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Software Engineer Internship - 2019

| Chicago

About the Company

Are you interested in full stack development? Do you want to spend your summer having a direct impact on our data science platform? Civis Analytics is looking for a software engineer intern to join the team for the summer!

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

Software Engineers are responsible for building the backbone of Civis Analytics: the processing, automation, tooling and front-end features for our cutting-edge data science platform. As a Software Engineering Intern, you will join our Chicago-based technology team, working collaboratively with other builders -- engineers, designers and data scientists -- on rapidly evolving products.

You'll get to experience the pace and opportunity of a startup while receiving excellent mentorship in full stack web development. Our interns take on real projects and regularly ship software to our production SaaS application throughout the summer. If you are a college student who thrives on working on everything from idea to execution, we want to talk to you.

We are looking for 2020 graduates only. Our summer internships are a full-time, 10 week commitment with two start dates to accommodate both semester and quarter students. Civis is looking for detail-oriented individuals from diverse 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

  • Completing undergraduate degree program in Computer Science, or a related subject
  • Working familiarity with SQL databases
  • Working familiarity with Python or Ruby or similar
  • Love of problem-solving
  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or a related subject
  • A previous software development internship

Experience with one or more of the following:

  • Developing large web applications
  • Web frameworks such as Rails
  • AngularJS (and HTML/CSS/Javascript/CoffeeScript)
  • RESTful API design
  • Go (golang)
  • Cloud application deployment and monitoring
  • Using and administering Amazon Web Services (AWS) products
  • Political technology and data
  • Knowledge of machine learning
  • ReactJS
  • Kubernetes
  • Spark
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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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