The OCP Executive Director will lead the global OCP Foundation and work closely with an energetic Community of open-source technologists to deliver on projects in a world class manner. The Executive Director is passionate about identifying, developing, delivering & scaling next generation disruptive, open technologies.
The Executive Director is a servant leader putting the OCP Community first, and has a proven track record of solid execution, great business acumen, a high bar for excellence, the ability to drive innovation, great communication skills, a penchant for giving & receiving feedback, and the ability to execute well at scale. This Executive Director will adapt quickly to a fast-growing and dynamic environment and nurture a culture that furthers the mission of OCP!
At the Foundation and within the Community we work together as one team to add value to our mission and deliver on our commitments. We challenge the status quo and every member of our team every day internally and externally. We always search for ways to drive innovation, scale & efficiencies into and across the OCP Community. We operate in a fast-paced, challenging & fun environment!
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ABOUT the OPEN COMPUTE PROJECT
In 2009, Facebook was growing rapidly across the globe … and needed to rethink everything regarding their data center infrastructure to accommodate the millions of people joining every day that used the application to connect with friends & family.
As a result, Facebook started an internal project to design the world’s most energy efficient data center, one that could handle unprecedented scale at the lowest possible cost and consume as little energy as possible. A small team of Facebook engineers spent the next two years designing and building the world’s most efficient data center from the ground up in Prineville, Oregon.
That data center was 38% more energy efficient to build and 24% less expensive to operate than the company’s previous facilities. In 2011, and in the spirit of contributing that design to the world led to the creation of the Open Compute Project (OCP) and the end of proprietary data center infrastructure. Facebook shared that design with the public and—along with Intel and Rackspace, Goldman Sachs & Andy Bechtolsheim—launched the Open Compute Project. The founding five member companies hoped to create a movement in the hardware space that would bring about the same kind of creativity and collaboration seen in open-source software. And that’s exactly what’s happening…
The Open Compute Project is a rapidly growing, global community with a mission to design, use and enable the mainstream delivery of the most efficient data center & hardware designs for scalable computing.
We believe that openly sharing ideas, specifications, and other intellectual property is the key to maximizing innovation & reducing complexity in the development of new technologies, products & services. OCP provides a structure in which individuals & organizations can share their intellectual property with others to speed innovation and make OCP technology available to the masses.
Today's innovation is tomorrow's standard … As technologists across industries participate in this community, we are creating, simplifying & refining more designs, making it possible for more companies to transition from their proprietary solutions supported in house to OCP hardware designed & supported by the OCP Community.
We know that as more services move to the cloud, handle more data, and bring connectivity to the world, we must do it in the most efficient, economical, and sustainable way. Hardware must become a commoditized & evolving set of products optimized for these challenges.
We believe open collaboration is the best way to get there. To ensure our relevancy & caliber of our open compute contributions, we require that all contributions meet three out of four of our core tenets: