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Full-time Software Engineer for BIND 9
Published at 20.06.2019 - Viewed: 992 times - Internet Systems Consortium (Worldwide/Remote)

Internet Systems Consortium (ISC) is a public-benefit company whose mission is to support the infrastructure of the Internet. In pursuit of this goal, we have a team dedicated to developing open-source Internet infrastructure software. Our main products are BIND 9, the Internet’s most popular DNS server, and Kea, a modern implementation of the dynamic host configuration protocol, as well as its predecessor ISC DHCP.

ISC follows an equal opportunity employment policy. We employ people without regard to race, creed, color, ethnicity, national origin, sexual orientation, gender expression, age, physical or mental ability, veteran status, military obligations and marital status.

For more information on ISC check out our website, our 2018 Annual Report, or browse the projects in our open Gitlab development system.

We are looking for a software engineer to work on BIND 9. This engineer will be a core part of the development team, assisting in the development of new features as well as maintenance of the program.

BIND 9 is the most widely-used Domain Name server on the Internet, operators of the DNS root system, by Internet Service providers and enterprises. The BIND 9 development team contributes to developing the Internet standards for DNS, and BIND 9 is a reference implementation of the standard.

Responsibilities:

  • Working with the team to design and develop new features
  • Reviewing code changes
  • Responding to bug reports from a variety of sources and fixing bugs
  • Assisting in release engineering
  • Assisting in project planning
  • Acting as on-call escalation engineer (eventually)
  • Participating in organizations such as the IETF to develop Internet protocols

Required Skills

  • Spoken and written English allowing at conversation level
  • Experience with C development, preferably at C11 level
  • Knowledge about the DNS protocol
  • Knowledge about threads and locks mechanisms
  • Familiarity with Unix/BSD/Linux operating systems
  • Self-motivation and self-control when working from home

Desirable Skills

  • Specific experience of BIND
  • Experience of network programming on Windows
  • Experience with Python
  • Knowledge about networking, both from a theoretical as well as a practical standpoint
  • Familiarity with open source tools and working environments

Although ISC is located in Redwood City, California (USA) and some staff are based there, many of ISC’s staff work from their homes throughout the USA and the rest of the world.

This position is open to anyone regardless of nationality, and is suitable for home working. Note that occasional travel to the company’s USA offices will be required. The position is also suitable for students as a part time job (minimum 20 hours per week required though).

To learn more about ISC and its critical role in the Internet community, visit http://www.isc.org.

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