RIPE NCC Staff Position: Junior Hostmaster
Tue Mar 14 20:27:18 CET 1995
Please distribute this announcement to all possibly interested parties. Thank you RIPE: Coordinating the Internet in Europe. Due to the continuing explosive growth of the European Internet there is an immediate opening at the RIPE NCC for a Junior 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 - to report to the RIPE NCC Manager The specific duties of the junior hostmaster are: - to allocate address space to local Internet registries - to support local registries where needed - to assign address space - to review assignments made by other registries - to answer address space related queries - to refer non-routine requests to appropriate senior staff 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 - willingness to learn quickly about the Internet environment - ability to perform administrative tasks reliably - good knowledge of written and spoken English - good communication skills - ability to learn and use Unix and X-windows based computer tools Desirable - work experience in an international environment - previous exposure to the Internet - basic experience with Unix and X-windows based computer tools The position is suitable both for those with administrative skills willing to learn about the Internet and to recent graduates with Internet experience willing to do administrative work. Female applicants and applicants from all European countries are explicitly encouraged. Depending on their ambitions and abilities junior hostmasters can be promoted to 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 January 1995 1197911 hosts were registered on RIPE coordinated networks. The total number of systems reachable on the Internet worldwide is estimated at almost 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 5 full time employees: one NCC manager three NCC technical staff one NCC administrative staff In addition there is a conscienscious objector performing administrative duties. 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 Friday March 24th 1994.
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