Senior Software Engineer

Posted on Mar 15

The Department

About the Company

Are you a self-starter? Do you want to work where you can make an immediate impact? Civis Analytics is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our team!

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.

Your Role

About the Role

Senior Software Engineers at Civis amplify the contributions of their colleagues by leading engineering teams or tackling our hardest, riskiest, or most complex technical projects. Depending on interest, roles for senior engineers may focus on team leadership or individual contribution;  either way we’re looking for judgment, ownership, and autonomy. At Civis, you will be responsible for making good choices about technical questions, and also about what technical projects are worth pursuing. You will play an outsized role in making Civis a great place to build great software products.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis? We believe in ownership of our work and continuous learning, and we run our team to reinforce those values.

We trust engineers from all over our team to pick the right architecture, library, or framework for the job at hand. They help make decisions about new products in cross-functional design sprints and take quarterly hack weeks to try out new ideas and new technologies. Civis engineers push code to production on their second day and quickly ramp up on projects of increasing responsibility. We’re looking for senior engineers to make a big impact in their first few months.

We want to never stop learning. Everyone has a mentor from day one and tracks their personal development alongside their technical deliverables. We staff projects based on what people will learn, not just who knows it best today. Engineers collaborate across departments with our data scientists and analysts who are not only the best and brightest in their fields, but are also eager to teach and learn from you. Finally, valuing continuous learning also means recognizing that our strongest contributors stand out for their capabilities and not their credentials.

We are smart, fun, and a little bit weird. Does this sound like you?

We are 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.

Requirements

Minimum Qualifications

5+ years of experience as a software developer/engineer, including experience taking a leading role in significant technical projects
Experience building complex web applications with modern languages and frameworks
Comfort building on top of relational databases and fluency in querying them with SQL
Love of problem-solving
An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

Preferred Qualifications

Graduate degree in Computer Science or related subject
Significant experience with several of the following:
Leading technical teams
Experience with project management and/or UI/UX design
Python, Ruby, and/or Go (golang)
Designing and building APIs
Query optimization, database administration, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL
Scaling and ensuring reliability of large SaaS applications
Automated software testing and continuous integration
Cloud application deployment and monitoring
Proficiency working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)
Data visualization for the web (using D3 or similar)
React or AngularJS
Statistics and predictive modeling (using tools like pandas, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, R, STATA)

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