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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 to empower
people to control technology. The person will work 10 hours per week
in the Berlin office (home office possible at a later stage) and will
support the FSFE's technical infrastructure by working closely
together with our system administrators.
<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. Free Software 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. It enhances users' rights by abolishing barriers
to Free Software adoption, encourages people to use and develop Free
Software, and provides 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>Running and assisting with defined projects for the improvement
and modernisation of our systems.</li>
<li>Helping staff and volunteers in case of technical problems,
especially for the systems you regularly take care of.</li>
<h2 id="qualifications">Qualifications</h2>
<li>Fluency in written and spoken English. Other European languages
are considered an asset.</li>
<li>Proven experience with system administration of GNU/Linux
<li>Practical understanding of Git, Docker, and Python.</li>
<li>Experience with one or more of the following technologies: mail
servers (e.g. Postfix), LDAP (e.g. OpenLDAP), DNS (e.g. Bind), XMPP
(e.g. Prosody), mailing lists (e.g. Mailman), webservers (e.g. Apache
and Nginx), Ansible, Proxmox.</li>
<li>Enthusiasm for the principles of Free Software, its community and
<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
support the whole organisation in its mission. 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="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></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 15 November
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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