Community Manager at VMwarePosted on: 11/06/2021
**The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?** The Data Pipelines Team at VMware is seeking a Community Manager for our recently published Open-Source project to join our Community Engagement initiatives and drive adoption of the project. As a community manager, you will utilize your strong Data Engineering and Python Development skills to help shape the community engagement for the [*Versatile Data Kit*](https://github.com/vmware/versatile-data-kit/) project. You will be responsible for building and managing relationships with users, contributors, and partners. **What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?** In this role, you will be responsible for but not limited to the planning, execution, and management of the open-source community engagement strategy and associated programs for the Versatile Data Kit projects. As an active member of the community, you will be an integral part in amplifying VMware’s commitment to open source. To achieve these goals, the Community Manager’s activities will also include attending conferences, doing talks, engaging directly with users and contributors of the project, writing blogs and being active on social media. **Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months, you will work toward completing?** Success in this role will mean that you are building community and awareness through public channels of influence including community meetings, written articles, and contributions to open-source projects. You will help shape the future of the project and collaborate with Data Engineers and Open-Source contributors worldwide. **What type of work will you be doing? What assignments or requirements will you be performing on a regular basis?** **We expect you to:** * Responsible for the overall development of the community engagement for the Versatile Data Kit project * Support internal teams to be better open-source citizens, based on both internal and public community guidelines. * Contribute to project health assessments and recommendations on next steps * Reach out to community members and users, gathering feedback to the open-source project teams and product managers on how to improve engagement. * Provide feedback based on open-source learnings to product management and engineering to improve the project’s user experience, and highlight new areas of need * Formulate leadership level messaging and communications. * Ability to travel up to 20% of each year depending on where meetings/conferences take place. **What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?** You’ll be joining a growing team of 50 engineers located in Bulgaria and the US. The larger team is split into several sub teams with local management, focused on the different areas of VMware’s Data Analytics platform. We are looking for individuals who are self-driven and have the passion to learn new skills and solve complex technical issues. The leadership for this role believes in creating a pleasant and inclusive workplace and building strong relationships and collaboration within the team. **Where is this role located?** The location of this role is flexible within Bulgaria. Work will be done from an office some days during a week and other days from a non-VMware building with the employees having the option to choose the option of working fully remote. **What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?** You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting [www.benefits.vmware.com.](http://www.benefits.vmware.com.</p><ul><li>Employee) Employee Stock Purchase Plan Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types Generous Time Off Programs 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.) Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes **Equal Employment Opportunity Statement** VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, age, physical, mental or sensory disability, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, HIV status, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status including pregnancy, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.