About Ursa Labs

Founded in 2018, Ursa Labs is an industry-funded development group specializing in open source data science tools. It is dedicated to advancing the state of the art in high-productivity, high-performance, cross-language software for data scientists.


Wes McKinney


Wes created the pandas project in 2008 and wrote the book Python for Data Analysis, helping popularize the use of Python for data science. He is a Member of The Apache Software Foundation, and is a PMC member for Apache Arrow and Apache Parquet. He was formerly the CEO and co-founder of DataPad. He is the managing director of Ursa Labs.

Hadley Wickham


Hadley is the creator of many of the most widely-used R packages for data science, such as ggplot2, dplyr, and many others. He has written several books about R, such as R for Data Science and Advanced R. Hadley is the Chief Scientist at RStudio. He is a technical advisor for Ursa Labs on R language support and general API design and usability.

Job Opportunities

Senior Software Engineer - Ursa Labs

We are looking for an experienced senior engineer to work closely with Wes McKinney on the design, implementation, and releases of Ursa Labs initiatives. The ideal candidate should have experience playing a significant role in shipping software with high technical complexity.

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