Open Positions at Volt Europa - Tech and IT

Tech co-lead (female/diverse or male on interim basis)

Hours: approx. 10-15 hrs per week, flexible schedule 

Location: no particular location is required

This is a volunteer position

At Volt we actively strive for gender balanced teams. We are looking for a female or diverse Tech co-lead. Unfortunately, we have been unsuccessful to recruit and appoint a female or diverse candidate, therefore we are opening this position to male candidates as well, but on an interim basis.

As a Tech co-lead you will be reporting to the general secretary office and be involved in the following tasks:

  • You will be in charge of developing a centralised IT infrastructure (35% of time spent).

  • You will be responsible for implementing a sustainability plan and building up Volt’s team capacity (30% of time spent).

  • You will coordinate with national Tech leads to align and solve any arising matters (35% of time spent).

Purpose of the Tech team:

The Tech team supports the development and maintenance of our general IT infrastructure in close coordination with national teams. Through this, the overall strategic objectives of our movement are translated into concrete action.

Purpose of the position:

The Tech co-leads are responsible for building and managing the European Tech team. This role entails auditing the performance and security of core systems as well as providing tech-related requirements. Additionally, the co-leads coordinate with national teams, advance the development of our systems landscape and provide assistance to our members for tech-related issues. 

Benefits & advantages:

You are working with highly motivated people from various backgrounds. You are encouraged to take the initiative and adopt responsibility from day one. Moreover, you are a crucial player in bringing Volt Europa forward and contribute to the growth of the party.  

What we are looking for   

Experience & Skills: 

  • English language fluency (written and spoken)

  • Working experience in IT & knowledge of technical management, information analysis and computer hardware/software systems

  • Expertise in data centre management and data governance

  • Communication skills

  • Problem solving aptitude

  • Leadership skills

  • Project management experience (optional)

  • Volt experience (optional)

Apply now:

Please send an email to Reinier van Lanschot [email protected] with your CV and motivation letter (maximum one page).

We kindly request our candidates to be members of their national chapters when applying for a leadership position at Volt Europa.

Tech Team Hero (Volunteering Role)

We are looking for talented people to support our multiple sub-teams for Tech. We have five sub-teams:

  • Volt Core (Volt.team & Tusker)

  • Website

  • Tech Innovation

  • Infrastructure & Security

  • Helpdesk

We have hugely ambitious goals for tech in the coming year(s) and we will need all the support we can get to reach these goals!

About the position:

You will work closely with one of the tech sub-team leads to support them in their objectives.

We have a vast range of options depending on your personal preferences (coding, strategising, gathering requirements… you name it!) and we are sure you will find a spot that suits your personal skillset!

You will:

  • Have fun (like, a lot of fun!)

  • Gain a deep understanding of our values and core topics

  • Have a real impact on the functioning of Volt Europa

  • Connect with members across Europe to understand their challenges and propose how we could solve them.

You are:

  • Enthusiastic about Volt Europa and our ambitions

  • Willing to go the extra mile

  • A healthy dose of craziness to undertake the challenge of joining the tech team

If you are interested in applying, please send your CV, a short cover letter (max 200 words) or whatever few words you feel appropriate to highlight your motivation to [email protected] at all times.

Infrastructure Co-Lead (Volunteering Role)

Contact [email protected] and [email protected] to express your interest in this role

What’s waiting for you: 

  • A team of passionate volunteers each one willing to share their knowledge

  • An infrastructure spread in 3 providers that needs care and maintenance

What competencies you should have:

  • Good understanding of computer network technologies.

  • Experience leading teams.

  • Be familiar with infrastructure security practices.

  • Appreciated skills:

    • Experience creating and maintaining software projects.  Especially in web and cloud technologies.

    • Linux server administration

    • Cloud networking

    • AWS services: EC2, RDS, S3, SES, Route53

    • Kubernetes

    • CI/CD

    • Terraform

    • Ansible

What’s in it for you: 

  • A great team with a positive vibe and fun to work with 

  • You will become rich, but in likes and thank you comments (but only if you are good at it)

  • The ability to learn new things and get hands-on experience - we put a big emphasis on a great volunteering experience. We also strive to empower everyone in getting the most out of their role and responsibilities

Helpdesk Co-Lead (Volunteering Role)

Contact [email protected] and [email protected] to express your interest in this role

What’s waiting for you: 

  • A team of passionate volunteers each one willing to share their knowledge

  • A whole lot of tickets to solve, but good news, there is a team to help :)

What competencies you should have:

  • Experience leading teams.

  • Be familiar with standard IT best practices

  • Structured and systematic approach to problem solving

  • Appreciated skills:

    • Experience with G-Suite Admin.

    • Experience with Workplace Admin.

What’s in it for you: 

  • A great team with a positive vibe and fun to work with 

  • You will become rich, but in likes and thank you comments (but only if you are good at it)

  • The ability to learn new things and get hands-on experience - we put a big emphasis on a great volunteering experience. We also strive to empower everyone in getting the most out of their role and responsibilities.