OARC is hiring…

3 min readMay 25, 2021

… become a part of our dynamic international team

Short-term Contracts

OARC currently has the following positions open to work on specific projects:

Software Engineer

This is a 2–3 month project to complete implementation of the DNS-over-HTTPS (DoH) Protocol in our existing open-source dnsperf testing tool. Total budget for this work is in the region of $25–30k.

Understanding of and familiarity with HTTP, HTTPS, HTTP/2 protocols are highly desirable, as is experience of Golang, Python, HTML, CSS, JavaScript, JSON, docker, buildbot and Flask (python web framework). For a suitable candidate, there is an opportunity for this position to become a permanent member of the OARC software development team upon completion of this project.

Network Administrator

Cleaning up and documenting routing configurations. Total budget for this work is in the region of $3–5k.

Long-term Positions

We are also seeking to fill several non-technical part-time contractor positions on a long-term basis:

Membership Coordinator


These two roles could potentially be combined in a single person, but the Administrator at least needs to be local to our Indianapolis office.

OARC will also shortly be advertising long-term positions for additional Software and Systems Engineers.

Interested parties may submit a Resume/CV and any supporting documents by email to jobs@dns-oarc.net.

About Our Team

Due to its small size and international constituency, DNS-OARC staff resources are provided by a flexible distributed team of independent contractors, rather than a set of payrolled employees. For someone with the right skills and style of working, you will find being part of our team flexible and rewarding.

Are you a person with potential to join the OARC team ? Here’s key attributes we’re ideally looking for in candidates (some of these are role-dependent, so we don’t expect everyone to tick every single box):

  • Has a strong commitment to OARC’s public benefit mission of making the DNS and wider Internet work better for all.
  • Someone who is proven, equipped, well-established, motivated, and comfortable working in a remote / work from home environment, not just as a pandemic expediency, but long-term.
  • Is a self-starter, can work independently, and has the ability to propose and execute their own ideas and solutions.
  • A team player, who is supportive of their colleagues and OARC’s stakeholder community members.
  • Proficient in using distributed working, cloud and open-source tools for getting the job done:
    e.g. E-mail, Github/Gitlab, Zoom, Mattermost & Signal chat, Mailman,
    Indico, SuiteCRM, QuickBooks, Etherpad, Drupal, MediaWiki;
    various social media, and/or similar collaborative platforms.
  • Is available, willing and enjoys travel to events and sites in the US and internationally several times per year.
  • Has their own contracting company or similar vehicle, and is self-sufficient for matters of invoicing, tax, benefits, travel, expenses.
  • May have multiple non-conflicting part-time engagements in parallel, coupled with good communication, time management and prioritization skills to ensure all clients’ needs are met.
  • Is known and has good networking within their professional communities, and is comfortable and fluent with being a public face of OARC at events and conferences.
  • Is committed to transparency and accountability in their work, and to best practices for nonprofit membership organization governance.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English is a requirement, other languages welcome.
OARC believes firmly in diversity and inclusivity, and in taking a pro-active approach to improving this in our sector of the tech industry, both within our own team and our larger DNS community. OARC’s existing team has a range of nationalities, cultures and genders, and we encourage and welcome applicants of all ages, ethnicity, orientations and beliefs. We are supportive of professional development for candidates with potential.




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