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Chicago, IL

Account Executive

 Sales

Are you passionate about sales?  Does selling cutting edge technology energize you?  Have you seen how data can be used to significantly transform how decisions are made within organizations?  If so – we hope that you’ll join us.

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.

In this position, reporting to the vice president of sales, you’ll be calling on key decision makers and stakeholders to better understand their organization’s challenges.  You’ll then help identify ways that Civis Analytics’ platform and services can transform their capabilities around leveraging data and using predictive modeling.  Specifically – you’ll identify opportunities within your territory, build significant relationships within the organization, drive and close business deals with your key accounts.

Civis Analytics is a team-based organization - so you’ll have full support of the team to drive sales.  That means that you must work well with others who approach problems from different perspectives.  Additionally, we value creativity, hard work, commitment to delivering on goals 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. Interested?  We want to hear from you!

Responsibilities

  • Define a territory strategy to meet and exceed quarterly and annual sales targets and assist organization in growing existing business
  • Generate leads and opportunities using tried-and-true, as well as innovative sales methods
  • Identify and close opportunities within the identified territory and/or industry segment
  • Lead dialogues with customers and prospects, delivering value-based business propositions
  • 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, always ensuring Civis is considered a trusted partner
  • Maintain a deep understanding of the data analytics space along with the broader analytics technology environment, therefore serving as trusted advisor to customers and identifying market changes or new opportunities to the Civis management and product teams

Minimum Qualifications

  • BA/BS degree
  • Five to ten years experience in consultative, needs-based sales
  • Proven record of selling cloud-based software solutions and negotiations through all levels of client organizations
  • Effective territory planning and time management skills
  • Strong presentation and communication skills
  • Ability to self-manage
  • Coherent understanding of data analytics / science and the broader analytics technology environment (Examples: Redshift, Python, Hadoop)
  • Strong relationship building, interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Skilled at navigating ambiguity and manage competing priorities
  • Strategic account approach
  • Willing and able to travel up to 25%
Washington, DC

Applied Data Science Manager

 Applied Data Science

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for an Applied Data Science Manager 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.

The Civis ADS Team is part of a multi-firm Integrated Communications Team, which supports all outreach, marketing and advertising conducted in support of the 2020 Decennial Census. As part of this team, Civis works closely with our partners to develop the data analytics that drive all aspects of Communications strategy, as the US Census Bureau strives to ensure that as many Americans as possible self-respond to the Census, and that all segments of the US population understand the importance of participation

As a manager on Civis’ multidisciplinary Census 2020 team, you will be a key member of the team designing and building creative predictive modeling solutions for the Census Integrated Communications Team. 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. You will also lead the research design of projects and help grow Civis' business through delivering excellent work and identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company while also serving as a key voice in the development of Civis' products.

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

    • Own engagements end-to-end for clients that may include Federal agencies, Fortune 500 companies, high-profile startups, 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 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.

Preferred Qualifications

    • 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.
Washington, DC

Applied Data Scientist - Internship

 Applied Data Science

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for an Applied Data Science 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.

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. They are critical components of the project team and are expected to take leadership in understanding how to design and implement data science solutions for each client’s unique situation.

ADS structure hard problems, analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in cross-functional teams, create client materials, and ensure on-time progress and delivery of our projects.

We are looking for 2019 graduates only. Our summer internships are a full-time 10 week commitment with two start dates to accommodate both semester and quarter students. Students in mathematics, statistics, economics, political science, social science or a similarly analytical subject, and graduate students with strong quantitative skills are also encouraged to apply.

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

  • A demonstrated history of using data in research or applied settings to solve complex problems or make strategic decisions
  • Experience identifying and adapting to imperfect data
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
  • Experience with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc) and statistical concepts  
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills   

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, social science or a similarly analytical subject
  • Experience or expertise with SQL
  • Expertise with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc)
  • Experience putting together and giving client-ready presentations
Chicago, IL

Applied Data Scientist - Internship

 Applied Data Science

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for an Applied Data Science 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.

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. They are critical components of the project team and are expected to take leadership in understanding how to design and implement data science solutions for each client’s unique situation.

ADS structure hard problems, analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in cross-functional teams, create client materials, and ensure on-time progress and delivery of our projects.

We are looking for 2019 graduates only. Our summer internships are a full-time 10 week commitment with two start dates to accommodate both semester and quarter students. Students in mathematics, statistics, economics, political science, social science or a similarly analytical subject, and graduate students with strong quantitative skills are also encouraged to apply.

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

  • A demonstrated history of using data in research or applied settings to solve complex problems or make strategic decisions
  • Experience identifying and adapting to imperfect data
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
  • Experience with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc) and statistical concepts  
  • Experience with Excel and PowerPoint
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills   

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in mathematics, statistics, social science or a similarly analytical subject
  • Experience or expertise with SQL
  • Expertise with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc)
  • Experience putting together and giving client-ready presentations
Chicago, IL

Data Science Research & Development - Internship

 Data Science Research and Development

Are you passionate about model strategy and research design? Do you want to learn from data scientists and have an immediate impact on our work? Civis Analytics is looking for an Data Science Research and Development 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.

The Data Science 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, natural language processing, visualization, and survey research.

As an intern on our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will learn modeling strategy, research design, and software engineering from data scientists on the cutting edge of the field. You will work on collaborative projects through which you will make real contributions to the best practices that back our products and our consulting. To help you learn and succeed, you will be paired with a data scientist mentor from our team — we strive to grow the skills of our interns.

Past interns have worked on a variety of projects including:

  • Applications of neural network autoencoders on large, sparse datasets from social media, television viewership, and medical diagnostics
  • MCMC code development and Bayesian statistical modeling of time series data from surveys
  • Development of production code for resource optimization

We are looking for 2019 graduates only. Our summer internships are a full-time, 10 week commitment with two start dates to accommodate both semester and quarter students. Civis is 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

  • Pursuing an undergraduate degree program in statistics, computer science, economics, physics or other quantitative field
  • Experience using applied statistics or machine learning
  • Proficiency with Python or R
  • Experience working with imperfect data
  • Passion and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD student in statistics, computer science, economics, physics or other quantitative field

Specialization in a particular area of statistics or machine learning, e.g. neural networks, Markov Chain Monte Carlo, network analysis, data engineering, natural language processing, optimization,  etc.

Chicago, IL

DevOps 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 DevOps 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. 

Do you 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. The DevOps team delivers, maintains, and evolves the infrastructure that makes all of this 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.
 
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, and provide resources to grow professionally. Need software, a book, or AWS instance to help you with your work? Consider it done.
 
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
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, related subject, or equivalent work experience
  • Interest and ability to master new technologies
  • Experience managing AWS cloud components
  • Proficiency with SQL and database administration
  • Adept at using Linux
  • Comfortable scripting in Python, Ruby, or Bash

 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Managing large AWS infrastructures
  • Continuous, automated application deployment
  • Continuous integration tools like Travis and CircleCI
  • Containerized code deployment using Docker
  • Scaling and ensuring reliability 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
Chicago, IL

Executive Assistant

 Applied Data Science

The Executive Assistant to the Chief Revenue Officer is one of the most important jobs at Civis Analytics. You will be responsible for supporting not only our CRO, but also the VP of Applied Data Science and VP of Sales & Marketing.  This entails managing their schedules, travel, meetings and public relations. A strong candidate will be a jack-of-all-trades, working on special projects with each of these executives. 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • 3-8 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 
Chicago Office (HQ)

Senior Digital Marketing Specialist

 Marketing

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Digital Marketing Specialist 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.

Do you love Google Analytics, Search, Social, and getting your hands dirty? Is long-term strategy as appealing to you as day-to-day campaign execution? If so, Civis Analytics is looking for you to join our team as the Digital Marketing Specialist.

As the Digital Marketing Specialist, you will collaborate with the marketing, sales, and product teams on our integration and growth strategy, and execute multi-channel, digital campaigns that drive organizational success. You will also work across paid search, paid social, display, and other digital channels to drive lead-generation, and improve sales opportunities across our business verticals.

 
To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!
 
Responsibilities 
  • Plan and execute direct response digital marketing campaigns across web and other digital channels to drive growth through improved attribution
  • Manage digital marketing project timeline, including campaign budget, strategy, deliverables, and day to day in-house execution
  • Execute social media and content marketing campaigns that increase brand affinity and drive awareness across an array of platforms
  • Tracking and analyzing SEO performance (keywords, search terms, etc.)
  • Maintain SEM best practices, optimizing our website and content for search, resolving inefficiencies and actioning opportunities
  • Communicate digital performance to leadership in data-driven, numbers first reporting cadence
  • Work with design team to update creative and maintain company marketing material and resources are in alignment with overall brand voice and direction
  • Collaborate with our communications and graphics teams on campaign ideation and execution

Qualifications

  • Knowledgeable in Google Analytics, AdWords, Paid Social, SEO/SEM
  • Previous experience working with SalesForce, Marketo/Hubspot, WordPress, and other digital marketing technologies is preferred
  • 4-6 years of experience in digital marketing and/or marketing enablement is required
  • BA/BS required
  • Strong project management skills with the ability to meet deadlines
  • Organized, detail oriented, and results driven by nature
  • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills
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:

  • MBA highly preferred or 5+ years of equivalent practical experience in finance, consulting, or entrepreneurship
  • 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:

  • 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 Office (HQ)

Senior Security Engineer

 Operations

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Security 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.

At Civis, we take protecting data seriously and are looking for a security engineer with security and compliance expertise. As a Senior Security Engineer, you will work with our General Counsel and team of DevOps Engineers on the constant stream of new products and technologies used to support our cloud platform.
 
You will design big picture security strategy while laying out the details of an implementation plan. You understand the constant need to balance the benefits of incremental security measures with the potential burdens on the business. 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’ll join our Chicago-based team, closely collaborating with engineers, data scientists, IT, and our client success team.
 
 
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?
 
 
To learn more about our culture, check out Civis Analytics on The Muse!
 
Minimum Qualifications
  • 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

Preferred Qualifications

  • 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 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)
Chicago, IL

Software Engineer - Internship

 Technology

Are you interested in full stack development? Do you want to spend your summer having a direct impact on our data science platform? Civis Analytics is looking for a software engineer intern to join the team for the summer!

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.

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.

We are looking for 2019 graduates only. Our summer internships are a full-time, 10 week commitment with two start dates to accommodate both semester and quarter students. Civis is 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

  • Completing 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
  • A previous software development internship is a plus

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 designreal
  • 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

Solutions Architect

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

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

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

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.

Minimum Requirements

  • BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience
  • Demonstrated success understanding client challenges and needs, and mapping them to actionable solutions
  • 3-5 years driving customer success with enterprise software solutions
  • Demonstrated proficiency in SQL, ETL, and Tableau
  • Demonstrated ability to manage long-term, multi-stakeholder projects to successful completion
  • Strong communication skills
  • Flexibility with working hours and travel (this role requires travel)

Preferred Qualifications

  • 2+ years pre- & post-sale enterprise software solutions consulting experience
  • Experience with statistics
  • Experience in software training
  • Experience in technical writing