SearchHub (lucene/Solr) Community Manager
LucidWorks - Redwood City, CA

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The SearchHub (Lucene/Solr) Community Manager is a self-motivated individual who will work closely with Engineering and Marketing groups to build and grow a vibrant community on; and ensure an appreciation and understanding of the community's requirements. This position represents the intersection between the Apache Lucene/Solr community and LucidWorks. The Community Manager will work closely with Product Management, Operations and Engineering to build and grow a thriving Lucene/Solr open source community. This position reports directly to the Chief Marketing Officer for LucidWorks.

Position Description

  • The Community Manager will understand when to actively engage with the community and

how to connect disparate groups with compatible goals. Serving as a key member of the
marketing team you will define and implement an Open Source Community Plan.

  • Serve as a Lucene/Solr evangelist and community advocate
  • Be a focus point for community input
  • Create, initiate and drive tactics targeting users, evangelists, universities/colleges, open

source projects and community influencers

  • Actively participate in on-line forums and newsgroups
  • Manage the community website
  • Establish metrics that track health of the community (i.e.mail list, blogs and social activity)
  • Track success metrics and report back to LucidWorks Mgmt.
  • Deliver presentations at external open source events and to internal teams
  • Manage presence at open source related conferences that generate momentum and


  • Coordinate community responses with various LucidWorks Project Leads and Committers
  • Actively assist with Lucene Revolution conference program
  • Build an innovative set of online and social media marketing programs to connect with

Lucene/Solr developers and other technical audiences

  • Develop developer-facing materials and content for the community website

Position Requirements:

  • Intimate knowledge of Lucene/Solr is a must.
  • International experience (working in or with multi-cultural environments)
  • Knowledge of the open source community and developers who participate in open source

projects is critical

  • Thorough knowledge of the search software market, open source key players and projects
  • Knowledge of website CMS and social networking tools
  • Track record of innovative campaign and programs execution to deliver measurable progress

in developer satisfaction and community growth

Desired skills

  • Ability to work with independent thinkers who are highly technical and passionate
  • Capable of networking at all levels within the community
  • Excellent communication skills – written and oral
  • Strong teamwork and inter-personal skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Self-starter, high energy, with the ability to execute on community objectives
  • The ability to multi-task, change priorities rapidly and work under pressure

This position requires

  • University level education

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