work. Currently, our two main projects are matching job seekers with jobs and predicting if a job applicant will be interviewed. We’re looking for our newest team member to establish our initial Natural Language Processing (NLP) models, starting with the use case of extracting information from job descriptions. We’re looking for someone who will start simple and then build up to more complex models.

Our data science team is full-stack, meaning we own the DS process end-to-end from training models to API deployment. We code in Python, and we use technologies like Docker, Redshift and PyTorch. We work in two-week sprints with daily scrums, bi-weekly planning, demos, and retros.

What you’ll do: 

  • Own data science projects from conception to production

  • Work with product managers and engineers to scope out requirements for a project

  • Contribute to team’s knowledge and help us come up with the best processes for our team

  • Mentor other data scientists

  • Advocate for best data practices including thinking about what data we should be collecting

  • Develop tools to monitor our models and ensure their performance doesn’t degrade

  • Work with director to guide decisions about the infrastructure our team should use

  • Collaborate with the director to find other opportunities for DS projects

  • Evangelize data science throughout the company

  • Recruit additional data scientists to our team

About you:

  • You have been the technical leader of a data science team before

  • You can quickly pick up new techniques in supervised and unsupervised learning

  • You apply industry best practices for data science projects

  • You have experience writing production Python code that follows best software engineering practices including writing unit tests and Dockerizing projects

  • You’re excited about joining a relatively new team and helping us develop best team practices

  • You like working in a startup environment; part of your job will include helping to set up the infrastructure needed for data science

  • You like working collaboratively with other folks including data scientists, engineers, and product managers

  • You like sharing knowledge via mentoring, code reviews, and other avenues

  • You care about ensuring that the algorithms you build are not biased against specific groups of people

  • You enjoy working with a team of goofy people who do things like name all of their projects after candy

  • [Optional] you ideally have experience with NLP models or other deep learning methods

Why you’ll love working for TMP:

Compensation & Benefits:

  • Base Compensation

  • Full medical, dental, vision 

  • Short and Long Term Disability

  • Generous Paid Parental Leave 

  • Family planning benefits through Progyny

  • Generous PTO 

  • 401K match

Let me see those Perks, Perks, Perks! 

  • An incredible remote team that will support and champion your work

  • Health and Wellness stipend

  • Learning and Development stipend 

  • Work From Home Stipend

We're just getting started. Join us in building the future of work. 

Start Date
January 2022
Flex Factors
Work Type Permanent
Schedule 40 hours / week
Work Remote Yes (100%)
Travel No