Director of Delivery – Studio Linux Services

Customer Success - Professional Services & Operations United States


Position at Wind River

Job Description: Director – Studio Linux Services

Location: US, Remote


ABOUT WIND RIVER                    

Wind River is a global leader in delivering software for mission-critical intelligent systems. For more than four decades, the company has been an innovator and pioneer, powering billions of systems that require the highest levels of security, safety, and reliability. Wind River helps customers across automotive, aerospace, defense, industrial, medical, and telecommunications industries solve complex technology challenges on their journey toward the new intelligent machine economy.                     

The company’s software powers generation after generation of the safest, most secure systems in the world.  Examples include playing a key role in NASA space missions such as Artemis I, the James Webb Space Telescope, and multiple Mars rovers. We’ve achieved recent 5G milestones, including the world’s first successful 5G data session with Verizon and building one of the largest Open RAN networks in the world with Vodafone.                    

The company has received industry recognition for its technology innovation and leadership and for its workplace culture, including global Great Place to Work certification and being named a “Top Workplace” for ten consecutive years. If you want to be part of a unique culture where the lived experience is based on our cultural attributes of growth mindset, customer focus, and diversity, equity, inclusion & belonging, come join us and help advance the future software-defined world.            


About the Opportunity

We seek a Professional Services Director to lead Wind River's Professional Services Studio Linux Services team. Wind River is a world leader in RTOS and Linux platforms. VxWorks and Wind River Linux (based on the Yocto distribution) provide solutions for industries such as Telecom, Industrial, Medical, A&D, and more. With over 30 years of experience developing embedded operating systems, Wind River has a globally experienced team of VxWorks and Linux kernel, design, and compiler experts. Our company has established long-term partnerships with leading companies, ensuring cutting-edge products are supported by Wind River embedded operating systems.


Role and Responsibilities

As a Professional Services Director at Wind River, you will drive the success of the Studio Linux Services business group within Wind River Professional Services. 

You will have the opportunity to

  • Lead a diverse global team of Managers, Project Managers, and software engineers / developers whos focus is to enable companies to be successful enabling and leveraging open-source software.
  • Engage with and drive business with a global team of Account managers.
  • Develop strategies to grow the Wind River Linux business globally with open-source technologies.
  • Develop and deliver new Linux services offering to the market.
  • Engage with leaders at companies leveraging open-source solutions within their products.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Work with a global account team to develop proposals that culminate in a sales win but also in a successful project for both Wind River and the Customer
  • Work with your team leaders to motivate your team(s) to deliver excellence to Wind River’s customers.
  • Enhance the global footprint of the Linux delivery team and continuously enhance their skills and capabilities.
  • Drive business metrics to ensure profitability with the business group and Wind River
  • You will work closely with engineering, product management and partners from across the company to drive outcomes.


Required Qualifications

  • At least 15+ years of experience working in a leadership role (Preferably, within the open-source community).
  • 10+ years managing the entire product lifecycle, from concept to end-of-life –Linux based products preferred.
  • Knowledge of the Linux universe in the Yocto and Debian distributions.
  • A history of success working with account managers to build strategies for a winning open-source business.
  • Proven experience working with customers.
  • Knowledge of Project Management principles for the successful delivery of solutions to customers.
  • Proficient in English communication skills, including reading, writing, and speaking.


About You

To succeed in this role, you should possess the following qualities and skills:

  • Strong leadership abilities, leading and working with a remote and diverse team.
  • Exceptional team leader with a proven ability to work well in a collaborative environment.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong troubleshooting ability.
  • Self-motivated individual with a high sense of responsibility and integrity..
  • Experience in the open-source community.
  • Knowledge and experience in promoting, and selling solutions based on open-source technologies.


If you are passionate about enabling customers with cutting-edge technologies, this is an exciting opportunity to lead Wind River's Professional Services Studio Linux Services team. Apply now and become part of our globally experienced team of experts in delivering high-quality solutions to our valued customers.


  • Flexible home office! We offer the flexibility of a hybrid work schedule or 100% remote 
  • Named Top Workplace for the 8th year in a row 
  • Wind River’s commitment to DEIB 
  • 100% Employee covered Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance* 
  • Flexible Time Off policy* + 12 observed Holidays 
  • 401K with company match
  • Health Savings Account (HSA) and Flexible Spending Account (FSA) *
  • Wellness Benefits through Unmind 


*Varies by region and country   



The annual base salary range for this role’s listed grade level is currently $152,000 to $200,000 plus bonus for residents in the states of Colorado, New York , and New Jersey; and $168,000 to $ 220,900 plus bonus for residents in the states of California and Washington, and the NYC area. Salary ranges are determined through interviews and a review of education, experience, knowledge, skills, location, and abilities of the applicant, and equity with other team members. Employees in this role are also eligible for the following benefits in accordance with the terms of the Company's plans: health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance, flex time off, eligibility to enroll in 401k, 12 paid holidays.          


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Wind River is an Equal Opportunity Employer with a commitment to diversity. We prohibit discrimination based on race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation or any other legally protected status.