Long-term Positions

OARC currently has no long-term positions open.

Short-term Contracts

OARC currently has no positions open to work on specific projects.

In general, all roles at OARC are suitable for remote working. Hours for long-term positions are negotiable between 80-160 per month.


Why Work for DNS-OARC ?


For someone with the right skills and style of working, you will find being part of our team flexible and rewarding:

  • Be at the heart of the DNS industry, participate in its technical community, and build relationships with all the key players.
  • Make a difference to helping the Internet work better for all.
  • An opportunity to contribute to solving some of the critical technical challenges in Internet infrastructure, naming and security.
  • Be involved in developing and supporting open-source software and data analysis tools that help understand the operation of the Internet’s naming infrastructure.
  • Association with and the opportunity to build on OARC’s strong reputation, community, neutrality and sustainability.
  • Being able to work for a neutral public benefit mission, free of vested commercial interests.
  • The chance to travel to high-profile US and international Internet conferences several times per year.
  • Opportunity to speak at and be a public face of OARC at workshops and conferences.
  • Enable dialogue between the academic research and commercial operator communities.
  • Support for personal professional development in Internet engineering, research, event running, community building, and governance.
  • Possibility to mix working for OARC with other projects and engagements.
  • Work for an organization with a well-established remote/WFH working environment and culture.
  • Work within a close-knit, internationally diverse and inclusive team, with proven and established supportive leadership.
  • A flexible working environment that is adaptable to your particular skills and strengths., and style of working.


Joining 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 pay-rolled employees.

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/WFH 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 or adaptable 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.
  • 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.


Keith Mitchell
OARC President