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Data Scientist

| Chicago

About the Company

Civis Analytics helps businesses use data to gain a competitive advantage in how they identify, attract, and engage loyal customers and employees. With a powerful combination of best-in-class data, cutting-edge software solutions, and an interdisciplinary team of data scientists, developers, and survey science experts, Civis works with Fortune 500 companies and the country’s largest nonprofits to make data-driven decision-making essential to how the world’s best companies do business.

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 let us know.

Learn more about Civis at www.civisanalytics.com.

About the Role

The Data Science Research and Development team is responsible for developing the fundamental data science methods, techniques, and best practices that power the mission of our company. Our diverse work includes predictive analytics, algorithm development, experimental design, natural language processing, visualization, and survey research. On our Chicago-based Research and Development team, you will practice modeling strategy, research design, and software engineering with data scientists on the cutting edge of the field.

You will work on collaborative projects through which you will make real contributions to the best practices that back our products and our consulting. We're looking for someone with 2+ years of experience applying state-of-the-art statistical methods and tackling computational and programming challenges in fields such as machine learning, applied statistics, natural language processing and computer vision.

At Civis, our data scientists contribute to our core research goals of developing new methodological approaches to the toughest statistical problems we encounter. They are responsible for integrating, scaling, and optimizing our team's data science software tools. We are looking for individuals from a diversity of 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.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree in statistics, computer science, economics, physics or other quantitative field
  • Experience using applied statistics or machine learning
  • Proficiency with Python or R
  • Experience working with imperfect data
  • Passion and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters or PhD student in statistics, computer science, economics, physics or other quantitative field
  • Internship or work experience in applied statistics or machine learning
  • 2+ years of experience
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Location

200 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60602

What are Civis Analytics Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Perks & Discounts
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Happy Hours

Additional Perks + Benefits

Parental Leave. Short & Long Term Disability + Life Insurance. Halloween Costume Contest, Monthly Birthday Celebrations, Happy Hours, & Other Fun Events!

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