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The Foundations Team at Tails is hiring a Linux generalist. Tails is a portable operating system that protects against surveillance and censorship. The Foundations Team is responsible for maintaining, releasing, and improving Tails. We work remotely, and do not have a traditional office space.
Tails makes digital security tools accessible to everyone, whenever they need it: activists, journalists, freedom fighters, and ultimately, you, whenever you need extra privacy in this digital world.
The Tails project was started in 2009 and has now more than 30 000 daily users.
We put our users first, not profits.
We are committed to creating an inclusive and equitable environment for all. We have a transparent compensation scheme where everybody enjoys comparable pay and benefits.
We are a small team that values transparency, autonomy, and horizontal decision-making.
You are a Linux generalist who likes analyzing and solving technical problems in many different areas of a GNU/Linux system. You can dedicate at least 20 hours a week to Tails, although 30 hours a week would be ideal.
You will join our Foundations Team, whose many responsibilities are divided among its members. We do not expect any single member to take all these responsibilities themselves — it’s a team effort!
Our main activity is what we call “plumbing”: gluing things together without necessarily understanding in depth every individual part.
You will be responsible for releasing Tails once every 2 months. Managing Tails’s release is a 2-day shift during which you will work a bit more than usual, and at unusual times. We plan this shift in advance, and rotate this responsiblity within the team.
You will be a Core Worker. Core Workers are in charge of maintaining not only an operating system but also the good health of the project as a whole. Together, we continuously discuss and improve organizational and strategic aspects of the project.
We encourage you to apply if:
Given how Tails work is organized, you will:
If you identify as being part of a group that is under-represented in Free and Open Source Software communities, we particularly encourage you to apply. Tails is not as diverse as we would like it to be. For example, paid workers at Tails are currently all cis-males, predominantly white. We are committed to creating a more inclusive and respectful work environment, which would be
welcoming to more diverse people.
Pay scale is 40–90 k€ per year for 20-30 hours a week, including medical coverage.
The exact number depends solely on:
On top of this, Tails pays for:
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