Employment

Here are the current student positions we have available for hire. All positions require you to pass a security background check if selected for employment.

Student Systems Engineer

Posted: October 30, 2014
Application Deadline: Dec 3, 2014

The OSU Open Source Lab is looking for two student systems engineers. This position is part time during the academic year, and full time during the summer. Applicants must have at least four (4) terms remaining in their program and be able to work during summer 2015. We prefer students who have more time left in their program to help reduce graduate turnover, so freshman applicants are welcome. (This position is only open to students attending a university in Oregon.)

You: Enjoy using open source software. Install Linux at home to play around with Web servers, file servers, etc. Aren't afraid to use the command line to get things done. Would like to work closely with developers of cool open source projects. Are looking for a challenging job where you'll have the opportunity to use your problem-solving skills while maintaining production servers in a real-world hosting environment.

Us: The Oregon State University Open Source Lab provides hosting to some of the world's largest and most recognizable open source projects including: The Linux Foundation, Freenode, Drupal, The Apache Software Foundation, The Python Software Foundation and many more! We hire and train student systems engineers to assist with creating and maintaining a professional hosting infrastructure for our partners.

Duties and responsibilities: Working on the infrastructure that powers much of the open source ecosystem. Responsible for racking, deploying, maintaining and design of various parts of our infrastructure. Interacts with the community and clients via email and IRC on a daily basis on tasks such as troubleshooting issues and deploying new services.

Qualifications: Must have some basic experience using Linux on the command line including installing Linux, installing packages and deploying basic services for fun and play (i.e. Samba, Apache, etc). Must have a basic understanding of how Linux works and the basics of operating systems. Must have strong problem solving skills and the ability to learn quickly.

If you think this is a great match, please email your resume to jobs@osuosl.org. We're generally looking for students that use Linux as their primary OS at home, on their laptop or in the cloud. Feel free to contact Lance (Ramereth) in #osuosl on Freenode if you have any questions.

This position is only open to students attending a university in Oregon!