We are looking for a motivated Open Source Community Manager to join the Giga team. This will be a diverse and hands-on role to help ideate and execute Giga’s open source strategy.
We are looking for someone that is eager to make Giga a champion of open source - that is unafraid to get their hands dirty combing through pull-requests and drafting documentation but that also understands the nuance of, and is excited to engage with, different technical and non-technical communities. The open source community manager will help shape and nurture the healthy development and growth of our open source products.
In particular you will:
Creating enabling processes and standards to streamline and improve Giga’s open source roadmap, including:
Drafting and implementing Giga’s open source strategy – stewarding Giga’s commitment to open source principles and digital public goods
Designing and building buy-in on required standards and processes to bolsters Giga’s open source commitment, including technical documentation templates, community guidelines, checklists and code reviews, amongst others
Developing product-specific open source roadmaps in collaboration with product owners, including identifying relevant technical and non-technical communities to engage with, creating OKRs and implementation plans, selecting licenses, etc
Overseeing and managing the implementation of Giga’s open source roadmap, including:
Executing product-specific open source roadmaps, encompassing the creation and iteration of product documentation (such as issue trackers and contributor incentives) and engagement and follow-up with relevant communities (including managing PRs and issues, external contributor feedback, etc)
Driving increased and successful contributions to Giga’s open-source products
Advising the team across product ideation and development on how best to build and sustain vibrant open-source projects
Building and iteratively improving Giga’s brand as a tech, open source and digital public goods champion
Contributing to building greater cultural awareness for open source within Giga
Liaising with Giga team members as needed to create product communication and marketing materials to disseminate the achievements (and failures!) of Giga’s technology work
Representing Giga in the open source community
Organizing and participating in online as well as offline events geared towards growing a vibrant community of technical and non-technical Giga collaborators, for example, hosting X Spaces, hackathons, webinars.
Keeping abreast of latest developments in the open source community
To qualify as an advocate for every child you will have…
Master’s degree in software development, engineering or a related technical field. *A first University Degree in a relevant field combined with 2 additional years of professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an Advanced University Degree.
A minimum of 5 years of experience in the field, preferably in developer or community projects.
Strong personal track record of ongoing contributions to one or more open source projects.
Strong understanding of version control systems (e.g., Git) and project management tools.
Experience in community management, including facilitating and growing communities is required.
Experience from working within UNICEF, and with experience or strong exposure to Country Offices is considered an asset.
Strong planning/organizing skills. Prior experience planning events is desirable.
Knowledge of social media channels (especially X, formerly Twitter) is required.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and enthusiasm for public speaking.
Proven capacity to work with collaborative teams across different locations and with different technical skills.
Fluency in English is required. Proficiency in an additional official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.