Senior Systems Administrator

Senior Systems Administrator

Location: Remote position. Applicants must work within time zones UTC +0 to UTC +4.

Application Deadline: April 26, 2021 at 11:59 P.M. CET

The Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) is a growing, global nonprofit media organization that is reinventing investigative journalism for the public good. By developing and equipping a global network of investigative journalists and publishing their stories, we expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. We see a future where organized crime and corruption are drastically reduced and democracy is strengthened. Our global team includes editors, researchers, data engineers, security specialists, administrators, technologists, and strategists, each with areas of in-depth expertise.

Position Overview

OCCRP is looking for a Senior Systems Administrator to help lead the planning, development and roll out of new IT infrastructure. We support a range of services internally for staff and journalists, as well as for some of our member centers and publishing partners.

There are around a dozen self-hosted open source solutions that make up our service offering. This includes tooling such as backups and monitoring. We have a clear idea of the direction we want to head in, and are looking for someone with experience of this kind of roll-out to undertake the heavy lifting. You will be part of a four-person remote team.

Your role will be focused exclusively on designing, developing, testing and rolling out the new infrastructure. OCCRP faces some serious and unique security challenges, with a fast-paced working environment. Both of those aspects will need to be incorporated in future work.

This is a six-month contract within European time zones.

Team: Infrastructure Team, working closely with Head of Infrastructure

Job Description

You will work with the Head of the Infrastructure Team to develop and deliver a new infrastructure platform fit for OCCRP’s growing needs. Responsibilities include:

Person Description

Essential Skills

Desirable Skills




To Apply

To apply, please email your CV and a Cover Letter to jobs[at]

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Whilst we have internal goals to reply to unsuccessful candidates, we regret that the high number of applicants greatly exceeds our capacity to respond to each person. We apologize that we will not be able to reply to any unsuccessful applicants.

As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We offer competitive compensation and benefits and encourage people with a diverse range of backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate against any person based upon race, religion, color, national origin, sex, medical conditions, family status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, genetic information, or any other legally protected characteristics. If you are a qualified applicant requiring assistance or an accommodation to complete any step of the application process, please contact hr[at]

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