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.

Corporate Development Associate 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. At Uptake, we combine our strengths—machine learning, analytics, data visualization and software development—with the expertise of our industrial partners. The result is enormous savings in development time and resources for Uptake’s partners and a proven industrial grade software platform that delivers value to partners and their end customers.

What You'll Do:

As a Corporate Development Associate, you’ll help assess strategic fit of new industries and prospective partnership opportunities. You’ll also help the Corporate Development Team support business and product development efforts. A Corporate Development Associate must have mix of strong business and technical skills. You will support multiple projects simultaneously, be highly self-motivated, and enjoy solving really hard problems. This is a highly visible role and critical to our success, and you’ll have the opportunity to grow rapidly in this role and gain senior executive exposure across a variety of industries. The Corporate Development Associate will make an immediate and substantial impact on Uptake.


  • Analyze the company’s strategic objectives and identify, and recommend and pursue business opportunities and new technologies that meet Uptake’s growth objectives
  • Perform research on industry and competitive trends
  • Support the executive team on aspects of business development, which include research, analysis and creation of pitch, marketing and commercialization materials
  • Support coordination of cross-functional engineering, design and product teams in the evaluation of new opportunities
  • Take on special projects on an as-needed basis


  • Bachelor’s degree from a top university
  • 2 to 4 years of relevant work experience in strategy consulting, venture capital, technology-focused corporate development and strategy, or technology-focused investment banking
  • Strong quantitative and qualitative analytical ability, along with excellent business judgment
  • Experience doing industry research, completing competitive landscaping and comparisons, doing value chain analyses, and building presentations
  • Experience interacting with senior audiences and executives
  • Strong project management skills, including a proven ability to think through all aspects of the process, manage long-term projects and multitask
  • Experience working with concepts and technologies behind Big Data analytics, SaaS, predictive analytics and predictive maintenance
  • Driven self-starter with a passion for excellence and an ability to work under minimal supervision
  • Superb interpersonal communication skills, with the ability to build relationships successfully across teams


Company Reviews

It’s inspiring to see, in real time, how our collaborative work is impacting people for the better.
Jess Sattell
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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