Technology is changing a lot about how our world works, including the ways in which civil society can hold power to account, build collaborations and mobilise data to push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we work with civil society partners – from big humanitarian organisations to small activist collectives – to strengthen their work and support them in making better judgments about the role tech and data can play in their work.
We’re looking for a Resilient IT Infrastructures Associate to support us in this work.
About the role
We are looking for a core team member who will ensure the smooth and secure development and maintenance of our organisation’s technical infrastructure and the systems that support it.
The Associate will also:
- take forward improvement processes that look to increase our organizational resilience, taking into consideration ecological sustainability.
- further internal capacity development activities to ensure adoption of technology and data tools, processes and policies.
- support the technical needs of our partners, including conducting technical assessments and providing recommendations to enhance their work.
Our ideal candidate is committed to our mission and is passionate about or interested to learn about the work we do. We are looking for someone who cares about the political nature of technology, data and digital infrastructures; has demonstrated experience working with social justice organisations; and understands that there are a multitude of factors that impact peoples’ ability to use and access technology, taking this context, cultural backgrounds and languages into account in their general approach. They also recognise that not all problems need a technology solution.
Read the job description in full to learn more.
Why work with us?
We put a lot of effort into creating a healthy, remote organisation, and we believe that caring about our team’s wellbeing is a political act. Our team members are curious, open and supportive of each other. We are critical optimists about the role technology and data can have in the push for social justice. At The Engine Room, we consider diversity to be a competency. We actively seek new perspectives, experiences and voices in our team and in our work. Our organisation prioritises empathy, respect, flexibility, fun and a healthy work-life balance.
How to apply
Applications must be received via the HR Partner platform (linked below!); submissions received via email will not be considered. In the interest of equity and efficiency, we ask people to look at our Jobs page as well as our Job Application Process FAQs if they have questions, would like an overview of our recruitment process, or are looking for information on what it is like to work at The Engine Room.
The deadline for applications for this position is 10 August, 2023, midnight Eastern Time. You can expect to hear from us about the status of your application within 4 weeks after the applications submission deadline.