Research Project Manager

  • The Eclipse Foundation
  • Remote
  • 06 Feb, 2024
Full time, Remote Project Management State of Open Con 24

Job Description


The Eclipse Foundation is one of the world’s largest open source software foundations, with a proven track record of enabling developer-focused open source innovation earned over 19 years. The Foundation is the home of numerous industry-leading projects and collaborations including Adoptium, Software Defined Vehicle, Eclipse IDE, IoT and Jakarta EE.  Supported by over 350 members globally, the Foundation has an established international reach and reputation.

The Role

The Eclipse Foundation is hiring a research project manager to support its participation in research projects in different technical domains such as IoT, Cloud computing, AI, and Dataspaces. Reporting to the Research Relations Director, the candidate will work with the research team and the different program managers to contribute to a range of European research projects involved in creating and growing open source research communities in the aforementioned domains.

The aim is to support research projects by facilitating their dissemination and exploitation within the open-source communities, and by encouraging communities to work together on these projects. Ensuring a robust connection between research projects and associated Eclipse communities is crucial, alongside leveraging relevant Eclipse open source technologies. The project manager will contribute to the execution of the tasks and work packages under the responsibility of the Eclipse Foundation, as well as promote the vision of the organisation in strategic research agendas and similar forward-looking documents. Regular travel will be required to represent the Foundation at meetings or public events. 


The project manager will be responsible for several aspects of participation in research projects.

  • Contribute to the activities of the Eclipse Foundation to support the European research ecosystem. 
  • Initiate and organise dissemination and community building activities for the projects, leveraging existing Eclipse Foundation initiatives and assets
  • Support research project developers in working with the Eclipse Development Process (EDP) and open source best practices (GitLab/GitHub, CI/CD, Jenkins, open source licence compliance, etc.)
  • Facilitate project participation at events, workshops, ,hackathons, and conferences to benefit the projects
  • Complete regular reporting (workload and expenses) as required by the EU processes
  • Represent the Eclipse Foundation at meetings and reviews
  • Encourage synergies among the EU projects and Eclipse Foundation members



  • Minimum of 5 years experience in EU Research project programmes
  • Good understanding in Dataspace, IoT, and Cloud computing challenges and technologies
  • Work experience in a relevant field (research, project management, community building, technical writing)
  • Experience with software development, including CI/CD and related tools (e.g. Jenkins, GitLab CI, etc.)
  • Ability to organise contributions from a diverse and distributed team and community
  • Strong team player, self-starter and able to work independently
  • Fluent in English (spoken and written)


  • Knowledge of the Eclipse Foundation ecosystem. 
  • Experience with open source software community development and collaboration models
  • Some knowledge on Web-based communications including website content management, Social Media management (MailChimp, X (ex-Twitter), LinkedIn)
  • Fluency in German or French would be an asset


  • University degree (master or better) or
  • Engineer degree with an experience in Research & Development

Location of Position

  • This is a remote position, and the selected candidate will be expected to work from their home office.  All qualified candidates will be considered, with preference for candidates based in France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Belgium, or any other EU country. 
  • Close access to European international airport is a plus

Eclipse Foundation Offers

We offer highly competitive compensation along with a comprehensive benefits package. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those to be interviewed will be contacted. For more information about Eclipse Foundation, please visit our website at 

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