Top 6 jobs for data-lovin' folks in Chicago

by Sam Dewey
September 23, 2015

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Senior Data Scientist at Spartz

Why it's cool: Spartz likes to say that they’re turning virality into a science, and they’ve got the track record to back it up. The minds at Spartz are the people behind powerhouse websites like OMG Facts and Dose.com, which reach an audience of over 100 million people every month.

What you'd do: With all those views, you’ll need to help the team make sense of mounds of data. You’d be helping inform business decisions and tracking metrics by making sure data analysis is smart and sound.

Who they're looking for: It’s best if you’ve got master-level knowledge of R or Python, Excel, and Google Analytics, but it’d also be great if you’re still eager to learn.

 

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SEM Analyst at LiveWatch Security

Why it's cool: In the past few years, LiveWatch has grown by 300 percent. If that level of growth alone doesn’t pique your interest, maybe their impressive arsenal of perks (including a weekly Peapod order, regular office outings, and Flip Flop Friday dress code) will do the trick.

What you'd do: You’d be in charge of all of LiveWatch’s SEM initiatives, including paid search campaigns, daily bid optimization, and development and implementation of SEM strategies — and then gathering, analyzing, and reporting all of that data back to the people that matter.

Who they're looking for: They want someone with two-plus years of managing front to end SEM campaigns, two to five years digital marketing experience, and a history of more than two years developing and communicating SEM strategies to multiple stakeholders.

 

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Finance Data Analyst at Braintree

Why it's cool: You use Braintree all the time, but you probably didn’t even realize it. Whenever you pay for an Uber or book a room on Airbnb, you’re using using Braintree, which helps transfer money in transactions safely and securely. The process is so smooth, most people don’t even realize Braintree’s there — and ninjas are always cool.

What you'd do: With Braintree, you’ll be rolling your sleeves up and digging into raw data. You’d be arming their financial team with timely, high-quality data they need to fuel the business. Additionally, the data analyst will generate and analyze reports and work to improve data infrastructure.

Who they're looking for: They’re not too big into titles or credentials, but they do prefer someone with about 3 years of experience in a data-centric position, especially if they’re a reliable, creative, and detail-oriented critical thinker with a good sense of humor.

 

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BA/QA Analyst at closerlook, inc.

Why it's cool: closerlook, inc. is a renowned digital marketing agency located in River North, and get this, their office is located in a renovated, turn-of-the-century candy factory. According to their job description, “creativity is in the air and beer is in the fridge.”

What you'd do: They need someone to use data to manage and test procedures and process, primarily for proprietary web applications and secondarily for mobile apps. You’d also be writing technical and business documentation to support client goals and follow internal processes.

Who they're looking for: If you've got around three years of relevant technical experience, as well as a history of working with web services and mobile applications (and experience in pharmaceutical marketing), you should definitely consider shooting over your resume.

 

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U.S. Digital Engagement Analytics Manager at McDonald's Corporation

Why it's cool: It’s not every day a large corporation is so invested in digital tech innovation. But then again, not every company is like McDonald’s, who’s looking to usher the customer experience into the digital era.

What you'd do: As part of their Global Digital team, you’d be developing measurement strategy and analytics models for data relating to digital commerce and customer engagement.

Who they're looking for: McDonald's wants a Digital Engagement Analytics Manager with expert level digital analytics chops. They should have a mastery of reporting tools and methodologies with absolutely exceptional quantitative skill.

 

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DBA/Systems Administrator at eshots

Why it’s cool: eshots has built up a pretty stellar reputation for delivery success. But don’t take our word for it: Ask one of their enterprise clients, a list that includes world-renowned brands like Chrysler, Ford, General Motors, Keurig, State Farm, Mercedez-Benz, and Mitsubishi — just to name a few.

What you’d do: In this role, you’d be monitoring and optimizing databases for efficient data delivery, in addition to keeping all database systems up to speed and managing all data-related tech initiatives.

Who they’re looking for: Though you’ll need at least 5 years experience in database administration with previous experience in large scale implementations of open source database servers, it’s equally important that you’d adhere to eshots’ core values of change, passion, and discipline.

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