Open Source Community Manager

Wipro - Lab45

New York, NY, USA

Full time

Community Management

Open Source

Feb 16

About the Job

The Open Source Leadership Team in Lab45 is looking for a talented, self-directed, Open Source Community Manager who is passionate about open source and helping grow an inclusive community of leaders and contributors.  

Open source communities are the collaborative engagement model driving virtually every innovation in technology today. Engaging broadly and deeply in the open source ecosystem is an imperative for Wipro to demonstrate competency in key technologies, use as building blocks for new platforms and solutions, enhance internal and external innovation, upskill our resources and provide a career growth path, influence opportunities and enhance our brand. From key industry foundations and corporate-sponsored communities to individual projects; open source engagement is a strategic activity for Wipro. 

Duties will include evangelizing Wipro’s participation in open source, actively engaging the community to contribute, participate in, and develop new projects, close collaboration with the developers and working with community stakeholders to manage and establish best practice working relationships around these projects. The Open Source Community Manager will help lead and grow a council of community leaders who in turn will be responsible for building their own communities around open source technologies strategic to Wipro. They will be responsible for the ongoing stewardship and promotion of those projects, in addition to designing and contributing to project roadmaps, community development events, working groups, and marketing efforts around Wipro’s participation.  

The Open Source Community Manager will report to the Global Open Source Leader and be a key member of Lab45, Wipro’s innovation engine. The successful candidate will be measured on growth of contributors, community activities and volume and quality of contributions and the establishment of Wipro and individuals as leaders in the open source ecosystem.  

Job Responsibilities 

  • Plan and execute strategies to grow a diverse, inclusive open source community, measuring, improving and reporting on metrics about diversity, equity and inclusion 
  • Engage with stakeholders within and outside the community; manage communication and outreach on a regular basis over a variety of channels, such as website, email, mailing list, Teams, Github, Slack, etc. 
  • Implement and manage the onboarding process for new community members and contributors including the processes for contribution 
  • Organize and manage GitHub repos and issues; review and update existing GitHub issues 
  • Organize and manage community working groups, council meetings, user groups, sprints, hackathons, etc. 
  • Guide developers, stakeholders, and community members in documenting user stories, technical specifications, and contributor and user guides. 
  • Manage the Open Source Mastery Program and ensure developer graduate targets are met  

Skills & Experience

  • BS in Computer Science or related 
  • 2+ years actively contributing to open source projects 
  • 1+ years in some form of a community leadership role 
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills. 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and empathy, valuing diversity and working with communities 

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