Executive Director

Company Information

Pivotal Software, Inc. has joined forces with enterprise software leaders EMC, IBM, HP, Rackspace, SAP, VMware and others to create an independent non-profit foundation for the Cloud Foundry Platform-as-a-Service (“PaaS”) project. The Foundation’s mission is to establish and sustain Cloud Foundry as the global industry standard PaaS open source technology with a thriving ecosystem; to deliver continuous quality, value and innovation to users, operators and providers of Cloud Foundry technology; and, to provide a vibrant agile experience for the community's contributors that delivers the highest quality cloud-native applications and software, at high velocity with global scale.

Job Description

The Cloud Foundry Foundation is looking for an Executive Director to help stand up and manage its Foundation and the growing community of PaaS developers and organizations. The Executive Director will report to the Foundation’s Board of Directors and serve as the leader, evangelist, and fund raiser for the organization.

Key requirements of the Executive Director include:

Candidates must have demonstrated skills, experience and knowledge necessary to provide leadership in implementing and maintaining an Open Source community with thousands of developers and over 50 participating companies. Candidates should demonstrate strengths in decision making, taking accountability for outcomes, and being skillful at serving as the primary conduit of communication and information.

Key requirements of a candidate include:

  • A history of demonstrated leadership and supervisory skills including conflict resolution, excellent planning and organizational skills

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong financial expertise in accounting, budget planning and financial forecasting

  • Strong expertise in nonprofit administration

  • Strong negotiation and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and accuracy

  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills

  • Knowledge of open source software communities, foundations, and operations is critical.

Key responsibilities of the Executive Director include:

  • Supporting the Board of Directors in monitoring Foundation governance, establishing organizational policies, and ensuring organizational financial stability

  • Engaging and representing the user, developer, and sponsor community on behalf of the Foundation and the Board of Directors

  • Working with the technical teams to ensure project success through project management best practices

  • Building and operationalizing Foundation financial management practices including fundraising, budgeting and financial reporting

  • Managing a team of employees and contractors to deliver against the Foundation mission and Board requirements

  • Evangelizing the Foundation to developers and users at various conferences and marketing events to drive participation and growth of the community

  • Establishing and guiding an ongoing shared plan and annual priorities to achieve the mission and strategic plan of the Board of Directors

  • Executing other strategies and programs as assigned by the Board of Directors

Interested candidates should send a resume here for the search committee to review.