Posted on January 26th, 2019
In today’s news, we too often hear stories of how technology/software is driving bias, eroding democracies, isolating communities. At the same time, the social problems we see in the world (climate change, poverty, etc.) are ever pervasive and persistent. They too are seemingly intractable problems that could benefit from solutions with technology. Open source software can be an effective solution to address these pressing social issues. It has the potential to drive change with innovation, to leverage the power of collaboration and shared expertise, to build community and draw in multiple diverse perspectives. It has the potential to change lives for the better.
Developers all over the world flock to GitHub to work together on software projects. They come to thrive as developers, to learn, to iterate and improve. They come to build software together in a well structured collaborative environment with processes that are efficient and smooth. They also come to GitHub to solve society’s most pressing problems, such as increasing financial access for the world’s poor (Mojaloop), developing assistive technologies for people with disabilities (OptiKey), or reducing bias in newsrooms across the globe (Coral Project). We're looking for a technologist who is passionate about the intersection of open source and social good, who is inspired by the opportunity we have to improve lives across the world with software, and is ready to do this with the power of GitHub’s 30M developers and leadership in the open source ecosystem.
GitHub is looking for a Program Manager, Open Source for Good, to report to the Director of Social Impact. You will be responsible for the planning and execution of one of our most important priorities for the company, which is to leverage the GitHub platform & product, and open source software/code to address society’s most pressing problems. You’ll be able to apply your previous success to strategically engage GitHub’s resources (people and philanthropic giving) and technology (users, developers, maintainers, products) to address social issues are directly related to the growth and success of the our core business, and which distinctively set us apart in the software ecosystem. The mission of the Social Impact team is to activate GitHub's people and platform to make a positive and lasting change in the world.
This position can be based remotely.
You’ll weave together a comprehensive approach to achieving outcomes and using methods which include:
GitHub is the developer company. Over 31 million people use GitHub to build amazing things together across 100 million repositories. We make it easier for developers to be developers: to work together, to solve challenging problems, to create the world’s most important technologies. We foster a collaborative community that can come together—as individuals and in teams—to create the future of software and make a difference in the world.
Collaboration: We believe the best work is done together.
Empathy: We believe in putting people first.
Quality: We believe in setting the standard for excellence.
Positive Impact: We believe in making the world a better place through our work.
Shipping: We believe in creating things for the people using them.
At GitHub, we constantly strive to create an environment that allows our employees (Hubbers) to do the best work of their lives. We've designed one of the coolest workspaces in San Francisco (HQ), where over half of our Hubbers work, snack, and create daily. The other half of our Hubbers work remotely in 18 countries across the globe. Here is a complete list of where we can hire!
We are also committed to keeping Hubbers healthy, motivated, focused and creative. We've designed our top-notch benefits program with these goals in mind. In a nutshell, we've built a place where we truly love working, we think you will too.
GitHub is made up of people from a wide variety of backgrounds and lifestyles. We embrace diversity and invite applications from people of all walks of life. We don't discriminate against employees or applicants based on gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, race, religion, age, national origin, citizenship, disability, pregnancy status, veteran status, or any other differences. Also, if you have a disability, please let us know if there's any way we can make the interview process better for you; we're happy to accommodate!
Please note that benefits vary by country, if you have any questions, please don't hesitate to ask your Talent Partner.