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?

Chief Technology Officer at Civis Analytics
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.
Responsibilities
  • 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.
    Qualifications
  • 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
  • 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 and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

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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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