Certification Community Architect

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Linux Foundation is the world's leading organization for hosting the open source projects which are driving most modern computing. We are a 100% work from home organization with great health and 401(k) benefits and a supportive, collaborative culture.

Our team members have deep roots in open technology, with hundreds of years of collective experience in the field. We are passionate about software development and about unlocking the power of open technology to drive shared innovation for the collective benefit.

Job Description

The Certification Community Architect is a full-time position in the Training and Certification department responsible for supporting the Certification team’s efforts in building and maintaining exams and related documentation for exam products in the Linux Foundation’s certification portfolio. The certification team’s goal is to increase the available volume of skilled entry-level technical talent for Open Source technologies while providing a revenue growth platform for the Foundation. The Linux Foundation is a 100% remote (work-from-home) organization.

Position Details

You will work closely with the LF Certification Product Development team, LF Project communities (CNCF, Hyperledger, OpenJS, RISC-V, and more), and Subject Matter Experts (SME) to build Certification exam programs, content, and related documentation.  This role will be key to building relationships and fostering a sense of community with our project SMEs.  Some of your responsibilities will include:

  • Recruit and support SMEs to build Certification exam content
  • Coordinate associate-level exam development projects including meeting facilitation
  • Develop and maintain written content for Certification exams with internal LF teams and project SMEs
  • Assist internal teams with QA testing exam content and support the resolution process
  • Collaborate with internal teams to maintain LF T&C documentation related to Certification exam products 
  • Review certification exam completion surveys to collect community feedback


  • Technical Writing: You have experience creating technical content and can provide work samples. You can distill highly technical concepts into simple terms and provide instructions with special consideration given to readers with English as a second language.
  • Communication: You are a careful but confident communicator. You are as comfortable speaking during on-line meetings as you are communicating via asynchronous tools (email, Slack, JIRA).
  • Technical Knowledge: Understanding advanced technical concepts and terminology is desirable but having the ability to learn quickly is more important. You are proficient with (or eager to learn) tools such as GitHub, Gitbook, Google Apps, VS Code, JIRA, and Confluence.
  • Self-Leadership: You are self-motivated, productive in a virtual workplace, well-organized, attentive to detail, and process-oriented. You enjoy working on multiple projects simultaneously. Experience leading or managing projects is a huge advantage.
  • Attitude: At The Linux Foundation,  your attitude is as vital as your aptitude (maybe even more!).  You are upbeat and able to work with all personality types. You are mindful of the Linux Foundation’s overall mission to support Open Source projects while always being Helpful, Hopeful, and Humble.
  • Flexibility: You can shift schedules (as needed) to accommodate colleagues across global time zones. (This team primarily works during US Central (CST/CDT) business hours -- but accommodates team members and projects worldwide.)

Nice to have

  • Including links to your online work samples with your resume
  • Having certifications: LFCA, KCNA, PMI, or others 
  • Familiarity with open source software (Tip: for free training LFD102)
  • Experience using Linux or Linux Foundation projects (Tip: for free training LFS101)
  • Experience in writing for learning and development programs, training courses, or testing
  • Knowing what Psychometrics is
  • Multi-lingual

Additional Information

The Linux Foundation is a largely all-remote workforce that hires top-notch talent. We are as passionate about 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. 

The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.