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Applied Data Scientist, Commercial

| Chicago

About the Company

Are you interested in using data science to solve new and challenging problems in innovative ways — like helping a green energy startup find new areas of growth, building a resource optimization solution for a healthcare provider network, or shaping the product and engagement strategy for a large Fortune 500 company? Civis Analytics is looking for an Applied Data Scientist to join our commercial ADS practice in Chicago and help us solve some of the most challenging and interesting questions facing businesses today.

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 proprietary 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.

About the Role

The Applied Data Science (ADS) team is the solutions and advisory arm of Civis Analytics, and works closely with organizations to help solve their toughest challenges with data science. This role of Applied Data Scientist will support clients in our commercial verticals specifically, and report to an Applied Data Science Manager.

Civis has opportunities for applicants who are seasoned professionals, brilliant newcomers, or anywhere in between — offering competitive compensation and benefits packages. We are looking for detail-oriented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with demonstrated quantitative and problem-solving skills. We especially value self-starters, quick learners, and those with the ability to work well in small teams. In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.

Responsibilities

  • An Applied Data Scientist is responsible for the end-to-end execution of client engagements utilizing data science, which includes:
    • Unifying large 1st- and 3rd-party datasets and building predictive models
    • Deriving clear, actionable, and timely insights from analyses
    • Creating client-ready materials and solutions for stakeholders of varying technical experience or familiarity with methods
    • Working with cross-functional teams of data scientists and software engineers where necessary to create and implement solutions
  • Other job responsibilities of an Applied Data Scientist include:
    • Creatively identifying opportunities in the solution delivery process for scalable applications, and collaborating with other teams to further construct these tools
    • Maintaining a continuous and independent education of cutting-edge statistical techniques and programming languages
  • Travel requirements:

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (statistics, math, economics, physics, engineering, business, political or social science, computer science, etc.)
  • Proven affinity for and experience working with large or messy data sets
    • SQL experience a plus
  • Experience with statistical programming languages (R, Python, etc.) and proven ability to work pragmatically with statistical concepts
  • Experience with presentation or data visualization software, such as Microsoft PPT, Tableau, Shiny, etc.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills

Preferred Qualifications

  • Practical understanding of and experience with predictive analytics, machine learning, and/or causal inference
  • Familiarity with software development tools and practices (Git, code review, etc.)
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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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