Infrastructure Systems Administrator

Position Available: Infrastructure Systems Administrator

The Apache Software Foundation (ASF) seeks to fill an Infrastructure
Systems Administrator position. You will be responsible for working
with the existing technical infrastructure team. The ASF manages a
world-wide network of open source software which includes more than
1600 software code repositories, a worldwide distribution and
mirroring system for software, change management, issue tracking, and
software management for 300+ open source initiatives and over 10,000
contributors around the world.

Applicants should have a strong background in Computer and Information
Science, and should be familiar with modern DevOps environments.
Applicants must demonstrate the ability to work in a remote team
environment alongside others working in diverse locations around the
world and in different timezones. The successful applicant will work
with the existing Infrastructure team to manage the ASF’s critical
infrastructure and resources. Infrastructure team members are expected
to work a weekly on-call rotation with the rest of the team.

Our infrastructure team also supports our broader community by
enabling the creation of self-service tooling. The successful
candidate will be able to balance the needs of our critical
infrastructure and the needs of our community to self-serve. These two
demands can often be in conflict and thus an ability to navigate such
complex environments is a distinct advantage.

Familiarity with Puppet (or a similar configuration management tool)
Linux (Ubuntu-based), Virtual Machines, Subversion/Git, Python, and
full development environment stacks are a requirement. Further, the
candidate should possess great documentation skills and should be well
versed in not only developing and assisting in technical solutions,
but in documenting them.

Daily tasks will include handling of alarms, outages, and security
concerns on a timely basis; working with our many communities on their
needs and issues; managing tickets on a timely basis; rolling out and
upgrading services; reducing our large technical debt; and maintaining
a professional and collegial atmosphere. The team coordinates
primarily through daily chat usage, weekly meetings, and email. Social
skills and ability to integrate closely with the team are expected.

Preferred qualifications include a Bachelor’s Degree in Computer
Science or similar background from an accredited university, though
demonstrable and appropriate on-the-job experience is an acceptable
substitute for formal qualifications. Familiarity with how open source
communities work is a definite positive.

English as a spoken and written language is required in order to
facilitate team collaboration.

This is a remote work position, the ASF does not require nor provide
office locations. Travel once per year is required, for a team meetup
and will typically be coincident with an Apache conference.

Contact hiring@apache.org with your CV.