Are you an eternal learner, the loveable tech geek?
Are you passionate about apps and what they can do to bring people together?
Do you know why and how companies are moving to the cloud as their digital infrastructure?
The OpenStack Foundation supports ten-of-thousands community members worldwide (50,000+ across 160 countries) from Sydney to Shanghai.
Are you ready to empower, email, support, call, tweet, visit and go the extra mile to assure everyone knows where they are needed as part of the community's journey?
Tasks are varied, based on your ability and interests, but could include:
Owning the user group process, working with OpenStack Ambassadors and directly with user groups in strategic areas (eg Australia before the Sydney summit)
Participating in working groups, such as the Application Hackathon Working Group to help steer their efforts and connect to local application developer communities outside of OpenStack
Investigating and reporting on how the world of OpenStack fits together; such as what it takes to get a feature into OpenStack
Some gardening - finding people to love place where community content lives and suffers from spam and maintenance
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
Encouraging new community to join! Invite everyone you meet to put forward their voice in the open community conversation.
Always asking simple question to help educate everyone in the room. Humbly requesting multiple open opinions from the wider community.
Introduce yourself and leading community members to new contacts, with eternal hopefulness for their open participation.
Not afraid to sincerely sing the praises of humble community members for their achievements. A believer in ‘getting it done’
Excited to introduce new community members to one another.
It's probably good to have one or more of:
Ability to deal with enormous flow of information and filter out what is needed
Create all forms of media content from youtube videos to brochures to blog posts to flyers and everything inbetween?t
finding people to run events, from local small meetups to hackathons with hundreds of people.
approach senior community leaders and request their help to push forward new initiatives on behalf of the community.
This role may require travel to conferences and events.
Developers: this job, while quintessentially about bringing developers together, is for an engineer of human developer activity (vs actual software engineering). It is likely that a developer would recommend someone they know for this position.
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.
We're looking for a full or part-time intern to support the OpenStack Foundation team!
Be part of a team that coordinates a global community of over 50,000 members across 160 countries. This unique position will give youthe opportunity to do QA work with an amazingteam of community managers, marketers and upstream contributors. You'll work onopen source software while helping to support our interoperability testing program and other community management activities.
Tasks include: * Contributing to an open source test runner andcollection site. * Building out a product trademark and licensingdatabase. * Participating in ongoing policy development for theOpenStack Powered trademark program. * Working with companies on testing and validation ofproducts. * Collaborating with Foundation staff and communitytowards the mission of "Protecting, Empowering, and Promoting OpenStacksoftware and the community around it, including users, developersand theentire ecosystem.”
Fundamental skills needed: * Scripting or other programming language experience. Python is preferred, but other language experience with a willingness to learn * Python is great too! * Experience with Linux and virtualization technologies. * Knowledge and desire to work collaboratively in open source communities.
This role may require travel to conferences and events.
This internship is funded by Intel with the goal of increasing diversity in the OpenStack community. Our aim is to fill this internship and create career opportunities for diverse individuals, defined by the OpenStack Diversity Working Group as all the ways people differ from one another including race, color, religion, gender identity and expression, national origin, language, ancestry, age, disability, medical condition, military and veteran status, sexual orientation and other aspects.
Please contact [email protected] with your interest and resume. We will be reviewing and responding to applications starting November 2017.