Staff Data Scientist

Course Hero

Course Hero

1,001-5,000 employees

Online platform providing comprehensive study resources and guides


$150,000 - $269,000

Senior, Expert

Toronto, ON, Canada + 2 more

Required Skills
Data Science
Data Analysis
  • 5+ years data science experience of continually increasing complexity and impact
  • PhD degree in an applicable quantitative field like Statistics, Economics, Econometrics, Operations Research, Social Science, or similar, or MS and additional work experience
  • Excellent proficiency in Python (or R), SQL skill, and an obsession with data breadth, depth, and quality
  • Deep understanding of statistics and probability, quantitative sciences, data analysis, predictive and ML modeling
  • Strong problem-solving, detail-orientation, and communication; a bias towards taking action quickly, making things happen, learning, and correcting course as you receive feedback
  • Experience shipping large scale inference models based on disparate data sources and non-obvious measurement techniques. This is both a research and an applied position
  • Bonus: Knowledge of SEO, Brand Marketing Measurement or similar hard-to-measure domains
  • Work with SEO Strategists and peer Data Scientists to understand SEO best practices, propose strategic ideas, and develop measurement techniques to understand impact
  • Discover and validate key performance metrics, for ourselves and competitors
  • Develop models and datasets for synthetic control
  • Propose experimentation strategies utilizing our primary coursehero.com domain and our other domains
  • Model the value of different SEO improvement strategies – from changes to the site structure, internal linking, tagging, sitemaps, external links, etc.
  • Model Top Level Domain health, again for the primary coursehero.com domain and our others, and competitors
  • Model the precursors of traffic, namely crawling, indexation, rankings and landing health. From that work, take charge of crafting and refining crucial metrics for the SEO domain, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to deliver clear, actionable insights. Your ability to transform complex data into understandable metrics will guide our SEO strategies and decision-making processes
  • Build reusable analysis tools for sample sizing and post-test analysis
  • Effectively communicate findings to internal and external team members to guide decision making and drive implementation
  • Formulate hypotheses to improve model accuracy and conduct rigorous testing to validate hypotheses
  • Continuously monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of SEO strategies, making adjustments as needed to maximize impact

Course Hero stands out as a leading online learning platform, offering a vast array of over 60 million course-specific resources across a wide range of subjects, making it a comprehensive hub for student learning. The company's culture is deeply rooted in collaboration and support for educators, enhancing classroom learning and driving student success. Their competitive advantage lies in their extensive resource base, their commitment to deep learning, and their active role in helping students achieve their academic goals.

Company Stage

Series C

Total Funding



Redwood City, California



Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth



Competitive salary, annual bonus, and RSUs

Medical coverage, including full dental and vision

Life and disability benefits

401(k) program

One month paid sabbatical after 5 years at the company

Education reimbursement

Professional development workshops & industry conferences

Paid parental leave

Flexible work schedule

Social responsibility program

Annual wellness stipend

Monthly tech stipend

Annual family planning stipend

Monthly snack boxes delivered to your door

Cell phone allowance