Senior Front-End Developer

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Senior Front-End Developer

6 September 2018

Location: Sarajevo or Tbilisi (remote posible)

Terms: Full-Time

Date of Issuance: 06 September 2018

OCCRP’s data team is an in-house research and development unit that contributes to award-winning investigations, such as the Global Laundromat, or the Daphne Project. We build data and collaboration platforms that help investigative journalists in Central and Eastern Europe, Africa and Latin America to work together and hold the powerful to account.

Our systems bring together data from hundreds of sources - leaks, public records, open data - into an investigative knowledge graph that tracks hundreds of millions of assets, payments and corporate ties to find evidence of abuses of power, and grand-scale corruption. We have large, complex data, and we need tools to let us answer difficult questions.

We’re looking for an experienced JavaScript front-end developer to develop understandable and useful interfaces tailored to the needs of investigative reporters and researchers. In our team, that means taking ownership, working directly with our users and shaping what we build.

Our front-end stack is React, Redux, BlueprintJS and SASS. Backend APIs are developed using Python/Flask, PostgreSQL and ElasticSearch. Our products are based upon, and released as open source software.

The ideal candidate has experience with:

Bonus Points:

You might work on:

The team is located in Sarajevo, Bosnia, with a branch in Tbilisi, Georgia. The ideal position is full-time, and permanent. We also encourage international candidates to consider a three- to twelve-month visiting fellowship to work on cutting edge open source code in the public interest. For exceptional candidates, we’re happy to consider a remote arrangement. Candidates are supported with relocation, and visa acquisition.

Salary will be based on experience and location: we’re a non-profit, but we take care of our people. OCCRP believes strongly in building a diverse and professional team. Our work is funded by the Google Digital News Initiative, and the Open Societies Foundations among others.

To apply, please send a letter, resume and, if possible, links to previous work (e.g. GitHub) to: jobs(at)

For further information, please visit:


Some English required.

Other language skills from our primary regions of interest (Central and Eastern Europe, Russia, The Caucasus, Africa and Latin America) a plus!




No requirement



Please send a letter, resume and, if possible, links to previous work (e.g. GitHub) to: jobs(at)