Data Science Intern

  • Boston, MA
  • Intern

Job Description

Pluralsight Iris is the learning intelligence platform built within Pluralsight.  It helps technologists worldwide discover the learning they need to achieve their personal and career goals in technology.  

As a data scientist intern on our core team, you will help us solve novel statistical, machine learning, and data science problems to build on and improve the intelligence of Iris. We are looking for an individual who loves tackling ambiguous problems, finding creative and practical solutions, and producing concrete prototypes that will power Pluralsight’s user experience. You’ll work closely with an established team of top-notch data scientists and you will collaborate with a cross-functional product team that is responsible for one of Pluralsight’s key differentiators.


Who you are committed to being:

  • You can describe and speak in an approachable way about complex analyses and concepts within a cross-functional team.

  • You aspire to or have the ability to frame a problem independently, but more importantly you have the savvy to know when to seek input or help.

  • You have a creative mindset and excellent critical thinking skills.  You are ready to Create with Possibility.


What you’ll own:­­

  • You will conduct complex analysis to help us solve a variety of broadly defined questions.  You will go end-to-end, from framing the problem, to building the analytical solution, to delivering results.

  • You will build prototypes and/or re-usable tools to answer research or business questions

  • In collaboration with our data scientists, you will create, iterate, and innovate on projects to support Iris initiatives.


Experience you’ll need:

  • You have a foundation in data visualization, analytics, Statistics, and/or Machine Learning algorithms and have a demonstrated ability to apply these skills to real world problems.

  • You know your way around SQL-like databases (e.g. PostGres, Impala, Hive) and have experience working with imperfect data . Acquiring and prepping data won’t get in your way of solving the problem

  • You are proficient in R or Python programming and have solid experience writing reproducible code.

  • You can build data visualizations (Shiny apps, D3, and/or Tableau) that appropriately represent data and are effective in their purpose.

  • Senior Student or Master Student 

Working at Pluralsight

Founded in 2004 and trusted by Fortune 500 companies, Pluralsight is the technology learning platform organizations and individuals in 150+ countries count on to innovate faster and create progress for the world. 

At Pluralsight, we believe everyone should have the opportunity to create progress through technology. That everyone should have access to the skills of tomorrow. That technology can make the world a better place. Through the work we do every day, we empower the people who power our world. 

And we don’t let fear, egos or drama distract us from our mission. Our mission to democratize technology skills is what drives us and our values are at the helm of how we work together. It’s our commitment to practicing them day in, day out that enables our performance. We’re adults, and we treat each other that way. We have the autonomy to do our jobs, transparency to eliminate office politics and trust each other to do the right thing. We thrive in an environment with creativity around every corner, challenges that keep us on our toes, and peers who inspire us to be the best we can be. We bring different viewpoints, backgrounds and experiences, and united by our mission, we are one.  

Be yourself. Pluralsight is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age or veteran status.



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