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Open Source Community Leader

We are seeking an experienced, passionate and motivated community leader to immerse themselves in the software supply chain security and GUAC communities. In this role, you will establish and drive our OKRs and build programs that will grow, engage and delight the GUAC community and support our overall mission.

Simply email your CV to jobs@kusari.dev

Kusari is a software supply chain security start-up whose mission is to bring transparency to the software supply chain and power secure software development. 

We began the company by building the Graph for Understanding Artifact Composition (GUAC) open source project, together with Google, Purdue University and Citi. The community is 300 strong with 50 contributors and recently joined OpenSSF as an Incubating Project, but there’s much more ahead. 

We are seeking an experienced, passionate and motivated community leader to immerse themselves in the software supply chain security and GUAC communities. In this role, you will establish and drive our OKRs and build programs that will grow, engage and delight the GUAC community and support our overall mission. 

The team at Kusari is dedicated to improving security for the software supply chain. Your work to establish GUAC as the tool for knowing your software supply chain will solve challenges that developers and security teams face on a daily basis. Just as Kubernetes has redefined the role of containers, GUAC seeks to redefine the way we understand and manage dependencies that threaten the software supply chain. Establishing a thriving community for GUAC stands to revolutionize the way that enterprise and government organizations secure the software development lifecycle and address threats and vulnerabilities. 

We invite you to read on for details on the responsibilities and qualifications as you consider this exciting career opportunity.

Key Responsibilities

  • Develop and implement practical, repeatable programs and systems to nurture and grow a robust community.
  • Deliver valuable content (written and spoken), facilitate and run interactive and engaging events, and establish programs that create a great community experience leading to increased engagement and growth.
  • Establish and maintain the infrastructure and workflows for ongoing communication, participation, and collaboration within the community using social media, Slack, website, community calls and other organic methods.
  • Actively participate as a Kusari representative in the Community Leadership Core and OpenSSF to grow your skills, learn from and support others, and share learnings internally to build relationships and help everyone succeed. 
  • Show up every day in community to build relationships, spur engagement and discussion. Solicit and outline community improvements that solve problems and/or bring forth new ideas, and then implement via a repeatable operating framework.
  • Be data-driven in setting metrics, providing tracking updates and reporting quarterly results in community health and success. Identify trends and patterns and seek to optimize/ improve the community.

Qualifications

Strong open source ethos and understanding of open-source principles and best practices based on previous community management experience
Committed to driving forward progress - experimenting and learning rather than perfection
Exceptional communication and interpersonal skill, adept at cooperating with diverse stakeholders including developers, contributors, and end users
Knowledge and previous experience using of project management tools, social media, events, HubSpot and platforms prevalent in open-source development such as GitHub
Capable of setting and sticking to goals, analyzing community metrics and feedback, and synthesizing input to facilitate informed decision-making and continual enhancement
Ability to be a champion and drive open source initiatives, making recommendations, advocating their merits, prioritizing and completing activities independently
Experience in a previous community building role of 2-5 years, in either a commercial or open source context
Ability to grasp technical concepts and translate them into common terms, previous security or software supply chain experience a plus

Benefits

Fully remote position
401k
Unlimited PTO and you’re encouraged to use it
Excellent insurance

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