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Open Source Program Office Lead



Vancouver, BC, Canada
Posted on Friday, May 10, 2024

Who we are:

We are a bunch of people who really care about agriculture, food and the challenges facing farming. We want to help farmers with data driven decision making to help nature feed a growing population. Join our team of expert engineers, agronomists, entomologists, crop researchers, and data scientists who are continually conducting research to help drive innovation in agriculture.

Semios is a market leader in leveraging the internet-of-things (IoT) and big data to improve the sustainability and profitability of specialty crops. With 500 million data points being reported by our sensors every day, we leverage our big data analytics, such as in-depth pest and disease modeling, to empower tree fruit and tree nut growers with decision-making tools to minimize resources and risks.

Our innovative work has received several industry awards:

One of our partners produced this short video which shows what we do and our positive environmental impact.

We know our journey is only achievable by having a great team who shares ideas, tries new things and learns as we go.

Who you are:

Motivated by meaningful work, you are looking for more than just a job; you want to work for a dynamic, growing company that finds solutions to real-life problems, such as helping the world reduce the use of pesticides and helping nature feed a growing population. Your ideal work environment includes a collaborative team spirit with the opportunity to learn and grow as you take the initiative to try new things.

The Open Source Program Office Lead will be pivotal in establishing and managing the Open Source Program Office (OSPO) within Semios. This individual will drive the company's Open Source strategy, actively contributing to Open Source projects, fostering community engagement, ensuring legal and licensing compliance, and promoting a culture of open collaboration.

What you will do/ Key Responsibilities:

Open Source Strategy:

  • Support the development and implement the organization's Open Source strategy in alignment with business objectives.
  • Identify/create and prioritize Open Source projects for contribution and collaboration.

Open Source Contribution:

  • Lead by example as an active contributor to the Open Source projects that Semios strategy highlights are important to our success.
  • Guide the direction of Open Source projects through involvement in, and contribution to them.

Governance and Compliance:

  • Establish and enforce policies for the use and contribution to Open Source projects.
  • Ensure compliance with Open Source licenses and legal requirements.

Community Engagement:

  • Actively participate in and contribute to relevant Open Source communities.
  • Foster positive relationships with external contributors and maintain effective communication.

Internal Advocacy:

  • Promote the adoption of Open Source practices within the organization.
  • Advocate for Open Source principles and facilitate knowledge sharing among internal teams.

Training and Support:

  • Develop and deliver Open Source best practices, licenses, and community engagement training programs.
  • Provide support and guidance to internal teams involved in Open Source projects.

Documentation and Communication:

  • Create and maintain documentation related to Open Source policies, processes, and initiatives.
  • Communicate the OSPO's activities and successes to internal and external stakeholders.

Risk Management:

  • Identify and manage potential risks associated with Open Source software.
  • Develop protocols for handling security vulnerabilities and updates in Open Source dependencies.

Metrics and Reporting:

  • Establish key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure the success of the OSPO.
  • Prepare regular reports on Open Source contributions, community engagement, and impact.