After barely graduating college, in 2011 Vik Paruchuri found himself working for the US Foreign Service. Bored, he taught himself how to code before venturing into the world of data science and machine learning.

After winning several Kaggle competitions, EdX hired Vik as a machine learning engineer. At EdX, Vik observed how technology could provide an alternative to the traditional education system.

Based on the many lessons he learned on his own journey, along with his observations about how successful data scientists learn, Vik started building Dataquest in 2015

At Dataquest, we teach data science to a community of hundreds of thousands of students worldwide. 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’re looking for a Senior Backend Engineer to help support and evolve our learning platform.