Data Scientist at Khan Academy (Remote)

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Khan Academy is looking for an experienced data scientist to join our growing team. This role will partner with our India schools team to drive engagement with our product and improve student outcomes. We are looking for curious, passionate individuals who can apply their strong technical skills to mine for insights across our rich datasets, and work collaboratively across the organisation to drive critical strategic decisions. This role will report to our Principal Data Scientist.

In this role you will: 

  • Identify and measure success of our school team’s initiatives through goal setting, forecasting, monitoring and ongoing analysis of core outcome metrics.
  • Perform advanced exploratory analyses on large sets of data to extract insights about our teacher & learner behaviour and guide our decisions around investments and initiatives.
  • Work with our engineering teams to improve the tools and datasets and work self-sufficiently with data pipelines (e.g. ETLs) on an as-needed basis.
  • Use your expertise in experimentation (i.e. AB testing, causal inference) to measure the impact of various programs and interventions.
  • Contribute to development of analytics tools and data applications to enhance data access for the schools success team.
  • Collaborate with efficacy researchers to provide curated datasets and/or dashboards for measuring learner outcomes


You are someone with:  

  • A passion for education and a desire to change the world
  • Background in applied math, statistics, economics, or a related technical field
  • 3+ years experience in data science or analytics
  • Strong SQL foundations & ability to manipulate data using Python (preferred) or R. We are SQL and spreadsheets heavy
  • Strong data storytelling, visualization and communication abilities; prior experience developing BI tools is a plus
  • Knowledge of statistical (i.e. multiple regression, hypothesis testing) and machine learning techniques (i.e. clustering, decision tree learning, etc.) for real-world applications
  • Prior experience with the end-to-end analytics chain is a nice to have (e.g. data modeling & ETL, BI tool development)
  • Flexibility to travel to New Delhi  


Khan Academy is a fast-paced, nonprofit startup on a mission to provide a free, world-class education for anyone, anywhere. We already reach millions of students every month and are growing rapidly. We’re building a library of world-class instructional and practice resources that empowers learners. Whether they’re studying matrices, mitosis, or multivariable calculus, we want to offer students the resources to realize that they can learn anything. 


Khan Academy India aims to deliver a world class user experience that is locally relevant to learners in India and is enabled by a strong on-the-ground team and operations. Our learning system is mastery based, which allows students to master key concepts at a pace that is right for them before moving on to more challenging content. From serving under 500,000 learners in 2016, we are now serving almost 4 million learners a month across our websites, apps and youtube channels. These learners include both independent learners accessing us at home and teacher directed learners in schools. Our focus is to reach the underserved by making our content  accessible in local languages and by working with large public school systems. Khan Academy is available in Hindi, Hinglish, Kannada, Gujarati, Bangla, Tamil and Punjabi.


We may be a non-profit, but we reward our talented team like a for-profit.

  • Competitive salaries
  • Remote-friendly workplace, i.e. option to work from home; Flexible schedules 
  • Health and wellness benefits
  • Professional development focus
  • Paid time off and parental leave
  • Fun virtual events 


  • Sal’s TED talk from 2011
  • Sal’s TED talk from 2015
  • A glimpse of our team:
  • A glimpse of our content created:
  • Our Hinglish content in action: 


We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, or veteran status.

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Khan Academy operates in the Edtech industry. The company is located in Mountain View, CA. Khan Academy was founded in 2006. It has 794 total employees. To see all 15 open jobs at Khan Academy, click here.
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