Jobs

We are always looking for motivated, bright and diligent people to join our dynamic team to help us excel in our business and support Europe’s technology innovators. Specific job openings are advertised below. Tech Tour is an equal opportunity employer and offers a competitive benefits package.

We are currently accepting applications for the following positions:

International Interns - Brussels, Geneva & Sofia
Full-time temporary positions

  • Identifying, contacting and liaising with high-tech entrepreneurs from across Europe
  • Assisting our event organisers with programmes across Europe and internationally
  • Fluent in English and possibly other languages, a dynamic team player, good written and verbal communication skills, attention to service and detail, willing to travel
Interested?
If you believe your experience matches this opening, and you wish to be considered for the position at Tech Tour, please send a detailed CV and cover letter via e-mail to one of our offices:

tanja@techtour.com (Tanja Balths-Michaleson, COO, Brussels office)
simone@techtour.com (Simone Theiss, Managing Director, Geneva office)
iana@techtour.com (Iana Dobreva-Faria, COO, Sofia office)

Senior Project and Events Manager - Sofia
Full-time permanent position

The Tech Tour Group seeks to engage an experienced Senior Project and Events Manager to plan, manage and execute events that will make an impact to a target audience. We want to see enthusiastic candidates with fresh ideas, innovative thinking, and exceptional time management and organisational skills to join our team in Sofia, Bulgaria.


Tech Tour is a private company founded in 1998 with headquarters in Brussels and with offices in Geneva and in Sofia.

The group provides a Pan-European network for high-tech entrepreneurship facilitating investment, partnering and innovation. We help high-tech entrepreneurs and spin-offs achieve their strategic goals by connecting them to investors, corporations, researchers, advisors and of course other specialised entrepreneurs, in person at one of the many events and online through our Web Community.

Tech Tour runs a series of investment forums each year which include the Benelux, Italian, Alpine and Nordic Venture Forums; The Cleantech, Digital Tech and Healthtech Summits; the European Food Venture Forum; the International Venture Club Roundtables; the European Venture Contest Semi-finals; and its flagship events – the Tech Tour Growth Forum and the European Venture Contest Final.

Duties and responsibilities
  • Coordinating/managing and implementing projects and events for our community of investors and entrepreneurs in innovation and high-tech sectors in collaboration with volunteer leaders of the events and teams across offices:
  • Identify and engage entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts from across Europe
  • Building long term strategic partnerships and networks with relevant stakeholders
  • Building (speaker selection) and running the conference program
  • PR and Marketing activities/tasks related to conference promotion
  • Logistic tasks related to project implementation
  • Onsite event organisation and coordination, i.e. managing the team with a hands-on approach
  • Take responsibility for a budget of targeted revenues and work to over-deliver
  • Represent the Community and its Tracks and networks (European Venture Contest, International Venture Club, Tech Tour) as a project manager at events, meetings and projects
Values and requirements
  • Proven track record - at least 3 years of relevant experience and references;
  • Management and implementation of events
  • Accomplished in developing relationships with clients and stakeholders
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
  • Languages and culture-savvy – fluency in English both in writing and speaking is a must, additional languages a plus
  • Good understanding and interest of entrepreneurship and/or investment
  • Digital innovation, healthcare, cleantech sector knowledge would be an advantage
  • Highly ethical – commitment to people with the highest levels of professionalism and responsibility
  • Commitment to quality – constantly aim to deliver the highest value to customers
  • Team player– able to work with colleagues and expert groups
Benefits and compensation
  • Attractive and competitive compensation base
  • A team of dynamic, international and very enthusiastic staff
  • A network and database of 20,000 high-tech entrepreneurs across Europe
  • Europe’s most active investors actively take part in our network

Interested?
Interested candidates can e-mail their cover letter, references and CV to iana@techtour.com (Iana Dobreva-Faria, COO, Sofia office).

Java Developer - Sofia
Full-time permanent position

In December 2015, the Tech Tour Group opened an office in Sofia to be the backbone for the development of a new online product which will boost company`s business and add more value to its customers. We are all business people and are about to launch the first release of our new platform. Now we are searching for our Tech Lead who will be driving future technical developments.


Duties and responsibilities

  • Maintaining and further developing a reliable, scalable Web application
  • Be the main idea generator for future developments in all product lifecycle phases
  • Write well-designed and efficient code
  • Write clear and concise documentation
  • Ensure designs are in compliance with specifications
  • Prepare and produce releases of software components
  • Strive for continuous improvement by investigating alternatives and technologies and presenting these for architectural review
Values and requirements
  • Very good command of English
  • Inspired, open minded, collaborative, and passionate about the job
  • Innovative thinker who stays ahead of new trends, always willing to go the extra mile
  • Resourcefulness in problem solving and desire to be part of a highly creative, collaborative team
Technical requirements
  • Proven working experience in Java development
  • Excellent knowledge of Relational Databases, SQL and ORM technologies (JPA2, Hibernate)
  • Experience with the Spring Boot Framework
  • Experience with test-driven development
In scope and good to have, but not a must
  • Experience in developing JavaScript web applications (with AngularJS is a plus)
  • Experience with Cloud services, specifically AWS
  • Experience with ElasticSearch
Benefits and compensation
  • A team of dynamic, international and very enthusiastic staff
  • A network and database of 20,000 high-tech entrepreneurs across Europe
  • Europe’s most active investors actively take part in our network
Interested?
Interested candidates can e-mail their cover letter, references and CV to iana@techtour.com (Iana Dobreva-Faria, COO, Sofia office).



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