Fullstack Job: Data Team Lead (Knowledge Graphs)

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We are on a mission to make science open so everyone can live healthy lives on a healthy planet

Who we are

Frontiers is the 3rd most-cited and 6th largest research publisher and we publish groundbreaking discoveries by the world's top experts.

Scientists empower society and our mission is to accelerate scientific discovery by making science open. We place the researcher at the center of everything we do and enable the research community to develop the solutions we need to live healthy lives on a healthy planet.

Join the publishing revolution.

About the opportunity:

Frontiers catalog is growing. Every month we need to handle more journals, articles, and research topics, to process more data and enable new features for our users.

We are looking for Data Team Lead with experience leading teams and a technical background working with Knowledge Graphs, to join our business and manage a Data Team formed by Data Engineers and Data Scientists.
You will define, plan and coordinate internal technical projects related to our Data Products. The development and evolution of knowledge graphs, and the creation of a solid data foundation to empower our data scientists and our machine learning team.

Key responsibilities

  • Lead, coach and evolve your team, creating a culture of excellence that will allow them professional growth.

  • Plan and coordinate the activities for the creation of data products and features that extract value from data in our different systems.

  • Lead the work in a complex data-intensive environment, handle the integration with systems built by other teams.

  • Map business and technical requirements into actionable initiatives, reporting and analyzing results in a timely manner, and learning from any mistakes

  • Work close to the Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning team, to help them to extract the maximum value and empower their initiatives.

  • Collaborate with other leaders to identify and capitalize on opportunities to leverage new technologies and create novel solutions to our organizations challenges.

What we are looking for:

  • Minimum 5 years experience as a Senior Data Scientist or Senior Data Engineer with at least 3 years leading teams

  • A natural leader, proactive and hands-on

  • Comfortable handling uncertainty in evolving scenarios who can understand priorities and balance them

  • Strong knowledge of current industry-wide Data Engineering and DS/ML practices, tools, and techniques

  • Our technical stack is based on GCP, Google BigQuery, Kafka, Databricks, PySpark, SQLServer, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, ElasticSearch and therefore knowledge on any of these would be highly beneficial

  • These are some of the data challenges we are working on and therefore any experience with these would be beneficial:

    • Knowledge of Neo4j

    • Knowledge of Cypher queries

    • Experience working with knowledge graph

    • Familiarity with Agile framework

    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English


With more than 50 nationalities represented in our global team, you will work regularly with teammates in other countries, and with our community of researchers, editors, and authors from around the globe.

Our mission to create solutions for healthy lives also extends to the working environment we provide for our employees.

This includes:

100% remote working

Employees now have the flexibility to choose where they want to work, with remote working available on a part- or full-time basis (not applicable to some Workplace/IT jobs due to nature of role requiring presence onsite, in the office).

Learning and development

All employees have access to LinkedIn Learning (and Pluralsight for our technology team), an annual personal learning budget, and dedicated L&D time.


We offer free online yoga classes, an employee assistance plan, access to the Headspace app, and four wellbeing days on top of your annual leave allowance.

Volunteering opportunities

Employees can dedicate three days each year to volunteer for a personal cause or through our volunteering partner platform, Alaya.

Frontiers actively embraces diversity and is a safe and welcoming workplace. Recruitment is free from discrimination - including based on race, national or ethnic origin, age, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation. With over 600 employees from more than 50 different nations, our diversity creates vibrant teams and constantly challenges us to appreciate multiple perspectives.