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Sr. Director, Community Development Full-time

Published at 2022-11-03 - Viewed: 1452 times - Linux Foundation Europe (Worldwide/Remote)

Company Description

The Linux Foundation

The Linux Foundation is much more than Linux. Over the last two decades, it has become the largest open source shared technology investment in the world, providing a home for individual, corporate and public sector contributors to collaborate on open source software, open standards, open data, and open hardware projects across industries and regions. Projects need more than a source control system or a license to scale, and the Linux Foundation accelerates the entire developer ecosystem, with free tools tailored to key stakeholders driving project development, including maintainers, contributors, community managers, and corporate stakeholders.

Linux Foundation Europe

Linux Foundation Europe was launched in September 2022 to facilitate open collaborations originating in Europe that succeed on the global scale, supporting one of the largest and most influential open source ecosystems in the world. Join us to help the open source community make an even greater impact on Europe, and the world.

Job Description

We are looking for a Sr. Director of Community Development to lead our efforts in the creation of high impact open (source, standard, data, hardware) collaborative projects hosted by Linux Foundation Europe. This is a high visibility and high impact role as Linux Foundation Europe grows its presence in the region. The role will report to GM, Linux Foundation Europe.


  • Identify, nurture, and ultimately facilitate consensus on starting new open collaborative projects under Linux Foundation Europe focused on the interests of European stakeholders. This work will be done in collaboration with the Linux Foundation project formation team across all aspects of the project, from technical to funding options, from consensus building to governance.
  • Maintain relationships at both the executive and technical levels with the different constituencies of the European open source ecosystem, including but not limited to the European Union and national public sectors, strategic Linux Foundation and Linux Foundation Europe members, adjacent communities, and academic institutions.
  • Support LF Europe General Manager in representing Linux Foundation Europe in external regional events, roundtable discussions, press engagements as well as in Linux Foundation venues like Linux Foundation Europe Advisory Board and Linux Foundation events in Europe.
  • Support the Linux Foundation Europe press team in external relations with the technology community, governmental entities and funders, the media, and the general public, promoting Linux Foundation Europe‚Äôs mission with these groups through proactive and reactive public relations campaigns and contacts with the media and analysts.
  • Support existing Linux Foundation Europe members in proposing new Linux Foundation Europe projects, as well as advise Linux Foundation Europe existing projects toward further growth and adoption in the European ecosystem.
  • Monitor European grant opportunities applicable for potential new or existing Linux Foundation projects in Europe and collaborate with external agencies to complete grant applications.
  • Understand and keep up to date with overall technology trends, identifying the potential for open source collaborations in Europe, advocating and representing LF Europe within the broader Linux Foundation strategy and direction.


  • Deep familiarity with the European and global technology landscape and trends, as well as existing open source and open standards initiatives in Europe.
  • Established network in the European open source ecosystem, across all constituencies of the ecosystem, from individual contributors to public and private sectors.
  • Ability to understand and communicate the business value of technology solutions across a diverse set of stakeholders.
  • Proven track record in open source community and consensus building, or direct experience in participating in open source collaborations from within complex organizations.
  • Familiarity with European Union funding options and existing programs, e.g., NextGeneration EU
  • Ability to work effectively and collaboratively with diverse groups of people, in distributed and asynchronous environments
  • Skilled at building relationships internally and externally to ensure win/win customer relationships.
  • Operates independently and demonstrates consistent success in dynamic and distributed environments where minimal supervision is required.
  • Team player.


  • Based in Europe. Brussels is a plus.
  • Existing relationships with the European Union and with key corporate open source stakeholders in Europe are a plus.
  • Exceptional email, phone, and remote working skills.
  • Action-oriented, entrepreneurial, adaptable, and innovative.
  • Profound passion for the evolution of global technology and how it can create collective value.
  • Comfort in both working from home and traveling globally (up to 30%).
  • Willingness to occasionally work across time zones or outside of business hours.
  • Required: Educated at university level in a relevant field and a minimum five years of work experience after internships.


  • Competitive salary
  • Competitive benefits package
  • Unlimited vacation policy
  • Work for a 501©(6) non profit

Additional Information

The Linux Foundation is a largely all-remote workforce that hires top-tier 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 opportunities employer.

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