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Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Knowledge Foundation

Open Knowledge Foundation

The Open Knowledge Foundation is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2004 with the aim of promoting #OpenKnowledge and #OpenData in all their forms. We believe knowledge can empower everyon...


Cambridge, United Kingdom

23 Dec 2013

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Open Data Business Developer

If you’re a business developer with some IT project management experience then come help us build exciting open data projects!

Cambridge, United Kingdom

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Job Type:
Mid Level
Escape Factors:
Social Impact
Business Development
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If you’re a business developer with some IT project management experience who’d like to help build exciting open data projects then we’d love to hear from you. We are looking for one person full-time to be based in the UK.

Role Description

The Open Knowledge Foundation is recruiting a business developer with experience of IT project management to join our main Services infrastructure team to develop new market and sales opportunities.  Some project management will also be required to implement contracts.

Our team provides high quality professional and technical services to clients around the world to help achieve our vision of a world empowered by open knowledge.  We implement this through support of infrastructure development and capacity-building for open knowledge data sites for governments, institutions and organisations.

CKAN, our open data publication platform, is an open source web-based software project written in Python. It allows users to submit, search for and find open data. As well as powering, CKAN is the catalogue behind the UK government’s website. It also powers over 30 other data catalogues around the world.

If you have a background in IT and business development, with a keen interest in open data, and enjoy working on open-source products, we’d love to hear from you.

You’d be involved in:

  • developing business opportunities deploying and developing CKAN for different governments and organisations;
  • supporting project management of software deployments and consulting engagements;
  • developing the user-stories from clients that influence our product development roadmap.



  • Self-management in a business development IT environment;
  • Ability to write winning business proposals and RFPs;
  • Brilliant communication skills both verbal and written;
  • Experience in project management;
  • Enthusiasm about open data and open knowledge.

Bonus points for any of these (not essential though):

  • Web app development experience in Python;
  • PostgreSQL;
  • Linux (Ubuntu/Redhat);
  • Git;
  • Experience with Agile methods.

Being based in or within easy reach of London would be a plus but we are happy to consider applications from elsewhere in the UK.

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