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Open Source Program Office Lead - REMOTE - Long-term contract

Our direct client, a global firm with a large Software development organization, seeks a professional to help open a Program Office to the cataloguing of and usage review for Open Source Software (OSS), including the preparation for and submission of ISO 5230 conformance.

this is a fully-remote position operating primarily on East Coast hours, communicating with team members in the US and Europe. Long-term (24-36 months with possibility of contract-to-hire along the way) 

Note this role is not involved with solution coding or hands-on development, but prior background with code development is a plus

Job title: Open Source Program Office lead


  • Directly support the existing OSS (Open Source Software) governance processes
  • Leverage and identify improvements in the OSS governance tools and processes
  • Provide technical leadership to virtual teams and act as an OSS subject matter expert (SME) where appropriate
  • Maintain and improve the quality of the OSS-related data in the Enterprise Portfolio repository
  • Develop the materials required to meet ISO 5230 conformance
  • Help to establish and run the Comapny's OSPO (Open Source Program Office)

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Serve as the technical lead in the Open Source and ISO 5230 track, primarily based on the accountabilities detailed below. Serve as a backup technical lead for the other project track, (commercial) Software Asset Management.


Provide technical/process leadership and oversight of the OSS governance; support and improve the existing Open Source Governance Group (OSGG) in their tasks related to reviewing and vetting OSS for use in the company's software solutions.


Support the existing OSS governance process through an active role in performing OSS reviews for the OSGG. Hands-on support of the existing process is required in order to fully support the changes and improvements realized in this project.


Provide direct contribution to the on-time, on-budget design and delivery of the OSS-track deliverable. Ensure the deliverables that are fit-for-purpose as agreed with the project stakeholders.


Be accountable for your personal development including: technical training that supports the OSPO and the coaching/mentoring of others involved.



  • Practical understanding of OSS governance is a must and prior coding or development experience is a plus
  • Excellent Microsoft Office skills (especially Visio and PowerPoint)
  • Experience with OSS governance tools
  • Knowledge of software/OSS licenses, terms and conditions. Experience in collaborating with a legal team
  • Understanding of enterprise-grade software development in an Azure DevOps environment (including CI/CD)
  • Must have excellent understanding of security, supply chain, and software health issues and concerns
  • GRC (Governance Risk & Compliance) or IT Security background is a plus


  • 10 years experience with IT Architecture and within global organizations 
  • Demonstrable ability to communicate from technical and business perspectives. Ability to work with people from many different cultural backgrounds
  • Any of the following or similar certifications or trainings are a plus: LFC202-LFC205 and other LPI courses/certifications, GIAC GOSI, ISACA CISM CRISC CGEIT or other, COBIT, GRCP, CGRC, ISC2 CISSP or other, PMI-RPM, etc.

Job ID: 4891

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