Senior Data Scientist, Social Science

| Chicago

About the Company

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Are you interested in using data science to solve big and important problems in new ways — like helping nonprofits increase participation in vital social services, figuring out how to get families saving for college and retirement, or completely changing the way advocacy organizations talk about their policy platforms?

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.

About the Role

The Social Science Research and Development team spearhead the effort to solve challenges around survey research and then our work is applied to a variety of clients including non-profit clients, both domestic and international political clients and corporate clients.

The Social Science Research and Development team is seeking a Sr. Data Scientist to join our diverse team. The data scientists on our team have a variety of backgrounds including physics, political science, and mathematics. We function as the core research group for Civis’s measurement products and political practice, solving problems ranging from large-scale optimization and resource allocation to high dimensional modeling to causal inference.

As a member of our team, your day-to-day work will involve everything from project management, statistical modeling in Python/R to the testing and development of statistical software. You will also actively work with our Applied Data Science teams to help clients make better data-driven decisions, and with our engineering teams to scale new research ideas into production.

Suggested Skills:

  • Ability to learn new techniques and technologies quickly as our needs change
  • Ability to work well in a small team in a self-directed manner
  • Python/R and SQL experience 
  • Machine learning and statistical modeling (e.g., scikit-learn, TensorFlow, Stan)
  • Familiarity with software development tools and practices (Git, code review, etc.)
  • People management experience leading small teams

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in an analytical subject (political science, statistics, math, economics, physics, etc) or equivalent
  • Four years of work experience in the field of analytical science (work experience includes RA, Post-doc) 
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Location

200 W. Monroe, Chicago, IL 60602
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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