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Would you like to join the team at ICIJ? We currently have one full-time position open:

Job offer: Backend Developer (full-time)

Are you interested in building an open-source tool which allows investigative journalists to better analyze information? Would you like to work in a multicultural, innovative and evolving environment? This job is for you!

This full-time position will be based in Paris, France.

Under the supervision of ICIJ’s Chief Technology Officer, you’ll have the opportunity to build Datashare with a team of three developers and a Product Owner (who’s also user experience designer). As a local software, Datashare helps journalists better analyze their documents in a secure environment, with less risk of interception. Datashare runs text-extraction and named entity recognition on self-hosted documents, using Natural Language Processing models. You can learn more about Datashare’s stack in Datashare’s GitHub. The team is looking for a senior developer to help us execute Datashare’s roadmap. You’ll join a versatile team that is committed to building quality tools for investigative journalism.

We’re seeking candidates who meet the following requirements, but we’re committed to helping you learn and grow.

Your skills and experience:


  • 3+ years of  Java experience 
  • Understanding of OOP and Design Patterns
  • Experience with HTTP
  • Experience with Automated Tests (TDD, BDD, …)
  • Work on Linux or Mac
  • Speak English professionally


  • JavaScript ES6, CSS Framework, SASS, SCSS
  • WebPack, JavaScript Frameworks (VueJS, Angular, React, …)
  • Java frameworks and build tools (FluentHTTP, Jooq, Apache-Tika, Guice maven)
  • Experience with IntelliJ IDEA
  • Experience with Elasticsearch
  • Experience in devops (with Docker, Ansible, Terraform, …)

ICIJ is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to hiring employees from diverse backgrounds with excellent journalism skills. People of color, women, LGBTQ, and differently-abled people are strongly encouraged to apply. Please note that, to work in ICIJ’s Paris office, candidates must be an EU citizen or be a suitable candidate for a valid work visa in France. We will also consider candidates who can work remotely.

Are you interested in applying?

Please send your resume and a cover letter, explaining why you think you’re the right candidate for this position to Pierre Romera (

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1710 Rhode Island Ave NW,
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