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?

Senior Applied Data Scientist - Washington, DC at Civis Analytics
Are you interested in using data science to solve big and important problems in new ways — like helping a green energy startup find new areas of growth, figuring out how to increase participation in vital social services, or completely changing the way that large brands engage with consumers?
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.

Senior Applied Data Scientists structure difficult problems, analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in cross-functional teams, create and deliver presentation materials, and manage the completion of client projects.

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.

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  • Manages data science projects for clients from beginning to end
  • Structure complex client problems to be solved using imperfect data
  • Work with cross-functional teams of engineers, data scientists, social scientists as necessary
  • Enhance, find patterns in, and build predictive models on large data sets
  • Translate findings into clear, actionable, and timely insights
  • Communicate findings to clients with various skill levels and in various roles
  • Creatively identifies opportunities to convert insights from client engagements into scalable decision applications, and collaborates with other teams to build these tools
  • Assists Applied Data Science Managers in new business development, including scoping projects, writing proposals, and building and maintaining case studies and other project collateral
  • Works independently and pro-actively, asks for help when needed, both of peers and supervisors
  • Teaches and mentors Applied Data Scientists
  • Travel requirements: < 5%
Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, political science, etc)
  • Experience working with large and messy data sets (SQL experience is a plus)
  • Proficiency with statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc) and proven ability to work pragmatically with statistical concepts
  • Experience working with presentation and data visualization software, such as Microsoft Office or Tableau
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience framing analytics results within appropriate business context, and communicating these results to stakeholders at all levels
  • Experiencing mentoring more junior members of a team
  • Practical understanding of and experience with predictive analytics and machine learning
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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.
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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