Jobs

 

Front-end developer (m/f)

We’re looking for an experienced JavaScript front-end developer to work on our data-driven research tools. Our projects help investigative journalists to access vast amounts of data and to unravel complex stories about corruption and fraud.

You will be part of a team that prototypes, develops and maintains our data search and case management products. Working with our designer, you will deliver understandable and useful interfaces tailored to the needs of investigative reporters and researchers. In our small team, that means taking ownership, working directly with our users and shaping what we build.

Our front-end stack is React/Redux, Sass, BlueprintJS and SASS. Our JSON-based APIs are powered by Python/Flask, PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch. A development API endpoint can be used to avoid local setup. Our products are open source software, published via GitHub.

The team is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Candidates are supported with relocation, or they can work remotely within six time zones of CET. Remote team members are expected to travel to Sarajevo periodically for planning and in-person work sprints.

Salary will be based on experience and location. Ideal candidates will be available full-time. The position is funded for at least one year, with the possibility to extend longer. OCCRP is building a diverse and professional team. Citizens of the countries in which our reporting has focused are strongly encouraged to apply.

The data team is an in-house research and development unit that actively contributes to OCCRP’s award-winning investigations, such as the Global Laundromat. We also build data and collaboration platforms that allow hundreds of reporters in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America to work together and hold the powerful to account. Our work is funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, the Open Societies Foundations and several other grants.

For further information, please visit:
Our research portal, https://investigativedashboard.org and https://data.occrp.org
Code on GitHub: https://github.com/occrp and https://github.com/alephdata

To apply, please email a letter of interest and your resume to jobs(at)occrp.org by Friday, 6 October 2017. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

 


 

Investigative data developer (m/f)

We’re looking for an experienced Python back-end developer and data engineer to work on our data-driven research tools. Our projects help investigative journalists to access vast amounts of data and to unravel complex stories about corruption and fraud.

You will be part of a team that develops our data search and case management products. That includes growing and maintaining a large fleet of web scrapers and extending our data analysis capabilities (e.g. natural language processing and knowledge graphs). We aim to provide stable, secure and fast APIs that give journalists access to terabytes of public records, leaked information and source documents.

Ideally, you are both interested in the field of investigative reporting and in the architecture and design of complex data systems. You know how to whip up a quick prototype during a hack day, but can also contribute to the operation of production services.

Our technology stack includes Python/Flask, PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch, with JavaScript-based frontends. We use Docker for deployment, and product security is a strong concern. Our products are open source software, published via GitHub.

The team is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Candidates are supported with relocation, or they can work remotely within six time zones of CET. Remote team members are expected to travel to Sarajevo periodically for planning and in-person work sprints.

Salary will be based on experience and location. Ideal candidates will be available full-time. The position is funded for at least one year, with the possibility to extend longer. OCCRP is building a diverse and professional team. Citizens of the countries in which our reporting has focused are strongly encouraged to apply.

The data team is an in-house research and development unit that actively contributes to OCCRP’s award-winning investigations, such as the Global Laundromat. We also build data and collaboration platforms that allow hundreds of reporters in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America to work together and hold the powerful to account. Our work is funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, the Open Societies Foundations and several other grants.

For further information, please visit:
Our research portal, https://investigativedashboard.org and https://data.occrp.org
Code on GitHub: https://github.com/occrp and https://github.com/alephdata

To apply, please email a letter of interest and your resume to jobs(at)occrp.org by Friday, 6 October 2017. We regret that we are not able to reply to unsuccessful candidates.

 


 

Daily News Interns

Location: Sarajevo

We are looking for talented young reporters with sharp news writing skills and an interest in investigative journalism to join us as interns. Internships range from three to six months at our office in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Fluency in a second language spoken in the region is preferred. Candidates from (or with ties to) the region are also encouraged. The internship pays a small monthly stipend that goes part way toward covering living expenses.

Corruption and the rigging of the global economy by the powerful is the story of our time. Join us if you want to learn more about how the world of dirty money works, and to gain familiarity with the skills needed to report on it.

Those interested should send an email with a CV, cover letter and at least three writing samples to jobs(at)occrp.org.

 


 

Journalists (ongoing)

OCCRP works with teams of regional journalists on cross-border investigative stories both in broadcast and print formats.  It does not hire full-time journalists.  Reporters must have citizenship from Bosnia and Herzegovina, Serbia, Kosovo, Macedonia, Montenegro, Albania, Russia, Ukraine, Moldova, Belarus, Romania, Hungary, Slovakia, the Czech Republic, Croatia, Slovenia, Poland,  Turkey, the Baltics, a Caucasus country, or a former CIS Central Asian country.  Those interested in working on an OCCRP story send a CV and links to your published stories to jobs(at)occrp.org.

 


 

Technology Interns (2016-2017)

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project is looking for an intern with experience in software development or systems administration for a three month period with a possibility of a three month extension. Experience gained in the classroom and through personal application will be accepted. Over the period, you will work with OCCRP's technical team in Sarajevo, as well as OCCRP's staff elsewhere in Eastern Europe and Central Asia. You will experience the challenges of working in a difficult social and political environment, where we work to expose organized crime syndicates and corrupt politicians. You will work with our team to manage and build complicated software systems, fend off attacks on our networks, and assist journalists with data analysis.

Applicants should have excellent analytical skills, and should have at least some familiarity with Linux, Python, major databases (both SQL and NoSQL), and some understanding of modern cryptography and security tools, but enthusiasm and ability and willingness to learn are more important than current technical skills. We are looking for students majoring in Computer Science, Mathematics, Network Engineering, or Engineering ideally, but other fields are not excluded. An understanding of Russian, Romanian, or Balkan languages is a plus.

Tasks will include: Software development (Python, Javascript, Bash, PHP, Java and more) , data management (scraping, mapping, database management), system management (Docker, nginx, and various other systems), documentation and testing new software applications , various other technical work.

Interns will be required to reside in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina, for the duration of the internship. A basic stipend to cover housing and food costs will be provided during the period.

Those interested should send an email with a letter of interest to rysiek (at) occrp.org.