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Data Scientist

Grow Progress

1 week ago

Job type: Full-time

Remote (USA Only)

Hiring from: USA Only

Category: Data

Location: Washington, DC or remote

Grow Progress is hiring a Data Scientist to be part of a team that is building cutting-edge persuasion technology for social good.

We’re looking for someone who wants to help pioneer a new approach to persuasion: giving our customers the power to persuade more people based on how they think — not just how they look.

If you want to make a big social impact and grow your skill set by building products from the ground up, we hope you’ll apply.

Who We Are
  • Grow Progress gives our customers the power to persuade more people by tailoring their messages to match each audience member’s identity. We help customers harness the latest persuasion science to create messaging that’s typically 200% to 500% more effective than their existing ads. We do this by predicting which personality traits and values are most important to each individual based on their digital footprints.

  • We’re deploying these tools to super-charge campaigns, causes, and companies that make the world a better place. We currently work with many of the biggest Democratic pollsters, marketing agencies, advocacy groups, and labor unions in the country.

  • We’re a team of experienced campaigners, data scientists, and engineers who are obsessed with harnessing the power of evidence to make social good advocates more effective.

  • We’re ambitious, efficient, low-ego, and we like to make each other laugh.


Why You Should Join
  • Our culture is fun, fast-paced, and focused on evidence. We encourage everyone to feel comfortable contributing ideas — even if it’s on a topic outside of their expertise.

  • You will be part of a team that works hard to get smarter together by giving each other feedback that’s direct, actionable, and respectful.

  • We’re deeply motivated by the work we do and committed to using the technology we build ethically, so we’re looking for teammates who feel the same way.

  • You will work on challenging technical problems with the goal of building lean and innovative solutions.

  • By being at the ground floor of a rapidly expanding company, you will get the opportunity to learn new skills, make important decisions, and work closely with team leaders.

About The Position
  • You will be a member of the data science team and report to the Lead Data Scientist.

  • As a data scientist at Grow Progress you will:
    • Work with our product and engineering teams to build software products for rigorous message testing and audience understanding.

    • Work with our customer success team to design tests and other research projects with our clients.

    • Set up, run, and analyze survey and field experiments to test different persuasion strategies.

    • Build models to predict personality traits and treatment responsiveness.

    • Monitor and improve the quality of data that our surveys and tests are bringing in.

    • Present analysis results to internal and external audiences.

  • We primarily work in R, with some Python as well. Basic SQL is a must for database work.

Our ideal teammate is:
  • Fluent in R and has basic SQL knowledge. Python is a plus.

  • Likely to have 3 or more years of data science or analytics experience — but don’t let that stop you if you have a little less than that.

  • Experienced in analyzing surveys and experiments or building predictive models.

  • Comfortable working in a small team environment, can take ownership of their projects, and can effectively advocate for their ideas.

  • Willing to take on tasks that may be outside of their comfort zone as part of a small team.

  • Eager to learn new skills and is not afraid to fail quickly.

  • Able to communicate technical issues with both technical and non-technical teammates and clients.

  • Capable of providing and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Authorized to work in the US.

  • Progressive — previous work in politics is a plus, but not required.

More About Grow Progress

We are committed to building a diverse company. We’re an equal opportunity employer. Qualified people of all races, ethnicities, cultures, ages, sex, genders, sexual orientations, gender identities and expressions, languages, social class, marital status, religions, veteran status, and disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.


Location: Remote within the US, with a preference for candidates who are willing to work in DC. Everyone on our team is currently remote during the pandemic.


Salary Range: $80,000 - $105,000 plus equity, depending on skill level, location, and experience. Benefits include up to $440 per month in health insurance reimbursements, five weeks of paid time off, an HSA, and a 401(k) among others.


To Apply: Fill out the form at the link below. Applications will be evaluated on a rolling basis. Please note that if you email your resume to our team directly rather than applying through the link, you will not be considered for the position.

Before you apply, please check if any restrictions apply in terms of time zone or country.

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