Wanted at the RIPE NCC: Senior Hostmaster
Fri Jul 7 14:43:25 CEST 1995
Please distribute this announcement to all possibly interested parties. Thank you Daniel Karrenberg RIPE NCC Manager RIPE: Coordinating the Internet in Europe. Because one of our staff moves on to a major Internet service provider there is an immediate opening at the RIPE NCC for a Senior Hostmaster Every host directly connected to the Internet needs an address. NCC hostmasters play a key role in the distribution of the Internet address space throughout Europe. Duties The general duties NCC hostmasters comprise: - to handle all address space related requests - to help maintain the databases the RIPE NCC keeps - to propose new activities, where needed The specific duties of the vacant position: - to deal with non-routine address space requests - to support local registries where needed - to review assignments made by other registries - to liaise with other senior staff about registry matters - to supervise and support junior staff - to help provide training local registries - to take resoponsibility for one or more other NCC activities The senior hostmaster reports to the NCC manager. Almost all communications with customers and other organisations involved in Internet address space assignment is via the Internet itself. The position provides an excellent opportunity to work at the very heart of the European Internet industry. Qualifications Essential - sound engineering knowledge about the Internet - experience with operating Internet networks - experience with Unix and X-windows based computer tools - ability to perform administrative tasks reliably - good knowledge of written and spoken English - good communication skills Desirable - work experience in an international environment - experience with Internet service provision Female applicants and applicants from all European countries are explicitly encouraged to apply. Depending on their ambitions and abilities senior hostmasters can be promoted to more senior positions at the NCC. R I P E RIPE (Reseaux IP Europeens) is a collaborative organisation open to all European Internet service providers. The objective of RIPE is to ensure the necessary administrative and technical coordination to allow the operation of a pan- European IP network. RIPE does not operate a network of its own. RIPE has been functioning since 1989. Currently more than 80 organisations participate in the work. The result of the RIPE coordination effort is that the individual end-user is presented on his desk top with a uniform IP service irrespective of the particular network his or her workstation is attached to. In May 1995 1463816 hosts were registered on RIPE coordinated networks. The total number of systems reachable on the Internet worldwide is estimated at more than five million. R I P E N C C The RIPE Network Coordination Centre supports all those RIPE activities which cannot be effectively performed by volunteers from the participating organisations. Besides supporting RIPE activities in general the NCC provides the following services to network operators: o NETWORK MANAGEMENT DATABASE containing information about address space, routing, DNS domains and contact persons o DELEGATED INTERNET REGISTRY a clearing house distributing IP address space o RIPE INTERNET ROUTING REGISTRY o RIPE DOCUMENT STORE o RIPE INTERACTIVE INFORMATION SERVICE A detailed description of these activities can be found in the RIPE NCC Activity Plan (document ripe-110). This document can be obtained from the RIPE document store. The RIPE NCC is currently staffed by 9 full time employees: one NCC manager three senior hostmasters four junior hostmasters (2 of which starting in August) one administrative staff The NCC is funded by all Internet service providers in Europe who operate local Internet registries. NCC staff are formally employed by TERENA. TERENA TERENA is the European Association of research networking organisations and their users. TERENA has been created by a merger of the RARE and EARN associations. TERENA carries out technical activities and provides a platform for discussion and education to encourage the development of a high-quality computer networking infrastructure for the European research community. Conditions RIPE NCC personnel is employed by the TERENA association under their standard employment conditions. The salary will depend on qualifications and experience. Costs of relocation to the Netherlands will be met. The appointment will be for one year with possible extension. Location The RIPE NCC is located at the Scientific Center Watergraafsmeer (WCW) in Amsterdam. The offices will be situated at NIKHEF, the Dutch National Institute for Nuclear Physics and High Energy Physics. Further Information For further information about the RIPE NCC, please see the RIPE document store at http://www.ripe.net/ ftp://ftp.ripe.net/ gopher://gopher.ripe.net/ telnet://info.ripe.net/ For further information about this position please contact: Daniel Karrenberg RIPE NCC Manager Kruislaan 409 NL-1098 SJ Amsterdam Netherlands Tel.: +31 20 592 5065 <Daniel.Karrenberg at ripe.net> How to Apply Applications, including a CV and references should be submitted in confidence to the address above and should be received no later than Sunday July 23rd 1995. Applications by electronic mail are perfectly acceptable. We accept plain ASCII or PostScript. All applications by e-mail will be acknowledged.
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