Analytics Engineer



The Obama Campaign Needs Quantitative Analysts

The Obama for America analytics team is hiring full-time quantitative analysts to join us from now through November 2012 at our Chicago headquarters. We’re looking for analysts, engineers, graduate students or recent graduates with significant quantitative experience in media, Web analytics, marketing analytics, computer science, math, statistics, economics or political science.

The Obama for America Analytics Department analyzes the campaign's data to guide election strategy and develop quantitative, actionable insights that drive our decision-making. Our team's products help direct work on the ground, online and on the air.

We are a multi-disciplinary team of engineers, analysts, statisticians, mathematicians, software developers and organizers – all striving for a single goal: re-electing President Obama.

We are looking for Quantitative Media Analysts, Analytics Engineers, Battleground States Elections Analysts and Modeling Analysts at all levels to join our department.

Analytics Engineers will build the infrastructure we use to efficiently produce accurate data products. This will include building data processing pipelines, integrating with new data sources, building web-based business process tools, and generating reports to help us monitor model performance.


Four-year degree in computer science, mathematics, or statistics, or an equivalent combination of education and experience
Proven creativity and problem-solving skills
Experience in a compiled language such as Java or C++
Experience in a scripting language such as Python, Ruby, or Perl
Demonstrated skills using any SQL-based query language
Strong interest in data analysis and big data

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