Back-end and Data Acquisition Developer – Ukraine Response

  • Remote
  • TBD USD / Year

Translators without Borders

Contract length: 6 months with possible renewal, funding contingent

Hours: Full-time

Location: Flexible; home-based (working hours UTC ±3 )

Travel: Minimal

Reporting to: Lead Technology Engineer – Ukraine Response

Remuneration: $3,800-4,500 USD/month (FTE)

Application deadline: 27 March, 2023*****

*****Due to the urgency of this vacancy, screening and interviews will commence immediately and the candidate can be selected at any stage before the closing date.

CLEAR Global is an equal-opportunity employer, committed to having a diverse team where individuals of all backgrounds collaborate and learn from one another. We believe we can be most effective with diverse experience and expertise in our team. We recruit on merit, actively seek diverse applicant pools and encourage candidates of all backgrounds to apply. We do not discriminate on the basis of disability, age, gender identity and expression, national origin, race and ethnicity, religious beliefs, marital or parental status, or sexual orientation, and welcome all types of diversity.

We offer in addition to salary:

  • an innovative work environment with a diverse and passionate team,
  • 20 days of annual leave and 10 days of floating holidays,
  • the flexibility of home-based/remote work,

The Role

This role would initially focus on solutions for the Ukrainian response team, with possible extension to productize solutions for use in other humanitarian contexts. The current project is a document retrieval system aimed at curating up-to-date information, from reliable sources, and providing it via channels and websites already popular with the affected people.

In this role, you will join the growing CLEAR Global tech team to work on projects requiring language technology. The core of the role is to develop and maintain interfaces for data acquisition, and to contribute to the development and maintenance of a robust, scalable backend.


  • Develop and maintain tools for data acquisition, usually scrapers, API clients, etc.
  • Contribute to the development and maintenance of a robust, scalable backend.
  • Coordinate with partner tech teams when accessing their APIs
  • Create and maintain documentation of your work
  • Work closely with the Ukrainian response team to understand their data needs and support solution development to aid in their efforts
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams including NLP engineers, front-end developer, designers, and managers
  • Ensure the quality and scalability of the codebase


You should be enthusiastic about the importance of increasing access to knowledge through language. The right candidate is an energetic team player, flexible and dynamic in approach, who agrees with CLEAR Global’s basic beliefs and values and who can work remotely with team members based throughout the world.

  • Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Information Systems, or related field
  • 1-2+ years of proven experience in Scrapy, Playwright, and/or similar tools (e.g. BeautifulSoup, Selenium)
  • Structured, methodical thinking, and appreciation for clean, well-structured data
  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Experience working with Git
  • Given the nature of the project, familiarity with natural language Processing (NLP) is a plus
  • Experience with Python AI libraries and frameworks such as TensorFlow, PyTorch, and scikit-learn is a plus
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Passion for making a positive impact in the world

About CLEAR Global

CLEAR Global exists to help people get vital information, and be heard, whatever language they speak. We believe that everyone has the right to give and receive information in a language and format they understand. We work with nonprofit partners and a global community of language professionals to build local language translation capacity, and raise awareness of language barriers. Our network of over 100,000 community members translate millions of words of life-saving and life-changing information a year.

Core values

CLEAR Global employees and volunteers are people who believe passionately about the value of this work and take personal responsibility for achieving the mission. CLEAR Global’s mission and organizational spirit embody the core values established in its strategic framework:

  • Excellence: As the leading voice for communicating humanitarian information in the right language, CLEAR Global is a leader in the translation industry and in the non-profit sector.
  • Integrity: CLEAR Global believes that every person, whether it’s the people who we serve, our volunteers or our staff, has value, deserves respect and has inherent dignity.
  • Empowerment: CLEAR Global believes in using language to empower people around the world to control their own development and destiny.
  • Innovation: CLEAR Global recognizes and celebrates the power of innovation to address humanitarian and crisis issues around the world.
  • Sustainability: CLEAR Global recognizes that meeting our mission necessitates establishment and maintenance of a solid financial and organizational infrastructure.
  • Tolerance: Our staff and volunteers are highly knowledgeable and skilled; value each other, our partner and our recipients; create a supportive work environment; and, conduct themselves professionally at all times.

CLEAR Global may re-advertise the vacancy, cancel the recruitment, offer an appointment with a modified job description or for a different duration at its discretion.

How to apply

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Deadline: 27 Mar 2023