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Solution Architect (Product)

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project

IT, Product
Amsterdam, Netherlands · Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
Posted on Tuesday, May 14, 2024

Location: Remote (UTC+0 to +5 preferred)

Application Deadline: Open until the position is filled

About Us

With staff across six continents and hubs in Amsterdam, Washington, D.C., and Sarajevo, OCCRP is one of the largest investigative journalism organizations in the world. We are a nonprofit, mission-driven newsroom that partners with other media outlets to publish stories that spur action. OCCRP is also a media development platform that advances investigative reporting worldwide.

Our mission is to spread and strengthen investigative journalism around the world and expose crime and corruption so the public can hold power to account. Our work has four main pillars:

  • Investigations - We lead collaborative cross-border projects and publish hard-hitting stories.
  • Infrastructure - We provide training, tools, and resources so investigative outlets can thrive.
  • Innovation - We develop new technology and solutions that serve the field of journalism.
  • Impact - We accelerate the fight against global crime and corruption with groundbreaking partnerships.

Position Overview

OCCRP is looking for an experienced and capable solution architect to provide technical expertise in our landscape of different products, as the complexity of our offering grows. In 2024 and 2025 we will be launching several significant and complex new technical products, and we are looking for an experienced technical expert who can support and advise us on the design and architecture of the services and products we offer to our internal and external stakeholders.

The ideal candidate will be pivotal in the architecture and design of our new products, as well as advising our existing teams on architectural and design matters, ensuring our solutions are scalable, secure, and aligned with our organizational goals. In addition, they will emphasize empowering our investigative journalism tooling with cutting-edge technical solutions, helping us deploy both tried-and-tested solutions and innovate with new emerging tech. This role is pivotal in enhancing and building the next generation of investigative products we will provide to the investigative community.

The successful applicant will possess a blend of technical proficiency and soft skills, enabling them to lead cross-functional initiatives, mentor team members, and foster innovation.

Job Description

Your responsibilities include:

  • Leading the design and technical architecting for OCCRP’s next generation of investigative tools and products including the Lumivera project.
  • Advising individual product teams on deep technical problems with many moving parts that have impact outside an individual product
  • Providing technical leadership for evaluating and adopting emerging technologies beneficial to investigative journalism.
  • Mentoring technical team members and promoting a culture of innovation and continuous improvement.

Person Description

We value the following soft skills:

  • Exhibiting strong communication skills for effective collaboration with diverse teams.
  • Demonstrating problem-solving abilities to navigate complex technical challenges.
  • Showing adaptability and openness to rapidly evolving technologies and methodologies.
  • Practicing mentorship to guide teams through technical and project challenges.
  • Maintaining a high degree of organization to manage multiple projects and priorities.
  • Exhibiting critical thinking to evaluate technologies and solutions from a strategic perspective.
  • Evangelizing a culture of continuous learning and innovation within the organization.

We value the following hard skills:

  • Expertise in database design and management, especially with complex datasets.
  • Proficiency in AI and machine learning technologies for data analysis and text extraction.
  • Skilled in cloud computing platforms (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) for scalable infrastructure.
  • Knowledge of cybersecurity best practices and data protection laws.
  • Experience with software development life cycle (SDLC) and agile methodologies.
  • Proficiency in programming languages relevant to data analysis and web development (e.g., PHP, Python, JavaScript, TypeScript).

We are looking for a person who demonstrates:

  • A minimum of 8 years of experience in a senior development role, including a minimum of 3 years of experience in a role focusing on the design and implementation of complex technical systems.
  • Proven track record of successful project delivery in environments requiring expertise in dealing with large datasets, AI, and cloud computing.
  • Experience in leading technical teams and collaborating with cross-functional groups.
  • Prior work in secure, scalable system architecture design, preferably within a field that handles sensitive information.
  • Demonstrated ability to innovate and apply emerging technologies to solve real-world problems.

To Apply

To apply, please email a cover letter and resume to jobs[at]occrp.org

All applications must be submitted in English. Incomplete applications will not be considered. As an equal opportunity employer, OCCRP values having a diverse workforce and continuously strives to maintain an inclusive and equitable workplace. We 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]occrp.org