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<title>FSFE is hiring a working student as an assistant system administrator</title>
<h1>FSFE is hiring a working student as an assistant system administrator</h1>
We are looking for a working student to support our work in
empowering people to control technology. The person will support the
FSFE's technical infrastructure by working with our system
administrators. The work is 10 hours per week in the Berlin office
and home office is possible at a later stage.
<h2>About the FSFE</h2>
Free Software Foundation Europe is a charity that empowers users to
control technology. Software is deeply involved in all aspects of our
lives and it is important that technology empowers rather than
restricts us. <a href="/freesoftware/">Free
Software</a> gives everybody the rights to use, understand, adapt,
and share software. These rights help support other fundamental
freedoms like freedom of speech, press, and privacy.
The FSFE helps individuals and organisations to understand how Free
Software contributes to freedom, transparency, and
self-determination. We enhance users' rights by abolishing barriers
to Free Software adoption, encourage people to use and develop Free
Software, and provide resources to enable everyone to further
promote Free Software in Europe.
We are involved in <a href="/activities/">many activities</a> in the
legal, economic, political and technical areas around Free Software.
Our work is made possible by a community of volunteers, supporters,
donors, and staff. The assistant system administrator's job will
strengthen the technical backbone of our operations.
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<h2 id="responsibilities">Main responsibilities</h2>
<li>Working closely together with technical staff and volunteers.</li>
<li>Regularly maintaining some of <a
href="">our systems</a>, e.g.
upgrades, health and security checks, or Docker image updates.</li>
<li>Helping staff and volunteers in case of technical problems,
especially for the systems you regularly take care of.</li>
<li>Running and assisting with defined projects for the improvement
and modernisation of our systems.</li>
<h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
<li>Enthusiasm for software freedom and its great community</li>
<li>Experience with the installation and maintenance of GNU/Linux systems</li>
<li>A practical understanding of software development with version control systems</li>
<li>Ability and willingness to learn new tools</li>
<li>Experience with one or more of the following technologies are an
advantage: mail servers (e.g. Postfix), LDAP and SSO (e.g. OpenLDAP and
Keycloak), DNS (e.g. Bind), Matrix (e.g. Synapse), mailing lists (e.g.
Mailman), web servers (e.g. Apache Nginx or Caddy), Docker, Ansible,
<li>Being able to communicate with others in the team in English.</li>
<h2 id="attitude">Attitude</h2>
We are looking for a reliable, well-organised member of our technical teams
who is keen to learn about old and new technologies. You have fun working
with volunteers and staff to support the whole organisation in its mission
for software freedom. Long-term thinking, efficiency and effectiveness are
more important to you than the newest cool technology on the block.
<h2 id="details">Working time and compensation</h2>
The desired working time would be 10 hours per week but can be
discussed. You will start working in our Berlin office to get a
feeling for the organisation and the faces behind it, but at a later
stage, home office is possible. The salary is based on the currently
applicable minimum wage in Germany but can be higher depending on
your experience. A mandatory requirement is that you are enrolled as
a student at a university in Germany.
<h2 id="gain">Learning outcomes</h2>
During your internship you will become familiar with our <a href="/news/2021/news-20211203-01.html">fully Free Software technical
infrastructure</a>. You will gain insights around our solutions. You
will receive effective supervision and feedback on your work, which
will help you spot where there is room for improvement and what your
strengths are. You will learn to organise your workflow and prioritise
your tasks.
<h2 id="apply">How to apply</h2>
To apply, please send a maximum one-page cover letter -- including
the desired hours per week -- and a maximum two-page CV (only PDFs
are accepted) by email to <email mailto="yes"></email>, with the subject "sysadmin
student". Please do not include pictures of yourself in the
Your personal data will be deleted 3 months after we have made our
decision. The closing date for applications is <em>Sunday 16 October
Free Software is meant to serve everyone regardless of their age,
ability or disability, gender identity, sex, race, religion or
sexual orientation. Hence, we encourage applications from all
backgrounds and promise to judge all applications on merit, without
reference to any of the characteristics listed. To promote diversity
and equality in the Free Software community, we shall give preference
to applicants who identify as part of a traditionally marginalised
demographic in technology for applications of equal strength.
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