Director of Information Technology

The Linux Foundation Overview
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.

With hundreds of members and thousands of active developers, The Linux Foundation's projects are harnessing the power of open source development to fuel innovation at unmatched speed and scale. The Linux Foundation Projects use open source governance best practices, including license and contribution agreement choices, in keeping with the ideals of Linux.

The Position
The Linux Foundation IT Services team is a global support and operations team with a mission to support the growth and success of open source projects that join the Foundation.   Our team is the face of the Foundation to our open source projects. We require our services to set new standards in customer experience and quality as we work with them to support the growth and success of the projects.

The Linux Foundation is looking for a Director of IT who will be the main interface between our open source projects and other stakeholders, including IT teams, Engineering, Program Management, Product Management, Business Development and Legal.  The Director of IT will also be responsible for managing a remote team and developing and implementing IT best practices.

The ideal candidate for this position will be responsible for overall planning, organizing and execution of all IT functions for our internal and external customers.  Your role is of a manager who is knowledgeable in IT and computer systems and experienced in creating and implementing policies and systems that meet organizational objectives.

As the Director for IT you will:

  • Develop, establish, and implement IT policies and systems supporting organizational strategies set by upper management ensuring efficient quality services
  • Improve IT service offerings utilizing customer feedback
  • Revamp, develop, and communicate market competitive IT service pricing models, and associated catalogs
  • Develop and manage financial budgets for senior executives that align with overall Foundation objectives
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams (IT, Engineering, Programs) to solve business and open source project challenges
  • Supervise and manage multiple disciplines (Systems Administration, Release Engineering, and internal IT) ensuring organizational effectiveness and agility in decision making and execution
  • Oversee all technology operations, and access, and evaluate them according to defined goals.
  • Analyze business requirements for The Linux Foundation open source projects, and internal departments to define and implement scalable technology
  • Recommend new systems and software to senior executives based on customer needs, research and evolving technology innovations.

As an ideal candidate you:

  • Understand operational workflows, identify and define tools required to enable operational scaling, and drive continuous development and deployment of tools with IT and/or Engineering
  • Are experienced with data centers and up-to-date on cloud services from top providers
  • Understand customer experience level required to successfully deliver IT as a Service
  • Have a background in networking and understand requirements for when to recommend either a virtual or bare metal test lab
  • Have excellent organizational and leadership skills
  • Have effectively managed remote teams
  • Have experience with open source projects and communities
  • A team player with a positive attitude; excellent oral and written business communication and people skills

The Linux Foundation is a largely all-remote workforce (though this position is based in the San Francisco Bay Area) that hires top-notch talent. We are as passionate of 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. We offer exceptional benefits - e.g., Exceptional healthcare plans, unlimited PTO, 100% 401k match up to $18k, and profit-sharing.

See Inside the Office of The Linux Foundation

Together with the worldwide open-source community, The Linux Foundation aims to solve the hardest technology problems by creating the largest shared technology investment in history. By partnering with the world’s leading developers and companies and providing the necessary tools, training, and events to scale any open source project, the nonprofit's services help create vibrant ecosystems to support the long-term growth of numerous open source projects.


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