The FSF is hiring! We're fortunate to have a base of supporters that are both skilled and passionate, and I'm sure many of you would be an excellent fit for our Senior Systems Administration position. I hope you will pass around this email if you know of anyone who might be interested. Please share the job description on your favorite blogs, mailing lists, and social media sites.
FSF seeks full-time senior GNU/Linux systems administrator
The Free Software Foundation (FSF), a Boston-based 501(c)(3) charity with a worldwide mission to protect freedoms critical to the computer-using public, seeks a full-time senior systems administrator.
The ideal candidate will be a well-rounded GNU/Linux systems administrator who thrives on constant broad-based learning and problem-solving. (S)he will be familiar with the free software community and how it works, and will be more interested in making a substantial contribution to software freedom and having employment consistent with ethical ideals than obtaining the highest salary.
This is an opportunity to work for the organization that started the GNU Project, launched the free software movement, and safeguards the GNU General Public License. The position includes frequent contact and collaboration with many of the core GNU developers, and currently reports to the executive director.
Together, the senior systems administrators have a great deal of influence over technology decisions within the FSF, and do crucial work empowering thousands of others to develop free software.
With our small staff of twelve, each person makes a clear contribution. We work hard, but offer a humane and fun work environment.
The FSF is a mature and growing organization that provides great potential for advancement; existing staff are prioritized for any new job openings.
Example systems administration tasks include:
Programming is occasionally required, such as:
Useful specific experience includes:
Expected technical skills are:
We will prefer candidates with additional skills, such as:
We also require:
Benefits and salary
The job must be worked on-site at FSF's downtown Boston offices, because it involves caring for equipment that is physically located there.
It is a union position. The salary is fixed at $61,651 and is non-negotiable. Other benefits include:
The position is available immediately, and we will be accepting applications until it is filled. To ensure consideration, please submit your application by 10am EDT (15:00 UTC), Monday, June 16th, 2014.
Applications must be submitted via email to email@example.com. The email must contain the subject line, "Senior Systems Administrator." A complete application should include:
All materials must be in a free format (such as plain text, PDF, or OpenDocument, and not Microsoft Word). Email submissions that do not follow these instructions will be overlooked. No phone calls, please.
An on-site interview will be required with the executive director and the technology team.
We are an equal opportunity employer, committed to promoting a diverse workplace, and do not discriminate based on gender, sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status, or sexual orientation.