Open source data is growing at exponential rates, creating unprecedented opportunities for information arbitrage.

Our platform transforms the way public sector and commercial institutions identify, collect, and leverage open source data to solve their most difficult problems.


An end-to-end open source data platform


Securely connect to open source data through proxy and VDI services


Create and manage open source data crawlers in a secure, scalable and compliant framework


Configure workflows to organize, filter, analyze and act on open source data

Our Culture

We use our technology to build mission-critical tools and solve incredibly complex problems for our clients, who challenge, inspire and excite us every day.

The mission matters most

We are dedicated to our clients' mission, selective in who we work with, and seeking those who push the limits of our capabilities.

Give back

We are committed to sharing our knowledge, time, and resources with our community.

Be accountable

You're part of our team and your team depends on you.

Effort - attitude - aptitude

Work hard, stay positive, and develop your natural abilities.


If you're a creative and motivated data, technical or business professional, come join us. Become part of an incredibly smart and passionate team that loves being challenged, discovering, developing, refining and applying open source data solutions. Enjoy the contributions you make to our smart and demanding blue-chip clients. Every day at Vertical Knowledge is as unique as our clients’ needs.

what we offer

  • A diversity of interesting technical problems to stretch and grow your skill set as you deal with an ever-changing landscape of unique problems presented by our clients
  • A rare opportunity in Northeast Ohio to work with world-class, cutting-edge technology
  • Our team is comprised of talented, hard-working individuals that appreciate collaborating with driven, intelligent, accountable, and friendly people
  • We value our culture. We're a great place to work and have a serious dedication to the careers and personal lives of the people that we work with
  • Company paid premiums for medical, vision, dental, life and disability insurance, 401K, and unlimited vacation time
  • We offer a casual work environment and dog friendly office

Career Opportunities

InfoSec / DevOps

This position is designed for individuals who have multiple years of InfoSec experience and a strong background in systems/network administration.

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Data Collections Engineer

We’ve built a data collection platform that allows us to ingest terabytes of data per day. Your work will draw on your expertise with pretty much everything driving the modern internet today.

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QA Analyst

We're looking for a skilled QA Analyst who will be responsible to help us develop and implement quality assurance procedures for our data collection teams.

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Business Analyst

VK Business Analysts serve as liaisons between our technology team, sales team, and VK clients. The position will sit within the Service Delivery team and requires a combination of planning, analysis, and client-facing skills.

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HR/Office Administrative Assistant

We are looking for a motivated, organized, proactive person with strong interpersonal skills to join our company in our Chagrin Falls, Ohio office. This person will have a diverse variety of responsibilities across our main office and HR Department, and will work closely with a broad variety of executives, management and members of our staff on a daily basis.

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Learning and Development Specialist

In this role, located in our Fayetteville, North Carolina office, you will be responsible for product training and on-site technical support for our government clients. You have top notch customer service skills, and you excel at constructing order out of chaos. You hold yourself to the highest performance and accountability standards, even in situations with minimal oversight.

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Our Advisors

Our world class advisors help us to continuously exceed our customer's needs and expectations.

Mark Hastings
Chief Executive Officer,
Providence Equity
Strategic Growth

Rick Scanlon
Founding Partner,
Innovation Endeavors

Peter Knez
Former CIO,

Admiral J. Stavridis, (RET.)
Former Supreme Commander,

Mel Immergut
Former Chairman,
Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy LLP