As the Open Source Program Manager, you will be responsible for fostering the adoption of GitLab in the Open Source space.


  • Identify and cultivate strategic relationships with current and potential partners in the context of leading Open Source projects and organizations.
  • Enable large Open Source projects to move to GitLab. Set expectations, provide them support, training, advice and help them manage the migration process.
  • Develop and execute the collaboration strategy for key projects, as well as co-marketing campaigns and communication plans.
  • Act as a liaison between internal teams at GitLab and strategic partners to communicate the product roadmap, feature requests, and to help prioritize them.
  • Run and further develop the GitLab Open Source Initiative to increase the overall number of Open Source projects that move to GitLab.


  • You have 5-7 years of experience running developer relations or community advocacy programs, preferably open source and technical in nature.
  • Analytical and data driven in your approach to building and nurturing communities.
  • You have experience facilitating sensitive and complex community situations with humility, empathy, judgment, tact, and humor.
  • Excellent spoken and written English.
  • Familiarity with developer tools, Git, Continuous Integration, Containers, Kubernetes and Cloud Native technologies in general.
  • You share our values, and work in accordance with those values.
  • Relationships in prominent Open Source communities are a plus.

Key Performance Indicators

A Key Performance Indicator for this role is the number of Open Source projects and developers moving to GitLab per quarter.

Hiring Process

    • Selected candidates will be invited to schedule a screening call with one of our Global Recruiters.
    • Candidates will be asked to schedule a 45 minute interview with our Director of Community Relations.
    • Candidates will be asked to schedule a second 45 minute interview with a member of the Community Relations team.
    • Candidates will then be invited to schedule a third 45 minute interview with our CMO.
    • Finally, our CEO may choose to conduct a final interview.