Civis Analytics is building a data-driven world.

We are building cloud-based products to help organizations do data science better and easier. We create technologies that empower organizations to unlock the truth hiding in their own data—transforming them into smart organizations that are ready to thrive.

We're solving the world's biggest problems with big data. Through research, experimentation, and iteration, we’re transforming how organizations do analytics.

While our history is rooted in political campaign targeting, we’re now partnering with intelligent organizations in healthcare, media, education, and a range of other domains.

We are a community of engineers, data scientists, and statisticians, and are looking to add to our growing team. We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?

Applied Data Scientist - Washington, DC at Civis Analytics
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.

As a Applied Data Scientist in our DC office, you will need to pair detailed knowledge of politics and political behavior with the hard skills to solve problems, analyze large data sets, and leverage data to inform political strategy. Our political deadlines are often tight, and we work to ensure our insights are delivered accurately and quickly. This role reports to an Applied Data Science Manager.

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
  • Work with colleagues to structure complex client problems to be solved using imperfect data
  • Enhances, finds patterns in, and builds predictive models on large data sets
  • Maintain a continuous and independent education on cutting-edge statistical techniques and programming languages 
  • Develop and adhere to a quality control process
  •  Work with Applied Data Scientist Managers to derive clear, actionable, and timely insights from analyses 
  •  Work with the Applied Data Scientist Managers to create presentations that are client-ready, clear, and correct
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (political science, statistics, math, economics, physics, etc) or equivalent
  • Strong familiarity with the political landscape of the United States, including parties, candidates, and issues
  •  Proven affinity for and experience with working with large data sets
  •  Proven affinity for and experience with programming languages such as SQL, R, Python,STATA, etc.
  •  Experience working with presentation software, such as Tableau and MS PowerPoint.
  •  Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams 
  •  Demonstrated ability to complete work on time 
  •  Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
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Why work with us
We are a community of engineers, data scientists, and statisticians, and are looking to add to our growing team. 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.
Culture
We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. We come from a wide range of backgrounds, and have a culture of learning from each other: You can join the Journal Club for academic discussions, attend a Lightning Talk on climbing Mt. Everest, and participate in our quarterly Hack Week. We're big advocates of birthday celebrations, holiday parties, and frequent office happy hours. Join in on the fun.
Perks & Benefits
Health, Dental, & Vision Coverage
Ample Vacation Days
401(k) Plan
Parental Leave
Commuter Benefits
Short & Long Term Disability + Life Insurance
Halloween Costume Contest, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Happy Hours, & Other Fun Events!

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