• Principal Community Architect

    Location US-Remote
    Posting date 1 week ago(1/14/2020 9:59 AM)
    Job ID
    Program Management
  • Company description

    At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

    Job summary

    The Red Hat Open Source Program Office (OSPO) is looking for a highly motivated, self-directed Principal Community Architect to join us. In this role, you will lead community development for open source projects and help establish best practices for contributor success. You will be adept at bringing together open source project participants to contribute as they are at fostering collaboration amongst a company’s customers, even when they are competitors. You’ll need to have community development experience, demonstrated contributions or participation in open source projects, and the ability to help others build out their own open source strategies based on those lessons learned. As a Principal Community Architect, you’ll work with members of the OSPO team, developers and stakeholders in the business unit, and with individuals and customers interested in contributing to our open source technologies. This position will require substantial global travel and management of events. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Work with internal stakeholders to define goals for open source projects related to Red Hat’s technologies
    • Design and spearhead initiatives to grow open source software communities
    • Participate in event planning and organization, attend events on behalf of the community, and help coordinate attendance
    • Participate in user and developer discussions, identify barriers to success for contributors and users, and help establish best practices for addressing these barriers
    • Assist Red Hat’s customers in engaging with upstream communities
    • Maintain and improve onboarding materials for new contributors
    • Conduct regular internal and external reporting of community metrics and developments
    • Create and implement community promotion strategy including creation of media, e.g., blog posts, podcasts, and videos and facilitate the creation of media by other members of the community
    • Participate in the management of community technical infrastructure, e.g., website, mailing list, messaging 
    • Manage advisory boards for the coordination of industry and community partners

    Required skills

    • Solid understanding of the current industries and technologies
    • Exceptional writing and speaking skills
    • Solid organizational skills and ability to prioritize the tasks that match short and long-term goals; ability to focus on those tasks and exclude less relevant tasks
    • Experience with open source developer communities; understanding of development processes and licensing
    • Experience building communities online through social media and other tools is a plus

    Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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