Careers


4619 N. Ravenswood Avenue
Suite 203 Chicago, IL 60640

Founded by a seasoned group of serial entrepreneurs, Benchmark Analytics® is a SaaS technology startup housed in the Ravenswood technology corridor on Chicago’s Northside. In partnership with the University of Chicago, we are building a predictive analytics platform for law enforcement human capital management. Our series of predictive tools helps police departments support officers along a wellness continuum and provides individualized, research-based interventions and supports.

We are a double-bottom line company – our management team is comprised of former police officers, former city officials, and current change makers who believe in (and have witnessed) the power of data to transform government . . . and in this case, improve policing.

Current Opportunities

   Lead Data Analyst

The role.
We are currently seeking a talented Lead Data Analyst to join us as we develop our data driven, analytic focused and predictive products to help revolutionize the law enforcement sector. As a Lead Data Analyst, you’ll get to:

  • Build reporting, analytics, dashboards, and models that drive insight to our customers;
  • Work on projects that span technologies, systems, and processes where you will build data pipelines, design meaningful dashboards, and generate insights from data;
  • Collaborate with team members across the organization to build insightful tools that enhance Benchmark Analytics’ products.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience writing high quality code in a programming language (e.g. Python, JavaScript, Java, etc.).
  • Experience as a generalist working on both the frontend, backend, and anything it takes to solve problems and delight users both internally and externally.
  • Pride in holding yourself and others to high standards when working in production.
  • Experience troubleshooting problems throughout the stack.
  • A focus on the needs of our users, both internal and external.
  • Empathy with their users and colleagues with a strong desire to create great experiences.
  • Skills for upholding best practices in engineering, security and design.
  • Knowledge to understand your way around cloud services platforms.

If you are interested in the intersection of public sector operations, research and data analytics, we believe this is an unprecedented opportunity to experience it first-hand.

Responsibilities:

  • Manipulate large file-based and relational datasets to understand trends and patterns in customer data
  • Perform analytical work requiring knowledge of administrative principles and analytic practices
  • Write, review, and maintain code (python, R, etc) for performing data aggregations and manipulations
  • Work with stakeholders to drive decisions and measure progress through data analysis
  • Deliver analyses using a variation of tools & statistical methods to communicate and allow others to explore the analysis
  • Support process documentation as necessary to prepare the team and company for growth/scale
  • Prepare presentations and reports based on the outputs of research/analysis
  • Educate and learn from internal teams on analytics best practices, relevant knowledge and specific skills
  • Critically evaluate information gathered from multiple sources and reconcile conflicts
  • Work with the research, product, and engineering teams to iteratively improve results

The Candidate

The ideal candidate will be someone who has:

  • Experience in the ETL process and database management
  • Experience in Exploratory Data Analysis
  • Experience in technical algorithm/scripting development (e.g., Excel formulas, Stata, R, python, SQL, SAS, etc.)
  • Strong communication skills and ability to perform effectively in a demanding environment
  • The ability to successfully manage multiple concurrent tasks/projects and meet deadlines
  • Empathy for colleagues and customers
  • Ability to work independently with minimal guidance from management (except in complex and non-routine situations)
  • Ability to anticipate challenging situations and proactively plan appropriate actions
  • Ability to effectively communicate across multiple levels (customers, team members, managers)
  • Strong statistical sense (ability to understand central tendency, patterns within numbers, and how statistical results relate to the real world)
  • Strong technical aptitude and technical acquisition skills (ability to work with and develop skills in technical products)
  • Ability to convey information using data visualizations
  • Experience in writing SQL queries
  • Strong MS Excel skills (complex formulas, VLOOKUP, pivot tables)
  • Experience with agile analytic practices

Why Benchmark?

  • Unlimited vacation/sick time
  • Awesome BCBS health benefits as well as dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Young company, tons of room for career growth as the company grows

The fine print and how to apply:

  1. Thank you for your interest in our company and what we are building!
  2. Benchmark Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity of all kinds in our effort to create a stellar workforce of committed and passionate team members.
  3. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, so we can only accept applications for those candidates who are authorized to work in the US.
  4. To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter explaining why you think this job must have been custom made for you to: nick.montgomery@benchmarkanalytics.com.
   Market Development Representative

The role.
We are looking for a full-time Market Development Rep to fuel inside sales leads and opportunities in a business category that is dynamic and inspiring. You’ll work closely with both our outside sales and marketing teams, and will play a critical role in our pipeline conversion cycle. This is an opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a game-changing company as well as grow with a seasoned team of pros who have tech start-up, law enforcement, and public service backgrounds.

  • Build reporting, analytics, dashboards, and models that drive insight to our customers;
  • Work on projects that span technologies, systems, and processes where you will build data pipelines, design meaningful dashboards, and generate insights from data;
  • Collaborate with team members across the organization to build insightful tools that enhance Benchmark Analytics’ products.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have inside, outside or software sales experience, but it is not required
  • Demonstrate prospecting, cold calling and lead generation capabilities
  • Exhibit the ability to speak comfortably to a range of prospect types
  • Display solid organizational and time management skills
  • Possess strong oral and written communication aptitude
  • Be self-motivated, results-driven and a problem-solver
  • Be comfortable working autonomously while also collaborating with others
  • Knowledge to understand your way around cloud services platforms.
  • Exhibit passion for the impact we’re making in the marketplace

Why Benchmark?

  • Unlimited vacation/sick time
  • Awesome BCBS health benefits as well as dental, vision and life
  • 401(k) employer match
  • Young company, tons of room for career growth as the company grows

The fine print and how to apply:

  1. Thank you for your interest in our company and what we are building!
  2. Benchmark Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity of all kinds in our effort to create a stellar workforce of committed and passionate team members.
  3. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, so we can only accept applications for those candidates who are authorized to work in the US.
  4. To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter explaining why you think this job must have been custom made for you to: chris.casula@benchmarkanalytics.com.
   Business Analyst Internship

The role.
The role is one-part business analyst, one-part implementations support specialist. This position will support our Product Owner in requirements gathering and use case generation.

The successful candidate will also work with our sales team and other executives to interface with customers in helping to identify targets for sale, research municipal politics to understand buying dynamics and review broadly M&A opportunities in adjacent markets.

The opportunity.
We are a rapidly growing startup poised to move fast in the market and are well-funded through institutional capital. All of this to say, we think you’ll learn a lot about what it looks like to build a tech company from the ground up – everything from product to customer satisfaction to sales and marketing to M&A and finance. If you are interested in this world, we think this is a pretty unprecedented opportunity to experience it first-hand. We are also within spitting distance of two great breweries.

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Comfortable under pressure, with high-stakes deadlines and in a fast-paced environment
  • The ability to wear many hats and manage time well
  • Passionate about our double bottom line philosophy
  • A masterful problem solver that enjoys fixing things on the fly
  • A brilliant communicator – written and oral
  • Comfortable navigating between the technology world and the “real world” (general proximity to software somewhere in your past is also a plus)
  • Fearless about learning with a service mindset

The fine print and how to apply:

  1. Thank you for your interest in our company and what we are building!
  2. Benchmark Analytics is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We value diversity of all kinds in our effort to create a stellar workforce of committed and passionate team members.
  3. Unfortunately, we are not able to sponsor employment visas at this time, so we can only accept applications for those candidates who are authorized to work in the US.
  4. To apply, please email a resume and a cover letter explaining why you think this job must have been custom made for you to: sarah.kremsner@benchmarkanalytics.com.