Are you the developer with a social life? The sysadmin who breaks the basement-dweller stereotype? The people person who just happens to have tech cred?
Come and join the OpenStack Foundation (at least for the summer!).
The OpenStack Foundation wrangles a global community of 50,000+ across 160 countries. This position plugs you into all of that - you'll be talking with people from Barcelona to Boston, and making and maintaining tools and content based on your interactions.
Tasks are varied, based on your ability and interests, but could include:
Investigating and reporting on how the world of OpenStack fits together; such as what it takes to get a feature into OpenStack
Working with content, such as updating documentation for contributors, or assembling YouTube playlists for specific audiences
Taking ownership of the un-loved Ask OpenStack portal, gardening posts/tags and managing moderation
A little bit of coding; such as making sample code for OpenStack SDKs, or adding features to the Groups Portal
Collaborating with Foundation staff and community members to improve the OpenStack community
The fundamental skills required are:
Knowledge of Cloud Computing and Open Source communities
Excellent communication skills
Able to work independently and with initiative, asking for guidance and interacting with others when needed
It's probably good to have one or more of:
Scripting/programming experience (OpenStack is written in Python, but other languages are great too!)
Ability to deal with enormous flow of information and filter out what is needed
Interest or understanding of automated configuration management tools (eg Puppet)
This role may require travel to conferences and events.
About the OpenStack Foundation
OpenStack is software for building clouds. OpenStack powers some of the world’s largest public clouds, widely-used SaaS applications, eCommerce sites and Global 1000 enterprises alike. Best Buy, Bloomberg, CERN, Cisco WebEx, Comcast, eBay, Intel, HP, MercadoLibre, NSA, Rackspace, Paypal, Sony Computer Entertainment America, Walmart and hundreds more rely on OpenStack to run their business every day. The OpenStack project was created in 2010 by Rackspace and NASA - today OpenStack is backed by an independent and non-profit Foundation that launched in September of 2012. The Foundation is comprised of a global community with more than 27,000 individual members and 500 companies across 140 countries. The Foundation is supported by the benevolence of our member companies and sponsors. The goal of the OpenStack Foundation is to serve developers, users and the entire ecosystem by providing a set of shared resources to grow the footprint of public and private OpenStack clouds, enable technology vendors targeting the platform and assist developers in producing the best cloud software in the industry.
The OpenStack Foundation provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, OpenStack Foundation complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training. OpenStack Foundation expressly prohibits any form of workplace harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. Improper interference with the ability of OpenStack Foundation’s employees to perform their job duties may result in discipline up to and including discharge.