Chief Operating Officer

Salary €1,575 - €1,575

Chief Operating Officer

About Junction

Junction is a not-for-profit hackathon and tech community, with a mission to bridge the gap between creators by making everyone fall in love with technology. We organize hackathons and other tech events - around the year and around the world. The event-filled year peaks annually in November with our flagship event Junction: Europe's leading hackathon, bringing 1500+ hackers together for a weekend-long experience. Besides the events, we have built a hackathon platform, Junction Platform.

The Junction team consists of 9 full-timers in Espoo, Finland, a bunch of amazing volunteers and our global JunctionX teams in countries across the world. Our team is rather young as most of us are still students. We have great team spirit and an independent work atmosphere but also a lot of responsibility. The work we do is very much self-directed but we love cooperation and helping each other out. At Junction we are able to mould our roles to the direction we want, which makes the work very motivating. So as important as it is that you know the basic skills needed for this role, we are all still learning and growing in our roles as the year progresses. 

About the role

Are you an analytical thinker with great teamwork and leadership skills and have an ambition of delivering quality on time? As Junction's Chief Operating Officer, you’ll be responsible for organizing physical events, ranging from hackathons to speaker events. All of our events include various aspects from all operational perspectives and you will be the one leading the projects. In practice, this means coordinating the work between different functions of the company such as partnerships, design and marketing and being responsible for the production of our events.


  • Planning & executing the operations of our flagship hackathon of 2024

  • Recruiting and leading team leads, who will be taking care of the execution of the plans with their own teams

  • Coordinating the relationships with production partners, such as venue providers and material & infrastructure subcontractors

  • Planning and executing other physical events besides the flagship hackathon

The perfect candidate

This role is perfect for a student or for someone who has just hopped into work life.

Here’s what we require from you and your know-how:

  • Previous project management and leadership experience (doesn't need to be on a significantly large scale)

  • You work systematically, are well-organized, and have great self-management skills

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills are essential

  • You have a "get things done” -mentality and get motivated when reaching your goals

  • You have a basic knowledge of Google Workspace tools

  • You are fluent in English, good Finnish skills are an advantage

  • You live in Finland

Recruitment Timeline

We’ll invite selected candidates to a short interview. Longer interviews will be conducted with the best candidates face-to-face. We will inform all applicants about our decision.

We will fill the position as soon as we find the right candidate.

For more information or questions please contact us at

Perks and benefits

This job comes with several perks and benefits

Flexible working hours
Flexible working hours

Time is precious. Make it count. Morning person or night owl, this job is for you.

Free coffee / tea
Free coffee / tea

Get your caffeine fix to get you started and keep you going.

Near public transit
Near public transit

Easy access and treehugger friendly workplace.

Social gatherings
Social gatherings

Social gatherings and games; hang out with your colleagues.

Skill development
Skill development

We want to take you from good to great.

Remote work allowed
Remote work allowed

You know how you perform best. Work from your couch, your favorite cafe or abroad when you feel like it.

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Working at

Junction is a non-profit hackathon and tech community. Our mission is to bridge the gap between creators by making everyone fall in love with technology. Our volunteer-led teams organize hackathons, speaker events, coding workshops and other tech events - around the year and around the world. The events are all centered around learning and creating with technology.

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