Codebase steward for community

This position

Come help the makers of open source software for public use – such as governments and cities – build thriving communities around their codebases. This enables sharing of knowledge across organizations, makes codebases stronger and improves the quality of public services. This role is vital to the Foundation for Public Code’s mission to enable public-purpose software and policy that is open and collaborative.

What the codebase steward for community does

As a codebase steward for community you work together with the community to build communities around codebases. This means you will:

  • build and maintain healthy communities by connecting members and organizing events
  • continually develop our processes and tools for community management

If you enjoy connecting a wide variety of passionate technologists and stakeholders that work for the public good with meaningful interactions as well as believe in open source as a collaboration method, this job is for you.

What we expect from all of our team members

You should:

  • share our core values: openness, quality, trust, community, helpfulness
  • understand the value of and be experienced with open source products and communities
  • want to work for the public good
  • have a collaborative work attitude and take pride in making things together
  • be able to work independently
  • be a strong communicator in English
  • have international experience
  • be an active participant in the codebase community you support

What we expect from the codebase steward for community

We expect our new codebase steward for community to:

  • be a strong community builder and leader who brings together developers, designers, policy makers, managers and other stakeholders around the open source codebases the Foundation for Public Code has in its stewardship
  • have experience with growing open source communities
  • be excited to help us create our process for community management
  • be diplomatic, strategically aware and able to be a strong advocate for the organization

More information about this position

This is a full time role (40 hours/week) in our main offices in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. Assistance in relocation is possible. This is a one year contract, with an option to extend. Compensation is competitive as well as in line with the public mission of the organization.

More about the application process

We enthusiastically encourage people underrepresented in the worlds of technology and government to apply.

If you want to know more about the position, please get in touch with Boris van Hoytema at or +31 20 2 444 555.

To apply to this position, please email us at with a short motivation and a resume or a short explanation of relevant work experience.

We are looking to fill this position in the very near future and will review applications on a rolling basis.