Grow Progress

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

  • We’ve built powerful software that offers our customers unprecedented access to run scientific message tests quickly and affordably, so they can unlock the most effective messages. This capability powers campaigns, causes, and companies that make the world a better place. We currently work with some of the biggest Democratic pollsters, marketing agencies, advocacy groups, and labor unions in the country.

  • 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.

  • We’re a team of experienced campaigners, storytellers, and data scientists 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.


About The Position

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

  • You will also be an active member of a product development team and work on product sprints with engineers, designers, and product managers to build out our automated testing and audience understanding tools.

  • 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.
  • As a data scientist at Grow Progress you will:
    • Work with our product and engineering teams to build out the data analysis and visualization functions of our software products.

    • Work with the data science team to ensure that our software products use rigorous analytical methods.

    • Monitor and improve the performance and data quality of our surveys and tests.

  • You may also be asked to:
    • Set up, run, and analyze custom surveys and experiments to test different persuasion strategies.

    • 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.


You’ll bring the following skills and experience:

  • Fluency in R or Python (with some knowledge of both) and basic SQL knowledge.

  • Experience writing production-ready analysis code and working with engineers to deploy code into a production environment.

  • Experience analyzing surveys and experiments and/or building predictive models.

  • Ability to work in a small team environment, taking ownership of your projects, and effectively advocating for your ideas.

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

  • Capable of providing and receiving constructive feedback.

  • Authorization to work in the US.

  • Progressive values and an interest in politics.


You have some of the following bonus skills:

  • Familiarity with the product development process, including ideation and lean experimentation.

  • Familiarity with AWS infrastructure.

  • Experience working with campaigns or advocacy organizations.

  • Familiarity with social science research related to political psychology, persuasion, and/or voting.


More About Grow Progress

Our culture is fun, fast-paced, and focused on evidence. We aim to cultivate an environment where creative hypotheses and evidence drive our decisions rather than just anecdotes, and where everyone feels comfortable contributing ideas — even if it’s on a topic outside of their expertise. We work 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 this technology ethically, so we’re looking for teammates who feel the same way.

We’re an equal opportunity employer committed to building a diverse company. Qualified people of any race, ethnicity, culture, age, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, social class, marital status, religion, veteran status, or disability status are strongly encouraged to apply.

Location: Washington, DC or Remote

Salary Range: $85,000 - $110,000 plus equity, depending on skill level, location, and experience. Company benefits include a company-sponsored health insurance plan (also dental and vision coverage), a flexible PTO plan, and a 401(k) with employer matching, 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.

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