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The tech job landscape has undergone dramatic shifts recently, including major layoffs at high-profile tech companies and increasing calls for a return to in-office work. Amid these changes, organizations are increasingly using open source software, which means experienced open source professionals remain in high demand.   To gain further insight into today's job landscape, Linux Professional Institute (LPI) and Open...
The Open Source JobHub (OSJH) team is excited to collaborate with SCaLE 21x — the 21st Annual Southern California Linux Expo — happening March 14-17, 2024 at the Pasadena Convention Center in Pasadena, CA. As the job partner for this event, OSJH will host a virtual job board to help SCaLE 21x attendees and job seekers find their place in open source. The job board will be online through April 2024. Visit the SCaLE 21x...
Although the State of Open Con 2024 (SOOCon24) is over for this year, you can still see featured job openings from the event at Open Source JobHub . The SOOCon job board , which was made possible through a partnership between OSJH and OpenUK, highlights featured listings from the following companies: Acquia Airbyte Anaconda Avanade Builder.io Canonical...
The Open Source JobHub (OSJH) team is excited to collaborate once again with State of Open Con (SOOCon24) . As the job partner for this upcoming event, OSJH will have an on-site job board as well as a dedicated SOOCon24 jobs page to help attendees and job seekers find their place in open source. SOOCon24, which is presented by OpenUK, will be held in London, February 6-7, 2024, and will feature talks on topics such as: Open...
The 2024 Open Source Professionals Job Survey is now open. This brief survey was created by Open Source JobHub and the Linux Professional Institute (LPI) as a way to learn what’s important to open source professionals in regard to their jobs.  The survey consists of 6 questions and takes about 3 minutes to complete. Your responses will help employers better understand the professional expectations of those building their...
April is internship month, and if you’re looking for a practical way to build your open source career skills, internships provide unique opportunities to get started. In a previous article , we looked at various summer of code-style programs that provide opportunities to learn and engage with open source projects and communities, including:  GirlScript: Summer of Code Google Summer of Code Google Season of...
If you're looking for an open source internship, there’s still time to apply for Google Summer of Code 2023. The application period is open until April 4th (18:00 UTC).  Google Summer of Code (or GSoC), in case you’re not familiar with it, is “a global, online program focused on bringing new contributors into open source software development.” Through participation in the GSoC, contributors work on a...
The role of engineering management requires a range of skills that go beyond coding and systems design, says Joe Fay in a recent LeadDev article, but "finding the right person for the job is anything but straightforward." “An engineering manager’s responsibilities will include people, projects, and budgets… and the role clearly assumes a broad range of technical and operational knowledge,” Fay notes. “The...
As the use of open source increases, organizations say a lack of skilled staff poses a significant problem. The 2023 State of Open Source Report shows that “four out of five companies surveyed rely on open source software (OSS) for a wide range of uses, including containers and container orchestration, DevOps, and database management,” according to a recent article on FOSSlife. Additionally, 80 percent of organizations...
For many IT professionals, career development and improving job skills were a high priority in 2022. This trend was  reflected in articles and surveys throughout the year, and there’s no sign it will change in 2023, says a recent article on FOSSlife . Growth Opportunities Employees want to “know how their careers are going to grow,” says Jess Elmquist in the article. “They want to learn and expand their...
By OSJH Team We previously announced that Linux Professional Institute (LPI) , the global non-profit organization offering certifications and career support for open source professionals, is now a sustaining partner of Open Source JobHub (OSJH). Through this partnership, LPI helps provide ongoing support for OSJH in its goal of helping developers, engineers, managers, marketers, and others within today's open source tech industry...
Demand for tech talent continues to grow, according to the  8th edition of the Dice Tech Job Report , which analyzed 3 million tech job postings between January and June 2022. Tech job postings have grown 45 percent since the beginning of 2022 and are up 52 percent compared to the first half of 2021 says the report. According to the survey, the following occupations are in highest demand, based on the total volume of job postings...