Open Source Program Manager

Job Description


Bad software is everywhere, and we’re tired of it. Sentry is on a mission to help developers write better software faster, so we can get back to enjoying technology.

With more than $127 million in funding and 80,000 organizations that believe we’re on to something, we're building performance and error monitoring tools that help companies like Disney, Microsoft, and Atlassian spend less time fixing bugs and more time building products. If you like to selfishly build things that make your digital life better, come help us build the next generation of software monitoring tools.

About this Role

Sentry started life in 2008 as an open-source side project, and we work hard to stay true to our roots while we scale as a company. We offer a self-hosted version of the Sentry product that is feature complete, and as open source as we can make it. Sentry is built by developers for developers, so our engineers and product managers are active on open-source channels such as GitHub and Discord, engaging in real conversations to make Sentry even better than it already is.

The Open Source Program Office is the team responsible for Sentry's relationship with the open-source community. We run programs inside the company to ensure that Sentry delivers the experience that our customers and the wider developer community expect from a corporate-sponsored open-source project such as ours. You will be the first Open Source Program Manager to join the team, which started three years ago with a focus on release engineering and community automation, and is now expanding scope into a proper OSPO to coordinate with teams such as Finance, Legal, Support, Marketing, and Developer Relations in addition to Product and Build Engineering.

In this role you will:

  • Build and run programs (but not, like, computer programs) that connect other Sentry teams with the open source community.
  • Interact with Sentry's open source community where'er they may be: GitHub, Twitter, Discord, meetups, conferences, and the like.
  • Write some computer programs (it turns out). You won't be hacking on the main Sentry product, but you will be responsible for metrics collection and visualization related to the (non-computer) programs you build, as well as some community automation and release engineering (though we're trying to offload that).
  • Talk about your work publicly on Sentry's blog and in other venues. We fancy ourselves to be a leading open source company, with a lot to say about what that means.

You'll love this job if you:

  • Believe in open source.
  • Want to define the state of the art in corporate open source.
  • Some mix of engineering and program management experience, 5+ years (combined).
  • Ability to identify opportunities, instrument systems for visibility, and incentivize individuals to participate using only carrots, no sticks.
  • Experience communicating publicly (blogging, twittering, speaking, community channels).
  • Evidence of Open Source Passion™.
  • Competitive salary and meaningful equity
  • 100% medical, dental, and vision coverage for employees, 75% company-paid for dependents
  • Monthly commuter subsidy
  • 401k program (US)
  • Learning & Development stipend
  • Charitable matching program
  • Generous parental leave policy
  • Flexible working schedule and vacation policy, work from home policy, and real work/life balance
  • Catered lunches
  • Company events (Hack Weeks, All Hands, quarterly social events) and friends and family events
  • Relocation assistance - you are living in, or willing to relocate to the San Francisco Bay Area

COVID Vaccine Required - Reasonable Accommodations for Medical or Religious Reasons Considered

Sentry values diversity and inclusivity in our company and is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.


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