Impact Data Developer

Are you eager to have impact? Do you want to use your skills to make the economy fairer, more inclusive and more sustainable? And do you want to be part of an ambitious and fast-growing organization?   

We are looking for an impact data developer to strengthen our Technology team. The team develops datasets like the Global Impact Database, and software to enable our clients to make impact-driven decisions. 

Your role  

As an impact data developer, you will be part of a team that continuously improves the data products, by researching potential data sources to keep our products up to date, designing methodological changes and implementing them in a scalable way.

Your responsibilities 

You will be involved in the entire lifecycle of our data products and have responsibilities such as:

  • Exploring, researching, and analysing potential data sources
  • Pre-processing of data, cleaning, standardising
  • Designing and documenting data models in line with impact methodologies
  • Writing readable code for new features of the models
  • Writing clear documentation of new updates
  • Exploring, analysing, visualising, interpreting and validating results

Depending on your background, you can also contribute to making our data products more scalable, by:

  • Proposing and making improvements to the design of our databases
  • Suggesting changes to the code base to make it scalable
  • Evolving our data infrastructure in Azure

The ideal candidate 

The ideal candidate for this role will have 

  • Strong drive to contribute to a better world and ambition to make the world sustainable 
  • 2-6  years relevant work experience in e.g. data science, data analytics, sustainability, development 
  • Strong analytical, quantitative and problem-solving skills, evidenced by a relevant degree or academic achievements (e.g. econometrics, computer science, industrial ecology, statistics, mathematics, physics, engineering) and/or professional track record 
  • Ability to communicate with colleagues and stakeholders about technical issues 
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills in English 
  • Critical mindset 
  • Experience with coding or willingness to learn (Our current data stack: SQL, Python, F#;  Typescript, React are used for web development but not needed for this role) 
  • Bonus: experience with cloud management (e.g. Azure, AWS)

What we offer 

  • A dynamic, flexible and stimulating scale-up working environment 
  • Intrinsically motivated colleagues who want to change the world with you  
  • Active coaching, regular training and supervision 
  • Opportunity to learn about impact measurement 
  • Access to a strong network (partner-organisations, board members) 
  • Actual responsibilities and the opportunity to make an impact 
  • Flexibility to work from home part-time 

Are you ready? 

If you recognise yourself in the above, we welcome you to apply for this position by sending your resume and cover letter to We review applications on a rolling basis. 
We prefer to have direct contact with our applicants, therefore we do not work with intermediaries, such as recruitment agencies. 

About Impact Institute 

The Impact Institute is a social enterprise. Our mission at the Impact Institute is to empower organisations and individuals to realise the impact economy. We do this by creating a common language for impact through the publication of open source standards and by providing the tools, training, and services to implement those standards. We give organisations – multinationals, SMEs, NGOs, governments – the information needed for sustainable risk management, innovation and stakeholder management. Read our vision and Mission to learn more about us. The Impact Institute team also powers True Price.