Senior Applied Data Engineer

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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 www.civisanalytics.com.

What we are looking for

Senior Applied Data Engineers are experts in creating elegant, maintainable, and extensible data pipelines and database architectures. They partner with Civis's Applied Data Science consultants -- the Applied Data Engineers make the data clean and available, and the Applied Data Scientists analyze and present the data to clients.

As a Senior Applied Data Engineer, you will be the go-to person for questions about how to handle new datasets. You will help scope and plan what we need to accomplish when starting data work with a new client. You will build maintainable and extensible ETL solutions for diverse data sources. You will advise Applied Data Scientists, mentor junior Applied Data Engineers, and be directly responsible for building some of Civis's most complex client-oriented data pipelines.

Civis Analytics values autonomy, and you will be trusted and expected to use your expertise to solve both technical and non-technical problems to create data solutions for Civis's clients.

**This is a temporary, full-time, salaried position with benefits slated to end Dec. 31, 2020. There is a possibility of extension if the business requires it.**

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 are open to relocating to one of our offices in the future, but other locations may be negotiable.

Responsibilities

  • Ingest data using connectors built by our Engineering team and build new data connectors as required
  • Collaborate with clients and client-facing teams to define user requirements and database design specifications for our clients’ needs
  • Transform data based on business requirements
  • Apply data validation and/or software testing techniques to ensure data processes and pipelines are working properly
  • Create pipelines that deliver data error-free and on-time with features such as logging, fault tolerance, notifications, and scalability
  • Document and train others on data pipelines
  • Serve as a technical resource in resolving issues related to data pipelines
  • Work closely with client-facing teams
  • Mentor junior members of the Applied Data Engineering team
  • Project manage data pipeline construction and maintenance work
Minimum Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, engineering, business, political or social science, computer science, etc)
  • 5+ years of experience with database and ETL pipeline design
  • Experience leading data and/or software projects
  • Proficiency in Python and SQL
  • Ability to work as part of a cross-functional team to solve problems and build solutions
  • Strong communication and teamwork skills
  • Eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience working on data pipelines in support of data analytics or data science applications
  • Significant experience with Python and SQL
  • Experience with software development practices including unit testing, version control, code review, and Agile development
  • Experience with technical project management
  • Mentorship and training experience
  • Familiarity with data and database technologies such as Redshift, Spark, S3, postgres, HDFS, etc., and with issues related to distributed systems.

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, 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.

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

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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)
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)
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
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