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Innovation Manager (Development)

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: INB040--301

We’re hiring!


Our mission is to promote democratic values by providing accurate, uncensored news and open debate in countries where a free press is threatened and disinformation is pervasive. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) reports the facts, undaunted by pressure.


RFE/RL is looking for an Innovation Management professional to facilitate the development and maintenance of the Digital Innovation Lab. You will design services aimed at aiding journalists in their efforts to engage audiences in 21 countries. You will work closely with cross-functional teams to proactively address issues and create solutions for how to best deliver an exceptional user experience. The ideal candidate places exceptional value on collaboration and strives to continually improve our work efforts. You will be responsible for spearheading an adoption of RFE/RL’s values and practices in order to drive creative ways of engaging audiences and deliver broader access to public debate in our target countries.


What you’ll accomplish:


  • Work closely with managers, designers, and other stakeholders to understand business requirements and translate them into technical solutions
  • Collaborate effectively in an agile development environment, participate in code reviews, and provide constructive feedback
  • Implement best practices in consistent and sustainable software engineering: writing unit tests, conduct integration testing, and troubleshoot and debug application issues
  • Design, develop, and maintain both front-end and back-end components of web applications
  • Use HTML, CSS, and JavaScript frameworks to build dynamic and interactive interfaces
  • Design and develop server-side applications, APIs, and databases using various programming languages and frameworks
  • Develop and optimize database schemas, write efficient queries, and ensure data consistency. Familiarity with SQL and NoSQL databases is essential
  • Participate in the architectural design and decision-making processes, contributing to scalable and maintainable solutions


What you bring:


  • 5+ years experience as a Full-Stack engineer, DevOps engineer, or similar role
  • 2+ years experience in modern cloud infrastructure and orchestration environments: Azure, AWS, GCP, Docker, Kubernetes
  • University degree in relevant field
  • Proficiency in front-end technologies such as HTML, CSS, JavaScript, modern frameworks (React, Angular, Vue.js)
  • Back-End Skills: Strong understanding of server-side development languages and frameworks (Node.js, Python, PHP, Ruby on Rails, Java, etc.). Familiarity with building and consuming RESTful APIs and working with databases
  • Database Knowledge: Solid understanding of database design principles and experience with SQL and/or NoSQL databases
  • Linux Operating System configuration and tuning, package management
  • Problem-Solving and Analytical Thinking: Strong problem-solving skills, with the ability to analyze complex technical challenges and propose innovative solutions
  • Team Collaboration: Excellent collaboration skills and the ability to work effectively in cross-functional teams
  • Software Development Best Practices: Familiarity with software development methodologies, version control systems (Git), and agile development processes. Experience with testing frameworks and continuous integration/continuous deployment (CI/CD) pipelines
  • Adaptability and Learning Mindset: Ability to adapt to changing project requirements and learn new technologies quickly, as well as a passion for continuous learning and staying updated with industry trends
  • Proficient in English
  • Knowledge of other RFE/RL target languages desirable


We Offer:


  • International and friendly working environment
  • Numerous courses and instructions for professional development
  • Life and health insurance as of first working day


Only CVs and cover letters in English will be accepted. Cover letters are required, and yes, we do read them!


RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


To learn more about us please refer to our web page:

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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Who we are ...

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization headquartered in Prague, Czech Republic and Washington, D.C., with 21 bureaus throughout Russia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, and Central and Eastern Europe. Reporting in 27 languages across 23 countries, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world, providing responsibly reported, fact-based news in countries where media freedoms are under threat or banned outright. From Iran and Pakistan to Hungary, Ukraine, and Azerbaijan, RFE/RL journalists give audiences what they can't always get from their own local media: uncensored information and open debate. Reporting via digital, TV, and radio platforms, RFE/RL has a measured weekly reach of 38.1 million people. A private nonprofit, RFE/RL is funded by the U.S. Congress through the U.S. Agency for Global Media. RFE/RL's editorial independence is protected by U.S. law.

RFE/RL Standards

RFE/RL is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status. Positions at RFE/RL are considered Public Trust Positions, with appointment contingent upon the positive outcome of a background investigation.