Technical Director, Overture Maps Foundation

  • Full-time

Company Description

The Linux Foundation is the organization of choice for the world's top developers and companies to build ecosystems that accelerate open technology development and commercial adoption. Together with the worldwide open source community, it is solving the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history.

Today, the Linux Foundation has over 2,000 corporate members from over 41 countries, including every single one the Fortune 100. The Linux Foundation has proudly created over $54B in shared technology value since inception.

About Overture Maps Foundation

The mission of Overture Maps is to power current and next-generation map products by creating reliable, easy-to-use, and interoperable open map data. We will accomplish this through building a global entity reference system, quality assurance processes, and developing a structured data schema to make map data reliable and easy to use.


Job Description

We are seeking a Technical Director to help us execute on our purpose alongside our member organizations, technical working groups and community leaders. You’ll work side-by-side with these stakeholders to meaningfully and measurably execute on our technical goals. You will work with the member teams to determine the priorities, goals and organizational structure needed for Overture to meet its technical objectives. This job reports to the Executive Director of Overture Maps Foundation and is fully remote.

Job Role And Responsibilities

As part of the OMF leadership team, you’ll work with the Executive Director, staff and the OMF members to develop a technical strategy and roadmap and ensure an effective deployment of members to execute on that roadmap. Your work will drive decision making, communications and efficiency across the organization’s working groups, projects, member organizations, and strategic partnerships.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating with the Executive Director, Working Groups and other stakeholders to determine, document, and prioritize technical strategies
  • Ensure that working groups have clearly defined goals which support OMF’s objectives and that the team is making consistent, predictable progress towards those goals. Meet regularly with working group/TF leads and support ongoing cooperation and technical collaboration on projects between the working groups and TF’s.
  • Work with Overture engineering teams to develop shared execution roadmaps and strategies to meet the expectations of those roadmaps
  • Develop technical partnerships and collaborations between OMF members and with external organizations and projects
  • Advocate for OMF projects and solutions by making public presentations on the goals, activities, and impact of the projects.


Required Skills

  • Solid understanding of the digital mapping market, its needs and evolution. Background with building and creating map data and the technologies used for that.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a team based approach to technology, getting the most out of the entire group rather than being the sole direction setter.
  • Broad technical background and ability to understand how emerging technologies will influence map data building in the future.
  • Strong oral and written communication skills: you write down action items, follow up with meeting notes, and have a penchant for documenting process and goals
  • Strong collaborative leadership skills: you understand the nuances required when working in collaborative settings. 
  • Strong problem solving skills: you aren’t afraid of a little ambiguity, a hard problem, or a sticky situation and work productively to resolve issues
  • Demonstrated ability to understand, operate, and clearly communicate in a complex, multi-stakeholder environment.
  • Experience working with open source communities: you understand the open source ecosystem and the challenges and opportunities it faces
  • Semi-frequent travel (~1x per month) including international travel.

Additional Information

All your information will be kept confidential according to EEO guidelines.

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 commercial adoption.

The Linux Foundation is an all-remote workforce that hires world-class talent.  We are as passionate about providing a flexible and supportive work culture as we are about 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., top of the line healthcare plans, unlimited PTO, and 100% 401k match up to the IRS-defined limit per year.

The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.