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Confluency is a different kind of company. Half our work is delivering advanced hydraulic modeling and optimization projects, working on some of the most exciting projects across the US. The other half is developing a transformative software product that integrates simulation and machine learning to help better manage water and wastewater systems. We combine a deep technical skillset with a passion for protecting our water resources and helping increase the resilience of water systems to a changing climate.

Start-ups are not for the faint of heart. You need to be self-motivated, very technically proficient, a team-player, and relentlessly focused on doing whatever it takes to solve customer challenges. You should be a go-to person at your current job, and looking for opportunities to deepen your skillset and make a bigger impact.  Don’t see a position that is quite the right fit, but think you could help?  We encourage you to reach out, tell us a little about yourself, why you are interested in Confluency.

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Technical Product Manager

Posted: 4 December 2021

Confluency seeks a motivated, creative, driven leader to help manage and direct our product development. The ideal candidate is experienced with software development, product management, and interfacing with customers. You will be the interface between our developers, engineers, and data scientists, helping to prioritize and align our team’s activities with customer needs.

This role is roughly 40% product management, and 60% software development and/or technical support. Experience managing and/or developing software that interacts with simulators, sensor data, and real-world systems is highly valued. Technical approach is rarely clear-cut- you will combine great communication, technical understanding, and problem-solving skills to help our team function.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 3+ years of product management experience
  • Strong python programming skills
  • Quantitative skill and problem-solving ability
  • Strong communication skills
  • Ability to coordinate team activities and manage progress towards deliverables
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to shift priorities seamlessly.
  • Team player mindset favoring outcomes over ego

Preferred Qualifications

  • DevOps skillset
  • Strong data management and integration capabilities
  • Machine learning experience

Location

Chicago is preferred, but other US locations will be considered.

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Machine Learning Engineer

Posted: 4 December 2021

Confluency seeks a motivated, creative, driven leader to help deliver machine learning and data-driven solutions that solve critical customer challenges. The ideal candidate combines a deep understanding of statistical methods and machine learning algorithms, together with an understanding of modern computing infrastructure to efficiently experiment, deploy, and scale data-driven solutions.  Your breadth of experiences enables you to move nimbly between data science, data engineering, and ML-Ops. You strive to balance the goals of simplicity, repeatability, and model accuracy – all framed by the customer’s needs.

We are really interested in candidates with experience working with the physical world – either natural systems (e.g. hydrology, climatology, meteorology) or industrial systems (IIOT). Experience with simulation, optimization methods, and/or control systems is also a plus.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience in machine learning / data science roles
  • Advanced knowledge of machine learning methods and statistical principles. Experience applying to anomaly detection, timeseries forecasting problems.
  • Expert data management and integration skills
  • Programming experience (python preferred)
  • Experience with MLOps principles
  • Masters degree in a quantitative discipline (e.g. computer science, mathematics, physics, engineering).
  • Strong data visualization skills
  • Thrive in a fast-paced environment and able to shift priorities seamlessly.
  • Team player mindset favoring outcomes over ego
  • Strong communication skills

Location

Chicago is preferred, but other US locations will be considered.

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Water Resource Engineer

Posted: 4 December 2021

Confluency seeks an experienced, multi-faceted water resources engineer to help deliver advanced and innovative hydraulic modeling, master planning, and optimization services.  The ideal candidate combines deep technical expertise with collection system hydraulic modeling fundamentals and modeling software (e.g EPA-SWMM, InfoWorks ICM, Mike+) together with operational and master planning experience to help customers understand the benefits and costs of different alternatives. You are a strong communicator, and equally capable of interfacing with technical and non-technical team members. You combine practical, real-world know-how with outside-the-box thinking, leveraging proven tools and technologies in innovative ways to deliver superior technical solutions.  Data management and analytics, machine learning, or programming skills are a big plus.

Required Qualifications

  • 4 to 7 years of professional experience in water resources engineering
  • Strong proficiency with at least one collection system hydraulic modeling platform (EPA-SWMM, InfoWorks ICM)
  • Proficiency with Geographic Information Systems
  • Ability to support modeling and master planning exercises
  • Experience with model calibration, alternatives evaluation, and model maintenance activities
  • Strong data analysis and visualisation skills
  • Strong technical writing skills
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Enjoy and thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented project delivery setting
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks in a time constrained manner

Preferred Qualifications

  • Experience with Optimatics Optimizer software or knowledge of optimization principles
  • Experience using HEC-RAS hydraulic modeling software
  • Water distribution system modeling experience
  • Wastewater treatment plant modeling experience
  • Understanding of asset management software and methodologies
  • Strong data analysis and visualization skills
  • Software programming experience
  • Strong data management skills

Location

Chicago is preferred, but other US locations will be considered.

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Administrative and Operations Support

Posted: 4 December 2021

Confluency seeks a detail-oriented, experienced administrative and operational-support assistant to help manage documents, information, and deliverables. This is a part-time role, averaging 15 hours per week. The ideal candidate combines a broad array of consulting support experience, together with an interest in water and the environment.

This job requires a specific set of skills, and to really succeed you will need to develop an understanding of our business and customer needs. Job duties will include creating invoices, reviewing contracts, formatting and editing documents, proposal writing, presentation preparation and review, managing HR needs, accounting support and assisting with various operational needs. This job requires both detail-oriented focus, and the ability to use judgment to work effectively without step-by-step instruction.

Required Qualifications

  • 5+ years of experience supporting diverse project team needs
  • Detail oriented
  • Proficient with MS Word, Excel, and Powerpoint
  • Experience with invoicing
  • Strong editing and formatting skill
  • Strong verbal communication skills
  • Ability to work productively without step-by-step instruction

Preferred Qualifications

  • Accounting experience
  • Operational team support
  • Experience with contract review
  • Experience with engineering or architecture company
  • Website maintenance
  • Interest in developing your skillset to support technical team members in project delivery

Location

Chicago is preferred, but other US locations will be considered.