Red Hat Senior Program Manager - Fedora Project in Westford, Massachusetts

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Software Engineering team is looking for a Senior Program Manager to join our program management team. In this role, you will be an integral part of a community responsible for planning, developing, testing, and releasing community Linux distribution, Fedora Project. You will work with geographically dispersed teams focusing on different projects, and coordinate their project deliverables and schedules. You will also develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders of Fedora community (e.g. Fedora Council or Fedora Engineering Steering Committee) and key stakeholders responsible for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). This role is key to bridging community based distribution and our enterprise offering based on Fedora. This is great opportunity for both existing Fedora Community members and for experienced program managers looking at gaining experience in community focused on free and open source software. Find out more.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Successfully manage and coordinate complex, multiphased programs by guiding cross-functional teams to define, scope, plan, and deliver high-quality software

  • Oversee all aspects of new and existing programs or projects from start to finish

  • Develop and maintain the master plan, schedule, and status for multiple product releases, in coordination with cross-functional teams and stakeholders

  • Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders, while fostering an environment of collaboration, trust, and accountability within and across departments

  • Coordinate weekly team meetings

  • Identify risks, issues, and problems in software engineering processes and develop detailed recovery or mitigation plans

Required skills

  • Experience in working with open source communities

  • Experience guiding teams working on free and open source software, especially Linux

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field

  • 5-10 years of experience delivering technology-related services or products

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, cross-functional, internationally dispersed environment and effectively use traditional and virtual communication

  • Experience with Waterfall and Agile software development and project management methodologies, tools, and defect tracking systems

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Job ID 61338

Category Program Management