Data Management Lead

Job description

About OpenCorporates

OpenCorporates exists to make information about companies and the corporate world more accessible, more discoverable, and more usable, and thus give citizens, community groups, journalists, other companies, and society as a whole, the ability to understand, monitor and regulate them.

We're based in Hoxton, in the heart of London's technology hub.

Our mission

We live in a world where the future of democracy is no longer assured, and the power and opacity of corporations threatens to undermine society. If you want to make a difference, want to make sure that fundamental rights and democratic values are maintained, join OpenCorporates, the largest open database of companies in the world. You can read more about the impact we have, and the data side of things, on our blog.

Our Data Challenges

We need to focus on efficiency and productivity improvements in order to maintain our competitive advantage, scale at pace, provide better and fresher data and minimise human interaction:

  • To do this, we intend to build a new data pipeline - allowing us to structure, systematise and automate our activities from data sourcing, fetching and ingesting of data through to provision to clients.
  • We need to be able to handle industrial quantities of complex data as we have hundreds of data feeds to keep running smoothly, and we have started an ambitious mission to rapidly expand the breadth and depth of the data we collect.
  • We need to accelerate our data acquisition and remediation, analysis and on-boarding processes and technology whilst maintaining a high level of accuracy and documentation


The Role
We are looking for an experienced Data Management Lead to oversee the teams conducting Data Operations and Data Onboarding and Acquisition, allocating and prioritising work against our Data Roadmap. You will ensure smooth operations and that our technology, processes and documentation are effective and scalable.

You should have an excellent understanding of data sourcing, administration, quality management and remediation across large scale datasets, and have demonstrable experience in improving processes across these. Knowledge about company data would be great but is not required.

Our ideal candidate will have experience with the technologies used in our current pipeline SQLite, MySQL, JSON, Python and ElasticSearch. Any exposure to Ruby or TigerGraph would be a bonus. You will have had experience with building new data pipelines incorporating automated data quality and anomaly checking - the technologies that we are going to use aren’t decided yet and you will work alongside the Chief Data and Technology Officers (and their teams), feeding into the design and implementation of our new tech.

This is a relatively small team so we want someone who can lead, mentor and coach but who also wants to get their hands dirty when needed. The right candidate be passionate about continuing to learn and improve and have a focus on client success. You’ll want to have some fun whilst solving challenges whilst making a difference to the world.

What you'll get in return

  • A salary up to 85k commensurate with experience
  • We offer 26 days holiday (plus 8 public holidays)
  • We will add you to our pension scheme
  • We’re based in London’s Old Street/Hoxton/Silicon Roundabout
  • A relaxed culture with a focus on freedom and autonomy
  • Flexible start and finish times around core hours, if you need to work remotely sometimes because of kids, Amazon deliveries, plumbers etc., that’s cool.
  • Are you interested in a relevant conference, training course or book? You got it.
  • Regular team outings and socials

Equal opportunities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status or disability status.

Please note that applicants must have a valid UK work permit and this role is based full time in our London office. Unfortunately at this time, we are unable to offer visa sponsorship.