Dataquest is an interactive, online learning platform for data science and we’re passionate about helping students go from 0 to job ready. We help students deeply learn concepts, build projects, work together, and gain the confidence they need to start new careers. Read more about our philosophy here, and read what students think here.

We want to eventually help tens of millions of students worldwide change their lives through data science education, and you’ll play a key role in helping us get there. We are looking for a Course Author to write engaging, technically robust courses to teach students of diverse backgrounds and interests data science using a hands-on, learn-by-doing approach.

Who Should Apply?

We’re looking for course author with a rich background in data science. You should enjoy writing content on topics including, but not limited to, introductory programming (in R and Python), data visualization, data cleaning, statistics, and machine learning. Ideally, you have a passion for identifying and analyzing metrics, which will help you to evaluate and optimize courses to improve our students’ learning experience.

How You’ll Contribute:

  • Designing and authoring high-quality courses in the author’s area of expertise.
  • Soliciting and actioning student feedback on courses.
  • Performing technical review of colleagues’ courses.
  • Effectively managing time and meeting deadlines.


Must Have:

  • Proficiency in Python and/or R.
  • Expertise in one or more of the following areas:
    • Statistics
    • Machine learning
    • Data visualization
    • Mathematics (calculus, linear algebra)
  • Passion for education.
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills.
  • Outstanding time management.

Nice to Have:

  • Experience working with remote teams.
  • Experience working in a startup environment.
  • Experience teaching, even if it’s writing technical or educational blog posts.
  • Background in learning styles, basic education research, and/or pedagogy.

Why You Should Work at Dataquest:

  • The opportunity to see your impact on the lives of our students every day.
  • Be a part of an engaged and mission-driven team.
  • The chance to contribute to product direction and decisions.
  • We’re fully remote!
  • A supportive environment where you can get help when you run into blockers.
  • Flexible PTO.
  • Medical, dental, and vision benefits (for full-time US-based employees only).
  • 401(k) and life insurance plan. (for full-time US-based employees only).

**We currently have both Full-time and Part-time opportunities available.