Monday, May 28, 2012

Are you our next OWASP Project Manager?


Projects are at the heart of the Open Web Application Security Project (OWASP).

OWASP is currently searching for a new OWASP project manager who will support 140+ project leaders in starting and running their OWASP projects.

The OWASP project manager will report to the OWASP operations director and work closely together with the Global Projects Committee.

Tasks:
  • operational follow-up of all OWASP project related questions
  • assist with setting up new project wiki templates
  • document "how to" guides for project managers using the wiki templates
  • address queries from project leaders and channel these queries to the appropriate person(s)
  • supply metrics on project activities and requirements
  • assist with setting up new projects
  • create and maintain an OWASP Projects Handbook for new and existing OWASP project leaders
  • set up, maintain and facilitate the OWASP projects review process
  • set up and maintain an OWASP projects dashboard with health metrics
  • promote and support the i18n of OWASP projects
  • attend worldwide OWASP conferences to meet project leaders
Required experience:
  • the candidate should be familiar with the OWASP projects (desired)
  • the candidate has at least 5 years experience in setting up or running open source projects him/herself
  • the candidate should have excellent presentation, verbal and writing communication skills in - at least - English. Active or passive knowledge of other languages would be great.
  • the candidate should be patient and sensitive towards cross-cultural communications.
  • the candidate should have experience with managing global and remote teams
  • the candidate should be able to work with Google applications, Salesforce, Office and MediaWiki (required). Familiarity with MediaWiki templates in particular will be required for execution of duties.
  • the candidate is a driven, self-motivated person with a determination to achieve OWASP focused objectives/goals.
  • the candidate is a team player with high integrity, confidence and maturity.
  • having a project manager certification (e.g. PMP or Prince2) is a plus, not mandatory
This is an international position and will require limited travel to OWASP conferences and summits. The majority of the work can be performed remotely. OWASP will not provide relocation costs. This position is open in the US as employee or contractor. If you live outside the US, we prefer to hire you as contractor.

Feel free to forward this call for candidates. Updates will be announced on https://www.owasp.org/index.php/OwaspPM

If you are up for the challenge and want to become part of a great community:
send your letter of motivation together with your resume to kate.hartmann@owasp.org no later than 15-Jun-2012.

Thank you,

Kind regards

Seba Deleersnyder
OWASP Board

1 comment:

Thorin said...

I'm definitely not the next OWASP PM but I do have to say that I'm sorry to see the ball being dropped on many good OWASP projects, like the Testing Guide that hasn't moved in months upon months, despite announcements of v4 work and mailing lists calls to get a new wiki section setup, etc.