Expert position for a privately held startup venture in a high growth business vertical. Offers exposure to fast moving and dynamic environment. Work directly with the Product Team (Experts and Engineers) reporting to Product Lead and VP, Product. 


At minimum, the prospective team member will share a passion for identifying data and information sources related to counter-terrorism, anti-money laundering and other areas as they are developed; vetting the credibility of sources; and collecting targeted data requirements. More specifically, the prospective team member will understand targeted data requirements and efficiently collect in support of curation, data refreshing, and new product development activities. 

Ideally, the prospective team member will have experience and/or expertise in one of the following areas: (1) academic, legal, or intelligence research methods and techniques; (2) subject matter knowledge of the financial crimes risk and compliance landscape; (3) data science concepts including the use of spreadsheets; and or (4) country specific language or cultural expertise.


Founded in late 2017, THE DATA INITIATIVE is a data and technology start up built by experts, not just engineers. THE DATA INITIATIVE brings together hundreds of data sources such as UN Reports, FATF Reports, FinCEN Reports and many more, to make financial crimes risk professionals smarter and faster. We’ve collected these reports, summarized them and extracted the data to create charts and graphs resulting in significant time savings for the end user. 

THE DATA INITIATIVE is a seed-funded early stage startup offering our first user interface, ignitionX + 100 Series Money Laundering Data Pack (a Data/Software-as-a-Service offering). We are a strong, team of 18+ highly experienced, motivated, and talented professionals. We are headquartered in downtown Phoenix, Arizona.  Most team members operate virtually in diverse locations across the US and abroad. 


The primary objective of the Expert is to accelerate the process of collecting and curating data by feeding a pipeline to data scientists and product leads. Data curation at THE DATA INITIATIVE, is an exciting process of extracting and constructing meaningful insights that can impact critical business decisions such as those related to risk assessments and customer risk rating. The Expert would acquire intricate knowledge around subject matter and data curations held proprietary to THE DATA INITIATIVE. The candidate should have a general understanding of the passion, energy and sometimes ambiguity of start-up culture as well as be able to thrive in that environment. 


Rates to be negotiated with a general understanding of salaries offset by equity. Independent contractors will be considered as well. 


Please email Jill Marcinkoski – Product Lead at with the following:

  • Email subject line Expert Opportunity 
  • Body of the email containing a brief introduction and expressed intent to be considered. 
  • Attachment to the e-mail containing an up-to-date CV/resume.

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