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Data Engineer & Instructor
About Scaler

Backed by Sequoia and Tiger Global, Scaler is one of India's leading ed-tech and upskilling firms that aims to solve the tech talent gap worldwide, starting with India. The curriculum trains students (in their 1st/2nd/3rd year of college) and also working professionals (with 1-6 years of work experience) through intensive, live classes, teaching them the basics of computer science and also making them job-ready. In the last 12 months alone, Scaler has placed more students in Amazon than all IITs combined.

The founders of Scaler, Anshuman Singh and Abhimanyu Saxena, are IIIT Hyderabad alums with leadership experience across Facebook (working directly with Mark Zuckerburg and setting up the London Office) and NYC-based retail marketplace unicorn Anshuman Singh has also represented Team India twice at the prestigious ACM ICPC World Finals. The core team is handpicked from leading firms such as Facebook, Google, Twitter, McKinsey, BCG, Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Hotstar to name a few.

About the role

Scaler's philosophy has always been to work closely with aspirational employers to drive a high outcome program for learners. We have strong conviction to include data science as a major vertical.

Key responsibilities:
  • Technical (Data Science / ML Engineering / Data Engineering)
    • Analyze Scaler big data and provide actionable insights for growth and optimization.
    • Build and automate data pipelines for Data Science and Machine Learning ecosystem.
    • Make architectural decisions and trade-offs to build a best-in-class platform.
    • Help the Engineering team in building products that deliver the best student experience.
  • Academic
    • Design a unique curriculum and high-quality content (assessments, projects, lectures).
    • Analyze the effectiveness of content and instruction.
    • Prepare and deliver lectures and webinars. Share your industry experience with learners.
    • Proactively improve student experience by organizing contests, mentoring sessions, etc.
  • Business Case Study
    • Work with the top Data Scientists and ML Engineers from top companies to build Business Case Studies that our students can work on. (We will connect you with them)
    • Work as a Data Science and ML Advisor to top companies that opt in.
    • Discuss ideas with our stellar Advisory Committee (includes Head of Data Science, Uber)
  • Research
    • Publish your own research in Data Science and ML, and guide students in doing the same (if interested).
Required skills:
  • Expert in Data Science, Machine Learning, or Data Engineering (Minimum 1 year of industry experience required).
  • You are good at problem-solving and managing cross-team efforts.
  • You are someone who is high on empathy and a natural storyteller.
  • Good communication skills.
Preferred skills:
  • Previous experience as a content creator where you learned how to create effective content for students.
  • Previous experience as an instructor where you worked with students and learned how to deliver the content effectively.
  • Experience with solving Business cases is a big plus. Prefer prior experience as an Analyst, Consultant, or Product Manager who understands strategy, product, marketing, consumer behavior, economics, etc.
Must-Have Mindsets and Skillsets:
  • Deep Domain Expertise: Deep understanding of the domain to understand in depth how companies hire in the domain and what makes professionals successful at work.
  • Tolerance for ambiguity: which translates to a get-it-done rather than wait-for-perfection approach
  • Iterative problem-solving: which translates to structuring problems and iterating on creative/implementable solutions
  • Bias to own, hustle and deliver: meaning proactively taking the lead with new initiatives, by default
  • Obsession with process excellence: Being independent and detailed with all inputs and outputs
  • Caring and inspirational teammate: which translates to bringing the best out of every colleague, always
Why Scaler
  • Empowering role: You get a front-row seat to a high-growth, fast-paced B2C+B2B business in a role that expects you to learn and contribute specifically in high-impact initiatives critical to our trajectory
  • Distinctive team: Our team is an inspiration powerhouse built with the best of Facebook, Google, Twitter, McKinsey, BCG, Sequoia Capital, Bain Capital and Hotstar to name a few
  • Unicorn trajectory: Unlike 99% of startups, we believe in sustainable growth. No wonder, we are profitable and on course to be a unicorn in the next 24-36 months
  • Marquee investors: Our investors are marquee firms such as Sequoia Capital (Investors in Google, Apple, and Cisco) and Tiger Global (major investor in Flipkart). We are also backed by the Singapore govt along with other strategic angel investors
  • Culture of a caring meritocracy with great perks: A caring meritocracy built by inspirational leaders; free food, health insurance and an ultra-chic office space
  • Market-leading compensation: If we like you, we will make sure you like our offer
Job Overview
  • Location: Bengaluru
  • Job Type: Full time
  • Work: Office