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    Director Open Source Communities

    • 14699
    • Research & Development
    • Experienced Professionals
    • Central Engineering - OSS
    • Central Engineering OSS – Engineering
    • UK
    • Cambridge


    We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

    Job Description

    As the Arm open source community lead you are the focal point of all things open source, you lead the Open Source Office (OSO) and provide a consistent approach to open source software (OSS) development and engagements.

    OSS is a key component to Arm’s business. It is used in all the segments in which we operate, meaning that the diversity of technology we work with is very broad.

    Arm has over 1000 software engineers working on or with open source, all of which require help and mentorship on how best to work with the internal and external communities for which their software is destined.

    The role brings together expertise from the legal and IP aspects of OSS, combined with building community relationships and being an exemplary citizen to the upstreams – requiring a deep understanding of OSS, not just the code.

    Job Purpose & Accountabilities:

    As the leaders of Arm's OSO you will be responsible for delivering consistency in our approach to working with OSS across the company, bringing together legal, patents, tooling, approvals, community behavior and strategy.

    The role will report to one of the OSS teams within Arm, however the scope will be to work across Arm with all the software teams where necessary.

    You will lead Arm’s internal open source summit which brings together all our open source leaders annually, and the more frequent OSO meetings.

    An objective of the role is also to increase our external open source presence through participating in community events and driving the curation of external content describing Arm contributions.

    Job Requirements:

    Your responsibilities, working with the wider OSO, include

    • Clearly communicating the OSS strategy within and outside the company
    • Owning and leading the execution of the strategy
    • Facilitating the effective use of open source in commercial products and services
    • Ensuring high-quality and frequent releases of code to OSS communities
    • Engaging with developer communities and ensuring contributions are made back to projects
    • Developing the OSS culture within the organization
    • Maintaining open source license compliance reviews and oversight

    Job Requirements

    Education & Qualifications:

    BS or MS in Computer Engineering or equivalent degree is desirable.

    Essential Skills & Experience

    You are

    • Flexible, with a background in OSS community work, preferably across multiple market segments.
    • Able to communicate at all levels in the company as an evangelist for OSS
    • A leader in the wider open source communities to evangelise the work we are doing and craft broader engagement
    • Passionate about OSS and capable of applying it in a commercial context, and in particular how the needs of OSS and business intersect
    • Capable of driving and developing internal processes, from legal and patents, to developer workflow as well as engaging with key open source projects such as SPDX and OpenChain
    • Experienced in working in OSS ideally from a program office and/or working with organisations such as Linux Foundation, Apache Foundation.
    • Familiar with the Arm business model and the partnership

    At Arm, we are guided by our core beliefs that reflect our rare culture and guide our decisions, defining how we work together to defy ordinary and shape extraordinary:

    We not I

    Take daily responsibility to make the Global Arm community thrive.

    No individual owns the right answer. Brilliance is collective.

    Information is crucial, share it.

    Realise that we win when we collaborate — and that everyone misses out when we don’t.

    Passion for progress

    Our differences are our strength. Widen and mix up your network of connections.

    Difficult things can take unexpected directions. Stick with it.

    Make feedback positive and expansive, not negative and narrow.

    The essence of progress is that it can’t stop. Grow with it and own your own progress.

    Be your brilliant self

    Be quirky not egocentric.

    Recognise the power in saying ‘I don’t know’.

    Make trust our default position.

    Hold strong opinions lightly.

    Arm has a responsibility to ensure that all employees are eligible to live and work in the UK.


    ARM Benefits


    Your particular benefits package will depend on position and type of employment and may be subject to change. Your package will be confirmed on offer of employment. Arm’s benefits program provides permanent employees with the opportunity to stay innovative and healthy, ensure the wellness of their families, and create a positive working environment.

    • Annual Bonus Plan
    • Discretionary Cash Award
    • Group Personal Pension Plan with enhanced company contribution
    • Medical, Travel, Health & Life Insurances
    • Holiday, 25 days annual leave with option to buy an additional 5 days per year
    • Sabbatical, 20 paid days every four-year of service
    • Volunteering, One (1) paid working day each year (TeamARM)
    • Varies by location: cycle to work, free car parking, gym on site, team and social events

    About Arm

    Arm® technology is at the heart of a computing and connectivity revolution that is transforming the way people live and businesses operate. From the unmissable to the invisible; our advanced, energy-efficient processor designs are enabling the intelligence in 86 billion silicon chips and securely powering products from the sensor to the smartphone to the supercomputer. With more than 1,000 technology partners including the world’s most famous business and consumer brands, we are driving Arm innovation into all areas compute is happening inside the chip, the network and the cloud.

    With offices around the world, Arm is a diverse community of dedicated, innovative and highly talented professionals. By enabling an inclusive, meritocratic and open workplace where all our people can grow and succeed, we encourage our people to share their unique contributions to Arm's success in the global marketplace.

    About the office

    At our global HQ in Cambridge, England we house the majority of our engineering and our corporate groups that deliver our extraordinary success. As a world-renowned university town, Cambridge boasts both a beautiful countryside and a historical town center. Local activities include punting on the River Cam and the many museums that reside within Cambridge University.

    Cambridge, UK - Global HQ
    Arm Ltd.
    110 Fulbourn Road
    GB-CB1 9NJ
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