We are looking for a Junior Systems Engineer to provide support, maintain systems and design and implement Open Source Software used in the heart of the Internet.
Who are we
NLnet Labs is a Research and Development institute that focusses on those technologies that turn a network of networks into an Open Internet.
The Internet's strength is that it allows people to connect and communicate with all others on the Internet without, in theory, the need for special provisions elsewhere than at the end-nodes. This allows people to publish, provide services, to purchase, read, and consume in a global and truly free manner. In our view the success of the Internet is coupled to the success of open source and open standards development. The TCP/IP stack, web browsers, scripting languages, popular databases, core infrastructure, popular operating systems have all been at the foundation of the net's success and the net has been a driver for the proliferation of all these tools.
We play an active and relevant role in the Internet's technical development through the development of open source software, through participating in development of open standards, and through the dissemination of knowledge. All our deliverables are targeted to enhance the open, secure, and innovative nature of the Internet for all.
Within that context NLnet Labs has become a recognized expertise centre in the area of DNS and DNSSEC. Our software has found its way to important components of the Internet infrastructure and we contribute actively in multiple facets of the standards development process. Dissemination of knowledge is done through education and collaboration. NLnet Labs employees are active in the IETF, RIPE, ICANN and other (inter)national fora.
Current NLnet Labs Open Source products are: Unbound, recursive DNS server, NSD, an authoritative DNS server, Drill, a DNS trouble shooting tool and Ldns, a DNS library, which all have DNSSEC build in as initial design features. Also, NLnet Labs is one of the active developers in the OpenDNSSEC project, which sets out to be a turn-key DNSSEC signing solution.
In addition to these DNS orriented work we are known for our contributions for Internet Routing and its stability and security.
Who are you
You are an enthusiastic engineer who understands FreeBSD, Linux and other *NIX like operating systems and have a systematic approach to troubleshooting and maintenance. You have some programing experience in perl and C, and can find your way around complicated shell scripts. You are empathic and customer oriented when it comes to user support. You do not see documentation as a necessary evil but as part of successful open source code development and systems maintenance.
To you RRSIG, EDNS0, ICMPV6, HSM, SHA2, IETF, and ISP are meaningful acronyms; you read Phrack instead of Slashdot; and when you want to understand technology you read RFCs instead of O'Reilly.
A bachelors or masters degree in computer science would be nice but to us your enthusiasm and skills are more important than your seniority.
Among your prime responsibilities will be:
As part of the team you will be looking at emerging technology in the area of naming, numbering and routing and possibly identify new projects.
We offer a market conform salary and secondary benefits. The contract will initially be for one year with the possibility of extension for another year or a permanent contract.
If you are interested please send a mail including a CV, in English or Dutch, to email@example.com.
This advertisement will be on-line as long as long as the opportunity
exists. Please reply promptly.
NLnet Labs encourages (graduate) students to perform their projects at NLnet Labs. Preferably such project should apply to the Internet and result in open source software, but alternatives are welcome.
Students that perform such projects are expected to work at NLnet Labs' office in Amsterdam for a few days per week.
If you have a project it is possible for NLnet Labs to shepherd it, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org, so that we can work out the details together.