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We are looking for an experienced python developer to join OCCRP’s data team. Our projects help investigative journalists to access vast amounts of data and to unravel complex stories about corruption and fraud. You will join a team of data specialists who use a variety of techniques to acquire, munge and analyze data needed for follow-the-money investigations. This role will work closely with iStories and our Russian speaking journalists so fluent spoken and written Russian and English are essential.
This position is not opened for applicants residing in Russia.
Expect to spend your time scraping company registries, accessing APIs, ingesting leaks and manipulating SQL databases. A large part of the role involves working with Aleph - OCCRP’s investigative data platform with over two billion entities from leaks, company and property registries and public records. You will clean and process the data, making it available and searchable on Aleph. You will help journalists to use Aleph and make sense of data. This could be running cross references to find the overlap with other data, or doing statistical analysis and calculations to provide the reporters with the information they need. This work is invaluable to our reporting - you will be an essential player in finding leads and supporting stories that hold those in power to account.
You will be trained to work in-depth with Aleph and the data team’s ecosystem of tooling and scraping workflows. Security is of the utmost importance considering the sensitivity of some of the data we work with and you will be required to adhere to our strict security standards.
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