Applied Data Science Lead, Commercial at Civis Analytics

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What we do

At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving problems. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using mathematical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis we don’t stand for fluff, and we will always deliver scalable products and technologies — not PowerPoints — to drive your business forward. Learn more about Civis at www.civisanalytics.com.

Our mission

Our mission is to bring objective, data-driven truth to organizational decision-making – all the way from the boardroom to the world’s largest social causes.

What we are looking for

We are currently seeking an Applied Data Science Lead to play a pivotal role in powering Civis’ growth within the Commercial sector. You will lead end-to-end delivery of client solutions, including initial business development, problem scoping, and delivery. You will help grow Civis' business by delivering excellent work and identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company. 

The Applied Data Science (ADS) team is the consultancy arm of Civis Analytics, working closely with companies to help solve their toughest challenges with data science. ADS Leads manage, supervise and mentor a team of Applied Data Scientists to deliver analytic solutions to our commercial clients that help inform some of their biggest decisions.

ADS Leads work closely with teams across the company, including engineering, product, legal, finance, and sales, and often they find themselves managing cross-functional teams to advise, oversee, and communicate their work internally and externally. They lead the scoping of their projects as the face of Civis, and they help grow Civis' business through delivering excellent work and identifying new strategic growth opportunities for the company.

Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all Civis offices are closed and all employees are remote for the foreseeable future. This is being closely monitored as things change and it’s likely our offices will reopen. Because of this uncertainty, we want to ensure candidates for this role are open to relocating to our Chicago office in the future.

Responsibilities

  • Manage and lead a team of applied data scientists, as well as cross-functional client delivery teams, that provides analytics and survey research consulting to achieve our clients’ business goals through the usage of Civis’ services and technology.
  • Partner with technical, product and sales teams to establish a strategy that accomplishes a client's strategic goals.
  • Design the scope and analytics roadmap for clients. Manage a team through the process of solving some of our clients’ hardest problems; defining the client’s problem, designing a solution, and delivering high-quality work
  • Own engagements end-to-end for clients that may include Fortune 500 companies or high-profile startups
  • Grow Civis' business by delivering excellent work to existing clients, identify new strategic growth opportunities for the company, and developing expertise and credibility in commercial data science and quantitative survey research
  • Develop and manage relationships with senior clients and decision makers and is responsible for all client-facing communication and work product
  • Lead the research design of their projects, including statistical and data management methods, soliciting input from subject matter experts when needed
  • Ensure that all deliverables provide substantive value to clients, adhere to our standards, and further our mission
  • Manage and mentor teams of data scientists
  • Some limited travel required (typically <10%)

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (e.g. statistics, math, social science, etc) or business (marketing, economics, etc.)
  • A strong foundation in statistics and data analytics expertise in survey research and statistical modeling. This will be demonstrated by having 5+ years of experience working with large data sets to solve real-world business challenges
  • Experience managing teams to complete products within scope and on time
  • Proficiency in SQL and/or statistical packages (R, Python, STATA, etc)
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrated history of delivering high-quality analytic work to decision-makers in a client services or internal consulting / research environment

Preferred Qualifications

  • Advanced degree in an analytical subject (e.g. statistics, math, social science, economics, etc.) or Masters in Business Administration
  • Experience with survey questionnaire design and other research deliverables and studies (customer segmentation, brand health tracking, marketing evaluation experience, etc.) a plus
  • Familiarity with machine learning, and causal inference a plus
  • Experience working for a consulting, services, or advisory firm
  • Experience writing proposals, building cost and pricing estimates of proposed work, and selling the work to new or existing clients
  • Experience presenting completed work or pitching new work to executive audiences

Who we are

At Civis, we have opportunities for applicants who are newcomers, seasoned professionals, and anywhere in between. Our teams are energized by complex challenges and value diversity of thought. Opportunities to stand out and inspire happen daily and we trust and encourage you to act on your ideas – no matter how big they are. We offer you the tools and community you need to do your best work. Each of us is committed to holding ourselves accountable for results, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.

Why join our team?

  • The opportunity to be part of a growing tech startup focused on solving interesting and meaningful problems, invested in internal promotion, and committed to fostering a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace. 
  • Competitive benefits, including unlimited PTO, 401K match with immediate vesting, health, dental, and vision benefits, fully paid parental leave, breastfeeding support including breastmilk shipping services for traveling moms, commuter benefits, wellness initiatives including weekly group meditations, monthly on-site massage therapy, and pet insurance.

  • To support employees in our now fully remote work environment, we also have expanded our virtual journal and book clubs, Donut Pals (organized virtual coffee meet-ups), Lightning Talks (5-minute presentations on anything you’d like), Lunch-and-Learns, and HR Open Discussions (bi-weekly meet-up where we discuss ideas and topics of the day in a casual format). We are also able to support and accommodate flexible work from home schedules to help employees juggle responsibilities at home.

Civis Analytics embraces the individuality of our employees and we celebrate each other's differences. Our products, services, and culture benefit from and thrive on the unique perspectives brought by each person in our community. We're proud to be an equal opportunity workplace, and we are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, age, sex, color, ancestry, religion, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, citizenship, marital status, disability, or Veteran status. If you have a disability or special need that requires accommodation, please contact [email protected]

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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Technology we use

  • Engineering
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Location

As one of the popular hubs for tech startups, Chicago is the perfect backdrop for Civis's growing team.

An Insider's view of Civis Analytics

What's something quirky about your company?

One of my favorite parts about Civis is the culture of learning—talking about academic papers is encouraged as well as sharing weird facts about things people are interested in. I also love the people at Civis because they genuinely care about each other and also serving the wider world.

Evelyn

Software Engineer

What are Civis Analytics Perks + Benefits

Civis Analytics Benefits Overview

- The opportunity to be part of a growing tech startup focused on solving interesting and meaningful problems, invested in internal promotion, and committed to fostering a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace. 
- Competitive benefits, including unlimited PTO, 401K match with immediate vesting, health, dental, and vision benefits, paid parental leave, breastfeeding support including breastmilk shipping services for traveling moms, flexible work from home policy, commuter benefits, wellness initiatives including weekly group meditations, monthly on-site massage therapy, and pet insurance.
- Modern office, conveniently located in the Loop. Close to public transportation, great restaurants and beautiful city views.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion; Civis-for-Good; Reading Groups/Journal Clubs
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Disability insurance covers 60% of annual salary up to $6000 monthly maximum payout.
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
$50,000 life insurance benefit paid by Civis Analytics.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
401(K) Matching
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Civis believes that if you are sick you should stay home. We have a flexible sick policy with no stated limits.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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