Technology Strategy Tech Lead - Open Source Strategist

Freddie Mac
McLean, VA
Feb 15, 2019
Feb 15, 2019
Full Time
This Technology Strategy Tech Lead position will be an Open Source Strategist at Freddie Mac. This role will develop and internally evangelize Freddie's Open Source strategy. The hired candidate will be responsible for the overall management of company open source projects and workflows. Be the coordinator of multiple company wide open source projects, and be the main interface of open source strategy and company business strategy.

Responsibilities Include:
* Manage the execution and implementation of the corporate open source strategy, organize open source teams and create realistic goals and target for the teams. Monitoring and checking the progress of the open source team's business, and assess the risks, and promptly coordinate resources to address the risks and issues
* Support Freddie's own open source initiatives or community driven initiatives, helping the build-up of teams
* Responsible for corporate open source strategy management work flow, community operations and management work flow, and their execution and implementation plan
* Responsible for managing open source technical development team, open source project management of charters and mile stones, ensuring the cadence of open source project progress is in sync with corporate needs
* Be the guardian of open source management process and community operations and management, be responsible for the optimization and maturization of the management process
* Work closely with legal peers, define and implement policies, processes, and tools that reduce risk and reduce friction
* Manage and participate in technical due diligence activities, for inbound uses of Open Source software, outbound contributions to Open Source projects, and acquisitions of companies leveraging Open Source and/or Open business models
* Develop and operationalize our Internal Open Source strategy, the application of Open Source processes to closed-source projects to support company-wide participation in those projects
* Provide external visibility for Freddie's Open Source efforts, and leadership for Yahoo!'s interactions with Open Source communities
* Support the open source office in managing the operational pipeline of requests for intake, contributions and new OSS projects
* Monitor and add content to open source office communication sites
* Support, as needed, automation to streamline governance processes
* Work with product owners to understand desired application capabilities and testing scenarios
* Mentor other members of the engineering community


* Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
* 8-10 years of related work experience
* Experience with community outreach/contribution
* Solid experience with open source development practices
* Possess excellent interpersonal and collaboration skills with ability to interact with small and large groups of business stakeholders and senior leadership

Key to success in this role
* Bring a passion to stay on top of tech trends
* Experiment with and learn new technologies, participate in internal & external technology communities
* Encourage innovation, implementation of cutting-edge technologies, inclusion, outside-of-the-box thinking, teamwork, self-organization, and diversity

Top 3 Personal Competencies to possess
* Drive for Execution - Be accountable for strong individual and team performance
* Partnership - Build trust and strong partnerships through your own and team's actions
* Growth and Development - Know or learn what is needed to deliver results and successfully compete

Today, Freddie Mac makes home possible for one in four home borrowers and is one of the largest sources of financing for multifamily housing. Join our smart, creative and dedicated team and you'll do important work for the housing finance system and make a difference in the lives of others. Freddie Mac is an equal opportunity and top diversity employer. EOE, M/F/D/V.

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