Senior Data Scientist, Machine Learning

Senior Data Scientist, Machine Learning Job Description Template

Our company is looking for a Senior Data Scientist, Machine Learning to join our team.


  • Instructor-facing features to support learners at scale (e.g., machine-assisted grading and feedback);
  • Learner Algorithms (e.g., automated study guides, targeted nudges);
  • Ideate, prototype, and productionize the machine learning algorithms that power Coursera‚Äôs product;
  • Leading projects in working cross-functionally with product leads;
  • Machine Learning discovery (e.g., personalized recommendations).


  • Software Engineering experience a plus;
  • Proficient with SQL and relational databases;
  • Minimum of 5+ years of industry experience required;
  • Excellent communication and project management skills;
  • MS or PhD in Computer Science, Statistics, Applied Math, Physics, or related technical field required;
  • Deep applied Statistics and modeling skills;
  • Strong Python programming skills;
  • Strong Machine Learning skills;
  • Familiarity with consumer internet, especially in search and discovery, preferred.