Machine Learning Data Scientist


 140k - 180k
 United States  (San Francisco)
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Oura is an award-winning and fast-growing startup that helps people track all stages of sleep and activity using the Oura Ring and connected app. By providing daily feedback and practical steps to inspire healthy lifestyles, we've helped hundreds of thousands of people improve their sleep, understand their bodies, and transform their health. We’re on a mission to empower every person to own their inner potential, and we’re seeking candidates who want to make an impact on our journey.

For us, empowering the world starts with living our values and empowering our team. As a quickly growing company focused on helping people live healthier and happier lives, we work to promote work-life balance and ensure that our team members have what they need to do their best work — both in and out of the office.

We are looking for a Machine Learning Data Scientist to join our Science team. Our team is passionate about building algorithms, deriving novel biomarkers, and conducting validation studies in order to provide users with new insights into their health. We are dedicated to ensuring that the physiologic information Oura provides is both accurate and actionable. The ideal candidate will ensure the excellence of our data science products.

You will:

  • Contribute to the research, development and deployment of signal processing and/or machine learning algorithms for Oura features/products
  • Contribute to the development and deployment of reusable data science tools at scale
  • Conduct validation studies to benchmark and improve the accuracy of Oura’s biomarkers and algorithms
  • Coordinate with cross-functional teams and overseas stakeholders
  • Provide scientific content in support of data stories that help users understand the rigor of the data science underlying Oura’s approach
  • If remote, attend occasional on-site meetings in SF several times a year as needed

Oura is not your typical web app. We are working on interesting technical challenges such as:

  • Partnership: We work with a wide range of established institutions to get high-quality labeled data for all kinds of physiological signals and information.
  • Distributed systems: Multiple data producers, apps with offline support and real-time sync
  • Modern cloud architecture: AWS + Containers + Managed services
  • Large scale data: Oura customers generate terabytes of data
  • Applied ML: Great data for building production machine learning systems
  • Security: We handle sensitive user data, where security is not an afterthought
  • Embedded / Bluetooth / C++ / low level programming
  • A continuously growing user base of highly active and passionate users


We would love to have you on our team if you have any of the following, but don't worry too much if you don't fill all the requirements:

  • Have a PhD degree in biomedical engineering, electrical engineering, bio-statistics computer science or a related field OR a Master degree in related fields with 2+ years work experience OR a Bachelor’s degree in related fields with 4+ years work experience
  • Have 3+ years of solid programming skills in Python and SQL
  • Have experience with multiple machine learning and statistical modeling approaches
  • Have experience developing and validating time-series algorithms
  • Have a pragmatic can-do attitude and delivery-focused mindset: you can move quickly and prioritize effectively
  • Are comfortable working with a diverse and talented group of team members residing throughout the globe


What we offer:

At Oura, we care about you and your well-being. Everyone at Oura gets a ring of their own, and we’re continually looking for ways to improve everyone’s health and add to our benefits!

What we offer:

  • Competitive salary and equity packages
  • Health, dental, vision insurance, and mental health resources
  • An Oura Ring of your own + employee discounts for friends & family
  • Fertility benefits through Carrot Pro
  • Flexible working hours and remote working arrangements
  • $500 for initial WFH setup + $300 monthly wellness stipend
  • $25 DoorDash credit every Friday for lunch
  • 20 days of PTO + 13 paid holidays + 8 days of flexible wellness time off
  • 5 days paid sick leave, four days bereavement leave, 12 weeks paid parental leave
  • Amazing culture of collaborative and passionate coworkers

Oura takes a market-based approach to pay, and pay may vary depending on your location. US locations are categorized into tiers based on a cost of labor index for that geographic area. While most offers will be closer to the starting range, successful candidates’ pay will be determined based on job-related skills, experience, qualifications, work location, internal peer equity, and market conditions. These ranges may be modified in the future.

Region 1 $165,000 - $180,000

Region 2 $156,000 - $170,000

Region 3 $148,000 - $162,000

Region 4 $140,000 - $153,000

A recruiter will be able to determine your zones/tiers based on your US location.

Oura is proud to be an equal-opportunity workplace. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees. Individuals seeking employment at Oura are considered without regard to age, ancestry, color, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, medical condition, mental or physical disability, national origin, socioeconomic status, protected family care or medical leave status, race, religion (including beliefs and practices or the absence thereof), sexual orientation, military or veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws. We will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.

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