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EdPlus at ASU is currently seeking a highly-motivated, detail-oriented Data Science Specialist to join their high-performing team in the Action Lab. This role is responsible for providing, managing, and analyzing data connected with interventions increasing student success. The data science specialist works closely and collaboratively with various partners and stakeholders within EdPlus to plan, organize, and execute data pipelines and data strategies that will result in the successful implementation of fast-paced initiatives. This role also creates and implements cloud automation actualizing student success initiatives at scale.

EdPlus is a unit of the ASU Enterprise focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education. They advance the economic, social, cultural and overall health of the local, national and international communities served by ASU.
ASU offers a total compensation package that includes valuable employee benefits.


Essential Duties

  • Develops and implements data pipelines using strong Python coding skills.
  • Transforms complex data sets into formats usable for intervention through competence in code development.
  • Extracts, transforms, and loads data from appropriate databases for use in intervention strategies.
  • Integrates code into CI/CD pipelines within an MLOps infrastructure.
  • Implements data pipeline automation in cloud-based environments such AWS and GCP.
  • Collaborates with teams planning and delivering interventions.
  • Validates variables of interest using data analysis tools.
  • Designs audit test controls to measure effectiveness of implementations.
  • Designs and implements A/B testing and RCT under the guidance of researchers.
  • Creates, manages, and oversees communication mediums for delivering statistical/research outcomes through data visualization mediums.
  • Prepares technical reports and presentations for senior leadership to report progress toward objectives and outcomes.
  • Coordinates with Action Lab researchers on strategic implementation of interventions at scale.
  • Solves problems creatively.
  • Works well under pressure.
  • Assumes or coordinates other duties or projects as assigned or directed.

Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Computer Information Systems, Business Information, Economics or a related field and three (3) years of related data analysis experience, OR, any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved.

Desired Qualifications

  • Evidence of effective communication skills.
  • Experience coding in Python.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of R.
  • Experience querying databases with SQL.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of Alteryx.
  • Experience working in AWS and/or GCP cloud environments. (AWS Sagemaker or Vertex AI is a plus.)
  • Experience developing machine learning models using tree-based algorithms from scikit-learn or similar machine learning library.
  • Evidence of strong working knowledge of version control using Git with GitHub, Bitbucket, or other git hosting tool.
  • Experience accessing and creating API’s.
  • Experience with natural language processing (NLP).
  • Evidence of an advanced degree in data science, computer science, software engineering.

Working Environment

EdPlus at ASU is located at SkySong, the ASU Scottsdale Innovation Center. The center houses a diverse business community that links technology, research, education and entrepreneurship to position ASU and Greater Phoenix as global leaders in the knowledge economy.

Activities are primarily performed in a regular, climate-controlled office setting subject to extended periods of sitting or standing. Daily use of desktop or laptop computer is required. Ability to clearly communicate verbally in English, read, write, see, and hear to perform essential duties. Regular review of completed tasks.

EdPlus at ASU supports flexible work options, ranging from alternate work schedules to hybrid remote work schedules, subject to approvals per ASU policy.

Department Statement

EdPlus defines itself through a culture of curiosity, risk-taking and refusing to accept the status quo. As a central enterprise unit for ASU focused on the design and scalable delivery of digital teaching and learning models to increase student success and reduce barriers to achievement in higher education, our commitments support the university charter. ASU is a national service university and aspires to accelerate positive social outcomes through the seamless integration of cutting-edge technological innovation and scalability.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; EdPlus at ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

EdPlus at ASU

ASU Statement

Arizona State University is a new model for American higher education, an unprecedented combination of academic excellence, entrepreneurial energy and broad access. This New American University is a single, unified institution comprising four differentiated campuses positively impacting the economic, social, cultural and environmental health of the communities it serves. Its research is inspired by real world application blurring the boundaries that traditionally separate academic disciplines. ASU serves more than 100,000 students in metropolitan Phoenix, Arizona, the nation’s fifth largest city. ASU champions intellectual and cultural diversity, and welcomes students from all fifty states and more than one hundred nations across the globe.

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Employment Verification Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening which may include verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications.

Background Check Statement

ASU conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful passing of the background check.

Instructions to Apply

Application deadline is 3:00PM Arizona time on the date indicated.

Please include all employment information in month/year format (e.g., 6/88 to 8/94), job title, job duties and name of employer for each position.

Resume and cover letter should clearly illustrate how prior knowledge and experience meets the Minimum and Desired qualifications of this position.

Applicant must be eligible to work in the United States; EdPlus at ASU will not be a sponsor for this position.

ASU does not pay for travel expenses associated with interviews, unless otherwise indicated.

Only electronic applications are accepted for this position.

IMPORTANT NOTE: What is the meaning of “equivalent combination” in the minimum qualifications? It means one year of higher education or 24 credit hours, is equal to one year of experience. For example, a four year Bachelor’s degree is equal to four years of experience.

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