Director of Data at edX

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edX is the trusted education platform to 20+ million learners worldwide, and we’re looking for the key person to evolve our data strategy to be best in class. Lead edX to the right mix of talent, technology, and stewardship that allows us to most effectively leverage our data to provide high-quality education to everyone, everywhere.

The Director of Data is a quantitative but pragmatic problem solver responsible for championing the edX data vision and roadmap. You’ll work with each function at edX to enable financial reporting, develop actionable insights that improve marketing effectiveness, inform product design, and improve partner and learner outcomes.


  • Lead the edX data vision across the enterprise and enable a high performing team.
  • Establish, prioritize and steward edX’s data roadmap.
  • Collaborate with each of the edX functions to understand how data will better inform decision making in their area. Work cross-functionally to ensure appropriate data governance, prioritize projects, automate key reports, and determine success metrics.
  • Work with Product, Educational Services, and Marketing teams to create ad hoc reports, models, analysis, dashboards and business recommendations.
  • Present weekly progress on data performance organization wide, including key operating metrics, and monthly and quarterly reports for the executive team.
  • Manage the day to day work and career development for a team of BI engineers, data analysts, and data scientists.
  • Partner with engineering to build out scalable data infrastructure, including warehousing, integration tools and reporting systems.


  • 8+ years experience in a data engineering, business intelligence, or analytics focused position.
  • Experience leading and managing a business intelligence team, experience creating successful organizational structures.
  • Experience managing a data engineering team to build the right tools, automation and capabilities to enable data-informed decision making.
  • Strong presentation skills, able to clearly communicate results to stakeholders at all levels.
  • Able to tackle ambiguous problems, execute analysis, prioritize work and deliver projects on time.
  • Experience implementing business intelligence tools such as Tableau or Looker.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience in website analytics and A/B testing, such as with Google Analytics or Optimizely.
  • B.A. / M.S. / Ph.D. in Computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering, Statistics, Economics, Operations Research or equivalent experience.
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edX is right near the MIT campus in the Kendall Square neighborhood of Cambridge, MA. There are cafes, bars, restaurants, gyms, and a T stop nearby!

An Insider's view of edX

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Always fun and collaborative. I've never worked at a place where so many co-workers greeted me by name after just my first day.


Sales Development Manager

What projects are you most excited about?

My work focuses on enabling course teams at partner institutions to create high-quality learning experiences on Right now couldn't be a more critical time for this work as we ramp up the amount of Master's degrees we are offering this Fall. I work with faculty, instructional designers, media producers, and project managers.

Ben Piscopo

Learning Designer

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Working at edX has given me invaluable experience that has allowed me to explore and develop my career. I’ve been able to take on challenges and learning opportunities that have helped me discover the work I’m most passionate about. In my time at edX I’ve grown into a new role and continue to learn more about my work and myself.

Mary Mooshian

Associate Product Marketing Manager

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

At edX, getting your work done is very important, but the company also understands that your life and well being outside of work is directly correlated to productivity during work hours. This is clearly communicated across all levels and departments. There is also lots of company wide fun activities that help us get to know our coworkers outside.


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What are edX Perks + Benefits

edX Benefits Overview

edX employees are eligible for all MIT benefits. Enjoy the benefits of an established benefits program, but still live startup life.

Volunteer in Local Community
edX volunteers for the Charles River Conservancy for a Cleanup day and is deeply embedded in the local edtech community.
Partners with Nonprofits
edX partners with Year Up and She Geeks Out.
Friends Outside of Work
Eat Lunch Together
Intracompany Committees
edX has a Sustainability committee, various employee resource groups, and an edX Cares committe involved in giving back to the community.
Daily Stand-up
Open Door Policy
Team-Owned Deliverables
Team-Based Strategic Planning
Group Brainstorming Sessions
Open Office Floor Plan
Unconscious Bias Training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
We have a pension plan too!
401(K) Matching
5% match
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Company-Sponsored Family Events
edX's summer party is for the whole family!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Employees receive _40__ hours per year of paid sick leave.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
edX hosts two company outings per year - in the summer and in the winter. There are department-specific outings throughout the year!
Free Daily Meals
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
We offer employees Paid on-site garage parking.
Recreational Clubs
edX has a running group and a pickup basketball team.
Fitness Subsidies
edX has access to the MIT gym at a great rate!
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Promote from Within
Continuing Education Stipend
We have a $5,000 tuition reimbursement (per calendar year) through MIT's benefits. Additionally, we have a $200 stipend (per calendar year) for edX courses.

Additional Perks + Benefits

As employees of MIT, we have some of the best benefits around! Free lunch every day (of various catered cuisines) brings people into the cafeteria to enjoy lunch as a group, and opens up edXer's culinary horizons.

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