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Careers

Educational Initiatives (EI) is an educational products company that leverages the twin levers of cutting-edge educational research and a technology-based solutions approach to revolutionize how children engaged in the K-12 education space learn. Our vision is to create a world in which children everywhere learn with understanding. Our goal is to reach a multitude of children across different strata of society, irrespective of the kind of education they are receiving today or the curriculum they are following.

We achieve this goal by building products that focus on diagnostic assessment and personalized learning. We believe in a scientific approach to conceptualizing, designing and building our products. This stems from a dream to discover a Science of Learning that can systematically be made available to teachers.

To draw an analogy, modern medicine is the result of a corresponding Science of Medicine that is only about 80 years old. Almost all treatments are based on a scientific approach that follows a process chain enabling in-depth testing, analysis, diagnosis, prescription, progress-tracking and achievement of the goal for which treatment is being done.

EI’s mission is to build this Science of Learning which would provide answers to questions like how many children are not able to (say) correctly subtract in class 5 or solve equations in class 8 and why. It would also categorize the different underlying errors and their frequencies. The Science of Learning would provide teachers a repository of data and techniques that they can use to help children learn better – a big improvement over today’s situation where teachers struggle alone to help students learn. EI’s work on assessment and learning has already helped create banks of misconceptions, common student errors and the like and share these as usable insights with teachers.

The Science of Learning gets built by the use of technology and also helps technology be used better to improve learning!

We are continually looking for people with a positive attitude, compassion, a compelling desire to make a difference in the way children learn!

 

Code Position Department Location
LDS Lead Data Scientist (Machine Learning) Mindspark Bangalore
DS Data Scientist Mindspark Bangalore
ES-M Educational Specialist – Math (Mindspark) Mindspark Ahmedabad/Bangalore
ESM Educational Specialist – Math/Science (Assessments) Assessments Bangalore
ES-E Educational Specialist – English Mindspark Bangalore
CST Customer Support Executive Customer Support Executive Ahmedabad
RM Regional Manager National Sales Multiple Locations
SE Software Development Roles (PHP) Software Development Ahmedabad/Bangalore
L-ES Lead Educational Specialist – Assessments Assessments Bangalore
LESM Lead Educational Specialist – Mindspark Mindspark Ahmedabad,Bangalore

 

1. Lead Data Scientist (Machine Learning)

Educational Initiatives (EI), in it’s mission to reach out to children everywhere to help them learn with understanding, has created an online learning environment called Mindspark. It is a technology-based adaptive learning solution that is developed through cutting-edge educational research and ensures improved level of learning for students. This is achieved through diagnosing current learning levels, prescribing a personalized learning path and tracking learning progress. Mindspark is currently used by more than 80k students and 175 schools and receives 1 million student responses every day. Harvard has also developed a case study on Mindspark. We have a massive data set that has answers to how students learn and how we can make learning more effective for students.

EI has partnered with many international researchers in the past (Karthik Muralidharan ((UC San Diego), Alejandro ((J-PAL), Abhijeet (University College London)) from around the world in its effort to develop research based insights/products. Currently the team is working with Ryan Baker who has joined EI in the capacity of senior advisor to supervise data mining efforts and drive new feature development and product improvement.

We are looking for an exceptional data scientist with machine learning experience who will work with analytics team to synthesize and leverage our massive data set of student learning data to enhance learning outcomes in classrooms. The team works in quick iterations, using the statistical and machine learning techniques and algorithms best suited for solving the problems of student learning.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Support the identification, design and implementation of continuous improvement levers through data analytics to improve the product
  • Dig in to the large data sets and develop analytical solutions that provide actionable insights on student learning that will support the product development team
  • Work cross-functionally and support adhoc analyses to give a more structured shape, examine recent and historical data, identify salient trends, develop statistical models, and surface key insights
  • Synthesize diverse, complex information to develop a compelling story with data and insights

Skills/competencies required

  • Must have a master’s degree in operations research, applied statistics, machine learning or a related quantitative discipline
  • Must have a deep understanding of 2 or 3 machine learning modelling concepts such a Regression, Clustering, Bayesian Nets, Decision Trees, Recommender System etc
  • 2 to 3 years of experience in developing machine learning models
  • Hands on experience with any statistical analysis environments such as R, Python, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS and comfortable with relational and non-relational databases

Who is a good fit?

  • You are passionate about education and want to see a world where all the children get the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability
  • Curious about how learning happens and what can make learning better
  • Have experience in statistics/analytics preferably in the field of education
  • Able to convert analytical insights into a convincing and actionable story and communicate the same to product managers and engineers
  • You want to work in an intellectually challenging environment with the freedom to pursue interesting problems

What we have to offer?

  • Lots of learning
  • Flat hierarchy
  • Meritocracy-driven, candid culture
  • Very high visibility
  • Location: Bangalore

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    2. Data Scientist

    Educational Initiatives (EI), in it’s mission to reach out to children everywhere to help them learn with understanding, has created an online learning environment called Mindspark. It is a technology-based adaptive learning solution that is developed through cutting-edge educational research and ensures improved level of learning for students. This is achieved through diagnosing current learning levels, prescribing a personalized learning path and tracking learning progress. Mindspark is currently used by more than 80k students and 175 schools and receives 1 million student responses every day. Havard has also developed a case study on mindspark. We have a massive data set that has answers to how students learn and how we can make learning more effective for students.

    EI has partnered with many international researchers in the past (Karthik Muralidharan ((UC San Diego), Alejandro ((J-PAL), Abhijeet (University College London)) from around the world in its effort to develop research based insights/products. Currently the team is working with Ryan Baker who has joined EI in the capacity of senior advisor to supervise data mining efforts and drive new feature development and product improvement.

    We are looking for a candidate with strong analytical abilities and experience in statistical/machine learning modelling, who will work with analytics team to synthesize and leverage our massive data set of student learning data to enhance learning outcomes in classrooms. The team works in quick iterations, using the statistical and machine learning techniques and algorithms best suited for solving the problems of student learning.

    What you’ll be doing?

    • Support the design and implementation of continuous improvement levers through data analytics to improve the product
    • Dig in to the large data sets and develop analytical solutions that provide actionable insights on student learning that will support the product development team
    • Work cross-functionally and support adhoc analyses to give a more structured shape, examine recent and historical data, identify salient trends, develop statistical models, and surface key insights
    • Synthesize diverse, complex information to develop a compelling story with data and insights

    Skills/competencies required

    • Must have an engineering degree from Tier -1 institutes preferably with coursework in operation research, statistics, machine learning or programming
    • 2 to 3 years of experience in analytics domain
    • Familiarity with machine learning models
    • Familiarity with significance testing, sampling, descriptive statistics, and multivariate statistics
    • Hands on experience with any statistical analysis environments such as R, Python, MATLAB, SPSS or SAS and comfortable with relational and non-relational databases
    • Proficient in Microsoft office

    Who is a good fit?

    • You are passionate about education and want to see a world where all the children get the opportunity to learn to the best of their ability
    • Curious about how learning happens and what can make learning better
    • Have experience in statistics/analytics
    • You want to work in an intellectually challenging environment with the freedom to pursue interesting problems

    What we have to offer?

    • Opportunity to work with leading machine learning experts and education leaders
    • Flat organizational structure
    • Meritocracy-driven, candid culture
    • Very high visibility
    • Location: Bangalore

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      3. Educational Specialist – Math (Mindspark)

      The prerequisite for this post is a fervent desire to change the face of Maths education in India.

      Job Description:

      • Researching and understanding the Science of Learning by reading pedagogy related research work, analyzing EI’s rich student response data, conducting student interviews and interacting with teachers to figure out how children think and learn. Fair component of data mining, data analysis in Excel is preferred. Optional: Some work in SQL programming
      • Using this research to build discerning questions and create interactive content like maths games, enrichment modules, etc to help children learn with understanding online. Optional: Coding the same in HTML5 by the person
      • Building notes that highlight misconceptions based on the data and insights, and providing tips to address the same. Think of creative ways to reduce and remove these misconceptions
      • Networking and collaborating with research institutes and scholars in India and globally to understand and implement their high-quality work
      • Publish papers in international education journals and presentations at TEDx type events
      • Do mini-projects from start to finish that aims to solve a big problem and allow for an “entrepreneurial” experience
      • Optional: Taking up special assignments – such as coding for partial solving, thinking of system architecture and improving the speed of the software by increasing efficiency through sophisticated algorithms

      Desired Profile/Skills:

      • Academic brilliance in High School and college, being in the top 20% in your batch throughout
      • Interested in delving deep into Maths and how kids learn
      • Excited about creating learning and IT solutions that will impact children and transform education
      • Ability to do quick math
      • Penchant for research- ability to interpret research papers written on Math along with strong quantitative and qualitative research skills
      • Should enjoy working in a team and across teams (within the Mindspark Development team and the IT team)
      • Should enjoy healthy debates and arguments which are critical for insight development
      • Desired but not necessary: Ability to quickly and independently learn new technologies like HTML5 and sufficient experience in PHP, MySQL

      Education:

      • Master’s degree in any major or a PhD welcome from leading colleges and universities. Roles will be different based on education
      • Prior work experience in the education sector will be useful but not necessary

      Location: Ahmedabad/Bangalore

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      4. Educational Specialist – Math/Science (Assessments)

      At Educational Initiatives (EI), our mission is to revolutionise the way children learn – like the way the Internet or mobile phones have revolutionised the way we live. We believe that every child should be learning with understanding!

      Assessments team at Educational Initiatives is involved in making engaging and insightful assessments tools that test the level of understanding of the language of children. We are looking for passionate individuals who would love to go deeper into how children learn Maths and Science and build high quality assessments that can uncover gaps in the learning.

      The role of an Educational Specialist – Assessments can be broadly divided into three components, namely creation, review and research. Key responsibilities will involve -

      1. Creating engaging content for the assessment products, ASSET and Detailed Assessment, which includes -

      • Sourcing suitable engrossing passages for reading and comprehension
      • Creative ways of assessing comprehension, grammar and vocabulary

      2. Reviewing content, focusing on –

      • Quality of the question (concept tested, grade appropriateness, phrasing)
      • Technical correctness
      • Strength of the distractors
      • Syntactical/semantic errors

      3. Researching on language acquisition/teaching methodologies –

      • Through reading of academic journals
      • Analysing data on questions
      • By interacting with external subject experts
      • By interacting with students and understanding how they think

      Required Skills:

      • 0-3 years of experience in content creation/teaching role
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to create and source engaging assessments for students
      • Ability to critically analyse questions, tests, and projects for practical use in the context of the classroom
      • Basic technological awareness (Windows functions, MS Office, email features)
      • Sticking to tight schedules and effective workload management

      Preferred Skills:

      • Subject background in Maths/Science, at a Masters’ level or above
      • Ability to interact in a productive manner with teachers and students, if needed; this should be geared towards gleaning information that will help us improve our understanding of how students learn and also towards improving our offerings
      • Should enjoy working in a team and across teams
      • Should enjoy healthy debates and arguments which are critical for insight development

      Location: Bangalore
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      5. Educational Specialist – English

      Mindspark English is an upcoming language learning product for schools. We’re looking to expand our core team with passionate individuals who love exploring the possibilities of technology and language simultaneously, and have the grit to see their ideas through to execution.
      The role of an Educational Specialist for Mindspark English can be divided into four components, namely creation, review, coordination and research. Explaining in greater detail –

      1. Creating engaging content for Mindspark English, which includes-

      • Engrossing passages for reading and listening
      • Questions that ‘test and teach’ comprehension, grammar and vocabulary
      • Games and interactives that focus on language concepts in a pedagogically sound but convivial manner

      2. Reviewing content created for Mindspark English, focusing on – -

      • Quality of the question (concept tested, grade appropriateness, phrasing)
      • Strength of the distractors
      • Syntactical/semantic errors

      3. Coordination and collaboration –

      • With IT members on developing features for Mindspark and resolving issues
      • With freelancers on content development targets
      • With schools to gain insights on product enhancements
      • With other Educational Specialists for improving Mindspark English

      4. Researching on language acquisition/teaching methodologies –

      • Through reading of academic journals
      • Analysing data on questions
      • By interacting with external subject experts
      • By interacting with students and understanding how they think

      Required Skills:

      • Excellent proofreading
      • Bachelor’s degree in linguistics/literature or related fields
      • Some experience in language learning/teaching (preferably ESL)
      • Ability to create and source engaging content for students
      • Ability to critically analyse questions, assessments and various types of learning modules
      • Basic technological awareness (Windows functions, MS Office, email features)
      • Sticking to tight schedules and effective workload management

      Preferred Skills:

      • Subject background in language learning, at a Masters’ level or above
      • Ability to interact effectively with experts/teachers and source required professionals
      • Knowledge of MySQL and basic programming logic
      • Experience in team leadership/collaboration

      Location: Bangalore
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      6. Customer Support Executive

      Primary Responsibilities:

      • Providing help and Support to customers using the organization’s products or services
      • Orientation to customers regarding the organization’s products and services
      • Communicating with customers by telephone, email, face to face
      • Investigating, troubleshooting and solving customers’ problems
      • Responsibility of creation of ids and their related tasks
      • Responding to customer comments, queries etc
      • ASSET taken schools for summer and winter round, confirmation calling for the receipt of:
      • a) Question papers received
        b) ASSET Answer sheet dispatch
        c) Analysis report received
        d) Follow up calls to schools

      Primary Desired Qualification / Traits:

      • Strong communication skills – written and oral
      • Graduate
      • Experience in customer handling – preferred
      • Ability to conduct training on phone
      • Proficient in Excel

      Location: Ahmedabad

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      7. Regional Manager

      The Regional Manager will be responsible for coordinating the regional operations of EI. This position involves significant responsibility and high level of target orientation. The current product portfolio of EI includes ASSET – a diagnostic test, Teacher Training, and Curriculum Services, Mindspark – an adaptive learning program and Detailed Assessment (DA) – a futuristic assessment and a topic-wise testing tool.

      EI’s solutions, ASSET, DA and Mindspark, currently reach over 400,000 students every year, and create over 100 million data points that feed EI’s insights, along with a deep understanding of the topic/subject to be learnt, and other detailed studies with students and collection of large-scale data from the entire spectrum, spanning India’s leading international private schools, to rural Government schools from the country’s most impoverished districts.

      Job Description:

      • Interacting and building relationships with School Principals, Management, and Teachers to create and service the demand for EI offerings
      • Inspiring, leading and coordinating with the team to evolve into partners working towards a common goal of school improvement
      • Take EI’S Products into the next stage of product growth through a penetration in schools of small cities and towns
      • Coordinate with SBU Heads of different products and services to ensure Maximum geographical reach and coverage

      Desired Profile/Skills:

      • Excellent communication skills
      • Minimum 6 years of experience in Direct Sales
      • Strong target orientation with a history of overachievement of targets
      • Presentable and Matured
      • “Willing to work in the field” and travel extensively
      • Extensive experience of travel and knowledge of the region would be a distinct advantage
      • Entrepreneurial streak, with a strong desire to do something “different”, and a liking for education

      Location: Lucknow + other locations

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      8. Software Development Roles (PHP)
      Locations: Ahmedabad\Bangalore

      “Let us change our traditional attitude to the construction of programs. Instead of imagining that our main task is to instruct a computer what to, let us concentrate rather on explaining to human beings what we want a computer to do.” -Donald Knuth

      If your motto resonates with the quote above and you feel you are NOT an ordinary Software Engineer, willing to contribute in building a better society; we bet you’d find this interesting<\strong>

      Our vision is to help children everywhere learn with understanding and we believe this is possible by marrying technology with the science of Learning. We are looking for like-minded software developers, who want to be part of this Ed-tech revolution to build a better future.<\strong>

      What responsibilities will you hold?

      • Work with architect/project lead to perform high/low level design/architecture
      • Provide innovative solutions to complex business problems
      • Coding and implementation using best practices to produce high performing/scalable/secured modules
      • Execute system development, develop detailed programming logic and maintenance activities
      • Regular code review and help team to repair legacy code
      • Define, drive and deliver on time with quality through all stages of software development
      • Analyse feature requirements and assist with design documentation, design reviews and development activities
      • Analyse the customer issues and provide workaround/fix when needed
      • Develop test plans and systems

      Learning opportunities

      Advanced tools, complex algorithms and the latest research to help make intelligent systems that understand each child and provides the best learning experience for him/her.

      Build solutions using Artificial Intelligence, Natural Language Processing, Sentiment Analysis, Machine Learning techniques, Big Data Analysis and many more.

      So, who fits in?

      • Someone who is passionate about technology and looking at creative ways of using it for social good
      • Having Bachelor’s degree or higher in Engineering/MCA with academic brilliance in high school and college
      • Ability to make and influence decisions, and drive open discussions to a closure

      Software Engineer: Full Stack (0-4 years)

      Desired Profile:

      • Strong PHP, Javascript, OOPS Concepts, HTML5, CSS, Javascript with working experience in common libraries and frameworks
      • Worked on Database (MYSQL, SQL, ORACLE, RDBMS, NoSQL, MongoDB)
      • Fair knowledge of AngularJS, ReactJS, Canvas and SVG interactive programming, Responsive web design Cloud platform experience will be an advantage
      • Cloud platform experience will be an advantage
      • Knowledge of frameworks like Code Igniter, Zend, Data Structures and database concepts

      Sr. Software Engineer: Full Stack (4+ years)

      Desired Profile:

      • Strong PHP, Javascript, OOPS Concepts, HTML5, CSS, Javascript with working experience in common libraries and frameworks
      • Worked on Database (MYSQL,SQL, ORACLE, RDBMS, NoSQL, MongoDB)
      • Proficient in AngularJS, ReactJS, Canvas and SVG interactive programming, Responsive web design Has been part of developing and operating highly available, highly reliable systems
      • Working knowledge in Java or .NET will be helpful
      • Knowledge of Cloud Platform and services is preferable
      • Knowledge of frameworks like Code Igniter, Zend, Data structures and database concepts

      Location: Ahmedabad/Bangalore

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      9. Lead Educational Specialist – Math/Science (Assessments)

      At Educational Initiatives (EI), our mission is to revolutionise the way children learn – like the way the Internet or mobile phones have revolutionised the way we live. We believe that every child should be learning with understanding!

      Assessments team at Educational Initiatives is involved in making engaging and insightful assessments tools that test the level of understanding of the language of children. We are looking for passionate individuals who would love to go deeper into how children learn Maths and Science and build high quality assessments that can uncover gaps in the learning.

      The role of an Educational Specialist – Assessments can be broadly divided into three components, namely creation, review and research. In addition to this, a Lead Educational Specialist will also be involved in managing the content and certain other areas. Key responsibilities will involve -

      1. Managing a team of Educational specialists and the content being delivered

      • Planning monthly tasks for the team and ensuring the goals are met
      • Monitor and share progress on tasks regularly and send regular updates on the same
      • Ensuring the quality of the content is being reviewed as per the set processes
      • Coordinating with internal teams in order to understand task priorities and get certain tasks done
      • Help in sourcing and interviewing candidates as per need

      2. Creating engaging content for the assessment products, ASSET and Detailed Assessment, which includes -

      • Sourcing suitable engrossing passages for reading and comprehension
      • Creative ways of assessing comprehension, grammar and vocabulary

      3. Reviewing content, focusing on –

      • Quality of the question (concept tested, grade appropriateness, phrasing)
      • Technical correctness
      • Strength of the distractors
      • Syntactical/semantic errors

      4. Researching on language acquisition/teaching methodologies –

      • Through reading of academic journals
      • Analysing data on questions
      • By interacting with external subject experts
      • By interacting with students and understanding how they think

      Required Skills:

      • 3+ years of experience in content and team management/teaching role
      • Ability to manage a team of 3-5 members
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to create and source engaging assessments for students
      • Ability to critically analyse questions, tests, and projects for practical use in the context of the classroom
      • Basic technological awareness (Windows functions, MS Office, email features)
      • Sticking to tight schedules and effective workload management

      Preferred Skills:

      • Subject background in Maths/Science, at a Masters’ level or above
      • Ability to interact in a productive manner with teachers and students, if needed; this should be geared towards gleaning information that will help us improve our understanding of how students learn and also towards improving our offerings
      • Should enjoy working in a team and across teams
      • Should enjoy healthy debates and arguments which are critical for insight development

      Location: Bangalore
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      10. Lead Educational Specialist – Mindspark

      At Educational Initiatives (EI), our mission is to revolutionise the way children learn – like the way the Internet or mobile phones have revolutionised the way we live. We believe that every child should be learning with understanding!

      We are looking for passionate individuals who would love to go deeper into how children learn Maths and build high quality content that enables learning.

      The role of a Educational Specialist – Mindspark can be broadly divided into three components, namely creation of learning content, its review and research on how students learn. In addition to this, a Lead Educational Specialist will also be involved in managing the content and certain other areas.

      1. Managing a team of Educational specialists and the content being delivered

      • Planning monthly tasks for the team and ensuring the goals are met
      • Monitor and share progress on tasks regularly and send regular updates on the same
      • Ensuring the quality of the content is being reviewed as per the set processes
      • Coordinating with internal teams in order to understand task priorities and get certain tasks done
      • Help in sourcing and interviewing candidates as per need
      • Execute projects from start to finish that aims to solve a big problem and allow for an “entrepreneurial” experience

      2. Creating engaging content for a personalized and adaptive learning tool, Mindspark, which includes – -

      • Devising pedagogical flow of the content and developing the content that optimizes student learning, guide the team in coming up with the same
      • Help create interactive content like animations, interactive activities, exploratory activities, games etc that enable learning
      • Learning flows to minimize the instances of misconceptions among students
      • Questions that pique interests to learn Maths connecting Maths to daily life

      3. Reviewing content, focusing on –

      • Quality of the question (concept tested, grade appropriateness, phrasing)
      • Technical correctness
      • Strength of the distractors
      • Syntactical/semantic errors

      4. Researching on teaching methodologies –

      • Through reading of academic journals
      • Analysing data on questions
      • By interacting with external subject experts
      • By interacting with students and understanding how they think

      Required Skills:

      • 3+ years of experience in content and team management/teaching role
      • Ability to manage a team of 3-5 members
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills
      • Ability to create and source engaging content in Maths for students
      • Ability to critically analyse questions, assessments and various types of learning modules
      • Basic technological awareness (Windows functions, MS Office, email features)
      • Sticking to tight schedules and effective workload management

      Preferred Skills:

      • Subject background in Maths, at a Masters’ level or above
      • Ability to interact in a productive manner with teachers and students, if needed; this should be geared towards gleaning information that will help us improve our understanding of how students learn and also towards improving our offerings
      • Should enjoy working in a team and across teams
      • Should enjoy healthy debates and arguments which are critical for insight development

      Location: Ahmedabad, Bangalore
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Head Office - Ahmedabad

Educational Initiatives Pvt. Ltd.
A/201, Baleshwar Square,
Opp. ISKCON Temple, S.G. Highway,
Ahmedabad 380015
INDIA

Phone: +91-79-66211600.
Fax: +91-79-66211700.
Email: info@ei-india.com




Established in 2001, Educational Initiatives believes in making a difference in education through personalised learning and ensuring that students learn with understanding.