Software Engineering Manager (U.S. Remote)

Civis Analytics (View all Jobs)


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Interview Process

1. Take-home project and discussion via Skype 2. Pair programming exercise

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, R, SQL, JavaScript

What we do

At Civis, we take a science-first approach to solving problems. With a blend of proprietary technology and statistical advisory services, we help public and private sector organizations find, understand and connect with the people they care about, so they can stop guessing and start using mathematical proof to guide decisions. We know others use “data science” and “analytics” as buzzwords, but at Civis we don’t stand for fluff, and we will always deliver scalable products and technologies — not PowerPoints — to drive your business forward. Learn more about Civis at

Our mission

Our mission is to bring objective, data-driven truth to organizational decision-making – all the way from the boardroom to the world’s largest social causes.

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. Due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all Civis offices are closed and employees are remote until further notice. This is being closely monitored as the situation evolves. Although it’s likely our offices will reopen, positions hired outside of Civis office locations will be remote roles.

What we are looking for/Responsibilities

We are looking for a Software Engineering Manager to lead 5 - 10 direct reports across multiple teams. Engineering Managers are responsible for building an engaging team environment, recruiting talent to the team, and developing staff to their highest potential. They are also expected to participate in technical project planning with other senior members of the team.

At Civis, we build software products for teams of Data Professionals. Civis Platform, our flagship product, makes cutting-edge data science and data warehousing techniques available to a broad audience. We are looking to hire experienced engineers to scale our team to achieve our ambitious goals. Civis Engineering Managers exhibit sound judgment, ownership, and autonomy. At Civis, you will be responsible for fostering an inclusive, supportive, and high performance environment for your direct reports.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience as a data engineer, software engineer, or similar role, including experience taking a leading role in significant technical projects
  • 2+ years leading teams of engineers
  • Demonstrated experience building team culture and engineering processes, especially on high growth teams
  • Experience building complex software with modern languages and frameworks
  • Experience with Python and SQL
  • Exemplification of an eagerness to constantly learn and teach others
  • US work authorization

Preferred Qualifications

  • Significant experience with any of the following:
    • Python, R, or JavaScript
    • Project management
    • Database design and optimization
    • Automated software testing and Continuous Integration
    • Amazon Web Services (AWS)
    • Tools for Web APIs (e.g., Flask)
    • Tools for data pipelines (e.g., dbt)
    • Apache Spark/PySpark
  • Person management experience (e.g., conducting performance reviews for direct reports)
  • Experience working with survey data, government data (e.g., from the Census Bureau), or political data

Why join our team?

  • 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, breastfeeding support including breastmilk shipping services for traveling moms, commuter benefits, wellness initiatives including weekly group meditations, monthly on-site massage therapy, and pet insurance.

  • To support employees in our now fully remote work environment, we also have expanded our virtual journal and book clubs, Donut Pals (organized virtual coffee meet-ups), Lightning Talks (5-minute presentations on anything you’d like), Lunch-and-Learns, and HR Open Discussions (bi-weekly meet-up where we discuss ideas and topics of the day in a casual format). We are also able to support and accommodate flexible work from home schedules to help employees juggle responsibilities at home.

Civis Analytics 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 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

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


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