Data Scientist (part-time, contract)


About Lua

Lua is a dating app designed by entrepreneurs and experts in the personal development and relationship field.

Our purpose is to deepen intimacy and connect people to Love. Lua's platforms infuse mystery, eros, and technology, create meaningful connections, and facilitate personal growth. We’re starting with a dating app for conscious communities.

We are in service of Love, humanity, and the planet. We are transparent, take self-responsibility, and are willing to grow personally and professionally. Whatever we do, we do it with passion and dedication. We are radically innovative and open to change. 

Position overview

We are seeking a data scientist to join our development team to help us improve our application decision-making quality. The ideal candidate will have a working knowledge of statistics, mathematics, and data science programming languages (e.g., SQL, R, Python).

Your primary responsibilities will be developing algorithms to improve the quality of the connections between our users.

In addition, you will oversee performing statistical analyses, running custom SQL queries, and identifying patterns and trends that can improve our products and services' efficiency and usability. You will also be expected to maintain and improve our data infrastructure and tools.


  • Design and implement supervised and unsupervised algorithms to support our business objectives. 
  • Design, train, and implement machine learning algorithms
  • Leverage predictive models to optimize customer experiences
  • Creating automated anomaly detection

Job Qualifications and Skill Sets

  • Bachelor's degree in data science, data analytics, or related field
  • Master’s degree or Ph.D. in a quantitative field, such as statistics, computer science, mathematics, or engineering
  • Proficiency in Python
  • Knowledge of data science toolkits such as R, NumPy, and MatLab
  • Experience with big data analytics technologies such as Spark and Hadoop
  • Expertise in data mining and machine learning
  • Working knowledge of statistical models and business intelligence
  • Familiarity with cloud-based infrastructure
  • Ability to store and process unstructured data with NoSQL databases and machine learning models
  • Open-minded and can-do approach.
  • Advantage - Experience in spiritual practices and self-improvement processes 

Perks & Benefits

We're here to create a world-changing app, grow and enjoy ourselves while we do it.

Lua is not an 'ordinary' place to work.


  • Remote work
  • Competitive salaries (and equity depending on the role)
  • Growth and co-learning with talented and high-performing colleagues
  • One-on-one meetings with leadership
  • Flexible working hours
  • Semi-annual salary review.


  • A progressive and caring work environment that celebrates your authenticity and humanness
  • Playful and deep team connection activities (including our version of team parties)
  • Your health and wellbeing matter to us!
  • Meetings can include sharings and meditation
  • Working with curious and open-minded people committed to evolving into the best people they can be
  • No bureaucracy and transparent communication
  • Wear what you like.

Lua is in a startup stage and we are so excited to co-create this app with you. We are excited to invite the right match onto the team!

Additional information

  • Remote status

    Fully remote

We usually respond within a week

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Workplace & culture

At Lua, all of you is welcome. We see work as a place to become more yourself and to grow personally and professionally.

At Lua, we are...

Radically innovative and open to change.

Playful, creative and take time for stillness.

In service of Love, humanity and the planet.

Transparent, take self-responsibility and are willing to grow personally and professionally.

Authentic, value healthy boundaries and honour all genders equally.

Striving to integrate our consciousness, heart, emotions and sexuality.

Whatever we do, we do it with passion and dedication.

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