TODO Group and OSPO Program Manager

  • San Francisco, CA, USA
  • Employees can work remotely
  • Full-time

Company Description

The world runs on open source, and projects need more than a version or source control system to scale. The Linux Foundation has evolved a proven methodology to transform projects into category leaders. LFX operationalizes this approach, providing a suite of tools built to facilitate every aspect of open source development. Critical projects must have their finger on the pulse of their entire developer ecosystem, with tools tailored to key stakeholders driving project development, including maintainers, contributors, community managers, marketers, and more.

Job Description

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 global commercial adoption. The Linux Foundation is seeking a program manager to join the foundation’s team to drive open source program office (OSPO) programs and the TODO Group

You understand how to lead by influence, and love to work with individuals from many different organizations and disciplines. You’re excited by modern technologies, open source collaboration and finding ways to motivate diverse people to achieve shared goals. You know how to inspire people to work together, and are comfortable helping build relationships between foundation members.

If you take on this role, you will be a key member of the Linux Foundation staff, driving OSPO adoption across member companies, facilitating communication and developing more OSPO content and education. You will also get to help define where this role takes you into the future.

The Program Manager responsibilities will spread across strategic and tactical areas:

  • Drive and lead OSPO adoption globally across organizations

  • Strategic partner to the project leadership and TODO steering committee

  • Advise on open source best practices and launch new OSPO initiatives

  • Drive OSPO research like the OSPO survey

  • Cultivate and manage the OSPO landscape:

  • Build an OSPO ecosystem across companies, universities and governments

  • Be the operational interface between the project and broader LF membership


  • Strong organizational and planning skills

  • Experience working with global and diverse project participants

  • Well developed interpersonal skills, and excellent written and verbal communication

  • Strong sense of teamwork and diplomacy

  • Ability to motivate people and to lead through influence

  • Quickly learn new communication, planning and collaboration tools

  • Direct experience with open source and a pragmatic outlook on open source

  • Experience in an OSPO or open source project is a plus

Additional Information

The Linux Foundation is a largely all-remote workforce that hires top-notch talent.  We are as passionate of providing a flexible and supportive work culture as we are in 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., Fantastic health care, Unlimited PTO, 100% 401k match, profit-sharing, and exceptional healthcare plans.

The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.