Senior Open Source Community Manager - Opportunity for Working Remotely

VMware (Cork, Ireland) 4 days ago

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

The Community Engagement team at VMware is seeking a Community Manager to join the Community Engagement initiatives for our Open Source projects, driving adoption of the open source components of Tanzu solutions. As a community manager, you will utilize your strong understanding of the cloud native landscape to help shape the community engagement for Octant and other Tanzu-related open source projects. You will be responsible for building and managing relationships with users, contributors, and partners.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

In this role, you will be responsible for but not limited to the planning, execution and management of the open source community engagement strategy and associated programs surrounding Tanzu-related open source projects. As an active member of the community, you will be an integral part in amplifying VMware’s commitment to open source.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months, you will work toward completing?

Success in this role will mean that you are building community and awareness through public channels of influence including community meetings, written articles, and contributions to open source projects. You are the point person for creating a brand new community around this open source offering. You are executing against plans built from the community engagement guidelines with product management, and run community health assessments. Open source project teams are expected to engage with the community of users, contributors, and partners, and use feedback to improve downstream Tanzu products and VMware’s user base.

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments or requirements will you be performing on a regular basis?

We expect you to:

  • Have knowledge of Kubernetes and the cloud native ecosystem

  • Be responsible for the overall development of the community engagement for Tanzu-related open source projects

  • Be a champion of community values, our code of conduct, and make sure the community is thriving

  • Support internal teams to be better open source citizens, based on both internal and public community guidelines.

  • Guide users through the contributor funnel to potentially become contributors, reviewers, and maintainers

  • Contribute to project health assessments and recommendations on next steps.

  • Reach out to community members and users, gathering feedback to the open source project teams and product managers on how to improve engagement.

  • Provide feedback based on open source learnings to product management and engineering to improve Tanzu solutions’ user experience, and highlight new areas of need.

  • Formulate leadership level messaging and communications.

  • Maintain knowledge of platforms, architectures, and the cloud native landscape and how the projects relate to each other.

  • Ability to travel up to 20% of each year depending on where meetings/conferences take place.

What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Jonas Rosland, Head of Community Management in the modern applications business unit’s engineering team. Jonas joined VMware in 2018 after being the open source community manager for The {code} Team, representing open source efforts at Dell Technology and Dell EMC. Jonas is a community builder at heart, focused on enabling and lifting community members up, and promoting their hard work. When not working, Jonas is involved in a video game preservation & history non-profit, and loves to travel with his wife and daughter.

The Community Engagement team is made up of individuals with diverse backgrounds who are excited about enabling open source project teams to be successful and influential in their respective communities. This is an expanding, highly collaborative team that strives to bring authenticity and compassion to our work. 

This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral campaign


Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-03-02

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