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Chicago, IL

Accounting Analyst

 Operations    Full-time

As an Accounting Analyst, you will be responsible for a variety of financial and accounting tasks, including bookkeeping, purchasing, and customer invoicing. You will work on both accounts payable and receivable processes, including reconciliations of accounts and preparation of various accounting reports. Additionally, you will be responsible for managing our vendor and customer databases, including collecting, analyzing and updating the data. This position reports to our Accountant and is located 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.
  • Work with our client-facing teams to coordinate on customer invoicing and other documentation
  • Research, reconcile, and resolve unapplied customer payments
  • Enter vendor invoices in our accounting system and prepare payments
  • Process and approve employee purchase requests and travel and expense reimbursements
  • Analyze data and prepare various financial reports
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Finance, Accounting, Business, Economics, or equivalent experience
  • Understanding of Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable activities
  • Proficiency with QuickBooks or similar accounting software
  • 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
  • Relevant work experience in accounting or finance
  • Knowledge of GAAP
  • Experience in a startup environment
  • Experience in the technology industry
  • Experience with data and analytics
Washington, DC

Applied Data Science Manager

 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 increasing increase participation in vital social services, or completely changing the way that media companies interact with their viewers?

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.

ADS Managers manage, supervise and mentor a team of Data Scientists in the ADS practice to deliver custom analytic solutions to our clients. They work closely with teams across the company, including, legal, finance, engineering, product, client success, and sales, and manage cross-functional teams to advise, oversee, and communicate their work. They lead the research design of their projects and help grow Civis' business through delivering excellent work and identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company. They also serve as a key voice in the development of Civis' products.

We are looking for individuals from a wide range of backgrounds with demonstrated quantitative and leadership ability. 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.
  • Owns engagements end-to-end for clients that may include Fortune 500 companies, high-profile startups, and national non-profit foundations
  • Grows Civis' business by delivering excellent work, identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company, and developing expertise and credibility in their relevant industries
  • Manages relationship with clients and client-facing communication
  • Communicates all facets of the work with clients of varying technical experience or familiarity with our methods
  • Manages a team through the process of defining the client’s problem, designing a solution, and delivering high-quality work
  • Leads the research design of their projects, including statistical and data management methods, soliciting input from subject matter experts when needed
  • Ensures that all deliverables provide substantive value to clients, adhere to our standards, and further our mission
  • Manages teams of data scientists and analysts
  • Travel requirements <15%
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, etc)
  • A strong foundation in statistics and data analytics to solve real-world business challenges
  • Specific expertise in survey research, machine learning algorithms, and causal inference is a plus. This will be demonstrated by having at least 5 years of experience working with large data sets to solve real-world business challenges
  • 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
  • Advanced degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, business, etc.)
  • Expertise in SQL and/or statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc)
  • Experience in a startup, rapidly growing company, or fast-paced professional services firm
  • Experience writing proposals, building cost and pricing estimates of proposed work, and selling the work to new or existing clients
  • Experience presenting completed work or pitching new work to executive audiences
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

Commercial Counsel

 Operations    Full-time

Civis Analytics is looking for a highly-motivated attorney to join our legal team and manage our high volume of wide-ranging and complex agreements. As Commercial Counsel at Civis, you will work on the cutting edge of the information age and tackle complex legal issues at the intersection of technology and data science. This position reports to our Legal Counsel and is located in our Chicago headquarters.
 
Civis is growing fast and that means a fire hose of contracts for all the exciting new work we take on. Your primary responsibility will be to take lead on managing this contract pipeline and all contracting issues. This will include contracts involving technology (SaaS/PaaS) and data licensing, consulting, vendors, partnerships, non-disclosures, and a whole lot of stuff in between! You must be able to balance the needs of a fast-growing tech business with the legal and compliance risks presented in these agreements.

You will also assist in tackling a dizzying but exciting array of business and legal issues that come up on a daily basis. The ideal candidate is someone who is resourceful, has strong business judgment and instincts, has been in-house at a fast-paced tech company, and has experience providing nuanced and practical advice to business colleagues and management.

We think Civis will play a significant role not just in advancing data science but also in shaping the developing legal and regulatory landscape that will define this new era of the information age. This is a great opportunity to join a growing legal team and work on novel issues in a fast-paced and exciting environment. If you think this sounds like a cool challenge, we’d love to talk to you!
  • Take lead in structuring, drafting, and negotiating the wide range of complex agreements that underpin the exciting work we do
  • Respond promptly to contracting requests from internal clients
  • Research issues on privacy, cybersecurity, numerous areas of compliance, and various U.S. and international laws and apply that knowledge to our contracting
  • Assist in developing and refining templates and other materials that will serve as a foundation for a growing legal department
  • Assist in responding to other legal requests
  • Keep up with the wide range of laws that affect Civis’ business
  • You'll be a great fit for this opportunity if you are a self-starter with superb legal and business judgment, who produces excellent work with little oversight, and who welcomes mentorship and constructive feedback
  • J.D. from an ABA-accredited law school and member in good standing of at least one state bar
  • 4-7 years of relevant experience in technology transactions and contract drafting/negotiations (preference for in-house experience)
  • Passion - We love what we do, and we want our colleagues to be as excited as we are about Civis’s mission and coming into work each day
  • Positive, collaborative attitude and your ego checked at the door
  • Strong contract drafting and negotiation skills in PaaS, SaaS, and data licensing (in both product and services contexts)
  • Sharp business judgment and instincts, with an ability to advise on and structure business terms in contracts, balance risk and business needs, and to anticipate short and long-term impacts of deal terms on Civis’s business and operations
  • Exceptional writing, communication, and analytical skills with an attention to detail
  • Proven ability to multitask, juggle a bunch of high-priority tasks, and work well under heavy deadline pressure in a fast-paced environmentStrong people skills, a good sense of humor, and someone who doesn’t take themselves too seriously
  • Experience in data analytics services and products (think “big data”)
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing and cloud architecture, including the legal, security, privacy, and operational issues that come with that territory
  • Experience advising business teams on risks associated with data use, data protection, software products, and consulting services
  • Familiarity with federal, state, and some international privacy and data protection laws
  • In-house experience with a fast-growing B2B PaaS, SaaS, or analytics company
  • Experience advising clients in areas outside of your core expertise
  • We want to know more about you than what's on your resume, so please include a cover letter to discuss what interests you about Civis, our work, and the analytics field in general.  Please also use the cover letter to explain why you are a great fit for Civis and this role.
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 - 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 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 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

Data Scientist - R&D (all levels)

 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, 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 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. Whether you’re still in the early stages of your career and looking for new professional growth opportunities, or 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
  • Experience working in applied statistics, machine learning, or scientific analysis
  • Experience solving problems with code
  • Proficiency with Python or R
  • Master’s or Ph.D. degree in statistics, computer science, or other quantitative field
  • 2+ years professional or academic data science, statistics, or machine learning experience
  • Experience with software engineering best practices
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

Executive Assistant

 Operations    Full-time

The Executive Assistant to the CEO is one of the most important jobs at Civis Analytics. You will be responsible for keeping our CEO organized and on time, managing his schedule, travel,meetings and public relations. A strong candidate will be a jack-of-all-trades, working on special projects with our CFO and Director of People Operations. You will also work closely with our Director of Communications for media requests and speaking engagements.

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 and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • 3-5 years of executive assistant experience reporting directly to C-level executives, preferably in a technology or political organization
  • Proven record of handling confidential information with strong discretion
  • Forward-looking thinker; quick learner, resourceful and flexible; ability to work long hours, handle ad hoc issues over the weekends
  • Extremely organized, detail-oriented, motivated and able to handle multiple projects in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated strong verbal, interpersonal, and written communication skills and ability to build relationships with stakeholders, including staff, board members, and external partners
  • Proficiency in MS Office and Google applications; familiar and adaptable to new technology
  • Ability to work productively and cooperatively with a diverse range of personalities and working styles
  • Open to work on some personal tasks for CEO
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

IT Support Specialist

 Operations    Full-time

Are you passionate about support and technology? Want to work in a "cloud first" technology environment? Do you embrace new technologies and concepts in a dynamic environment?   If this sounds like it’s a perfect match for you, apply to our IT Support Specialist role!

As an IT Support Specialist at Civis Analytics, you'll work directly with employees across all teams to solve a variety of technical issues. We're looking for a talented and creative individual to bring new ideas to our team and innovate our support infrastructure, while providing an exemplary level of customer service. Civis Analytics offers competitive compensation and benefits packages.

We value creativity, hard work, and on the job excellence. In return, you’ll work in a fun and passionate work environment. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. 
  • Manage the internal IT support ticket queue, serving as the first point of contact for employees' IT needs
  • Administer diverse software-as-a-service applications
  • Image and manage employee Macs using the JAMF Casper SuiteMaintain LAN/WAN, printers, AV, and VOIP equipment in both our Chicago and Washington, D.C. offices
  • Build out and improve on our company’s internal knowledge base
  • Run technical on-boarding sessions for new employees
  • Play a key role in enforcing our data security policies
  • Assist IT security with HIPAA and SOC2 security compliance efforts
  • Track physical and virtual assets using best practices
  • 2+ years of IT support experience with an emphasis on Mac OS X support
  • Prior OS X administration/JAMF Casper Suite experience
  • Familiarity with the Unix command line
  • A basic understanding of IT Security best practices LAN/WAN troubleshooting experience
  • Experience with a support ticketing system (Zendesk, ServiceNow, Footprints, etc.)
  • On-site and remote support experience
  • Intellectual curiosity and a willingness to learn
  • Understanding of desktop automation concepts
  • Passion for improving your coworkers’ IT experience at Civis Analytics
  • Proficiency with a mainstream scripting language (bash, python, perl, etc.)
  • Degree in IT or STEM area of study
  • JAMF Casper Certified Casper Technician (CCT)
  • Prior experience with Google Apps
  • Familiarity with version control concepts (e.g. git)
  • In-depth understanding of encryption and IT security systems
  • Vendor management and software license management experience
  • Strong desire to expand Casper Suite experience and obtain certifications
  • Experience with AppleScript
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

Marketing Program Manager

 Marketing    Full-time

Civis Analytics is looking for an exceptional individual to join our marketing team to play a key role in the planning, strategy and communication of our products and services.

The Marketing Program Manager will report to the VP of Marketing and will be responsible for contributing to strategic planning and owning/managing tactical campaign execution across digital and traditional marketing mix, budget and project management, and reporting. This position will work collaboratively with the marketing team, sales and other key stakeholders, plus agencies and partners. This is a rare opportunity to join an innovative marketing team driving marketing effectiveness and overall company performance.

We value creativity, hard work and on the job excellence. In return, you’ll work with highly collaborative teams in a fun and passionate work environment. 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.
  • Marketing Program Planning & Management: Working with the VP of Marketing to manage strategy, campaign planning, budget, program execution, analysis and reporting.
  • Market Research, Listening and Insights: Gather, analyze and summarize market information, data and trends to inform overall marketing planning and campaign specific initiatives.
  • Technology Solution Marketing: Work with business leaders, subject matter experts, sales team and external partners to understand complex product/service offerings and translate to Content and Digital marketing to support engagement through the buyer’s journey and across customer life-cycles.
  • Multi-channel Management - Digital Marketing & Traditional Mix: Work across mix of marketing automation, email/workflows, Web, blog, landing pages, social media channels, SEO, SEMP/PPC, digital advertising, digital content development, plus traditional mix PR/AR, events/trade shows, promo/collateral, literature, PPTs, etc.
  • Campaign Management: Give direction via campaign brief and reference information, full-cycle project management, tracking and periodic reporting/analysis. Manage multiple internal campaigns as well as channel partner marketing programs.
  • Project Management (PM): Lead marketing program implementation across campaigns and general marketing activities/mix with marketing team, internal SMEs and stakeholders, partners, and agencies.
  • Budget Management: Update/track and report on status, resolve issues and reconcile on a regular basis the corporate marketing spend.
  • Event Management: Plan and manage logistics for regional briefings, webinars and trade shows.
  • Marketing Asset Management: Oversee documents and files, promotional items, collateral, trade show booth/displays and other marketing materials.
  • Analysis and Reporting Management: Within and across marketing program s(Web analytics, marketing automation/email, CRM) to support key objectives and manage marketing performance; share and interpret reports, providing improvement recommendations, through regular communications with marketing and business/sales teams.
  • Proven track record and experience with a high-growth technology company or agency
  • Project management and organizational skills, with ability to execute multiple, complex campaigns
  • Strategic, creative, collaborative with an ability to clearly communicate how plans will deliver on company strategic marketing goals
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented with the ability to manage multiple projects and juggle competing priorities and deadlines
  • Experience with marketing automation tools preferred (Marketo, Salesforce, etc.)
  • Strong analytical ability to assess complex situations and exceptional creativity to provide solutions
  • Self-starter with the ability to work in a very fast-paced environment
  • Superior analytical, writing, verbal, time management and public speaking skills
  • 3-5 years in marketing, customer marketing or product management role in the software industry or commensurate agency experience
  • BA/BS in a relevant field
Chicago, IL

New Graduate - Software Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

Software Engineers are responsible for building and maintaining the backbone of Civis Analytics -- the processing, automation, tooling and front-end products that create new opportunities for our clients and serve as a multiplier of the work done by our teams. As a Software Engineer, you will join our Chicago-based technology team, working collaboratively with other engineers, analysts, and data scientists to serve internal and customer needs. Software Engineers have near-endless opportunities to create new products and improve existing processes, from backend data processing to visualization and analytics tools, and we welcome your creativity. Whether you're a generalist or an expert in web apps, big data, stats, or visualization, 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, a related subject, or commensurate work experience
  • Working familiarity with SQL databases
  • Experience with Ruby, Python and/or web frameworks such as Rails
  • 1+ years experience as a software developer/engineer (or for recent graduates, a software development internship)
  • Love of problem-solving
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

  • Experience with one or more of the following:
  • Developing large web applications
  • AngularJS (and HTML/CSS/Javascript/CoffeeScript)
  • Query optimization, database administration, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL
  • Building APIs
  • Go (golang)
  • Automated software testing and continuous integration
  • Cloud application deployment and monitoring
  • Using and administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) products
  • Data visualization for the web (using D3 or similar)
  • MapReduce (AWS EMR, Hive, Pig, and/or Streaming)
  • Statistics and predictive modeling (using tools like pandas, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, R, STATA)
  • Political technology and data
Chicago, IL

Product Design Internship - Summer 2017

 Product    Full-time

Civis Analytics is building cloud-based products to help organizations do data science better and easier. The product team is responsible for defining and designing applications and features that focus on the needs of our users. The product team is responsible for user research, experience design, feature generation, positioning in market, and long term product goals. This team works closely with support, engineering, and communication functions of Civis Analytics.

The Product Design intern will join our Chicago-based product team, working collaboratively with engineers, data scientists, product managers, and other designers to help change the way we present our products and visually communicate our analysis. You’ll assist in the design of new products, features, and interfaces, from concept through production.

We are looking for passionate and collaborative design-thinkers with a strong interest in cutting edge technology. We value creativity, hard work, and on-the-job-excellence. This is a paid internship. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students only. Summer internships are a full-time, 10-12 week commitment. Your application must include an online portfolio that showcases your design skills and abilities.
  • Develop and maintain wireframes, design mockups, usage scenarios, prototypes, specifications, navigation maps and other design documents
  • Conduct end user needs assessment and task analysis; use this analysis to wireframe multiple solutions to assigned design problems
  • Participate in user research activities, including facilitating interviews and usability tests
  • Present your design solutions during ideation sessions with members of the product management and development teams; revise solutions as necessary to conform to project constraints
  • Work alongside engineers to implement your design solutions, including quality assurance testing
  • Pursuing a degree in an accredited user experience or interaction design program
  • Strong proficiency with design related software (Creative Suite, prototyping tools like Sketch and InVision)
  • Strong relationship building, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Empathy for users and excitement for making their work simpler
  • Team player with a positive, collaborative attitude
  • Passionate about interactive design and technology--we want you to be as excited as we are about Civis’ mission and coming into work each day
  • Able to work in a dynamic, scrappy, and rapidly iterative environment
Chicago, IL

Sales Operations Analyst

 Sales    Full-time


Are you an ambitious professional seeking an access point to a career in the technology and analytics industry? If so, the Sales Operations Analyst position is for you!

The Sales Operations Analyst  will work with a group of client success, BD and marketing professionals to provide operations support, research and direct B2B interaction in the sales process of a fast-growing technology company. The ideal candidate is competitive, energetic, passionate and aggressive in their pursuit of excellence.

Civis Analytics offers a fast-paced work environment, competitive compensation, excellent benefits and the opportunity work in one of the hottest Chicago startups. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify their identity and eligibility to work in the United States. Interested? We want to hear from you!
  • Generate research on prospective accounts
  • Follow-up on all qualified leads to identify the client’s needs and evaluate potential capabilities and focus
  • Improve and maintain visibility and transparency in our pipeline and new business process
  • Provide weekly updates on in-process and emerging leads to sales organization and executive management
  • Develop reporting and analysis on Sales and Marketing activity
  • Serve as the key owner of the tools for tracking and reporting lead progress
  • Work with management to implement prospecting strategies
  • Outreach to set up appointments for account executives
  • Manage Business Development assets and organize materials for use in the sales process
  • Provide weekly accurate forecasts to the sales organization and executive management
  • Up to 1 year of business development related experience or similar (e.g., business development, strategic/management consulting, public relations, marketing/communications, journalism)
  • A high level of organization and time management
  • A curiosity of about how organizations work and what might make them more innovative places overall
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills including written communications
  • High level of energy, motivation, drive, enthusiasm, initiative, commitment and professionalism
  • Self-starter with solid organizational and planning skills
  • Open minded and a willingness to learn
  • Competitive and focused on achieving goals
  • Salesforce.com experience is a plus
  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
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 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 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
Chicago, IL

Software Engineer

 Tech    Full-time

Software Engineers are responsible for building the backbone of Civis Analytics -- the software products that our customers use to solve their hardest business problems. Civis engineers have near-endless opportunities to create new products and improve existing processes, from backend data processing to visualization and analytics tools, and we welcome your creativity. Whether you're a generalist or an expert in web apps, big data, stats, or visualization, we want to talk to you.

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 quickly ramp up on projects of increasing responsibility.

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?
  • 1+ years experience as a software developer/engineer
  • Experience developing web applications with frameworks such as Rails or Django
  • Comfort working with with SQL databases
  • 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:
  • Developing large web applications
  • 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
Chicago, IL

Software Engineer Internship - Summer 2017

 Tech    Intern

Software Engineers are responsible for building the backbone of Civis Analytics: the processing, automation, tooling and front-end features for our cutting-edge data science platform. As a Software Engineering Intern, you will join our Chicago-based technology team, working collaboratively with other builders -- engineers, designers and data scientists -- on rapidly evolving products. You'll get to experience the pace and opportunity of a startup while receiving excellent mentorship in full stack web development. Our interns take on real projects and regularly ship software to our production SaaS application throughout the summer. If you are a college student who thrives on working on everything from idea to execution, we want to talk to you.

Only current Juniors, Seniors, and graduate students will be considered. Summer internships require a full-time, 10 week commitment.

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

  • Experience with one or more of the following:

  • Developing large web applications
  • Web frameworks such as Rails
  • AngularJS (and HTML/CSS/Javascript/CoffeeScript)
  • RESTful API design
  • Go (golang)
  • Cloud application deployment and monitoring
  • Using and administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) products
  • Data visualization for the web (using D3 or similar)
  • Political technology and data
Chicago, IL

Technical Recruiter

 Operations    Full-time

At Civis Analytics, we're solving the world’s biggest problems with big data.  We’re building a data science platform and 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.

Our staff comes from industry, academia, politics, and consulting. We’re intellectually curious, and understand the importance of continuous learning within the workplace.

We are looking for a Technical Recruiter to join our Recruiting team. As a Technical Recruiter, you are charged with finding qualified candidates who bring diversity of thought to all that they do. You are responsible for guiding the candidates through our hiring process and developing relationships with both candidates and hiring managers. From generating pipelines to negotiating offers, you will manage the entire candidate process. Whether recruiting the next great Civisan or developing talent, we strive to bring a data driven approach to People Operations.

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

Your voice is heard: Challenge your assumptions, make us rethink our strategy, and help us improve our solutions, your expertise is a critical part of our success.

We trust you: A perk of working with the best and the brightest is that we give you the trust and space you deserve.

Make the world a better place: our team doesn’t just experience the thrill of solving interesting problems, they have the satisfaction of knowing that their work makes a difference in the world. We care about your well-being: we strive to create a healthy environment, in addition to offering competitive benefits, so that you can thrive.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?
  • Champion the overall candidate experience
  • Execute sourcing strategies to meet hiring goals. You’ll be at the helm of technical recruiting and everyone will be looking to you for direction!
  • Be a knowledgeable, hands-on full lifecycle recruiter across a variety of deeply technical roles from new graduates through principal levels
  • Develop and nurture potential leads through technical communities, events and groups
  • Inclusivity should be at the forefront of your mind and you should be willing to go above and beyond to create a workforce reflective of diversity within our country
  • Partner effectively with recruiting team, peers and cross-functional partners (HR, Marketing and Programs teams, etc.)
  • Act as a consultative partner to Hiring Managers:  specifically articulate the risks and benefits of each hire
  • Successfully manage, prioritize and close requisitions within agreed upon timelines
  • Use creative staffing methods to develop and maintain a network of contacts to help identify, source and generate qualified candidates
  • MiSupport the recruiting process through accurate record keeping, reporting, and updating interview guides and position expectations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Minimum of two years of technical recruiting and sourcing experience in both high volume and corporate environments
  • A track record of personal accountability, strong work ethic, integrity, and proven organizational skills with attention to detail
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with proven ability to take initiative and build strong, productive relationships
  • 4+ years of full life cycle recruiting experience within the technology sector
  • Experience closing senior and/or executive level candidates and negotiating complex compensation packages
  • Experience using creative sourcing methods
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