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Chicago, IL

Business Development Manager

 Sales    Full-time

As Business Development Manager, you will be responsible for acquiring customers, building partnerships, and maintaining productive client relationships for our data science products and services within a targeted industry vertical.  We serve clients across a broad range of industries, including corporations, non-profits, and political campaigns.  As the owner of a strategic client portfolio, you will be the face of Civis Analytics to our clients, responsible for their ultimate success with our solutions.  You will further build and drive relationships with key client stakeholders, identify and close growth opportunities, and ensure renewals.

You will also coordinate cross-functional company resources as the relationship lead to enable the success of your clients. You must be able to work well with others who approach problems from different perspectives, but you will be expected to challenge and improve the way we operate.

We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Grow revenue and market share in designated accounts and verticals
  • Develop and deliver comprehensive business plans to address customer and prospect priorities and needs
  • Build consensus and develop relationships at multiple levels – executive sponsors, decision makers, and procurement teams
  • Manage all phases of the sales lifecycle including: identifying and developing leads; meeting with clients; developing value propositions and case studies; financial deal structuring; contract negotiation and closing
  • Forecast revenue, articulate account updates and update management and marketing on competitor intelligence
  • MBA highly preferred or equivalent practical experience
  • 2+ year track record of selling data analytics, business intelligence, or complex enterprise SaaS solutions
  • Expertise within specific industry vertical(s)Strong understanding and passion for data science, and the use of predictive analytics in the public or private sector
  • Proven ability to write proposals, build cost and pricing estimates of proposed work, and sell the work to new or existing clients
  • Experience presenting completed work or pitching new work to executive audiences
  • Proven ability to marshal internal resources, as appropriate, to enable client success
  • Experience in a startup, or fast-paced professional services firm
  • Ability to travel (up to 50% as business needs dictate)
Chicago, IL

Chief Technology Officer

 Tech    Full-time

Born out of President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, Civis Analytics is a rapidly-growing data science technology and services company based in Chicago, IL, and Washington, DC.  We empower our customers to use data to drive their organizational decisions, and we are proud to work on some of the world’s most meaningful data science challenges.  Over the past three years, we have transformed our services into a comprehensive data science SaaS platform and suite of applications, making cutting-edge machine learning and predictive modeling techniques available to a broad audience.  

Civis Analytics is looking for a CTO to drive the company’s overall technical vision and growth strategy.  Reporting to the CEO, you will have a unique opportunity to shape the direction of a young company and its next generation of products during a period of significant growth.  We are looking for a pragmatic, business-minded tech leader with a proven track record of scaling large teams and building successful SaaS solutions and compelling customer experiences.  
  • Specifically, we need someone to:
  • be the tech voice within our senior leadership team and guide decision-making and business planning as we scale;
  • own our long-term technical roadmap and budget; drive execution and meet deliverables; make key architectural and build vs. buy decisions; ensure that we are investing resources wisely;
  • lead and integrate a cross-functional team of 65 engineers, data scientists, product managers, and designers, and be a magnet for talent so that we can continue to grow;
  • provide thought leadership within the company; research and evaluate cutting-edge practices and enabling technologies for internal adoption; assess potential partnerships and acquisitions;
  • be the public face of Civis technology and data science; network, evangelize, and form relationships with press and peer organizations; participate in high-level sales meetings; and give back to the Chicago community.

  • Your responsibilities will cut across all departments at Civis.  You must be able to work well with others that approach problems from different perspectives, but you will be expected to challenge and change the way we operate as we mature.
  • 10+ years of experience in software development and technical operations
  • B.S. in computer science, engineering, or related field; advanced degrees are preferred

  • Experience in the following areas:
  • Overseeing cloud-based SaaS architecture, platform, and application strategy
  • Managing entire product lifecycles, from research to design to development to launch
  • Building proprietary data assets and infrastructure
  • Leading and scaling large technical teams
  • Mentoring and cultivating director- and VP-level technical leaders

  • Data-driven, evidence-based, and transparent approach to making decisions
  • Direct and honest communication style; humble and strong work ethic
  • Successful history of leading via influence and gaining respect among highly skilled and educated subject matter experts
Chicago, IL

Data Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

The Data Engineering team is responsible for researching, standardizing, and transforming a variety of data sets to prepare them for analysis and integration into our products. As a data engineer, you will join the Chicago-based team, working closely and collaboratively with analysts and engineers to identify data needs across products and clients.

We believe you can’t solve big problems without the right data. As a data engineer, you will write software to automate processes associated with data acquisition, manipulation, and integration, coordinating with internal users and external customers to ensure they have the proper tools for success. You will work with other members of our team to develop solutions from ad hoc scripts to fully-realized ETL and data science workflows.

Civis Analytics has opportunities for applicants who are seasoned professionals, brilliant newcomers, and anywhere in between. We are looking for detail-oriented individuals from diverse backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field, or commensurate work experience
  • Experience developing successful software solutions to difficult problems
  • Expertise in Python or another scripting language
  • Experience interacting with APIs
  • Experience with SQL databases
  • Comfort with Git
  • Experience identifying and adapting to imperfect data
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Expertise with SQL databases
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience writing software tests
  • Expertise transforming and standardizing large data sets
  • Experience working with media, political, geographic, and/or social networking data
  • Familiarity with statistics and modeling
Chicago, IL

Data Scientist - R&D (Senior/Manager)

 Data Science    Full-time

The Data Science Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power our company’s mission. We work on projects like predicting national-level consumer behavior, creating novel visualizations for interactive clustering of survey respondents, optimizing large-scale constrained resource allocations, and building generalizable predictive analytics software. Our applied data scientists then use this work for diverse projects ranging from finding America’s uninsured citizens to optimizing millions of dollars of media spending. As a senior-level data scientist on our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will collaborate on modeling strategy, research design, and software engineering with data scientists on the cutting edge of the field.

We’re looking for data scientists to work on challenges in fields such as machine learning, applied statistics and natural language processing. If you’re looking to apply your considerable expertise in a given subject domain, you can make a significant contribution to our product and consulting offerings. The Research and Development team at Civis is home to data scientists who come from diverse walks of life, from statistics PhDs to former web developers and political polling experts.

No matter where you come from, we look for exceptionally talented individuals who are passionate about solving the world’s toughest problems with data. We value creativity, an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, on-the-job excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in statistics, computer science, economics, physics or other quantitative field
  • 2+ years professional data science, statistics, or machine learning experience
  • Expertise with Python or R
  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in statistics, computer science, or other quantitative field
  • Experience with software engineering best practices
  • Formal management experience (for manager candidates)
Chicago, IL

Data Visualization/Front End Developer

 Data Science    Full-time

The Data Science Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power our company’s mission. We work on projects like predicting national-level consumer and voter behavior, creating novel visualizations for interactive clustering of survey respondents, optimizing large-scale constrained resource allocations, and building generalizable predictive analytics software.

We expose some of our work through fully-featured web applications and deploy them within the Civis Data Science Platform. These applications are used by our own Applied Data Scientists and our clients to make informed, data-driven decisions. We are looking for a front end developer well-versed in data visualization design to work on our Chicago-based team to help design and build these applications.

The Research and Development team at Civis is home to data scientists who come from diverse walks of life, from statistics PhDs to software engineers and political polling experts. You will collaborate with the team on front end development and visually communicating insights based on complex data.  We value creativity, an ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment, on-the-job excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.
In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree or demonstrated experience in, quantitative social science, data journalism, visual design, human-computer interaction, computer science, or a related field
  • Proficiency with modern JavaScript and plotting libraries
  • Experience with libraries and frameworks such as React, D3, or Leaflet
  • Experience working with Notebook applications such as Jupyter, RStudio, or Zeppelin
  • Interest in statistical modeling and concepts
  • Knowledge of a scripting language for scientific computing such as Python or R and familiarity with the plotting libraries in the respective languages (for example, matplotlib, bokeh, plot.ly, ggplot2, shiny)
  • Familiarity with visualization grammars
Chicago, IL

DevOps Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

Have a passion for automation, building high performance technology and sweating the details? At Civis Analytics, we're building a data science platform, making cutting-edge machine learning and predictive modeling techniques available to a broad audience. Come help us deliver these capabilities at scale with modern, first-class infrastructure.

As a devops engineer, you'll be responsible for enhancing our underlying systems architecture, development environment, and release processes. We have a cutting-edge AWS configuration and we like to move fast using continuous deployment.

If you know how to make code deployment fast, easy and safe, we want to talk to you. If you think you can help us deliver scalable analytics computing in the cloud, not just for ourselves but for our whole client base, we want to talk to you.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis Analytics?

Your code will make the world a better place. Our engineers don’t just experience the thrill of solving interesting problems, they also have the satisfaction of knowing that their work makes a difference in the world. We don’t shy away from helping companies beef up their bottom line, but we also devote significant resources to projects that do good.

You will learn. Our engineers, data scientists and analysts are not only the best and brightest in their fields, but are also eager to teach and learn from you. We send our engineers to conferences and workshops they're interested in. Need software, a book, or AWS instance to help you with your work? Consider it done.

Your work will be diverse. It is not like we have just one or two problems we're trying to solve over here. Every day we're learning and working on new, cutting edge problems at the intersection of technology, data science, and practical application. Engineers at Civis have the opportunity to move around from problem to problem.

We trust our engineers. One of the perks of working with the best and brightest is that you're given the trust you deserve. Are you interested in pursuing a new way of solving an old problem? Nice -- give it a shot. Yes, you will still have a manager and deliverable, but we make a point of giving creativity the room and respect it deserves.

Your voice can change the direction of a project. We strongly encourage our engineers to participate in the brainstorming and prioritization process. We don't want people that mindlessly program. We want your perspective and experience. Challenge our assumptions, make us rethink our strategy, and help us improve our solutions. Your expertise will be a critical part of our success and you'll be recognized for your contributions.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Interest and ability to master new technologies
  • Experience managing AWS cloud components
  • Databases proficiency in SQL, administration, programmatic usage, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL
  • Adept at using Linux
  • Comfortable scripting in Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, or similar
  • Managing large AWS infrastructures
  • Continuous, automated application deployment
  • Continuous integration tools like Travis and CircleCI
  • Containerized code deployment using Docker
  • Scaling and ensuring reliabilty of large SaaS / PaaS applications
  • Security monitoring
  • Systems and application monitoring and performance metrics
  • Automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Ansible, etc.)
  • IP networking concepts and protocols
  • Technical leadership, including leading teams
Chicago, IL

Front End Engineer (Senior/Associate)

 Tech    Full-time

At Civis we’re looking for great software engineers with particular expertise in front end development.  Our Front End Engineers are responsible for the user interfaces and visualizations of our data science products and can often be found working on our highest velocity projects. We rely on front end engineers to combine science, beauty and function to ensure a clean user experience.

What's great about being a Front End engineer at Civis? We believe in ownership of our work and continuous learning, and we run our team to reinforce those values.

We trust engineers from all over our team to pick the right architecture, library, or framework for the job at hand. They help make decisions about new products in cross-functional design sprints and take quarterly hack weeks to try out new ideas and new technologies. Civis engineers push code to production on their second day and from there work on projects chosen to gain more and more responsibility right away.

We want to never stop learning. Everyone has a mentor from day one and tracks their personal development alongside their technical deliverables. We staff projects based on what people will learn, not just who knows it best today. Engineers collaborate across departments with our data scientists and analysts who are not only the best and brightest in their fields, but are also eager to teach and learn from you. Finally, valuing continuous learning also means recognizing that our strongest contributors stand out for their capabilities and not their credentials.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science, engineering or a related field or commensurate technical work experience
  • 2+ years experience as a software developer/engineer
  • Experience with modern front end frameworks (we use Angular and React)
  • Enthusiasm for working cross functionally with designers and product managers often in design sprints
  • Comfort working with HTML/CSS/JS
  • Love of problem-solving
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or related subject

  • Significant experience with one or more of the following:
  • Front end testing frameworks
  • Optimizing client-side performance
  • User Experience or visual design
  • Data visualization for the web (D3 or similar)
  • Comfort with Ruby or Python and related web frameworks (Rails or Django)
  • Developing large web applications
  • Political technology and data
Chicago, IL

Lead Data Architect

 Applied Data Science    Full-time

The Lead Data Architect will grow a team responsible for enabling key applied data science initiatives that require custom data architecture design and support. You will join the Chicago-based Applied Data Science (ADS) team, working closely and collaboratively with data scientists and engineers to identify data needs client engagements.

The ADS team is the advisory arm of Civis Analytics, working closely with companies, nonprofits, and campaigns to help solve their toughest challenges with data science. As the Lead Data Architect, your team will design, execute, and maintain complex ETL projects. Your team will engineer new features for predictive models, write SQL to make messy, disparate data coherent, and develop scripts to automate processes. As an in-house expert on Civis’s data resources, you will coordinate with users to ensure they have the proper tools—and data—for success.  

As the team leader, you’ll exercise your passion for both solving complex client data challenges and mentoring and developing members of your team. You will set data architecture standards for Civis. You will work collaboratively across the organization to continuously identify and drive data process and product improvements. With clients, you and your team will interpret their business and functional requirements into optimized design to enable successful business insights and results.

We are looking for individuals from a diversity of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field
  • 7+ years designing and implementing scalable ETL processes and data pipelines
  • Experience leading & managing an effective team
  • Proven ability to effectively communicate and partner with internal and external stakeholders
  • Expertise designing, integrating, and maintaining large relational databases
  • Experience developing successful software solutions for complex data challenges
  • Strong SQL proficiency with ability to write complex SQL
  • Familiarity with advanced statistics and modeling concepts
  • Graduate degree in a science or engineering field
  • Experience with AWS products, such as Redshift and S3
  • Expertise with PostgreSQL
  • Expertise in Python or another scripting language
  • Experience with Docker
  • Experience in Data Governance
  • Experience with Hadoop and its related ecosystem
  • Experience working with media, political, geographic, and/or social networking data
Chicago, IL

Lead Data Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

Civis Analytics is a rapidly growing Chicago-based company building SaaS data science products to help organizations use data to drive and optimize their organizational decisions. We are proud to work on some of the world’s most meaningful data science challenges. If you are excited by data, excel at strategic thinking, and want to lead the team responsible for building and maintaining the data backbone of Civis Analytics, we’d love to talk to you.

The Lead Data Engineer, reporting to Director of Engineering provides technical, strategic and operational leadership to the organization. This is an experienced leader with a passion for building compelling customer experiences and a proven ability to grow and lead a team of talented engineers and data scientists through research, design, development, testing and launch of high-quality data-driven products.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for design, implementation and production support for data-driven products.  You will execute with excellence, driving the team responsible for the realization of the product vision.  You will help Civis Analytics build great products, with a particular focus on the data pipelines that support them.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Technical leadership -- lead an engineering team responsible for:
  • Building  integration pipelines between Civis platform and outside systems
  • Building Civis' internal data pipelines for various sources, including but not limited to: survey data, consumer data, public data, and client data
  • Building and maintaining  the core datasets for consulting, R&D, and deployed applications
  • Ensuring privacy, compliance and security protocols for Civis data
  • You’ll do this by:
  • Leading architectural and technical decisions on a team of engineers
  • Managing work on core datasets and and data pipelines and ensuring they integrated and implemented into the rest of the technical organization and product
  • Leading agile technical delivery of data pipelines and core data assets
  • Manage and support hiring and career growth for the team
  • Onboard and train team members
  • Maintain a technical culture that favors people over process, strong ownership and high transparency

  • BS in computer science, science, engineering or related field. MS or PhD is preferred
  • 5+ years in data engineering, data-centric software development or a related field
  • 2+ years of experience leading a technical team
  • Experience in Agile project/product delivery
  • Experience managing high value data assets
  • Experience working on software products and data pipelines
  • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with data scientists and machine learning experts
  • Strong communication skills and ability to convey clear priorities and mission to your team
  • Strong understanding of architectural requirements and development processes involved in building reliable, robust, scalable data products and pipelines
  • Superior organizational and planning skills, written/verbal presentation, and the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
  • Skills and personality to operate effectively in a very fast-paced, complex business
  • Strong knowledge of data warehousing and data processing technologies and trends
Chicago, IL

Lead Designer

 Product    Full-time

Design smart and intuitive software
The software from Civis Analytics starts with science and turns it into intelligent ways for customers to understand, reach, and engage with the audiences they care about most. We take data and turn it into optimized action plans for users across the spectrum of personas: from brand managers and marketing users, to business analysts, all the way to some of the world’s most innovative data scientists.

As a Lead Designer at Civis...
Not only will you join our Chicago-based product team working collaboratively with engineers, data scientists, and product managers, you’ll lead a team of three designers.  You’ll be welcomed by coworkers who focus on function over form and who will value your ability to shape how we present ourselves through great software interfaces. Your ability to coach and motivate will be key as you and your team accomplish your goals.

Build incredible user experiences and a best-in-class user interface...
Here, you will use wireframes, design specs, and other tools in your design arsenal. You'll be working on a variety of design challenges and will be involved in early stage research, ideation, implementation, and iteration. At Civis, you will get to help shape the future of big data and work with wicked smart and passionate people. You’ll drive constant innovation and great interaction from concept through production.

If you were a designer on our team right now...
You’d be helping us to build one of the next great applications on the Civis platform – solving customer engagement challenges with the power of data science.

Join us & help build the first great data science software platform
At Civis Analytics, we value creativity, hard work, on-the-job-excellence, and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Design, HCI, a related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Conversant in front-end technologies: CSS and HTML
  • Experience in practicing a user-centered design approach to software products
  • 5+ years of professional work experience
  • Strong understanding of responsive web design principles
  • Strong proficiency with design related software
  • Ability to thrive in a dynamic, collaborative environment
  • A portfolio of representative work demonstrating the above skills
  • Graduate degree in Design, HCI, a related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Experience designing and conducting user studies and usability testing
  • Extensive work experience and portfolio
  • Experience with user interviewing and usability testing
  • Previous experience bringing a new software product to market
  • Interest/experience in data visualization
Chicago, IL

Paralegal

 Operations    Full-time

Born out of President Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012, Civis Analytics is a rapidly-growing data science technology and services company based in Chicago, IL.  We empower our customers to use data to drive their organizational decisions, and we are proud to work on some of the world’s most meaningful data science challenges.  Over the past three years, we have transformed our services into a comprehensive data science SaaS platform and suite of applications, making cutting-edge analytics techniques available to a broad audience.  

Civis is on the cutting edge of the information age, and we tackle novel legal, ethical, and compliance issues at the intersection of technology and data science.  We are seeking a smart, energetic, and highly-motivated corporate paralegal to join our legal team.  This position reports to our Legal Counsel and is located in our Chicago headquarters.  You will be a driving force in scaling our legal department to support the companys high rate of growth, and you'll be trusted with a wide range of responsibilities related to our legal, commercial, and compliance initiatives. 
  • Create and improve processes for legal operations to help things get done better and faster.  For example, these may relate to commercial contracting, facilitating cross-departmental communications, development of legal resources, or the storage, retrieval, and sharing of corporate and commercial documents
  • Collaborate with legal, engineering, and business teams in designing and managing compliance programs -- e.g. in security, privacy, corporate
  • Conduct legal research and draft and edit contracts, NDAs, amendments, statements of work, and other documents that underpin the exciting work we do
  • Create aggregate summaries of relevant contracts and business terms
  • Assist in responding to other legal requests
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of the company’s intellectual property portfolio
  • Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited university
  • At least 3 years of relevant experience, preferably in a technology company
  • Passion - We love what we do, and we want our colleagues to be as excited as we are about Civis’ mission and coming into work each day
  • High integrity, highly-organized, and detail-oriented with a strong work ethic and excellent all-around judgment
  • Self-starter who thrives when trusted to identify areas in which they can add value and take initiative
  • Proven ability to manage numerous projects simultaneously under time-pressure in a fast-paced environment
  • Growth-minded, welcomes mentorship and constructive feedback, and a constant desire to improve personally and professionally
  • Excellent people skills, a good sense of humor, and someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously
  • This position is a temporary to permanent position, with eligibility to be considered for full-time work after ninety (90) days of employment.
Chicago, IL

Security Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

At Civis, we take protecting data seriously and are looking to add another security engineer with security and compliance expertise. As a Security Engineer, you will work with our Senior Security Engineer and team of DevOps Engineers on the constant stream of new products and technologies used to support our cloud platform.

You will proactively find and fix security problems, monitor our networks utilizing security tools such as SIEM and next-gen endpoint protection, and prioritize efforts based on risk.  You sweat the details.  You’ll join our Chicago-based technology team, closely collaborating with other engineers and data scientists.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis? We believe in ownership of our work and continuous learning, and we set up our team to reinforce those values.

We trust engineers from all over our team to pick the right architecture, library, or framework for the job at hand. Civis security engineers set the strategic vision for our compliance plan in addition to the day-to-day details, and they work directly with the legal and sales teams to come up with novel ways move the business forward while keeping our systems secure.

We want you to never stop learning. Everyone has a mentor from day one and tracks their personal development alongside their technical deliverables. On the security engineering team, you’ll be joining a small core of infrastructure engineers and will help steer the course of our operations.  You’ll work with compliance frameworks such as SSAE16, HIPAA, FERPA, and FedRAMP, perform routine vulnerability testing of our corporate office and AWS networks, help manage third-party penetration tests, and pretty much work with every AWS service available (seriously).  Valuing continuous learning means recognizing that our strongest contributors stand out for their capabilities and not their credentials.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • B.S. or M.S. Computer Science, Information Systems, Information Security or related field (Math, Physics, Engineering) and equivalent security experience
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for the constant fight to ensure security and ethical privacy on the internet and for our customers
  • Exposure to security frameworks & compliance such as SSAE 16, HIPAA, FedRAMP, ISO 27001, etc
  • Strong knowledge of UNIX/Linux and/or OS X
  • Strong knowledge of TCP/IP and Networking
  • Experience with sniffers such as tcpdump, WireShark, etc
  • Experience with applied cryptography including PKI, SSL, and key management
  • Experience with vulnerability testing tools such as Nessus, Qualys, OpenVAS, etc
  • Strong knowledge of at least one modern scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash, etc)
  • Ability to impress with knowledge of internet security issues
  • Ability to be on call for incident response purposes
  • At least one Security credential: GIAC (GCIA, GCIH, GPEN, etc) and/or CISSP preferred
  • Experience working with HIPAA and FedRAMP Moderate compliance a huge plus
  • Active member of the global security community a huge plus (research, blogging, presentations, conference attendance, etc)
  • Experience with SQL and database administration (MySQL, Oracle, etc)
  • Experience working with IDS/IPS (e.g. Snort)
  • Experience with regular expressions (regex)
  • SIEM experience (ArcSight, Splunk, QRadar, AlienVault, SumoLogic, etc)
  • Experience performing security audits and working with external auditors
  • Exposure to application security testing concepts (e.g. Fuzzing, XSS, SQL Injection, etc)
  • Exposure to penetration testing frameworks such as Kali Linux and resident tools such as netcat, Nmap, Burp Suite, etc
Chicago, IL

Senior Applied Data Scientist-Chicago

 Applied Data Science    Full-time

Are you interested in using data science to solve big and important problems in new ways — like helping a green energy startup find new areas of growth, figuring out how to increase participation in vital social services, or completely changing the way that large brands engage with consumers?

The Applied Data Science (ADS) team is the advisory arm of Civis Analytics, working closely with companies, nonprofits, and campaigns to help solve their toughest challenges with data science.

Senior Applied Data Scientists structure difficult problems, analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in cross-functional teams, create and deliver presentation materials, and manage the completion of client projects.

We’ve hired individuals from a wide range of backgrounds: consultants, academics, and everything in between. We value creativity, hard work, and a proven track record of consistent excellence. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Manages data science projects for clients from beginning to end
  • Structure complex client problems to be solved using imperfect data
  • Work with cross-functional teams of engineers, data scientists, social scientists as necessary
  • Enhance, find patterns in, and build predictive models on large data sets
  • Translate findings into clear, actionable, and timely insights
  • Communicate findings to clients with various skill levels and in various roles
  • Creatively identifies opportunities to convert insights from client engagements into scalable decision applications, and collaborates with other teams to build these tools
  • Assists Applied Data Science Managers in new business development, including scoping projects, writing proposals, and building and maintaining case studies and other project collateral
  • Works independently and pro-actively, asks for help when needed, both of peers and supervisors
  • Teaches and mentors Applied Data Scientists
  • Travel requirements: < 5%
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, political science, etc)
  • Experience working with large and messy data sets (SQL experience is a plus)
  • Proficiency with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc) and proven ability to work pragmatically with statistical concepts
  • Experience working with presentation and data visualization software, such as Microsoft Office or Tableau
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience framing analytics results within appropriate business context, and communicating these results to stakeholders at all levels
  • Experiencing mentoring more junior members of a team
  • Practical understanding of and experience with predictive analytics and machine learning
Chicago, IL

Senior Data Scientist - Natural Language Processing

 Data Science    Full-time

The Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power the mission of our company.  Our diverse work includes predictive analytics, algorithm development, experimental design, visualization, and survey research.  As a senior data scientist on our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will work closely and collaboratively with analysts and engineers to develop and operationalize the techniques that quantify and solve big, meaningful problems. Our team dives deeply into big problems and works in a variety of areas.

With a specialization in natural language processing, this senior data scientist role will apply expertise in machine learning to the analysis of text datasets being collected at Civis Analytics. Areas of particular interest include neural networks for text classification, sequence tagging, and unsupervised clustering of text data. In this role, you will be a critical voice shaping both how textual data informs existing Civis Analytics products and services, and how it leads to the development of entirely new ways of serving our clients.
We are looking for individuals from a diversity of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a quantitative field, such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
  • Experience with core NLP techniques and tasks
  • Familiarity with languages for statistical & scientific computing, such as Python, Lua, R, and associated libraries
  • Strong programming skills
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Master’s or PhD degree in a quantitative field such as computer science, statistics, machine learning, or electrical engineering
  • Experience using compiled programming languages (e.g., C/C++,  Go, Java) for high-performance statistical computing
  • Experience with common toolkits for deep learning, such as Theano, Tensorflow, Torch, or caffe
  • Significant work experience addressing NLP tasks such as text classification, sequence labeling or structure prediction.
Chicago, IL

Senior Engineer - Site Reliability

 Tech    Full-time

Have a passion for building high-performance technology and sweating the details? At Civis Analytics, we're building a data science platform, making cutting-edge machine learning and predictive modeling techniques available to a broad audience. Come help us deliver these capabilities at scale with modern, first-class infrastructure.

As a site-reliability engineer, you'll be responsible for enhancing our underlying systems architecture, proactive analysis of our applications, and working with others to make our infrastructure more reliable. If you think you can help us deliver scalable, on-demand analytics computing in the cloud, not just for ourselves but for our whole client base, we want to talk to you.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis?

We believe in ownership of our work and continuous learning, and we set up our team to reinforce those values.

We trust engineers from all over our team to pick the right architecture, library, or framework for the job at hand. They help make decisions about new products in cross-functional design sprints and take quarterly hack weeks to try out new ideas and new technologies. Civis engineers push code to production on their second day and from there work on projects chosen to gain more and more responsibility right away.

We want to never stop learning. Everyone has a mentor from day one and tracks their personal development alongside their technical deliverables. We staff projects based on what people will learn, not just who knows it best today. Engineers collaborate across departments with our data scientists and analysts who are not only the best and brightest in their fields, but are also eager to teach and learn from you. Finally, valuing continuous learning also means recognizing that our strongest contributors stand out for their capabilities and not their credentials.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer/engineer and 2+ years in a site-reliability role
  • Interest and ability to master new technologies
  • Experience managing and troubleshooting large AWS infrastructures
  • Databases proficiency in SQL, administration, programmatic usage, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL
  • Comfortable scripting in Python, Ruby, Perl, Bash, or similar
  • Significant experience with one or more of the following:
  • Scaling and ensuring reliability of large SaaS / PaaS applications
  • Error aggregation and anomaly detection
  • Establishing SLAs
  • Continuous, automated application deployment
  • Continuous integration tools like Travis and CircleCI
  • Containerized code deployment using Docker
  • Security monitoring
  • Automation tools (Puppet, Chef, Vagrant, Ansible, etc.)
  • Technical leadership, including leading teams
Chicago, IL

Senior Financial Analyst

 Operations    Full-time

As Senior Financial Analyst, you will have the unique opportunity to advise management on the financial condition of the company and ensure that we make sound financial decisions.  This role will report to the Chief Financial Officer and work closely with the Accounting, Legal, and Sales teams.

We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages.  In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Analyze the company’s financial performance and present findings and recommendations to management
  • Prepare annual and monthly budgets, forecasts, and financial models
  • Prepare financial reporting packages for shareholders and Board of Directors
  • Create and track financial and operational performance metrics
  • Support fundraising and financing-related activities
  • MBA highly preferred or 2+ years of equivalent practical experience in finance, consulting, or entrepreneurship
  • Advanced MS Office skills – particularly Excel and PowerPoint
  • Ability to manage financial data in a confidential and professional manner
  • Excellent writing, communication, and presentation skills
  • Ability to work independently and be a self-starter
  • Proven ability to multitask and work well under pressure in a fast-paced team environment
  • Strong organizational and analytical skills with an attention to detail
Chicago, IL

Senior Software Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

Senior software engineers at Civis amplify the contributions of their colleagues by leading engineering teams or tackling our hardest, riskiest, or most complex technical projects. Depending on interest, roles for senior engineers may focus on team leadership or individual contribution;  either way we’re looking for judgment, ownership, and autonomy. At Civis, you will be responsible for making good choices about technical questions, and also about what technical projects are worth pursuing. You will play an outsized role in making Civis a great place to build great software products.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis? We believe in ownership of our work and continuous learning, and we run our team to reinforce those values.

We trust engineers from all over our team to pick the right architecture, library, or framework for the job at hand. They help make decisions about new products in cross-functional design sprints and take quarterly hack weeks to try out new ideas and new technologies. Civis engineers push code to production on their second day and quickly ramp up on projects of increasing responsibility. We’re looking for senior engineers to make a big impact in their first few months.

We want to never stop learning. Everyone has a mentor from day one and tracks their personal development alongside their technical deliverables. We staff projects based on what people will learn, not just who knows it best today. Engineers collaborate across departments with our data scientists and analysts who are not only the best and brightest in their fields, but are also eager to teach and learn from you. Finally, valuing continuous learning also means recognizing that our strongest contributors stand out for their capabilities and not their credentials.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • 5+ years of experience as a software developer/engineer, including experience taking a leading role in significant technical projects
  • Experience building complex web applications with modern languages and frameworks
  • Comfort building on top of relational databases and fluency in querying them with SQL
  • Love of problem-solving
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • Significant experience with several of the following:
  • Developing large web applications or web services
  • Leading technical teams
  • Experience with project management and/or UI/UX design
  • Python, Ruby, and/or Go (golang)
  • Designing and building APIs
  • Query optimization, database administration, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL
  • Scaling and ensuring reliability of large SaaS applications
  • Automated software testing and continuous integration
  • Cloud application deployment and monitoring
  • Proficiency working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
  • Data visualization for the web (using D3 or similar)
  • React or AngularJS
  • Statistics and predictive modeling (using tools like pandas, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, R, STATA)
  • Political technology and data
Washington, DC

Solution Architect

 Client Success    Full-time

As a Solutions Architect, you will craft and implement Civis platform solutions to drive successful client sales, on boardings, and post-launch projects, enabling clients’ business objectives through our software.

You will work primarily as part of a cross-functional team driving both the acquisition of new clients and managing plus up-selling to existing clients. Under your guidance, your clients’ strategic plans will become detailed plans of action, executed by the wider client team.

Solutions Architects will work with clients and stakeholders with diverse approaches and perspectives, but a background in statistics, or data science and experience with our core-skills (eg. SQL, Tableau) will allow you to challenge and improve the way we operate. This role is located in Washington D.C.

We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated success understanding client challenges and needs, and mapping them to actionable solutions
  • 3-5 years driving customer success with enterprise software solutions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SQL, ETL, and Tableau
  • Demonstrated ability to manage long-term, multi-stakeholder projects to successful completion
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility with working hours and travel (this role requires travel)
  • 2+ years pre- & post-sale enterprise software solutions consulting experience
  • Experience with statistics
  • Experience in software training
  • Experience in technical writing
Chicago, IL

VP of Sales

 Sales    Full-time

As VP of Sales you will be responsible for acquiring and retaining customers for our data science products and services. You will be charged with identifying and evaluating potential growth opportunities, building and driving relationships with key internal and external stakeholders, standing up and building out the software sales team, territory planning, providing market research and analysis, and helping shape the go-to-market strategy for our products and services in a perpetually evolving environment.

Your responsibilities will cut across all departments at Civis Analytics. You must be able to work well with others who approach problems from different perspectives, but you will be expected to challenge and improve the way we operate as we mature. This role will report to the CEO and is based in our Chicago headquarters.

We value creativity, hard work and on-the-job-excellence and offer competitive compensation and benefits packages. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States.
  • Bachelor’s degree in business, finance,marketing, computer science, or a related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • 7-10+ years of sales experience, of which 3+ are CEO-level relationship sales for a technology company
  • Experience leading 5-10 employees or other large sales teams
  • Proven track record of leading and driving successful sales plans and meeting or exceeding targets
  • A robust knowledge of the software industry, including demonstrated market research and analysis
  • 5+ years of relationship and account management experience
  • Outstanding communication skills (written,verbal, and presentation)
  • Willingness to travel and work longer hours and some weekends as necessary
  • A sense of humor
  • MBA or advanced degree
  • SaaS sales experience
  • Strong familiarity with analytics