Data Sourcing Researcher

Job description

OpenCorporates is the largest source of open company data in the world with over 200 million companies in our database. We are a tech firm with mission & ambition – disrupting the business information world to bring about transparent company data.

Data is our product. Our data is used to support a plethora of client solutions from KYC to analytics and data management. Hundreds of organisations rely on our data at scale to power their critical operations, including the US government, the OECD, Oracle and many others.

We are rapidly growing and are looking for people to join our diverse and talented teams across Data, Engineering, Product, Sales, Marketing and Customer Success. You’ll help us achieve our vision to become the world’s foundational and definitive source of company data.

Our company values outline the shared principles that define our culture and drive our success: we are bold, we are one team, we learn & adapt and we put our users first. Whether through day-to-day decision making, teamwork, supporting our clients or evaluating performance, the values are the lens we look through to help us achieve great things.

OpenCorporates operates an informal hybrid model around our London workspace. Working from home is the norm and in-person touchpoints are expected to become more frequent.

The Role

Reporting to the Head of Product & Data, you will be responsible for researching publicly available data sources for company entity data. You’ll build relationships with official public company registries globally and help develop our data sourcing strategy.

  • Develop and maintain detailed knowledge of how publicly available company data is collected from various jurisdictions

  • Understanding of how to research data sources for publicly available company data

  • Build relationships with official public registries for company information all over the world

  • Ensure that any relevant fees for data collection are paid on time

  • Lead data investigations for internal stakeholders, customers and prospects

  • Create external facing documentation collateral so that internal stakeholders and clients can help themselves and understand our data

  • Understand the real world context of OpenCorporates’ data e.g. how it behaves in the real world and bring clarity to the complex use cases that our clients have


  • Experience with APIs and MySQL/SQLite - using tools like Postman to work on APIs
  • Data research experience involving large datasets (Company registry data is a bonus)

  • Excellent communication skills, able to explain and simplify complex research and solutions

  • Accuracy and attention to detail

  • Research experience in one of the following industries is ideal - KYC, AML, professional services consultancy, compliance information user, data

Diversity Matters

Don’t meet every single requirement? At OpenCorporates we are dedicated to building a diverse, inclusive and authentic workplace, so if you’re excited about this role but your past experience doesn’t align perfectly with every qualification in the job description, we encourage you to apply regardless. You may be just the right candidate for this or other roles.