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Lead Program Manager, Project Alpha-Omega

Company: The Linux Foundation
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Company Description The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. Today, the Linux Foundation has over 2,000 corporate members from over 41 countries, including every single one the Fortune 100. The Linux Foundation has proudly created over $54B in shared technology value since inception. Job Description The mission of the Alpha-Omega project is to protect society by improving the security of open source software through direct maintainer engagement and expert analysis. This work includes working with the most important open source projects to ensure they achieve and maintain a high level of security. We'll do this through a combination of direct engagement and leading-edge tooling, triage, and research. - We are seeking a highly-skilled program manager to help us drive this program. You'll work with a small but passionate team of security experts to meaningfully and measurably improve the security of critical open source projects. Salary Range: $175k-$300k Job Role And Responsibilities As part of the Alpha-Omega leadership team, you'll work with security engineers, researchers, project maintainers, third-party contractors, and the larger OpenSSF community to map the priorities and goals of the project to an effective deployment of the financial and talent contributions. Your work will directly lead to an improved security posture for a broad set of open source projects. Key responsibilities include:

  • Oversee and manage the work of the Alpha-Omega staff, starting with an engineer and a security researcher, and growing based on our success through 2022 and beyond.
  • Work with OpenSSF staff to summarize and report out on the activities and impact of the Alpha-Omega project in a way suitable for both internal and external audiences.
  • Lead engagement with key external open source project communities to explore areas where Alpha-Omega and the broader OpenSSF community could be helpful in improving their security posture; as a result of those discussions, develop a plan to provide help (in the form of funding for third-party activities), specific remediations for important security-related gaps, ongoing security posture enhancement, and adoption of various metrics like the OpenSSF Best Practice Badge or Scorecards or tooling, and beyond.
  • Handle sensitive information as part of a coordinated disclosure process.
  • Engage with the public community formed around Alpha-Omega to maximize the value of offers of volunteer assistance.
  • Make occasional public presentations on the goals, activities, and impact of the project. Qualifications Required Skills
    • Demonstrated ability to manage a small, passionate technical team.
    • A strong understanding of the open source ecosystem and the current and emerging threats to that ecosystem.
    • A strong understanding of the security challenges that affect modern software projects and ways to address those challenges.
    • Demonstrated ability to understand, operate, and clearly communicate in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
    • Experience working with open source communities. Additional Information All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines. The Linux Foundation is creating the greatest shared technology investment in history by enabling open source collaboration across companies, developers, and users. We are the organization of choice to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. The Linux Foundation is an all-remote workforce that hires world-class talent. We are as passionate about providing a flexible and supportive work culture as we are about open-source software. Collaboration is in our DNA, and we pride ourselves on being able to work closely together while not being tied to an office. We offer exceptional benefits - e.g., top of the line healthcare plans, unlimited PTO, and 100% 401k match up to the IRS-defined limit per year. The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Keywords: The Linux Foundation, San Francisco , Lead Program Manager, Project Alpha-Omega, Executive , San Francisco, California

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