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Applied Software Engineer II

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Posted 12 days ago

Job Type

Full Time


$105k - $105k







  • Civis Analytics brings data-driven truth to decision-making for organizations and causes.

  • The Software Engineer will develop innovative products solving complex data problems, collaborating with data scientists.

  • Opportunities for learning and growth through cross-departmental collaboration and focus on continuous learning at Civis Analytics.


At Civis Analytics, we bring objective, data-driven truth to organizational decision-making—from the boardroom to the world’s largest progressive social causes.

This mission isn’t an aspiration: it’s something we see realized every day, and it brings purpose to everything we’re working on.

We combine a sophisticated SaaS product with our specialized data science consultancy to empower tens of thousands of active users to make millions of data-driven decisions every month. From joining disparate data sources and automating reporting, to building more elaborate models of targeted audiences and optimizing messages for them, organizations like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, the City of Boston, and iHeart Radio trust Civis’s technology to make their most critical decisions.

Core to our product and consulting offerings is Civis Platform, which makes it easy to import, manage, transform, analyze, and report on data with integrated open source tools. Our customers love Civis Platform because it empowers them to focus on finding data-driven answers to their most critical questions—in other words, we empower them to run their business, rather than running a tech stack.

Learn more about Civis at .

What we are looking for

We are looking for a software engineer to join the Applied Software Engineering team, partnering with our Data Scientists and Data Engineers to develop innovative software products tailored to solve the complex data problems for our clients.  This team builds tools for decision makers to allocate resources and better communicate with the people most important to their business.

What's great about being an engineer at Civis?

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.


  • Develop high-quality software

  • Support and collaborate with other engineers, designers, and product managers

  • Review and debug code

  • Effectively apply Civis best practices methodology and enforces design standards

  • Ensure project documents are complete, current, and archived appropriately

  • Ability to research, prototype and recommend software solutions

  • Collaborate with other teams within the organization

  • Engage the project on an emotional level as well as technical

Minimum Qualifications

  • 2 - 4 years’ professional experience as a software developer/engineer

  • Experience developing user interfaces with modern JavaScript frameworks (specifically React)

  • Comfort working with SQL databases

  • Love of problem-solving

  • An ability and eagerness to constantly learn and teach others

  • Passion for solving large, complex problems for commercial clients

Preferred Qualifications

  • Graduate degree in Computer Science or a related subject

  • Significant experience with one or more of the following:

    • Python, Ruby, and/or Go (golang)

    • Experience with Flask

    • Designing and building APIs

    • Query optimization, database administration, analytics databases, and/or NoSQL

    • Automated software testing and continuous integration

    • Proficiency working with Amazon Web Services (AWS)

    • Data visualization for the web (using D3 or similar)

    • Statistics and predictive modeling (using tools like pandas, scikit-learn, NumPy, SciPy, R, STATA)

All employees either must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, initiate vaccination before your start date, or file an exemption request prior to start date per company policy for review.

Who we are

At Civis, we have opportunities for applicants who are newcomers, seasoned professionals, and anywhere in between. Our teams are energized by complex challenges and value diversity of thought. Opportunities to stand out and inspire happen daily and we trust and encourage you to act on your ideas – no matter how big they are. We offer you the tools and community you need to do your best work. Each of us is committed to holding ourselves accountable for results, challenging the status quo and finding new ways to grow our company and each other.

Why Join our Team?

  • Salary: $105,000 (a cost of living adjustment may be added for qualifying locations)

  • The opportunity to be part of a growing tech startup focused on solving interesting and meaningful problems, invested in internal promotion, and committed to fostering a diverse, equal and inclusive workplace.

  • Competitive benefits, including unlimited PTO, 401K match with immediate vesting, health, dental, and vision benefits, fully paid parental leave, commuter benefits, and pet insurance.

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 contact us

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States.