Open Source Community Manager

Eclipse Foundation
January 10, 2022
Telecommute, Canada
Job Type
Mid-Senior Level


The Eclipse Foundation, one of the world’s largest open source foundations, provides a global ecosystem of individuals and organizations with a business-friendly environment for open source software collaboration and innovation.

The Foundation is home to the Eclipse IDE, Jakarta EE, Adoptium, and over 400 open source projects, including runtimes, tools, and frameworks for cloud and edge applications, IoT, AI, automotive, systems engineering, open processor designs, and many more. The Eclipse Adoptium project and Adoptium working group is the new home of the AdoptOpenJDK community. Adoptium has proven to be a runaway success, with over 11M downloads of their prebuilt high-quality, enterprise-ready OpenJDK binaries.

The Adoptium working group’s top priority is to establish Adoptium as the industry's trusted source for high-quality enterprise-ready Java runtimes. It strives to advance, promote, and support the dissemination of technologies derived from or related to the Eclipse Adoptium projects. Founding members of the Adoptium include Red Hat, IBM, Microsoft, Karakun, New Relic, Alibaba, Huawei, and Azul among others.

The Role

The Open Source Community Manager will work with the Adoptium working group’s Steering Committee to define and execute the global strategy for the Adoptium at the Eclipse Foundation. The ideal candidate must have prior experience building and nurturing communities, open source and some background with Java. Working alongside community managers for other major Eclipse initiatives, the Community Manager reports to and works with the VP of Community Development at the Eclipse Foundation.

Location of Position

  • This position is entirely remote. The Eclipse Foundation is global in scope and is domiciled in Belgium, with staff located in Europe, Canada and the United States.


  • Work within the community to project manage and coordinate with members to deliver on Steering Committee priorities.
  • Engage directly with both developers and technical line of business leaders in the Adoptium community in driving understanding of the Adoptium value proposition, and adoption of Java runtimes.
  • Actively recruit companies including enterprises to join the Adoptium working group or sponsor the Adoptium project.
  • Define, implement, and promote programs that encourage open collaboration within the Adoptium ecosystem and the industry at large, and that raise awareness about Adoptium’s high-quality Java runtimes.
  • Work with the community to coordinate project releases and associated deliverables including website, marketplace, documentation, marketing materials, testimonials and social media content.
  • Build close working relationships with companies and individuals within the Adoptium community.
  • Monitor the health of the Adoptium projects and ecosystem, and report to key stakeholders on a regular basis.
  • Help create an event plan for the Adoptium community and coordinate presence at trade shows.
  • Virtually and when conditions permit, travel to different Java related conferences and events in North America and Europe to represent the working group and the Foundation.
  • Work closely with other Eclipse community managers and staff in evolving and executing the Eclipse working group and development processes, and to support the overall health and vibrancy of the broader Eclipse ecosystem.



  • Experience with programming languages runtimes and distribution of open source software.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills and experience writing high quality materials.
  • Experience with open source software community development and collaboration models.
  • Demonstrated ability to work within a community to guide and complete projects/initiatives in a timely manner.
  • Demonstrated success in engaging with and influencing developers and/or line of business and technical leaders.
  • Public speaking experience both in person and virtual.
  • Fluent in English with proven proficiency of working in an English business environment.


  • Industry experience working with Java development and Java runtime technologies.
  • Experience with participating in open source projects (either as a committer, contributor, or community manager) is a plus.
  • Knowledge of Oracle’s OpenJDK project and the Java Community Process (JCP).
  • Existing network from a diverse set of communities and social media platforms including Twitter, and LinkedIn.

To Apply

Interested applicants should prepare a resume and cover letter and submit them through this link.

The Eclipse Foundation respects the dignity and independence of people with disabilities and provides accommodation and support to persons with disabilities throughout any recruitment process, once made aware of a need for accommodation. If you require any special accommodation or support during the recruitment process, please indicate in your email to us.

We offer highly competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those invited to be interviewed will be contacted. For more information about Eclipse Foundation, please visit our website.

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