South Pole is an energetic, global company offering comprehensive sustainability solutions and services. With offices spanning all continents across the globe, we strive to create a sustainable society and economy that positively impacts our climate, ecosystems and developing communities. With our solutions we inspire and enable our customers to create value from sustainability-related activities.

Our Corporate Functions team is the “enablement engine” of South Pole. Behind the scenes, we provide the business with world-class solutions and best practices that sustain business growth and success. We cover key areas such as Finance, HR, Office Management, Legal, IT, Operations, etc. If you are a smart, ambitious and dynamic professional with a strong passion to make a real difference in the fight against climate change, the below position may be right for you!

Job summary:

Data insight currently takes place in pockets across South Pole through local, single-use solutions, This purpose of this role is to lead South Pole’s newly-formed Data function, to deliver a reliable, repeatable, extensible data service across the business. As such the role is part of the Information Technology department within Corporate Functions, and reports to the Director of IT.

You will develop and manage the roadmap for Data and Insight delivery across all of South Pole’s internal business areas, and provide the foundation for external data sharing with our clients and partners. Through your vision and leadership, you will deploy appropriate and repeatable data engineering, insight and modelling solutions across our business. Hence your skills will span data solution architecture, through owning and constructing the processes and procedures to transform our information, and the responsibility for delivering compelling and functionally-rich solutions for our analysts and scientists. 

This exciting opportunity will suit an individual who is enthused and equipped to own and deliver the data strategy and solution-set from an early stage of its development, a person who can deploy cloud-first, low code solutions that are appropriate for South Pole’s maturity and opportunities, and who is very comfortable with both delivery and strategy. 

Main tasks & responsibilities:

  • Lead, define, implement, represent and communicate the Data strategy and deployment across South Pole.
  • Deliver robust, secure, integrated, functional Business Intelligence insights to the South Pole business.
  • Enable and collaborate on what-if modelling and advanced analytics to specific user groups.
  • Operate the data management and data quality processes within South Pole, and actively champion the importance and relevance of good data, and the impact of bad data 
  • Full ownership of business intelligence and data stewardship across all business lines
  • Make “build-or-buy” recommendations for data solutions.
  • Work closely with IT colleagues on related change projects, associated infrastructure and security initiatives.
  • Drive innovative ideas, solutions and products for data through leadership and decisive action.
  • Enable strong working relationships with data analysts (key users), and wider stakeholders across the South Pole business units
  • Establish goals and KPIs, assess development progress and evaluate results
  • Stay abreast of data topics, products and emerging technologies
  • Build and lead a small team of Data professionals



  • Graduate degree in Computer Science, Data Science, Software Engineering, Information Technology or related field
  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant work and leadership experience in similar or related roles
  • Strong interest and track-record in line management responsibility and team development 
  • Prior responsibility for developing and operating an end-to-end data solution.
  • Strong insight / presentation layer product knowledge, especially Tableau
  • Strong data engineering (eg R, Python) and data management (MDM) / data quality (DQ) tooling experience
  • Wide ETL experience across a range of data end-points and transit methods
  • Experience of modelling and advanced analytic solutions,
  • Excellent database / SQL expertise, eg Snowflake, Redshift 
  • Strong security, data segregation and data curation experience
  • Outstanding interpersonal, communication and collaboration skills to partner effectively with key internal stakeholders in order to jointly design innovative solutions that meet their needs


  • Experience in establishing a green-field Data function in a growing, multi-geography organisation. 
  • Open-source GIS experience would be an advantage
  • Familiarity with the Salesforce ecosystem
  • Experience in or passion for environmental issues and understanding of sustainability, CSR and related topics 

What we offer:

At South Pole, we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet. South Pole is not just an employer, we are a Team. South Pole does not just offer people a job, we offer you a career. By joining our team, you will find strong purpose and deep meaning in everything you do. You will have the chance to make a real difference for our clients and for the planet, working alongside a passionate team of like-minded colleagues, while building your knowledge/skills and developing your career in a fun, dynamic, international and fast-growing organisation. 

We’re a planet of 7.5 billion unique and different people. We all have a contribution to make and South Pole is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, marital status or disability. Our recruitment is decided on the basis of qualifications, merit and business need.

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Life as a Penguin on the Iceberg

With such an important mission, we expect a lot from our employees, and strive to give a lot in return. Because we care about our employees as much as we care about the planet.

  • Health & Wellbeing

    We believe that health is central to happiness. We organise many wellbeing activities such as yoga, meditation sessions, sports groups, healthy snacks, active breaks, etc.

  • Work-life balance

    From flexible working hours to flexible workplace (home office), with above-average vacation allowances, we strive to make the work and family life puzzle an easy one for our employees.

  • We practice what we preach

    From Vegan Days to plastic-free lunches, off-setting our own Company emissions and countless other initiatives, we fully live our values and lead by example on a daily basis.

  • Company outings and events

    It is not only hard work, we also have lots of fun! We frequently get together to celebrate our successes, do activities together and get to know each other better

What makes us unique

At South Pole, we are first and foremost a purpose-driven Company. People join us because they believe in our mission and want to be part of a community that fights together for our shared values and beliefs. But that is not the only reason why working at South Pole is such a rewarding experience...

  • We know that our vision to help create a greener world is both bold and challenging. To achieve it, we settle for nothing less than the absolute best.  We form a Community that is stronger than the sum of its parts.
  • Entrepreneurial at heart.  It’s not just our founders who are entrepreneurs. We actively promote an innovative mindset at all levels of the organisation, where each and every employee is encouraged to challenge the status quo and empowered to make decisions.   
  • Growing employees in a growing company.   With a team of smart, passionate and engaged colleagues, as well as an increasing demand from our clients, opportunities to learn, develop our skills and grow our careers are endless. 
  • All for one, and one for all!.  Above all other things, what truly drives our dedication and commitment to our purpose is our colleagues.  We learn from each other and grow together. Because that is who Penguins are.

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