Provide timely, accurate, and helpful 3rd level technical support for ISC's major open-source software systems. Support is primarily provided via email, but can also include video or audio calls.
ISC funds the development of open-source software by selling technical support subscriptions. We currently support 140 organizations in using our open-source successfully. Our support customers are mostly experienced and capable UNIX/LINUX system administrators or network engineers at ISPs, enterprises, and universities who have chosen to use open source for their networking applications. They need advice on best practices, configuration reviews, performance tuning suggestions, help in troubleshooting subtle issues, and help in confirming bugs and getting them fixed. Not infrequently, our support users have questions or problems that require testing to reproduce the problem or to verify a solution. This testing could result in a solution for the user, or in the identification of a specific bug or requirement for development.
We are a relatively small team (currently 5 engineers), so we need to be efficient and flexible. We need to cover a range of time zones. For this position, working hours for Western Europe would work well.
Working conditions: This is an on-call position; the candidate must be available via phone or pager 7x24 when on call. On-call shifts rotate amongst support engineers. Each person is on call for evenings and weekends 1 week out of 5 or 6.
You will work as a member of a geographically dispersed team; this is a work-from-home job (must have fast and reliable internet service with no data limits). Some travel required, including annual in-person company meetings and occasional technical conferences such as DNS-OARC.
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