Machine Learning Data Scientist - Health Sensing

San Francisco, California, United States

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Oura is an award-winning and fast-growing startup that helps people track all stages of sleep and activity using the Oura Ring and connected app. By providing daily feedback and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their sleep, understand their bodies, and transform their health. We’re on a mission to empower every person to own their inner potential, and we’re seeking candidates who want to make an impact on our journey.

We are looking for Machine Learning Data Scientist to join our Science team. Our team is passionate about building algorithms, deriving novel biomarkers, and conducting validation studies in order to provide users with new insights into their health. We are dedicated ensuring that the physiologic information Oura provides is both accurate and actionable. The ideal candidate will ensure the excellence of our data science products.

You will:

  • Contribute to the research, development and deployment of signal processing and/or machine learning algorithms for Oura features/products
  • Contribute to the development and deployment of reusable data science tools at scale
  • Conduct validation studies to benchmark and improve the accuracy of Oura’s biomarkers and algorithms
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams and overseas stakeholders
  • Provide scientific content in support of data stories that help users understand the rigor of the data science underlying Oura’s approach
  • If remote, attend occasional on-site meetings in SF several times a year as needed

Oura is not your typical web app. We are working on interesting technical challenges such as:

  • Partnership: We work with a wide range of established institutions to get high-quality labeled data for all kinds of physiological signals and information.
  • Distributed systems: Multiple data producers, apps with offline support and real-time sync
  • Modern cloud architecture: AWS + Containers + Managed services
  • Large scale data: Oura customers generate terabytes of data
  • Applied ML: Great data for building production machine learning systems
  • Security: We handle sensitive user data, where security is not an afterthought
  • Embedded / Bluetooth / C++ / low level programming
  • A continuously growing user base of highly active and passionate user


We would love to have you on our team if you:

  • Have a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, bio-statistics computer science or a related field OR a Master degree in related fields with 2+ years work experience
  • Have 3+ years of solid programming skills in Python and SQL
  • Have experience with multiple machine learning and statistical modeling approaches
  • Have experience developing and validating time-series algorithms
  • Have a pragmatic can-do attitude and delivery-focused mindset: you can move quickly and prioritize effectively
  • Are comfortable working with a diverse and talented group of team members residing throughout the globe


At Oura, we care about you and your wellbeing. Everyone here at Oura has a ring of their own and are continually looking to improve their health and add to our benefits!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary
  • Health, dental, and vision insurance
  • Wellness benefits
  • Flexible working hours + work-life balance
  • An Oura ring of your own
  • Beautiful workspace in San Francisco by Pier 31
  • 20 days of PTO
  • Amazing culture of collaborative and passionate coworkers

Oura is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals seeking employment at Oura are considered without regards to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

Job region(s): North America
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