Careers

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
DS Data Scientist Data Science Bangalore
ES-LSA Educational Specialist – Large Scale Education Programs Large Scale Education Programs Ahmedabad
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
SMGR Senior Manager – Software Development Software Development Ahmedabad, Bangalore
DE Data Engineer Data Science Bangalore
PGR Program Manager – Project Implementation and Liaisoning Large Scale Education Programs Chennai
LSA-BD Associate Vice President – Business Development Large Scale Education Programs Bangalore/Delhi/Bangalore
DA Data Analyst – Visualization Data Science Bangalore

 

1. 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 Data Scientist who will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions to deliver even better products. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, doing statistical analysis, and building high quality machine learning systems integrated with our products. For example, developing a model to understand how a student learn, what is his / her knowledge state etc.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Data mining using state-of-the-art methods
  • Processing, cleansing, and verifying the integrity of data used for analysis
  • Extending company’s data with third party sources of information when needed
  • Enhancing data collection procedures to include information that is relevant for building analytic systems
  • Doing ad-hoc analysis and presenting results in a clear manner
  • Selecting features, building and optimizing classifiers using machine learning techniques
  • Productionize models and integrate as features to specific products
  • Creating automated anomaly detection systems and constant tracking of its performance
  • Develop a strong mechanism to continuously improve data collection and storage process ensuring data consistency and quality

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
  • Hands on experience with any statistical analysis environments such as R, Python
  • Proficient in Microsoft office
  • Familiarity with significance testing, sampling, descriptive statistics, Bayesian models and multivariate statistics
  • Comfortable with relational and non-relational databases and API development

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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2. Educational Specialist – Large-Scale Education Programs

Large Scale Education Program is a multi-pronged Education Program actively working with low and medium income schools, predominantly with the Government schools. Currently, there are three areas in which LSEP is working actively.
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The overall objective of Large-Scale Education program is to generate data in the field of education at a large scale to help Government and policymakers to make data-informed decisions. The data can also feed into the education research to enrich the overall global understanding of how children learn which is called the Science of Learning.
Reforms take a long time and hence the most intrinsic quality for anyone working with LSEP is to be patient. The transformation that we are striving for is slow, but is definite and will show its leap effect only after some time.
Hence, a person who is hardworking, sound with content knowledge, comfortable working on and off the field to create assessments, has the skill to interact and connect with students and children alike and has research inclination is the most suited candidate for this role.

Who can it be?

  • Anyone who has great aptitude, logical and analytical thinking and can put in hard work, can do routine things differently and different things routinely are welcome to apply. We believe more in education and less in degrees! You can be from any discipline, but as far as you are able to contribute to the larger mission of EI, you are welcome to apply.
  • Candidates who have prior experience in the field of education, have worked closely with teachers or teacher trainers and students will find the job interesting.

What will the candidate do?
EI promotes leadership and managerial skills at each level. Hence the candidate should be ready to own the tasks, manage projects and exhibit leadership qualities.
LSEP works through projects and in a usual project cycle, the ES would be expected to do the following tasks:

  • Building simple but discerning questions to check whether the child has really understood
  • Commenting and finalizing questions made by peers to enhance quality of questions
  • Validating translated questions and content to enhance the quality of the same
  • Making standardized test papers for different projects
  • Analyzing large-scale student response data to figure out how children think and learn
  • Designing and conducting training and workshops on Assessment Process, Question making, understanding results, and reports, etc.
  • Conduct evaluator training/post analysis workshops throughout the country
  • Spending considerable time on field by setting standard processes, doing trainings for invigilators and helping out with field audit and other relevant implements

Location: Ahmedabad

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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

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.

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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11. Senior Manager – Software Development

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. It would also categorise 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! When you enter EI’s workspace, you will instantly feel the charged atmosphere that emanates from this daily pursuit! We are continually looking for people with a positive attitude, compassion, a compelling desire to make a difference in the way children learn!

Desired qualities:

  • A techno-leader. We would like you to be equally comfortable working on complex programs as well as with complex people!
  • Technically savvy. We expect that you’ll have had exposure to recent technologies and built projects with sound architecture.
  • Potential to grow. We want you to lead different verticals within the department in the next 24 months or sooner!

Responsibilities:

  • Hands-on management with deep-dive into the details of software design, implementation and debugging, software quality and configuration management.
  • Working in partnership with the product teams and stake holders to define best practices for the development & design of technically robust, flexible and scalable solutions.
  • Lead all aspects of technology, through development and deployment of applications both web-based and mobile-based, as well as web-presence.
  • Stay in the forefront of technology and multi-platform development (web, mobile, tablet etc).
  • Play key role to help improving and optimizing the product development process in an agile (SCRUM) development environment.
  • Proactively identify architectural weaknesses and recommend appropriate solutions.
  • Mentor and guide a team of top notch full stack engineers across levels to ensure software engineering lifecycle best practices are followed.

Desired Candidate Profile:

  • 8+ years of work experience in managing engineering teams and project delivery
  • B. Tech or M. Tech in Engineering, or an equivalent degree
  • Strong grasp of full stack networking, scalable web back-end, and all genres of platforms technologies (mobile and desktop)
  • Strong in product-engineering, data science, object-oriented programming, software architecture, product and project management
  • Thorough knowledge of web and mobile based technologies and no hesitation in coding hands on.
  • Experience in integrating various social media platforms and APIs from different products.
  • Strong hands on experience in at least one object oriented language (C++/Java).
  • Experience with PHP, node.js would be an added advantage
  • Sound understanding of web technologies (e.g. Javascript, HTML5, CSS3) and strong command over databases (MySQL, NoSQL).
  • Hands on experience working with AWS cloud
  • Knowledge of MVC frameworks is required.
  • Demonstrated drive to get things done with a track record of success.
  • Record of setting high-performance standards and holding self and others accountable.
  • Professional and positive approach, self-motivated, strong in building relationships, team player, dynamic, creative with the ability to work on own initiative.
  • Demonstrated strong oral and written communication skills and ability to effectively communicate upwards and downwards.

Location: Bangalore, Ahmedabad
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12. Data Engineer

We are looking for a Big Data Engineer who will work on the collecting, storing, processing, and analysis of huge datasets. The primary focus will be on choosing optimal solutions to use for these purposes, then maintaining, implementing, and monitoring them. You will also be responsible for integrating them with the architecture used across the company.

Responsibilities:

  • Select and integrate any Big Data tools and frameworks required to provide requested capabilities
  • Implement a solid ETL process
  • Monitor performance and advise any necessary infrastructure changes
  • Define data collection, retention and archiving policies
  • Work closely with data architects (to determine what data management systems are appropriate) and data scientists (to determine which data are needed for analysis). You will often wrestle with problems associated with database integration and messy, unstructured data sets. The aim is to provide clean, usable data to whomever may require it

Skills/Qualifications:

  • Proficient understanding of distributed computing principles, management of Hadoop cluster, with all included services
  • Ability to solve any ongoing issues with operating the cluster
  • Proficiency with Hadoop v2, MapReduce, HDFS
  • Good knowledge of Big Data querying tools, such as Pig, Hive, and Impala
  • Experience with Spark, Python
  • Experience with integration of data from multiple data sources
  • Experience with NoSQL & SQL
  • Knowledge of various ETL techniques and frameworks, such as Flume
  • Experience with various messaging systems, such as Kafka or RabbitMQ
  • Experience with Big Data ML toolkits, such as Mahout, SparkML, or H2O
  • Good understanding of Lambda Architecture, along with its advantages and drawbacks
  • Experience with Cloudera/MapR/Hortonworks
  • Good understanding of AWS/GCP/Azure
  • 6 – 7 years of experience in analytics
  • Must have an engineering degree from Tier -1 institutes preferably with coursework computer science, data bases and business information systems

What we have to offer?

  • Opportunity to innovate in personalized learning space
  • Work with best of people in the industry
  • Flat hierarchy

Location: Bangalore
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13. Program Manager – Project Implementation and Liaisoning

Have you ever wondered on how you could play a role in improving India’s learning levels in a scalable manner? Have you been curious about how man and machine can live together in the school? Specifically, what is the role that technology can play in this and what is the modified role of the teacher?
Ask not what your government can do – ask what YOU can do for the government school children ;-)
If you are interested in playing an active role in improving education and joining a fabulous consortium of people, then do apply.

EI’s vision is a world where every child is learning with understanding. Since its inception it has ensured that its high-quality products reach every child – regardless of their parental income, race, religion, etc. It is embarking on an ambitious project – to demonstrate how technology can be integrated into the government school system to improve learning outcomes at large scale. Over the past 7 years it has successfully demonstrated this by working intensely with 20 government schools as well as serving low-income students in Mindspark Centres in Delhi. This work was externally evaluated with J-PAL through an RCT with encouraging results.
For one of the multi partner projects, between Tamil Nadu-Sarva Shiksha Abhiyan, EkStep and Central Square Foundation (CSF), the organization is looking for a program manager based out of Chennai. This is an entrepreneurial phase of the project and presents multiple opportunities for people to join and be part of the founding team. Your voice will be heard and you will get to shape the future!
You’ll be working in the Large-Scale Education Programs division of EI which within EI itself is a 15-year-old division that has deep roots in pedagogy and has a brand that is synonymous with high-quality learning for low-income children.

Desired Profile:

  • The candidate will enter into a contract that will be valid till the project completion.
  • No qualification criteria, preferably a graduate but experience with the government divisions is preferable.
  • Proficiency in Tamil and English is a must
  • Should be willing to travel to the pilot schools in and around Chennai for successful pilot implementation
  • Prior experience in education field desirable, but not a must
  • Basic computer literacy, knowledge of MS – word, excel is required.
  • Excellent communication skills- written and oral required
  • Project Duration: 6-8 months

Responsibilities:

  • Co-ordinates with the SSA and the stakeholders for the phase-wise pilot project deliverables
  • Co-ordinates with the core state resource group of teachers for assessment plans and ensure timely deliverables of quality questions through the set processes of approvals, translation, nd validation cycle
  • Ensures assessment roll-out is done as per the pre-defined project plan
  • Carries out implementation training on the designed implementation models for the pilot schools
  • Identifies, reports and resolves any issues or deviations from the project plan
  • Trains and supports teachers to use assessment reports to take remedial action
  • Collects feedback from students, teachers, head-teachers on the efficacy of the pilot and produces actionable reports
  • Suggests potential improvements in the pilot and the project based on feedback
  • Ensuring government buy-in to scale up the product by preparing usage reports highlighting impact on students’ learning levels
  • Securing required approvals from the relevant officials during implementation

Location: Chennai
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14. Associate Vice President – Business Development

Role: Business Development / Institutional Sales – Mindspark in government schools

This role is for you if you are strong in Institutional Sales and deeply interested in using your skills to make a larger impact. Would you like to bring a meaningful high-quality learning product to low-income children who deserve it the most?

This is an endeavour that is not restricted to some urban centres or just India, but aimed to eventually have a scalable impact across the nation and the world. Does the thought of playing a meaningful catalytic role by channelizing the large sums of money spent in the education sector to improve learning outcomes excite you?

If yes, join the Large Scale Educations Program division of Educational Initiatives – a 16 year old institution that is internationally known for its work in measuring learning outcomes and creating solutions to making it happen.

EI’s work has been recognized in a cover story of the Economist, captured in a Harvard Business School case, made it to the final rounds at Qatar Foundation’s WISE Awards and demonstrated impact by several independent 3rd party evaluation agencies like J-PAL. All these recognitions will act as solid Marketing collateral in your endeavor to seek philanthropy capital.

Your role is to take an existing implementation that is touching 100,000 children in 250 government and private schools and evangelize it to grow 100x to 10 million children in 5-10 States in 1-2 countries over the next 3-5 years. You would do this by raising philanthropic funding from (1) corporate CSR heads – more than Rs. 20,000+ Crore is spent annually by Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and education is the largest chunk and (2) international foundations and multi-lateral aid agencies (eg. USAID, UKAid, UNICEF, World Bank, etc) that are interested in funding social development projects. Winning government tenders for learning software is also a third route that can be used.

Here are some reasons to join this meaningful Sales / Business Development role:

  • There are 250 million children going to government schools everyday. Unless we act fast, these children are growing older and graduating from schools with little employable or life skills. Your work will directly ensure that these children are learning with understanding.
  • You will be able to ensure that the CSR heads are getting a sound return on investment of their money.
  • You will interact with EI’s CEO and the Board of Directors who are all very passionate about serving this segment of the demographic.
  • The monetary rewards will mimic entrepreneurship to the fullest extent – your basic needs will get covered and there is potential to make this financially satisfying – but your ultimate rewards will be creating something innovative and taking into scale under your leadership. An opportunity of a lifetime!
  • You will need patience with some long sales cycles and ingenuity in seeking competitive grant funding.

Desired attributes in candidate:

  • Preference given to candidates who have B2B / Institutional Sales experience
  • Preference given to candidates who have experience in managing government relations or doing government sales; but not necessary.
  • Minimum 5 years of experience in doing Sales – including cold-calling, seeking appointments and doing meetings, proposal writing, finalizing contracts and winning repeat business

Visual imagery and details available at www.ei-india.com and:

  • An article about Mindspark’s impact authored by David Evans for the World Bank blog here
  • Panel on Disrupting Education hosted by Natasha Jog on NDTV
  • A video summary of the Mindspark program and its impact
  • Video of Mindspark in a HP lab in a box
  • Mention of Mindspark in Stanford Social Innovation Review and Economist

Location: Bangalore/Delhi/Mumbai
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15. Data Analyst – Visualization

We are looking for a Data Analyst who will help us discover the information hidden in vast amounts of data, and help us make smarter decisions through compelling visualization. Your primary focus will be in applying data mining techniques, generating periodic reports, and building high quality visualizations.

What you’ll be doing?

  • Translating business analytics needs into data visualization and semantic data access requirements
  • Work with data engineers to facilitate technical design of complex data sourcing, transformation and aggregation logic, ensuring business analytics requirements are met
  • Collaborate with data scientists and subject matter experts to identify useful and strategically relevant insights
  • Leverage enterprise standard tools and platforms to visualize analytics insights, typically working with and/or leading a small team.
  • Help drive business stakeholder adoption of insights-driven decision making and/or business process innovation.
  • Drive development of and adherence to data visualization standards
  • Conceptualize, design and develop data visualization solutions that synthesize data concepts into clear communications for key business stakeholders.
  • Reduce data to the bare minimum of what is needed to optimally communicate a message

Skills/competencies required

  • 3 – 5 years of experience in developing business analytics solutions, focusing on requirements gathering and effective visualization of insights.
  • 2+ Years of experience with data visualization/BI tools, such as Qlik, Tableau, PowerBI,  SQL and semantic data access mechanisms.
  • Experience in HTML
  • A broad level of understanding surrounding business information systems
  • Demonstrated ability to analyze and interpret complex problems or processes that span multiple business areas, identify and understand requirements, and develop alternate solutions
  • Demonstrated a strong sense of visual design and interest in creative visualization work

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
  • 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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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.