SCS Community Manager

The Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) Project is looking for a Community Manager.
We aim to fill this position by Jul 2021. The Project is driven by a small team in the OSB Alliance with multi-year funding from the German Ministry for Economy and Energy (BMWi). This job offering is for hiring into this team. In addition to this team there are numerous engineers from various companies contributing to the project -- some of them paid through the project funding, some of them because their employer is interested in making this project successful.

The Sovereign Cloud Stack (SCS) Project is aiming to define and implement a complete, modular, secure, open-source software stack. It covers software-defined storage and networking, operations tooling for automated deployment, logging, monitoring, alerting, trending, identity and authorization management, an Infrastructure-as-a-Service layer, as well as Container(Platform)-as-a-Service layer. It allows users (development teams) to create and control their own kubernetes cluster through standardized APIs and delivers standard building blocks used to construct and manage container applications. This stack fulfills high security standards and comes with tooling and documentation that reduces the amount of specialized expertise required to run complex cloud and container infrastructure. SCS can be used by cloud service providers and internal IT teams alike and it can be deployed as a whole or by just cherry-picking needed components from it. The end result can be subjected to a certification process, ensuring strict compatibility with other SCS based platforms, thus building a network of federatable compatible clouds.

The SCS project is contributing to the pan-european GAIA-X effort, serving as reference for development work and enhancing it with an implementation that node-providers can leverage as a whole or in parts to deliver federated sovereign infrastructure, underpinning a sovereign data ecosystem.

In this role, you will

  • be part of a small central team that orchestrates the efforts to define, implement and validate (CI/CD) a stack of open source software
  • orchestrate a cross-cultural and cross-company team of engineers that contribute to the effort
  • work intensely with these communities to understand their needs and get their input and contribution to the project organized
  • support the process of creating a culture that allows to work effectively with open communities
  • help refine the vision, mission and strategy of the project
  • help organize community events
  • present the project, its goals and status at relevant media and conferences.

We expect that you

  • have a good overview over open source system software technology
  • have been working in and with open source communities in the past
  • have a genuine interest to work with technology people and enjoy discussions with diverse communities
  • are used to very open and transparent communication

We offer

  • working in an open and inspiring environment, interacting with highly-skilled and driven individuals from the project, the partners and the relevant open-source communities
  • contributing to a project that will make a difference by being instrumental for a vivid ecosystem of federated infrastructure providers in Europe and beyond
  • being a key part of a new project
  • working on cutting-edge open source infrastructure technology
  • getting visibility by presenting the project to stakeholders and to the public on technology conferences
  • an adequate compensation package

Imprint (Angaben gemäß § 5 TMG):
Kurt Garloff, Grafenwerthstr. 8, 50937 Köln
Mail: scs@garloff.de / Phone: +49-221-292772-0
Tax-ID (§ 27 a Umsatzsteuergesetz): DE296446025
Responsible for the content (§ 55 Abs. 2 RStV): Kurt Garloff (same address as above)
Sovereign Cloud Stack and SCS are registered trademarks of the Open Source Business Alliance.