Data Scientist - Interim or Freelance


Are you interested in applying your top-level analytics skills to help thousands of kids to excel in their educational career? Do you want to push the boundaries of EdTech? Become part of the data science team at Futurewhiz!

This position is for 24 h (3 days) per week and for 4 months, to substitute for a colleague who will be on pregnancy leave.

Your role

You will combine your knowledge of data analysis and statistics to help the organization understand and further improve the way users play and learn on our platforms. You will mainly be responsible for supporting experiments (A/B/n test) on the platform. This includes validating the experiment setup, conducting power analyses, evaluating outcomes, and communicating the results in a clear and concise manner to the relevant stakeholders.

Additionally, you will support the organisation by providing ad-hoc analyses on e.g. content campaigns, sales and churn patterns, and user engagement. If time and your interest allows, you might also work on refactoring custom-built R-packages, or supporting the organization by building dashboards.

Your tasks

  • Validating A/B/n test setups and conducting power analyses;

  • Evaluating A/B/n tests;

  • Communicating results to stakeholders in the organization;

  • Offering advice and suggestions for potential further improvements based on these results;

  • Conducting ad-hoc analyses for the content, growth and product teams;

  • Assist in the development and maintenance of internal tooling and dashboards.

You will execute these tasks as part of our Amsterdam based data science team, reporting to the Head of Data Science.


Who are we looking for?

We are looking for a pragmatic data scientist with a passion for education and learning. Furthermore, you have:

  • Excellent knowledge of and experience working with R;

  • A/B/n testing;

  • Bachelor or Master's degree in a relevant field (e.g. business analytics, data science, statistics);

  • Demonstrable experience in stakeholder management;

  • 1-2 years experience in a similar role (e.g. Data Scientist or Data Analyst);

  • Passion and drive for finding new insights in vast amounts of data;

  • Excellent communication skills in English;

  • Experience working with Tableau is a plus.

What we offer you

The Futurewhiz office is located in a beautifully renovated office on Weesperplein in the heart of Amsterdam. The Futurewhiz crew is a dynamic team that is enthusiastic about creating a fun, new way of learning in this ever-evolving digital age. We believe that a positive work environment not only encourages great teamwork, but is key to motivating our team to produce high quality products. We provide our team members with the resources they need to make sure they can do their jobs properly and get the results we aim for. Although our team is diverse and everyone brings their own interests and uniqueness to the table, every single person is excited about the great work Futurewhiz is doing.

Due to the Corona situation, this position is only open to candidates that currently live in The Netherlands and have a work permit.