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Full-time Investigative data developer (Python)
Published at 05.10.2017 - Viewed: 580 times - OCCRP (Worldwide/Remote)

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, and
Code on GitHub: and

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

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