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Washington, DC

Applied Data Science Manager, Public Sector

 Applied Data Science

Have you seen how data can be used to significantly transform how decisions are made within organizations? At Civis Analytics, we believe that organizations need to build a “system” around data-based decision making in order to be competitive in the marketplace.  And those that do will truly differentiate themselves.  These systems incorporate people, data, technology, and science. Over the last four years, Civis Analytics has become the premier partner for organizations seeking to build those systems.  We blend world-class data science talent with proprietary data and cutting-edge software to help companies, campaigns, and government organizations solve their largest problems.

The Applied Data Science (ADS) team is the advisory arm of Civis Analytics, working closely with organizations to help solve their toughest challenges with data science. Due to our growth, we have a new role in our public sector practice, which provides data science solutions for Federal, as well as state and local clients.

ADSMs play a pivotal role in powering Civis’ growth. You will lead end-to-end delivery of client solutions, including initial business development, problem scoping, and delivery. You will help grow Civis' business through delivering excellent work and identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company. ADS Managers manage, supervise and mentor a team of Data Scientists in the ADS practice to deliver custom analytic solutions to our clients. In addition, you will work across our engineering, social science, and data research teams, and have the support of our company’s 100+ data scientists and engineers to help bring cutting-edge predictive analytics to this important undertaking.

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Responsibilities

  • Own engagements end-to-end for clients that may include Federal agencies, state and local organizations, educational institutions, and national non-profit foundations.
  • Grow Civis' business by delivering excellent work, identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company, and developing expertise and credibility in their relevant industries.
  • Manage relationship with clients and client-facing communication. Communicates all facets of the work with clients of varying technical experience or familiarity with our methods.
  • Manage a team through the process of defining the client’s problem, designing a solution, and delivering high-quality work.
  • Lead the research design of their projects, including statistical and data management methods, soliciting input from subject matter experts when needed.
  • Ensure that all deliverables provide substantive value to clients, adhere to our standards, and further our mission.
  • Manage teams of data scientists and analysts
  • Travel requirements <15%

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • A strong foundation in statistics and data analytics to solve real-world business challenges.
  • Experience writing proposals and presenting in front of key business leaders.
  • Experience managing teams to complete products within scope and on time.
  • Proficiency in SQL and/or statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated history of delivering high-quality analytic work to decision makers.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, business, etc.).
Chicago, IL

Client Success Analyst

 Client Success

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Client Success Analyst to join our team!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

As a Civis Analytics Client Success Analyst, you will be responsible to partner with a named list of Civis Analytics clients to enable their successful use of our software in driving their business objectives. We target clients across a broad range of industries, including corporations, non-profits, and political campaigns. As the face of Civis Analytics to your clients, you will drive client projects while both proactively and reactively managing day-to-day relationships with your client contacts. This role is located in Chicago and will report to the Director of Client Success.

You will also work as part of the Civis Analytics cross functional team to enable the success of your clients, from ensuring execution of high level strategy set by Account Management to advocating client feedback and needs with Product Management and Engineering. 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.

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.

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience.
  • 1-3 years supporting and driving external client success with software solutions
  • Demonstrated success understanding client challenges and needs, and mapping them to solutions and action
  • Interest in and ability to master new technologies
  • Stellar communication skills
  • Flexibility with working hours and potential travel

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years enterprise software experience
  • Experience with SQL, Python or R, Tableau and statistics
  • Project management experience
  • Experience in software training
  • Experience in technical writing

 

Chicago, IL

DevOps Engineer - Intern

 Technology

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a DevOps Engineer Intern to join our team!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

Are you interested in automating and orchestrating high performance, cloud-based, infrastructure using Amazon Web Services? At Civis Analytics, we're building a data science platform, making cutting-edge machine learning and predictive modeling techniques available to a broad audience. The DevOps team makes it all possible.

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. We 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.

We trust our engineers. One of the perks of working with the best 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 deliverables, 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?

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Minimum Qualifications

  • Completing undergraduate degree program in Computer Science, or a related subject
  • Working familiarity with SQL databases
  • Working familiarity with Python or Ruby or similar
  • Working familiarity with Linux and Bash
  • Love of problem-solving
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • A previous software development internship is a plus

Experience with one or more of the following

  • RESTful API design
  • Cloud application deployment and monitoring
  • Using and administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) products
Chicago, IL

Senior Applied Data Scientist, Commercial

 Applied Data Science

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? 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? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Applied Data Scientist to join our team!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

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.
 
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.
 
To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!
 
Responsibilities
  • 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%

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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
Washington, DC

Senior Applied Data Scientist, Nonprofit

 Applied Data Science

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Are you interested in using data science to solve big and important problems in new ways — like helping nonprofits increase participation in vital social services, figuring out how to get families saving for college and retirement, or completely changing the way advocacy organizations talk about their policy platforms? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Applied Data Scientist to join our nonprofit team in Washington, DC!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

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.

The nonprofit ADS team in DC works with a diverse array of organizations — from direct service organizations like the American Red Cross, to foundations such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, and state and local government agencies like the Office of the Illinois State Treasurer. You can read about some of our recent work to combat poverty in New York City with the Robin Hood Foundation and to engage new arts audiences with the Lyric Opera of Chicago.

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.

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.

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Responsibilities

  • 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%

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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

The Company

Have you seen how data can be used to significantly transform how decisions are made within organizations? At Civis Analytics, we believe that organizations need to build a “system” around data-based decision making in order to be competitive in the marketplace.  And those that do will truly differentiate themselves.  These systems incorporate people, data, technology, and science. Over the last four years, Civis Analytics has become the premier partner for organizations seeking to build those systems.  We blend world-class data science talent with proprietary data and cutting-edge software to help companies solve their largest problems.

The Role

We are looking for enterprise-level consultative sellers and account managers who understand how to have “needs-based” conversations with business leaders surrounding their business analytics capabilities and gaps.  The template for success in this role is becoming comfortable with Civis’s product/offering suite and being able to design a solution that makes our customers better at using data to drive business outcomes. And doing it all without being boring!

Responsibilities:

  • Source, qualify, and close opportunities within the identified territory and/or industry segment
  • Define account and territory strategies to meet and exceed quarterly and annual sales targets and assist the organization in growing existing business
  • Coordinate technical presentations and proposals with Civis technical sales professionals and staff to deliver winning solutions that meet the customer’s needs
  • Understand the customer buying cycles in-depth, influence those cycles where possible, and accurately forecast sales to Civis management
  • Maintain close partnerships with Civis customers, ensuring Civis is always considered a trusted partner
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the data analytics space along with the broader analytics technology environment
  • Serve as trusted advisor to customers and identify market changes or new opportunities to the Civis management and product teams

Minimum Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree; advanced degree in computer science or related fields a plus
  • Five to ten years experience in consultative, needs-based sales and/or enterprise account management
  • Proven record of selling cloud-based software solutions and/or services and negotiations through all levels of client organizations
  • Strong understanding of, appreciation for, and interest in...the business and data analytics / science technology ecosystem (Examples: Redshift, Python, Hadoop)
  • Understanding in how to scope programs containing technology and service
  • Effective account /  territory planning and time management skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage and deal with the ambiguity that comes with a successful, growth-stage company
  • Strong relationship-building, interpersonal, and organizational skills
  • Skilled at cross-functional navigation and team-based execution
  • Strategic account approach
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25%
Chicago, IL

Senior Financial Analyst

 Operations

Are you a self-starter? Is financial performance your passion? Are you interested in working closely with our CFO to present budgets, forecasts, or financial models? If so, our Senior Financial Analyst role is for you!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

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.

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.

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Responsibilities:

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MBA highly preferred or 5+ 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

 Technology

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team!

Civis Analytics was born on the campaign trail, with CEO Dan Wagner and our founding members spearheading the 2012 Obama for America analytics team. Since then, our DC and Chicago teams have been building software and growing rapidly among a steadily developing client base in education, energy, government, healthcare, media, nonprofits, and politics. It’s our mission to empower organizations to find truth and guide actions that will change their world for the better.

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?

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.

To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!

Minimum Qualifications

  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or related subject
  • Significant experience with several of the following:
    • 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)