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?

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

The Lead Data Engineer, reporting to the VP of Engineering provides technical, strategic and operational leadership to the organization. This is an experienced leader with a passion for building compelling customer experiences and a proven ability to grow and lead a team of talented engineers and data scientists through research, design, development, testing and launch of high-quality data-driven products.

In this role, you’ll be responsible for design, implementation and production support for data-driven products. You will execute with excellence, driving the team responsible for the realization of the product vision. You will help Civis Analytics build great products, with a particular focus on the data pipelines that support them.

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
  • Building integration pipelines between Civis platform and outside systems
  • Building Civis' internal data pipelines for various sources, including but not limited to: survey data, consumer data, public data, and client data
  • Building and maintaining the core datasets for consulting, R&D, and deployed applications
  • Ensuring privacy, compliance and security protocols for Civis data
  •  You’ll do this by:
  • Leading architectural and technical decisions on a team of engineers
  • Managing work on core datasets and and data pipelines and ensuring they integrated and implemented into the rest of the technical organization and product
  • Leading agile technical delivery of data pipelines and core data assets
  • Manage and support hiring and career growth for the team
  • Onboard and train team members
  • Maintain a technical culture that favors people over process, strong ownership and high transparency
  • Requirements
    • BS in computer science, science, engineering or related field. MS or PhD is preferred
    • 5+ years in data engineering, data-centric software development or a related field
    • 2+ years of experience leading a technical team
    • Experience in Agile project/product delivery
    • Experience managing high value data assets
    • Experience working on software products and data pipelines
    • Experience or demonstrated interest in working with data scientists and machine learning experts
    • Strong communication skills and ability to convey clear priorities and mission to your team
    • Strong understanding of architectural requirements and development processes involved in building reliable, robust, scalable data products and pipelines
    • Superior organizational and planning skills, written/verbal presentation, and the ability to present complex technical information in a clear and concise manner
    • Skills and personality to operate effectively in a very fast-paced, complex business
    • Strong knowledge of data warehousing and data processing technologies and trends
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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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