Who we are looking for
We are looking for people of all talents and abilities to work in and with our environment.
We use only open source software so obviously we are looking for open source people and admins. We are especially interested in the following types of people:
- Self starters/motivators.
- Self learners.
- People who need very little direction to do something.
- People with free time regularly.
Why get sponsored?
Getting sponsored is a formality required by the Infrastructure team in order to make changes and gain access to our environment.
How to begin
Pick a SIG
To start off with we prefer that people pick only one, SIG (Special Infrastructure Group) while getting started. This is a group in addition to the base sysadmin group. Pick a SIG and contact one of its sponsors.
These people are responsible for you; make sure you maintain a good working relationship with them, communicate your intentions, and work regularly.
What to include
When contacting a sponsor for sponsorship, make sure to include the following information:
- Years experience.
- Skills (especially those listed below in "What we are looking for").
- Specific tasks you are interested in working on.
- Current Location / Time Zone.
- Why you are interested in working on the team.
We cannot hold your hand while you are doing things. Obviously we help wherever we can.
What skills are we looking for?
We need all level of admins from junior to senior. Please see the groups section for a more detailed list of the types of jobs that need to be done.
We are on the lookout for the following skills:
- Building and build environments
- Python hacking
- System Management tools
- Source control management
- Script writers and automators
- Databases management
- audit and security
We are also looking for developers as we work with upstream and our Infrastructure relies heavily on the following technologies:
We are deeply in need of serious dedicated people with the following skills:
- Art (e.g Icons, logos, banners)
- UI (web) Design
- Template creators
If this is something you excel at please step up and join the Websites team. They are part of RPM Fusion Infrastructure.
What should members keep in mind
What to be careful of
The biggest problem many newcomers face is getting involved and then sticking with the team (just like in any other project). If you happen to join and cannot stay for the long term, please let someone know. Especially if you have a task assigned to you. Obviously $DAYJOB gets in the way of RPM Fusion stuff at times. That is always an accepted reason for absence, just let someone know so that your tasks don't get forgotten about.