Uptake is a platform of answers built for industry, with industry. We are looking for smart, curious and insanely talented people who can help us break into new territory, take on massive problems and build fast. If that sounds like you, we’d like to hear from you.

Associate, Innovations at Uptake

What We Do:

Uptake is a Chicago-based predictive analytics SaaS platform provider that empowers major industry leaders to optimize performance, reduce asset failures and enhance safety. We work across industries that power the world, from planes and trains to healthcare and agriculture. Our leading platform for industrial data leverages machine learning, advanced data science and state-of-the-art security combined with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is a powerful platform that identifies problems before they occur, saving time, money, and lives. 

What you'll do:

The Innovations Associate will be driving and supporting the initiatives that will most impact Uptake’s growth. You will be identifying opportunities, developing project plans and driving them to execution. These opportunities are diverse and open-ended ranging from development of new capabilities (e.g., weather analytics), leveraging emerging technologies (e.g., blockchain, AR/VR) and expansion to new markets (e.g., entry into precision agriculture).

Responsibilities:

  • Work with the leadership team (industry leads, data science, engineering) to source, assess, prioritize and drive execution of projects
  • Develop business cases and present to executive stakeholders to make recommendations on investment decisions
  • Drive impact to Uptake’s product/commercialization roadmaps
  • Manage cross functional teams (including data science, engineering, subject matter experts and external contractors) to drive execution on several, high priority technical innovation projects

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university
  • 1-3 years of relevant work experience, preferably in consulting, venture capital, technology-focused corporate development and strategy, or product development
  • Strong project management skills, including a proven ability to think through all aspects of a process and manage long-term projects
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability, along with excellent business judgment
  • Driven, self-starter with a passion for excellence and an ability to work under minimal supervision
  • A strong interest and understanding of technical industries and subject matter
  • Ability to influence stakeholders across the organization and drive project delivery with both direct and indirect authority
  • Experience doing industry research, completing competitive landscaping and comparisons, and building project plans
  • Experience interacting with senior audiences and executives

Company Reviews

It’s inspiring to see, in real time, how our collaborative work is impacting people for the better.
Jess Sattell
Writer
at Uptake
What binds us is a passion for tackling hard problems and having a lot of fun along the way.
Nick Singh
UX Researcher
at Uptake
I love it here because I get to lead by example. I believe in our vision and our mission, and I get to share it everyday, both internally and externally.
Nusreth Baig
Business Development Manager
at Uptake
We have access to resources the moment we need them, and we can tap into an amazing talent pool at a moment’s notice.
Brad Nicholas
Lead Innovation Architect
at Uptake
I loving being the first person who welcomes new employees to the team and answer any and all of their immediate questions.
Bridget McInerney
Office Manager
at Uptake
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Perks & Benefits
Health/dental/vision coverage
401(k) match
Open PTO policy
Parental leave
Commuter benefits
Philosophy class
Speaker series
Lunch stipend
Catered Friday lunch
Winter party
Happy hours

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