Prodigy Education connects students, parents, teachers and school districts with resources that promote a lifelong love of learning. Anyone with an internet connection is welcome to create a free account and try the most effective and engaging K-8 math platform in the world. Our business model helps us connect with youth around the world, with over 50 million students now voluntarily practicing math every single day — and enjoying it!
At Prodigy Education, we have an incredible team that works tirelessly to turn our goal of making education a human right into a reality. We are immensely grateful for our amazing team and all they do every day. We welcome people who share our passion to join our team, where you will have the opportunity to help an entire generation of students to LOVE learning.
Our passion is our mission - to help every student in the world love learning!
How do children learn new skills math skills? Is there an optimal learning path through classroom topics that can enhance scholastic progression? How do we identify moments of frustration and failure in a student's learning progression, and select the most effective intervention for levelling up a student's abilities?
Here at Prodigy, our Education team is busy trying to answer these and other similar questions about how young students learn math. We are working on new and interesting approaches for quantifying human behaviour, specifically in the domain of learning and Educational Data Mining. Your work will help us to improve how our students learn, considering factors like the quality and structure of our content, parent and teacher engagement, and human cognition and development! The work we do at Prodigy can help shape a student's learning path early in life, and we take that very seriously and hope you will too.
Please note: During the Covid-19 pandemic, in order to keep all our candidates safe, Prodigy is hiring and on-boarding 100% remotely for the time being.
Help our Education team better understand how our students learn
Evaluate the quality and impact of our educational content
Develop and evaluate models of student learning and performance
Help design, execute, and evaluate A/B tests to assist our Product teams in developing education content and tools
Who You Are:
Graduate degree in Educational Data Mining, Mathematics, Computer Science, Engineering, Neuroscience, Psychology, Behavioural Sciences, or related fields
Research-level expertise in analyzing how children learn and / or how to best teach them
At least 2 years of data analytics experience
Proficiency in Python and SQL (bonus points for R)
Experience working with machine learning algorithms and / or cloud platforms like AWS
Ability to oversee and work simultaneously on different projects with a variety of timelines
Ability to translate data insights into actionable steps
Love for our mission of helping kids everywhere enjoy learning
Bonus Points For:
Experience in cloud ecosystems and their data tooling (AWS, GCP)
Demonstrated ability to solve hard mathematical, algorithmic, and statistical problems
Significant accomplishments that required both technical and strategic capabilities, such as research projects, open-source software contributions, and entrepreneurship
What We Offer:
The opportunity to build a career of value and witness first hand the impact Prodigy has as the most engaging math platform in the world!
A culture of transparency, where team members are involved in important conversations
No micromanaging here! We believe in our employees skills and abilities, we encourage you to bring new innovative ideas to your team
Full health benefits from day one (1) for you and your family, fully covered! Nothing is ever taken off your pay cheque
We are a profitable company, with eligibility to participate in stock options for all employees
Late or early riser? We understand! We offer flexible working hours that allow you to schedule your 8 hour day with a bit more flexibility. We do have core office hours, This is to ensure team members can be present for important meetings and department needs. Here are our core office hours (core office hours of 10:30am - 3:00pm)
Feel like a different work environment? Work from home 1x a week!
Team building events that not only include you as a Prodigy employee, but your significant other and children as well
Company pizza lunch every second week for ‘All Hands’, where we discuss important Prodigy milestones
Do you need some fun to help break up your day? We have that covered! Join in some Ping Pong games, Smash Bros competitions or board games!
We are an equal opportunity employer and are committed to providing employment accommodation in accordance with the Ontario Human Rights Code and the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act, 2005 (AODA). Prodigy Game will provide accommodations to job applicants with disabilities throughout the recruitment process. If you require an accommodation, please notify us and we will work with you to meet your needs.