Senior Applied Data Scientist, Government

| Chicago

About the Company

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.

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.

About the Role

The Applied Data Science (ADS) Team is the advisory arm of Civis Analytics, working closely with governments, companies, nonprofits, and campaigns to help solve their toughest challenges with data science. They are critical components of the project team and are expected to take leadership in understanding how to design and implement data science solutions for each client’s unique situation. This position will be part of the Applied Data Science Public Sector team, which most commonly works with state and local governments, federal agencies, and public utilities.

As a Senior Applied Data Scientist, you will structure hard problems, analyze large data sets, build predictive models, collaborate in cross-functional teams, create client materials, and ensure on-time progress and delivery of our projects. You will also work hand in hand with our Applied Data Science Lead and Director of Public Sector Analytics to develop relationships, partnerships, and proposals for new governmental work. 

Responsibilities

  • Work with colleagues to structure complex client problems to be solved using imperfect data 
  • Enhance, finds patterns in, and builds predictive models on large data sets
  • Work with other Applied Data Scientists, as well as other departments within Civis to derive clear, actionable, and timely insights from analyses
  • Work with the Applied Data Science Lead to create presentations that are client-ready, clear, and error-free
  • Work with the Applied Data Science Lead to develop business opportunities, proposals, and pitches for new work throughout the public sector market

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (political science, statistics, math, economics, physics, etc) or equivalent
  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience
  • Proven affinity for and experience with working with large data sets
  • Proven affinity for and experience with SQL, and either R or Python
  • Experience with machine learning techniques
  • Experience working with presentation software, such as Tableau and MS PowerPoint
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently and in teams
  • Demonstrated ability to complete work on time
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MA or MS in an analytical subject
  • Experience leading projects, including managing the work of colleagues
  • Proven affinity for and experience mentoring teammates
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Technology we use

  • Engineering
    • PythonLanguages
    • RLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries

Location

"With a central location in Chicago’s Loop, our newly renovated office depicts glass conference rooms named after famous scientists!"

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 does your typical day look like?

Even though our department has the primary responsibility for our customers' success, we work with people from every single department to make it happen. Helping our clients succeed is something that every department actively wants to be involved in.

Sean

Team Lead, Solutions Architects

What are some things you learned at the company?

At Civis, I get to use my interest and abilities in science to solve real problems that matter to real people. I get to learn from my colleagues every day, and often get to teach in the places where I'm the one with expertise. There's a real diversity of backgrounds, interests, and experiences.

Katie

Director of Data Science

What are Civis Analytics Perks + Benefits

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
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.
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

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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