Product Owner, Data Ethics Toolkit

London, England, United Kingdom


About IF

IF is a technology studio. We specialise in ethical and practical uses of data.

Our mission? A better, more ethical information society. Where technology serves people, where there’s a sustainable market for ethical and practical uses of data and where technologies are designed to be publicly accountable, understood and regulated.

We’re an independent company, staffed by technologists, designers and strategists, who work with organisations to develop innovative uses of data that are in service to people. We research and test emerging technologies, designs and uses of data to offer practical, achievable digital strategies.

Founded in December 2015 by our CEO Sarah Gold, we’ve grown from a bold idea to being the unrivalled leaders in this emerging field. In the last 3 years we’ve worked with some of the most prestigious organisations in the world, like Google, Oxfam and DeepMind, delivering high quality, unique and clever work, which shows real care about people. This is just the beginning: currently about 20 people, with big ambitions to grow our team, we have a wealth of intellectually stimulating products and projects lined up for 2019. The Data Ethics Toolkit is going to be a big part of how we make that a reality.

Product Owner at IF, Data Ethics Toolkit

We’re looking for is someone to own and develop what we call the Data Ethics Toolkit. If you’re already working in this space, you know that there’s a lot of toolkits floating around. We want to make something that’s more than flashcards. In 2018, we ran two alphas, with really interesting results. Now, we need someone like you to make it happen.

We’re pretty certain that you’ll have proven experience of building great products from an early stage. Or maybe you’re an experienced Product Manager who’s tired of the day-to-day of mature products, dreaming of something new, but not looking to bet your steady income on your mate’s dubious start up idea.

You’re definitely someone who still believes in that there’s potential to do great work around ethical and practical uses of data. The tech industry has had enough “visionaries”; we’re looking for a realistic optimist who’s happy to shape a vision for the toolkit. You’re excited by inventing and driving the adoption of new standards for data ethics. And you are comfortable telling that story, with some help from IF’s friendly team.


General responsibilities for senior team members

Day to day you will

We’re looking for someone who can live IF’s values:


This is a permanent role, London based (zone 1), full-time. You will have the right to live and work in the UK - unfortunately we are unable support Visa applications. Our preferred starting date for this role is as soon as possible. We have an ongoing review of applications.

IF offers a competitive salary, time off between Christmas and New Year plus days in August at the business’ discretion, in addition to your holiday allowance of 20 days + bank holidays and a supportive sick leave policy.

We have regular retreats offsite across the year (sometimes we go to lovely locations like Valencia) where we make space as a team to step back and reflect. IF has a Mentor scheme, and supports staff to write regular blog posts, attend conferences and speak at them too!

Every Thursday we have team lunch, where we all make sure that we eat together. On a Friday the studio closes an hour earlier to welcome in the weekend. We regularly make time to go for a team drink, or see an exhibition together.

We are an equal opportunity and Living Wage Foundation employer. We support you as soon as you start, linking you to a Buddy who will help you get settled. We believe that diverse teams make better decisions, deliver the best work and are more fulfilling to be part of. That’s why we welcome applications from people of all backgrounds and ages.

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