Open-Source Community Manager

About the Thousand Brains Project:

The Thousand Brains Project is implementing the next generation of AI systems. We believe that to create human-like intelligence we need to take a close look at how the human neocortex works. The Thousand Brains Theory provides us with a solid foundation for our implementation of a generally intelligent system, and we are moving this project into the open source so we can build a community around it. Join our team and be part of building the next big thing in AI!

Job Description:

As our open-source community manager you will help us build and foster a vibrant community around the Thousand Brains Project. You will set up resources and infrastructure for people who are interested in learning about the project and communicate about the project to a global research population. You will support people who want to apply our brain-based AI to their applications and be the interface between them and our team of researchers and developers. This is a full-time position. Working remotely is possible.

Key Responsibilities

  • Set up and maintain the infrastructure for an active open-source community for the Thousand Brains Project. This includes thorough documentation, places for people to ask questions (like a well-maintained Forum or Discord channel), meetups, video content, and ways to collaborate with us.
  • Work with our marketing team to reach a large audience and pique the interest of researchers around the world.
  • Share the progress of our research team in the form of blog posts, meeting recordings or specifically created videos, social media, and newsletters.
  • Facilitate our quarterly research meetings.
  • Talk to people who apply our solutions to real-world problems and communicate their problems back to our team of developers.


  • 5+ years experience communicating with both technical and non-technical audiences about research.
  • 3+ years experience with open-source projects, particularly with building and fostering a vibrant community around them.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. Good at explaining difficult concepts to people from varying backgrounds.
  • Ability to understand new concepts quickly and put them in your own words.
  • A general interest in creating brain-based AI and understanding intelligence.

What We Offer

  • The chance to work on the cutting-edge of biologically inspired AI.
  • A deep dive into understanding how intelligence works.
  • Working with an amazing team of researchers and engineers in a company that values innovation, creativity, and collaboration.
  • Significant opportunities for personal growth and development.
  • Flexible work hours and the ability to work remotely.

Job Location: San Francisco Bay Area for a hybrid position (part time in the office in Redwood City). Remote work from US locations or selected international locations is possible.

Compensation: We offer a competitive salary reflective of the candidate’s expertise and geographic location. Our compensation package includes full medical, dental, and vacation benefits (details are dependent on geographic location). The base annual salary range for this position for candidates residing in the San Francisco Bay Area is $120,000 to $180,000; exact salary will depend on the candidate’s experience level, fit to the job description and geographic location. We also include a competitive stock option package, ensuring a shared stake in our future success.

How To Apply

To apply please send your resume and a cover letter to The cover letter must state your specific fit to the job description above.

Numenta is an equal opportunity employer supporting workforce diversity.