Careers


1801 W. Belle Plaine Avenue
Suite 209, Chicago, IL 60613

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

   Senior Backend Developer/Dev Ops

The role.
We are looking for an experienced Back End Developer/Dev Ops Manager with strong development roots in web-based, enterprise SaaS applications. Managing and interacting with remote development teams in multiple time zones, the ideal candidate will possess deep development and architecture expertise within the full application stack, from front-end frameworks to back-end database schema design. This resource will help build a culture of Continuous Integration within the company and among its vendor partners that support product development. Working alongside these outsourced teams, this role will not only help build components of the product but will also seek to automate the code deployment and configuration processes for client application instances.

The opportunity.
We are a rapidly growing startup poised to move fast in the market and are well-funded through institutional capital. We recently announced a partnership with the University of Chicago (who is a part owner of our company) to commercialize their research and have deep ties into academic, foundation and civic organizations interested in this work. 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. We also have direct access to two great Chicago breweries right outside our door.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of experience in software development or data center / cloud operations
  • Hands-on experience with server-side development and deployment of Node.js, Python, Apache, SQL, Jenkins, and similar technologies.
  • Experience with configuration management and automation tools like Ansible, Chef, Puppet, Docker, Packer, or something similar.
  • Experience source code control systems and CI/CD tools & frameworks
  • 5+ years of people management/supervisory experience
  • 3+ years hands-on experience operating public cloud infrastructure
  • Atlassian tools JIRA and Confluence as a project administrator and user
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills, with the ability to work effectively across internal and external organizations

The ideal candidate will be:

  • A team player who likes rolling up his/her sleeves and working alongside equally committed colleagues to solve problems and make our customers happy.
  • Comfortable in matrixed environments, wearing more than one hat, sometimes shifting priorities.
  • Comfortable under pressure, with high-stakes deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated experience leading/managing/interacting with near-shore and off-shore development and testing teams and coordinating tasks and hand-offs across time zones.
  • Demonstrated experience with taking ownership and accountability for deliverables.
  • Interested in bringing the automation of the software development and deployment processes to an all new level.

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: sarah.kremsner@benchmarkanalytics.com.
   Customer Implementation Manager

The role.
We are looking for an experienced customer implementation manager who can lead (and be accountable for) our implementation and technical software deployments, as the key connector between our development/product team and our customers and frontline users. Specific tasks include reviewing external clients’ product demands, developing project plans and ensuring that implementations are completed on time, within budget, and meet client expectations. This individual will also be involved from time to time in pre-sales product demonstrations, providing assistance in scoping projects and support in developing proposals. This role will also have tremendous autonomy to develop systemic processes and systems for our company, to ensure we are running a top-notch delivery organization and supporting our customers in the best possible ways.

Our ideal candidate will have deep experience in the technical and business process tasks of standing up customers on software platforms, preferably with government or not-for-profit customers. Likewise, the successful candidate will have a passion for supporting the application of big data into consumable tools and a commitment to understanding and improving outcomes in the public sector. Lastly, the ideal candidate will be hungry to continue evolving and perfecting our own processes to make sure we are providing best-in-class supports to our partners and customers.

The opportunity.
We are a rapidly growing startup poised to move fast in the market and are well-funded through institutional capital. We recently announced a partnership with the University of Chicago (who is a part owner of our company) to commercialize their research and have deep ties into academic, foundation and civic organizations interested in this work. 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. We also have direct access to two great Chicago breweries right outside our door.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum 2+ years of relevant technology/software implementation
  • Minimum 3+ years of experience with project management
  • Demonstrated client relationships skills with internal and external clients
  • Demonstrable experience with process management and proximity to software development

The ideal candidate will also be:

  • Comfortable under pressure, with high-stakes deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interpret and communicate complex concepts clearly to non-technical team members
  • Able to communicate concisely and persuasively with engineers and product managers
  • Fearless about learning with a service mindset
  • Adept at managing time well
  • Passionate about our double-bottom line philosophy

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 tailor made for you to: sarah.kremsner@benchmarkanalytics.com.
   Senior Data Scientist

The role.
We are looking for an experienced data scientist who can lead our strategic data and research initiatives by owning data science for our start-up. This work includes the evolution of our predictive models as well as the build-out and support of our longitudinal databases, and the roll-out of our visualization and reporting tools.

Our ideal candidate will have deep experience in research methods and statistics along with an ability to apply those methods in a real-world setting, coupled with the ability to quickly understand and internalize how our government clients/end-users need to visualize and interact with the data. Likewise, the successful candidate will have a passion for supporting the application of big data into consumable tools and a commitment to understanding and improving outcomes in the public sector.

The opportunity.
We are a rapidly growing startup poised to move fast in the market and are well-funded through institutional capital. We recently announced a partnership with the University of Chicago (who is a part owner of our company) to commercialize their research and have deep ties into academic, foundation and civic organizations interested in this work. 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. We also have direct access to two great Chicago breweries right outside our door.

Qualifications:

  • PhD or MS in Statistics, Computer Science, Computational Research, Mathematics or similar quantitative discipline or experience
  • Minimum 2+ years of professional industry experience in data science
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with modern machine learning techniques (regression, classification, clustering, etc.)
  • Minimum 2+ years of experience with a variety of statistical toolsets (e.g. Python, R)
  • Demonstrable experience in research methodology

The ideal candidate will be:

  • Comfortable under pressure, with high-stakes deadlines in a fast-paced environment
  • Able to interpret and communicate complex concepts clearly to non-technical team members
  • Able to communicate concisely and persuasively with engineers and product managers
  • Fearless about learning with a service mindset
  • Adept at managing time well
  • Passionate about our double-bottom line philosophy

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.
   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.
   Director of Event Marketing

The role.
We are looking for a marketing-savvy Director of Event Marketing to manage our year-round calendar of industry trade shows and conferences, within a business category that is dynamic and inspiring. You’ll work closely with senior management as well as our sales and marketing teams to identify and prioritize opportunities across multiple verticals, manage partner relationships and execute on-site events. 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 technology, law enforcement, and public service backgrounds. You’ll report directly to the Chief Marketing Officer.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have demonstrable experience in leading the planning, management and execution of a continuous cycle of trade shows, conferences and other related events
  • Be adept at negotiating sponsorships and partnerships including associated contracts
  • Show proven ability for sourcing exhibitor materials and services from partner and/or third-party procurement resources
  • Be able to nurture relationships beyond on-site events to long-term, multi-opportunity partnerships
  • Exhibit the ability to forecast and manage quarterly and annual budgets
  • Be responsible for constructing ROI analyses
  • Display solid organizational and time management skills
  • Collaborate with marketing and sales team members to maximize pre-event exposure and on-site engagement
  • Be comfortable with occasional travel to key events
  • Possess strong oral and written communication aptitude
  • Be very detail-oriented, self-motivated, results-driven and a problem-solver
  • Have a strong work ethic with a commitment to personal development and company growth
  • Exhibit passion for the impact we’re making in the marketplace

The fine print and how to apply:
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

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. 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.

If you’d like to apply, please email your resume to bob.tulini@benchmarkanalytics.com.

   Partner Development Rep

The role.
We are looking for a full-time Partner 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.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Ideally 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
  • Have a strong work ethic with a commitment to personal development and company growth
  • Exhibit passion for the impact we’re making in the marketplace

The fine print and how to apply:
We offer a competitive base salary, structured commission plan and generous benefits package.

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. 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.

If you’d like to apply, please email your resume to bob.tulini@benchmarkanalytics.com.

   Content Marketing Manager

The role.
We are looking for an experienced and proven Content Marketing Manager to serve as our lead content strategist and developer, to help drive our position within a business category that is dynamic and inspiring. You’ll report to and work closely with ¬the Chief Marketing Officer — and will own the planning, creation and management of various types of content within several verticals. 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 technology, law enforcement, and public service backgrounds.

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have demonstrable experience in quarterly cycle planning and development of inbound content that includes but is not limited to: blog posts, white papers, webinars, videos, eBooks, infographics, etc.
  • Work closely with the digital marketing team to develop outbound communication and content that drives engagement and generates leads
  • Collaborate on the development and execution of our social media strategy, including content distribution and promotion
  • Contribute to the development of sales support material, including but not limited to collateral, pitch decks, competitive overviews, category trend reports, customer testimonials and trade show/event presentations
  • Identify opportunistic partnerships for subject matter expert and leadership speaking, editorial content, blogging, etc.
  • Excel at maintaining a single voice across multiple vehicles and channels
  • Possess a high level of creativity and project management skills
  • Be very detail-oriented, self-motivated, results-driven and an opportunity seeker
  • Have a strong work ethic with a commitment to personal development and company growth
  • Exhibit passion for the impact we’re making in the marketplace

The fine print and how to apply:
We offer a competitive salary and a generous benefits package.

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. 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.

If you’d like to apply, please email your resume to bob.tulini@benchmarkanalytics.com.