With average salaries over $90k, the tech industry offers some of the best employment opportunities in Chicago. From data scientists to web developers, tech professionals of all skill levels are needed to fill more than 4000 full-time positions. Sifting through that giant list can be overwhelming, so, to help you begin your search, we’ve compiled this list of Chicago-based companies hiring data scientists and web developers.

Chicago-based companies hiring data scientists

As of April 2019, there are more than 700 full time open data science positions. Twenty-eight % percent are considered entry-level and another 45% are geared toward mid-career professionals. Here are two great positions for data scientists in Chicago:

Who’s hiring: Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
What for: Associate Data Scientist
What you’ll do: Perform complex statistical analyses, construct predictive models, and design experiments to solve business problems
Where you’ll work: The Loop (across from Millenium Park)
How to apply: Apply here

Who’s hiring: KPMG Lighthouse - Center of Excellence for Advanced Analytics
What for: Associate Data & Analytics Modeler, Machine Learning
What you’ll do: Provide insights and opportunities for KPMG’s clients by designing, constructing, and iterating exploratory models
Where you’ll work: The Loop (across the street from Millenium Park)
How to apply: Apply here

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Chicago-based companies hiring web developers

Nearly a quarter of all tech openings in Chicago are for web developers. That means Chicago-based companies need to fill over 1,000 full-time web developer positions. About 10% of those jobs are looking for candidates with little to no prior experience, including the following two positions:

Who’s hiring: Sprout Social
What for: Front-End Engineer
What you’ll do: Use Javascript, HTML and CSS to build powerful web applications and intuitive user experiences utilized by more than 25,000 organizations worldwide
Where you’ll work: The Loop (one block from Monroe stop on the blue line)
How to apply: Apply here

Who’s hiring: FRST
What for: React Developer
What you’ll do: evelop new user-facing features for their blockchain analytics platform
Where you’ll work: The Loop (in the historic Monadnock Building)
How to apply: Apply here

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