Head of Data Science and Analytics

San Francisco / Las Vegas / Remote

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About the company

Remind, the leading communication platform in education, helps educators reach students and parents where they are: their phones. With nearly 30 million active users, we’re one of the fastest-growing companies in education technology, but we have our sights set on something bigger: giving every student the opportunity to succeed.

Remind runs one of the largest free services in education, one of the fastest growing school/district SaaS businesses (the Remind Plan), and a revolutionary new direct to consumer business (Remind Coaching). The common thread through each of our product lines is the belief that success in education is driven by relationships, and the Remind communication platform is when the next generation of education relationships live.

About this role

We have a small 3 person data org right now, but we are hoping to double that in the next 12 months. We need an experienced data and analytics leader to help us transition from reactive to proactive, to help us build out our data engineering function, to help us more rapidly deliver insights to our product development team, the Sales and Success org, and our users and customers.

As Head of DSaA, you will partner with executive leadership to ensure we are delivering the most high value insights to the teams and customers who need them. Reporting to the VP of Product, you will set budget and staffing to support our vision, and partner with executive leadership to set investment profile for data infrastructure, insight delivery, and operational or productized data.

About you:

  • The three main focuses of this role will be: analytics and experimentation, data engineering, and machine learning/prediction. You should have a depth of experience in at least one area — and a strong grasp on all three.
  • You have worked in a high growth, consumer or SaaS company and seen what it takes to build a high performing data org.
  • You have experience managing, mentoring and developing a team of data scientists, analysts, and data engineers.
  • You seek impact that accelerates our business and our mission. Also have a demonstrated ability to create real value from analysis.
  • You are proficient in modern data stacks; ours is Redshift, Spark, Luigi, Fivetran, Looker etc - you know how to navigate that and build upon the existing foundation.
  • You build high performing teams— from hiring top level people, helping junior people grow into senior ones.
  • You are a cultural leader who will up-level how every team at Remind uses data.
  • You combine business insight, technical acumen, and human understanding to drive an immaculately prioritized data roadmap.

What you'll do:

  • Grow and manage your team of data scientists, analysts and engineers.
  • Drive focus and execution for that team, and craft the ways in which they interface with every other org in the company.
  • Drive investment in our data infrastructure to allow us to more reliably and rapidly product insights.
  • Identify as of yet unknown areas that data investment could make an impact to our business and users.

Compensation:

  • Competitive salary and equity
  • 401K
  • 100% health coverage for you and your dependents
  • Open vacation policy
  • Paid parental leave

Remind is an equal opportunity employer, and we're committed to diversity and inclusion in the workplace. We aim to represent the students, teachers, and parents we serve, and we welcome, support, and empower all the diverse individuals in our community.

Job tags: Engineering Looker Machine Learning Redshift Spark
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