[dns-jobs] QA Engineer For BIND 9

David Beck david.beck at informnis.ch
Sat Jun 22 20:15:01 UTC 2019

Hello Ondřej,

ISC's QA engineering positing is very attractive to me, and I intend to
apply. However, I have two questions.

Would ISC consider hiring someone part-time for the position? The story
is, for many years I've been a contractor. That continues to go well,
but I've been playing with the thought of a part-time regular position,
but keeping a few of my favorite contacting jobs in addition. While I
had concerns about making the change, working with BIND as my primary
focus, and working for ISC, makes the decision extremely attractive.
Those are opportunities I absolutely do not want to let pass. Yet, I'd
like to avoid fully giving up what I'm doing today. Therefore, a
part-time situation would be ideal.

The other question is about timing. Can ISC wait until, at the latest,
July 15th for applications? I'm currently traveling for work followed by
a few additional personal days, and it would be easier to update my
rather out-of-date resume/CV and apply, after I was back at home.

Appropriately, my trip is to teach the course DNS & BIND Week. It is the
identical course that ISC teaches, that Eddy teaches, for support
customers. I work for Men & Mice teaching public courses. I've been
teaching DNS/BIND courses for Men & Mice, including many times at ISC
head-quarters in RwC, for many years. Currently, I'm currently the main
developer of the DNS & BIND course material.

I look forward to applying and hope to be working with you in the near

Best regards and thank you,

david.beck at informnis.ch
+41 76 425 7165

Informnis GmbH
Waffenplatzstrasse 43
CH-8002 Zürch

On 20.06.19 12:45, Ondřej Surý wrote:
> 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. 
> We are looking for a QA engineer to work on BIND 9. This engineer will be a core part of the BIND 9 team, assisting the developers with the testing, running the continuous integration jobs and be part of the release engineering.
> BIND 9 is the most widely-used Domain Name server on the Internet, used by some of the DNS root system operators, 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
> 	• Running, extending, and improving BIND tests
> 	• Maintaining, tweaking, and evolving the CI/CD environment
> 	• Troubleshooting BIND issues and writing code reproducing them
> 	• Approving product releases for delivery
> Required Skills
> 	• At least 2 years of experience as a developer, test automation developer, QA software test developer, or similar role
> 	• Strong general troubleshooting skills, with ability to assess, document and solve complex issues
> 	• Experience with installing, maintaining, and troubleshooting Unix-like systems (Linux, BSDs)
> 	• Knowledge of IPv4 and IPv6 networking, both from a theoretical and a practical standpoint
> 	• Practical experience with at least one of the following scripting languages: Bash / POSIX shell, Python, Perl
> 	• Ability to communicate freely in English (verbal & written)
> Desirable Skills
> 	• Practical experience with GitLab CI and/or Jenkins
> 	• Knowledge of virtualization technologies (containers & hypervisors)
> 	• Practical experience with software packaging
> 	• Practical experience with Git
> 	• Practical experience with building software on Windows
> 	• Understanding of the DNS protocol
> 	• Practical experience with BIND
> 	• C/C++ Programming experience
> Educational Requirements
> 	• Bachelor’s Degree in a scientific or technical subject.
> Location
> Anywhere. Although ISC is located in Redwood City, California (USA) and a number of staff are based there, most of ISC’s staff work from their homes throughout 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.
> To learn more about ISC and its critical role in the Internet community, visit https://www.isc.org.
> Apply here if you are interested in the position and you believe you would be a good fit::
> https://jobs.isc.org/o/qa-engineer-for-bind-9
> Ondřej
> --
> Ondřej Surý
> ondrej at isc.org
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