Data Technologist

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Data Technologist

09 May 2018

This is an open call for interested technologists to get in touch about joining the OCCRP data team. While we’re not currently advertising for specific roles, we’d love to hear from you if the intersection of investigative reporting, technology and data excites you. In particular, candidates with Russian language skills are encouraged to apply. But we do not insist on other language skills, as long as you have fluent English.

OCCRP’s data team is an in-house research and development unit that contributes to award-winning investigations, such as the Global Laundromat and develops cutting-edge data infrastructure for reporters. Our tools allow hundreds of reporters in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America (amongst others) to work together and hold the powerful to account.

The roles in our team include data journalism, analysis, visualisation and data engineering. We aim to pick the right skills for the task, from D3 to DevOps, Python and R, SQL to React. Our goal is to build prototypes that generate reporting leads, and then productise them into stable solutions accessible to reporters across the world.

The team is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Candidates may be supported with relocation. We are also open to people who want to 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. Positions are funded for up to one year, with the possibility for extension. OCCRP is building a diverse and professional team. Citizens of the countries in which our reporting has focused are strongly encouraged to apply. Our work is funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, the Open Societies Foundations and several other grants.

To apply, please email a letter of interest and your resume to jobs[at] Please include links to your previous work and open source code, if possible.

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