Lead Program Manager, Project Alpha-Omega
Company: The Linux Foundation
Location: San Francisco
Posted on: August 7, 2022
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
- 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
- Handle sensitive information as part of a coordinated
- 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
- 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
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