Bug Resilience Program Manager Full-time

Published at 2024-03-20 - Viewed: 301 times - Sovereign Tech Fund in Germany

The Sovereign Tech Fund is looking for an experienced program manager (all genders) to establish and further develop the Bug Resilience Program.

Who we are

The Sovereign Tech Fund’s mission is to strengthen digital infrastructure in the public interest. Our goal is to promote security, innovation and competitiveness and to create a stable digital foundation for participation and democracy. To this end, we invest in the open source ecosystem with a focus on resilience and technological diversity and the aim of achieving digital sovereignty and sustainable digital services in the public interest.

As a “start-up” in the Federal Agency for Disruptive Innovation, we started the Sovereign Tech Fund in September 2022. This year, we will become an independent entity, and as such, we are looking for talented individuals to join our team and help establish the new organization.

Who we are looking for

We are looking for an experienced program manager to establish and further develop the STF Bug Resilience Program . The Bug Resilience Program was developed by STF in 2023 to improve the resilience of open source software infrastructure projects. The program supports participating projects in reducing their technical debt, funds security audits, and offers participation in a bug- and fix-bounty.

The Bug Resilience Program Manager coordinates and manages the day-to-day operations and further develops the program concept. The responsibilities also include reviewing applications for program participation, managing relationships with implementation partners, onboarding and managing bug bounty programs on the STF platform, as well as monitoring vulnerability and bug-fix reports and bounty payments.

Your Tasks

  • Managing the day-to-day operations of the Bug Resilience Program
  • Communication and coordination with implementation partners
  • Onboarding of and communication with applicants and bug bounty program participants
  • Managing the bug bounty program platform
  • Monitoring and reviewing bug bounty reports and fixing reports
  • Support in processing invoices and bounties
  • Representing the Sovereign Tech Fund at conferences and other events
  • Networking with open source communities and other stakeholders
  • Research on current debates and developments in the field
  • Developing additional concepts to increase vulnerability resilience

Your Qualities

  • In-depth knowledge in the areas of open source and information security
  • High creative drive and joy in building new projects
  • Proactive, structured, and independent work style
  • Strong interest in and enjoyment of teamwork and collaboration
  • Good to very good communication skills
  • Fluent in German and English

For us, your motivation is as important as your resume. We explicitly welcome applications that do not meet all requirements. We would also be happy to learn more about additional skills and attributes in your cover letter that are not listed here but are relevant to the position.

What we offer

  • Contribution to the establishment of a new and internationally visible project that is doing pioneering work in its field
  • Central office in Berlin with a motivated team, attractive flexible time arrangements, and the option for remote work
  • A high degree of autonomy and many opportunities to contribute and implement your ideas
  • Diverse opportunities for professional and personal development
  • 30 days of vacation (based on a 5-day work week)
  • Initial contract duration of 2 years with the possibility of extension
  • Compensation aligned with the wage agreement for the public sector (TVöD-Bund); depending on qualifications and tasks, classification in pay group 13.

We are a diverse team and welcome applications from BPoC (Black and People of Color), individuals with disabilities, people with migration backgrounds, and individuals from other groups underrepresented in technology development.

If you belong to these groups, please feel free to mention it in your application. However, we request that you refrain from including a photo of yourself or any information about your place of residence, age, gender, marital status, or similar details in your documents.


Please send us your application with a cover letter, resume, and earliest possible start date by email to jobs@sovereigntechfund.de.

We will confirm receipt of your documents in writing by email and then inform you of our decision. We will conduct two rounds of job interviews, which will take place either in Berlin or remotely. The job posting will remain open until the position is filled.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at jobs@sovereigntechfund.de.

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