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Careers with SocialCops

Careers with SocialCops

SocialCops team on balcony

We're a diverse crew of engineers, data scientists, economists and entrepreneurs united by one common belief — that data can and should play a role in solving the world’s most critical challenges.

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SocialCops team on balcony

We are a team of engineers, data scientists and entrepreneurs united by one common belief — that data intelligence can play a role in solving the world’s most critical challenges.

See open positions

The big data revolution is here.

And it's powering everything from taxis to food delivery. But what about real, lasting, meaningful change? Why are the problems that matter most often the least data-driven?
Safest route home
Safest route home?
National health budget
National health budget?
Better governance
Better governance?
Best local school
Best local school?
Drought-prone villages
Drought-prone villages?
Disaster relief
Disaster relief?

Our co-founder Prukalpa talks about how big data can influence decisions that actually matter

We partner with governments, philanthropies, corporates, nonprofits, and startups alike to take on the world's most critical problems.

Today's world is home to unprecedented innovation and progress, but far too many people are being left behind. The problems they face need our full attention — not in one year or five years or ten years. Right now.

Join SocialCops in its mission to build a better world with data intelligence.

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Today it's far too hard to use data in critical sectors or emerging markets — the data is just too bad and the problems too complex.

We built a platform that steamrolls this problem.

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We spend our days tackling some of the most meaningful, intriguing challenges the world faces.

Over the last few years, we've traversed the Indian subcontinent searching for the most complex challenges and dirtiest data. Now that our platform can stand up to anything, we're taking it out to the world.

Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation
Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation logo

Our platform helped target $8 million for small & marginal farmers

Our platform helped target $8 million for small & marginal farmers

The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation wanted to invest $8 million in agriculture initiatives. Our platform helped them figure out exactly where to invest for the greatest impact.

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Ministry of Rural Development logo

We jumpstarted good governance in the world's largest democracy

We jumpstarted good governance in the world's largest democracy

We worked with the Government of India to create the national DISHA Dashboard for government officials at all levels. The dashboard brings data from 41 flagship government schemes to one place for the first time.

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DISHA is a crucial step toward good governance.

– Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modi

World Food Programme
World Food Programme logo

Our app makes even the most remote data collection a breeze

Our app makes even the most remote data collection a breeze

The World Food Programme is running a pilot to lift rural farmers in Zambia out of poverty. They use Collect, our mobile data collection tool, to easily monitor and evaluate the pilot.

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Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas logo

Our platform powers one of the largest social welfare schemes in the world

Our platform powers one of the largest social welfare schemes in the world

The Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Gas wanted to bring clean cooking fuel to 50 million women below the poverty line in 5 years. With our help, they reached half of that target in just one year.

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For the first time, it was possible for us to assess the scheme on a pan-India level.

– Cabinet Minister Dharmendra Pradhan

Check out our case studies
  • Why Design Matters: Designing a Data Platform to Solve Problems That Matter

    Designing to help anyone find the specific knowledge and insights they need from massive data sets will be one of the biggest challenges in the big data revolution.

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  • Why I Moved to the Startup World to Drive Better Governance in India

    I joined SocialCops to drive large-scale impact. Here I am, ten months later, working closely with top bureaucrats on a deployment that will affect 50 million Below Poverty Line women.

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  • Android Development for the Rural World: A How-To Guide

    Building for the “next billion” — a world that hasn't seen the internet age — is an immense challenge, thanks to difficulties posed by the lack of internet, electricity, and low-cost devices.

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  • Engineering Systems to Solve Hard Problems: Data Startup for the Developing World

    Processing public data in India is a hard problem. It's not just because of inconsistencies in data. It's because the data is in different formats, unstructured, in local languages, and impossible to parse through one Python script.

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  • 7 Common Myths About Working With the Indian Government

    I was told that driving real change requires years of waiting until you are gray-haired and your opinion counts enough. However, though the average age of our partnerships team is just 24, many government officials we have worked with care about our opinion on important issues.

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SocialCops is taking big data in a direction that very few companies have been able to do: providing data and insights that can help solve real problems for most of the planet.

I am thrilled with the pioneering work that Social Cops is doing. We are limited only by our imagination in terms of how technology can address the challenges facing humanity.

I love it when our startups step up to solve very big problems! Innovation in India. Innovated for India.

The thing that separates SocialCops is the passion of the founders and clarity of their purpose. They are the easiest group to work with if you want to use big data to look beyond just marketing and revenue. Data has a bigger purpose, and SocialCops helps you get there.

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