Data Engineer at Civis Analytics

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What we do

Civis Analytics helps leading businesses, nonprofits, and government use data to identify, attract, and engage customers, constituents, and citizens. With a blend of proprietary data, technology and advisory services, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis helps organizations stop guessing and start using statistical proof to guide decisions. Learn more about Civis at

What we are looking for

We are looking for a Data Delivery Engineer who will be responsible for designing and implementing processes that turn raw data into useful information. We do this through reusable, automated solutions that incorporate data-engineering best practices. As a Data Delivery Engineer, you will join the Chicago-based team, working closely and collaboratively with data scientists and engineers on high-priority client engagements.

Through these engagements, you will identify needs across products and clients, and spend time between engagements on improving our tools and frameworks. You will be responsible for choosing the right libraries and tools, and collaborate with other engineers through code reviews and design meetings. Ultimately, the tools you build will be published in the Civis Platform and reused in a self-serve way by clients and internal data scientists.

  • Work on and learn from high-priority client engagements.
  • Develop reusable connectors in Python for pulling in data from varied APIs and databases.
  • Continuously improve our framework for reusable connectors. Define and implement best practices for monitoring, logging, documentation, change management, etc., in collaboration with our Data Engineering Leads.
  • Collaborate with other teams to ensure that your work has high impact for the business.
  • Write code and tests that ensure quality.
  • Document your work and train others on using it.
  • Serve as a technical resource in resolving software and data issues.
  • Work closely with client-facing teams.
  • Develop your technical skills by adopting best practices from our Engineering Team.
  • Bachelor’s degree in a science or engineering field, or commensurate work experience
  • Experience developing successful software solutions to difficult problems
  • Expertise with SQL databases
  • Experience identifying data quality and developing automated QC checks and/or reports
  • Experience in Python
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • Familiarity with source control (git preferred).
  • Ability to operate with cross-functional teams (for example, customer support, data science, engineering, and sales).
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills.
  • US work authorization
Preferred Qualifications

Experience with one or more of the following:

  • Interacting with APIs
  • Docker
  • Semi-structured data in JSON or XML format
  • Automated software testing and continuous integration
  • Transforming and standardizing large data sets
  • Media, political, geographic, and/or social networking data
  • Statistics and predictive modeling (using tools like pandas, scikit-learn, NumPy, and R)
  • Query optimization, database administration, analytics databases, or distributed databases
  • Demonstrated track record working with data warehouse and ETL architectures and concepts.
  • Working on data pipelines in support of data analytics or data science applications.

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 Civis Analytics?

  • The opportunity to be part of a growing tech startup focused on continued learning, mentorship, and internal promotion
  • Competitive benefits including flexible PTO, 401K match with immediate vesting, as well as health, dental, and vision benefits
  • Downtown open office environment near great restaurants and all public transportation options

Civis 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 Civis 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 us [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

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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.


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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.

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
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Acme employees can contribute up to $2700 annually to their 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
Life insurance is equal to 50000 times an employee's annual salary.
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Acme Co. provides employees with a 401(k) matching plan managed by [provider]. We match 1% of contributions up to 100% of an employee's annual gross pay.
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. Acme Co. also provides 8 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Employees who have been with the company for 12 months are eligible for 12 weeks of family medical leave.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Our employees receive 4 hours per year of 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
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Acme Co. offers employees professional development opportunities like The ability to attend job related conferences and seminars.
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
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