Wikimedia is looking for a contractor who will support the Operations team in designing and maintaining the Wikimedia network infrastructure. Due to several large projects, including the build out of a complete replica of the entire Wikimedia cluster, the Operations team is resource constrained, especially in the expertise area of networking. The position is based in the Netherlands, preferably in the Amsterdam area.
As Network Operations Engineer, your job is to assist in the technical operations of the Wikimedia Foundation projects and backing infrastructure, with emphasis on network infrastructure. You will be responsible for designing, implementing and maintaining Wikimedia's network infrastructure including planned global expansion, as well as more general system administration and infrastructure operations. You will also be required to perform on-site data center operations in Wikimedia's Haarlem and Amsterdam data center sites where needed, as a small portion of your time.
The Wikimedia Foundation, Inc. is a nonprofit charitable organization dedicated to encouraging the growth, development and distribution of free, multilingual content, and to providing the full content of these wiki-based projects to the public free of charge. The Wikimedia Foundation operates some of the largest collaboratively edited reference projects in the world, including Wikipedia, a top-ten internet property.
You are expected to work between 20 and an agreed on maximum number of hours a week on average. During these (flexible) hours you are required to be available online for collaboration with the (international) Foundation team. As part of these hours, the project then encompasses the physical maintenance of the Wikimedia data center in Haarlem.
Outside these hours, you may incidentally be contacted for emergencies (e.g. during system outages).
Besides maintaining regular communication with your point of contact, you may need to participate in bi-weekly online Operations meetings with the rest of the team. There will be milestone check ins with the Foundation to discuss progress and activities.
You must be willing to travel occasionally for international meetups, as well as to perform your duties.