DC Thomson London, England, United Kingdom Full-time 2024-04-12

Find your magic with us

Connecting people to their family stories is special.  We’re proud to deliver these magic moments. Through technology, data and insights, we bring people closer to their past, to benefit their future. ​

We’re a fast-growing team of smart people, on a mission to help millions.  Solve meaningful, complex problems and be a part of something magical.  Enjoy the agility of a scale-up with the security of real financial backing, in a place where every story matters.

Why join our Data Science and Insights team?

1.     We’re driven by the desire to create a fantastic customer experience

2.     We love nothing more than taking big data and extracting as much insight as possible

3.     We’re naturally collaborative and work closely with every other team within the company

4.     We’re neatly set up for flexible working and giving people the freedom to thrive. 

5.     We’re a supportive bunch and actively attend conferences, have discussion groups, and set aside dedicated time for learning and development

6.     We have an integrated cutting-edge data stack that allows you to push the boundaries of data analysis

You won’t find any bureaucracy here, but you will find:

  • Generous holiday allowance with the chance to buy more
  • A pension contribution that stands out in the market (9.5% matched company contribution with a 6% contribution from the employee’s side).
  • All the health and wellbeing benefits you’d expect and some you wouldn’t (Careers Page)
  • The chance to work with smart and fun people on products that will bring joy to millions.

We value seeing each other in person from time to time. It helps us do great work. Whilst we are remote first we ask our employees to occasionally attend one of our office hubs in London or Dundee, so they can spend valuable time together working collaboratively.

About the Role:

Working within the Data Science & Insights team at Findmypast, you will oversee the design, creation, and analysis of core datasets to aid the business make smarter decisions. You will be responsible for maintaining the accuracy of the reporting framework and empowering stakeholders across the company via data. This is a hands-on role that will play a crucial part in extracting value from data and thus, driving the growth of Findmypast.

Here’s what the role involves:

  • Working alongside multiple functions: you’ll work with product, marketing, and finance within our embedded teams structure to ensure data is at the heart of all our strategic decisions
  • Evangelising self-service data analysis: aid stakeholders in how to use data and help them understand why it’s so critical in ensuring cutting-edge tech companies remain customer-centric
  • Designing and building: create magic throughautomated dashboards and reporting, thus, allowing stakeholders to seamlessly integrate data into their day-to-day work
  • Enriching and creating data models: ensure we are always using our data in the best way possible to maximise our insight
  • Being a data leader in the business: driving senior leaders in the business to utilise insight and make data-driven decisions
  • Maintaining our data governance ensuring stakeholders always have access to accurate up to date data 

We have a modern data stack already in place comprising of a Snowplow data pipeline, a Snowflake data warehouse, dbt as the data transformation tool and our BI tool, Looker. We don’t expect you to be fluent with all these technologies, but we do want you to have the following:

  • SQL-based data modelling (including version control)
  • Cloud-based data warehouses
  • Evidence of delivering several data projects
  • Complex analysis combining data from multiple sources
  • Presenting analysis in an effective manner to senior leadership
  • Developing analytics strategies to glean the most insight from data


About you:

Can you…? 

  • Bring strong communication skills and a love of working in a team
  • Be an inspiring data leader in the company
  • Challenge the reporting status quo to extract more insight
  • Nurture the data-driven culture at Findmypast
  • Deliver accurate meaningful data to multiple stakeholders

 If you said yes to these, and this all sounds appealing, then get in touch. This could be the start of something special. 

What to expect next:

Our interview process is fast and goes like this:    

  • An initial call with a member of our People Team (30 mins)
  • A short take-home test
  • A call with our Team Leads (45 mins)
  • A call with a member of the team and two key stakeholders (45 mins)

We don’t want our approach to hold anyone back, so if we need to tweak this for you, please just ask. Plus we’d love to know your pronouns so please let us know when you apply. 

We want Findmypast to be the best company for all our diverse employees and customers.  If you’d like a deeper understanding of our commitment to diversity, check out our careers page.

 To apply for this role, please follow our online application process and submit a CV and cover letter.


Findmypast is a remote-first organisation with office hubs in London and Dundee. This role is permanent remote-first position, working 37.5 hours per week, with regular team days in our London Fleet Street office.  We offer a generous package including 26 Days Holidays + Bank Holidays, health cash plan, corporate gym discounts, excellent pension, a competitive salary, and many more staff discounts and benefits.

We are an equal opportunity employer and encourage applications from everyone and do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, disability or any other protected characteristics. 

If you have any issues with your application, please email recruitment@dcthomson.co.uk

Please note that we reserve the right to close the vacancy early once we have received suitable applications. Therefore, please ensure you submit your application as early as possible to avoid disappointment.