openSUSE Jobs

5. Aug 2008 | Andreas Jaeger | No License

We have some open student positions for the next few months to work on various aspects of the openSUSE infrastructure.  If you’re interested, please apply at  Additionally we have a full-time position open that I’d like to mention as well.

Student, Practical - Enhancements

The website has been started as central place of the openSUSE project for user provided information.  We’d like to enhance it in several ways: has some initial support for membership management and we’d like to enlarge this:

  • coupling with hermes for notifications

  • adding comment fields for members (for voting purpose and for reject message)

  • for each board member a separate voting queue

Further enhancements include:

  • openID integration

  • upload of gpg keys is implemented in Ruby on Rails.

Student, Practical - Enhancements is the mailserver of the openSUSE project and we need some overhaul in various areas:

  • Port layout to new openSUSE theme (simple HTML/CSS work)

  • Support UTF in search engine (Mostly perl, some C and packaging)

  • Various smaller tasks including:

    • simplify and fix up various bash scripts

    • documentation of the setup

    • porting the whole system to new hardware

General information for the above two positions

The openSUSE team is looking for students to implement these enhancements.  We’d like to offer a job for up to two months.  Most of the team you’ll be working with is located in Nuernberg, Germany.  We would like to have candidates working from Nuernberg but are open to other setups as well.

Candidate Profile:

  • Studies of computer sciences or related fields, or experience at this level

  • Programming skills include Ruby on Rails (for users.o.o)

  • Knowledge of server administration and technologies (for lists.o.o)

  • Good English communication and writing skills

  • Passion for Linux and Open Source

  • Good team player

  • Quick learner, openness and enthusiasm


Please send your full set of application documents, indicating the position you are interested in, expected salary level and possible entry date via e-mail. Or feel free to contact us at:

Package Maintainer

This position is located in our Prague office as part of our Packagers team, full details are available here:


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