Director of Marketing

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.
Cloud Native Computing Foundation Overview
Cloud Native Computing Foundation is creating and driving the adoption of a new computing paradigm that is optimized for modern distributed systems environments capable of scaling to tens of thousands of healing multi-tenant nodes. Cloud native systems will be containerized, dynamically orchestrated and microservices-oriented. CNCF currently hosts Kubernetes, Prometheus, OpenTracing, fluentd, linkerd, gRPC, CoreDNS, containerd, rkt and CNI. For more information:
Position Overview
The Linux Foundation is looking for a Director of Marketing to develop and execute on strategic marketing initiatives to support CNCF. This individual will play a key leadership role within both CNCF and The Linux Foundation.

Partner with the CNCF Executive Director, Marketing Committee, Communications and Marketing team to develop a comprehensive, full-lifecycle marketing strategy and associated plan. To include:

  • Understanding and maintaining audience personas to support the development and creation of relevant technical content, including user stories, tutorials, case studies, webinars, whitepapers, monthly newsletters, and presentations.
  • Maintaining, updating and improving the CNCF website.
  • Understanding developer marketing and have experience communicating with developers through various channels and events.
  • Understanding and developing strategies for community marketing
  • Collaborating in the creation of messaging for business and technical audiences for the project.
  • Defining the right blend of top, middle and end of funnel activities to drive membership and community growth. Ensure metrics are tracked and reported.
  • Working with the CNCF marketing and communications team to ensure flawless execution of all activities.
  • Identifying resource gaps and filling them through smart use of freelancers and internal staff.
  • Co-leading the work of the CNCF marketing committee and increasing member engagement by building trust-based relationships.
  • Mentor and develop junior marketing staff
  • Manage the CNCF marketing committee, including scheduling meetings, preparing agendas and recording minutes.


  • 10 years of marketing experience in technical environments.
  • Knowledge of cloud and infrastructure technology. Container-specific knowledge a plus.
  • Experience working with and energizing external communities on complex technical topics.
  • Proven campaign success promoting and supporting products that have software developers as a customer.
  • Ability to engage and positively influence multiple internal teams in an agency-style, service-oriented environment.


  • Ability to produce well-written and meaningful assets with minimal editing.
  • Excellent communicator.
  • Natural multitasker.
  • Diplomatic.
  • Great collaborator.
  • Self-motivated.
  • Willing to shift schedules to accommodate the challenges presented by working with colleagues and members across several time zones.
  • Able to travel, including internationally, several times a year to attend events.
  • Located in the Bay Area.


  • Experience working with open source projects and communities.

The Linux Foundation is dedicated to hiring 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 outstanding benefits, including fantastic health care, unlimited PTO, 100% 401k match (up to $18,000), profit-sharing and exceptional healthcare plans.
The Linux Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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