data.world

Dataset Research Contractor

Part-Time in Austin, TX

data.world is looking for a data hunter to find datasets and data providers for our customers. The Data Sourcing Contractor will be working with our data supply team and reporting to our Manager of Data Marketplace. Success in this role will come from surfacing the most useful datasets, both open and paid, that can help solve pressing customer problems.

At data.world, you will:

  • Investigate data sources based on specific customer requirements
  • Create a framework for identifying promising suppliers
  • Reach out directly to data providers to better understand their offerings
  • Document and present curated sources to internal and external audiences

We’d love to see:

  • 2+ years experience finding structured data sources
  • Creative searching skills (think beyond Google)
  • Strength in evaluating relative quality between several data sources for the same topic
  • History of dealing directly with data providers
  • An appetite to try new things. You’re curious and excited to improve your process, and always looking to learn. You ask questions and don't shy away from challenges.

Big pluses include:

  • Experience sourcing paid datasets
  • Familiarity with the data evaluation process (quality determination, testing, and integration)
  • Basic SQL fluency

If you have the exceptional combination of skills and qualities that we are looking for, then we’re excited to meet you!

Note: We encourage people from underrepresented groups to apply.

We are the world’s largest collaborative data community and we very much believe that our people need to represent the very diverse nature of the community we are serving and customer base we are winning. We believe that diversity leads to the most creative discussions, ideas, and outcomes.