Community Manager – Pravega – DELL – USA


Dell provides the technology that transforms the way we all work and live. But
we are more than a technology company — we are a people company. We inspire-
challenge and respect every one of our over 100-000 employees. We also provide
them with unparalleled growth and development opportunities. We can`t wait for
you to discover this for yourself as a Community Manager on our Unstructured
Data Storage team in Seattle. The Software Engineering team delivers next-
generation software application enhancements and new products for a changing
world. Working at the cutting edge- we design and develop software for
platforms- peripherals- applications and diagnostics — all with the most
advanced technologies- tools- software engineering methodologies and the
collaboration of internal and external partners

The world has changed fundamentally in the past decade with applications tha

process data and extract critical insights in near real-time. The softwar

technologies that enabled such applications have sparked the creation of a

unprecedented number of popular applications and continues to do so. Ove

time- however- the complexity of applications has increased so much that
existing software stacks are not able to accommodate current requirements of
volume- elasticity- consistency- and parallelism. Pravega is a project that
has been conceived to satisfy such demanding requirements and builds on the
storage expertise developed over the years at Dell EMC. Pravega is storage for
streams: it exposes stream as a storage abstraction and a slick API to
manipulate streams. Pravega streams are unbounded and elastic while
guaranteeing strong consistency.

Key Responsibilities

Pravega is a young open-source project licensed under the Apache License 2.0-
with no additional clauses or restrictions based on utilization. We are
interested in growing a community around the project (
Being open source is core to our strategy. Open collaboration and the
innovation that follows from it is a pillar upon which we build our product-
and having a growing- healthy- diverse- and thriving community is core to that
strategy. A community manager is- consequently- a key individual responsible
for promoting the project in various ways- with the mission of building and
maintaining a healthy community. The specific responsibilities of a community
manager in this project are:

To develop the Dell Technologies and Pravega brands with open-source communities.
To work with subject matter experts across business- legal- and engineering to define the lifecycle of the project in the open-source project.
To speak in public events about the project- such as meetups and developer conferences.
To organize events- such as meetups.
To interact online with the members of the community- encouraging external participation.
To encourage engineering teams internally to participate and advocate for more open-source projects.
To produce content to post online to promote the project (e.g.- blog posts and short technical videos).

The ideal skillset for this position is the following:

Able to communicate effectively- both verbally and in writing
Proven record of open-source participation
Ability to persuade and influence others to join the community
Creative and passionate about open-source
Capable of developing code
Knowledgeable of open-source data analytics technologies


Bachelor`s degree in computer science. Graduate degree is a plus.
5+ years working with open-source projects either as a developer or as community manager.
Ability to code in Java.
Knowledge of messaging systems such as Kafka- RabbitMQ- and ActiveMQ- and open APIs and standards such as JMS and AMQP is desirable.
Knowledge of data analytics technologies such as Hadoop- Apache Spark- Apache Flink- Apache Storm- and Kafka Streams.


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Job Family: Engineering Job ID: R040377