GitLab's DevOps platform empowers 100,000+ organizations to deliver software faster and more efficiently. We are one of the world’s largest all-remote companies with 1,400+ team members and values that guide a culture where people embrace the belief that everyone can contribute.
As the Senior Open Source Program Manager, you will be responsible for fostering the adoption of GitLab in the Open Source space. In this role, you will manage and further develop the GitLab Open Source Initiative to increase the overall number of Open Source projects that move to GitLab. This role reports to the Director of Community Relations.
What you'll do in this role
- Identify and cultivate strategic relationships with current and potential partners in the context of leading Open Source projects and organizations.
- Enable large Open Source projects to move to GitLab. Set expectations, provide them support, training, advice and help them manage the migration process.
- Develop and execute the collaboration strategy for key projects, as well as co-marketing campaigns and communication plans.
- Act as a liaison between internal teams at GitLab and strategic partners to communicate the product roadmap, feature requests, and to help prioritize them.
We're looking for
- Someone analytical and data driven in their approach to building and nurturing communities.
- Experience facilitating sensitive and complex community situations with humility, empathy, judgment, tact, and humor.
- Excellent spoken and written English.
- Familiarity with developer tools, Git, Continuous Integration, Containers, Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies in general.
- A shared interest in our values, and working in accordance with those values.
- Relationships in prominent Open Source communities are a plus.
- 7-10 years of experience running developer relations or community advocacy programs, preferably open source in nature.
- In depth knowledge of the Open Source ecosystem.
- Prior experience developing relationships with Open Source communities.
- Ability to use GitLab.
Also, we know it’s tough, but please try to avoid the confidence gap. You don’t have to match all the listed requirements exactly to be considered for this role.
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