Open volunteer leadership roles in our infrastructure group!

Continuing the discussion from Volunteers wanted for OpenMRS Infrastructure Team!:

Late last year, we collected applications for infrastructure volunteers. It turns out we were a little bit ahead of ourselves, as the OpenMRS community had some new things in store for its organizational processes:

As a result, we now have an org chart for the OpenMRS Community Management group, and the infrastructure team specifically. That means we currently have 3 leadership roles to fill in the Infrastructure Team, and we’re looking for people like you!

Applying for these roles give you an opportunity to help influence the direction of the OpenMRS Community through your work, and gives you the opportunity to build and improve services used by hundreds or thousands of people. Read details about the roles below, then see the bottom of this post for information about how to apply.

Manager of Communication Systems

This volunteer role is responsible for the care, maintenance, and improvement of the tools the OpenMRS community uses to communicate with itself to the world. This role involves thinking about the organization and presentation of information about our community and our software products, and then planning related improvements to our tools. They will be encouraged to recruit one or more volunteers to assist with this work. The person in this role will be responsible for the following supported systems:

  • Atlassian Confluence wiki software
  • OpenMRS Talk (Discourse)
  • Social media (Twitter, Facebook, etc.)

Real-Time Support Manager

This volunteer will lead the design, operation, and management of our community support tools and systems. They will also lead & coordinate our on-call IT support volunteer team that provides 24x7 emergency support to our community. In addition to optimizing the software tools used, this person will be encourage to recruit one or more volunteers to assist with providing support to community members. The software the person in this role will be responsible for includes:

  • Community Help Desk
  • On-call support tools (monitoring and alerting systems) and processes
  • Real-Time Chat (IRC)
  • Ask OpenMRS Q&A section

Developer Tools Manager

This volunteer will guide the design, implementation, and support of tools used by OpenMRS developers to assist in their work. They will work to ensure that developers have access to the resources they need to be successful. As new requirements are discovered, this person will plan improvements to our developer tools or work to implement new tools, with the assistance of one or more additional volunteers. Our major supported developer tools include:

  • Nexus Maven repository
  • OpenMRS Modules directory
  • Atlassian JIRA issue tracker
  • Atlassian Bamboo (together with QA Systems Manager)
  • GitHub repository administration

How to apply

If you have any questions about the volunteer roles above, please ask them here in this topic. Otherwise, if you’re interested in one or more, and ready to apply, please go to and complete the application form. We’ll be collecting applications through the end of July!


Just a reminder that we’ll be taking applications through the end of the month. If you’ve been waiting, or if you aren’t sure, please go ahead and put in an application today! We’ll be in touch with all applicants in the next couple weeks.