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Infrastructure and System Administrator Full-time

Published at 2016-06-17 - Viewed: 2879 times - Document Foundation (Worldwide/Remote)

The Document Foundation (TDF), the charitable entity behind the world’s leading free office suite LibreOffice, seeks a

Infrastructure and System Administrator

to start work as soon as possible. The role is scheduled for 40 hours a week. The work time is flexible and work happens from the applicant’s home office, which can be located anywhere in the world.

Our infrastructure is based on 4 large hypervisors with about 50 virtual machines running on them. In addition there are several bare-metal machines, additional backup servers, externally hosted virtual machines and services, split across three data centers and connected via dynamic routing.

Key technology used is

Debian 8, some legacy Ubuntu 12.04 and 14.04 machines eventually to be migrated
SaltStack for deployment
KVM as virtualization technology
GlusterFS for distributed storage
Icinga-based TKmon for monitoring
MikroTik routers and switches
IPMI-based Supermicro and ASUS bare metal hardware
documentation in RST text files
Git repositories
Sphinx as documentation generator

Tools we make use of

Nginx and Apache
Postfix, Dovecot, SpamAssassin, amavisd, ClamAV
Gitlab and Gitlab CI
PostgreSQL and MySQL
Gerrit, Bugzilla, Jenkins
AskBot, ownCloud, MediaWiki, Etherpad, Piwik
Silverstripe, WordPress
Kibana-based statistics dashboard
Pootle, MozTrap
rsnapshot, BackupPC

Skills we seek for

experience in administrating and maintaining a 24/7 production system
fluent in English
a good and pro-active communicator
documentation skills
mentoring skills to onboard new volunteers
sensible towards data privacy-related topics
ability to act quickly on critical security updates
expertise with DNS, SSL certificates and domain registration
development skills for developing our self-written tools is a plus

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, sex, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member, or never having contributed before, does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

TDF is looking forward to receiving your applications, including curriculum vitae, your financial expectations, and the earliest date of your availability, via e-mail to Florian Effenberger at no later than July 15, 2016, midnight UTC. You can encrypt your message via PGP/GnuPG.

If you haven’t received feedback by August 15, 2016 your application could not be considered.

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