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The GNOME Foundation is seeking qualified candidates for an open Software Engineer position.

About The GNOME Foundation

The GNOME Foundation is a leader in open source software development, advocating for a free and open computing environment. We are looking to enhance the GNOME platform, with a focus on families and younger users. We seek a software engineer to contribute to this project.

About the Software Engineer Position

Scope of Work

  • Core Maintenance: Maintain and improve essential components, notably Glib.
  • Digital Wellbeing & Parental Controls: Develop features for internet content filtering, screen time monitoring, and other digital safety measures.
  • Usability & Reliability: Enhance GNOME Software for user-friendliness and efficiency.

Qualifications and Experience

  • English fluency.
  • Proven contributions to the GNOME community.
  • Experience with Glib, GNOME Software, GNOME Settings, and relevant components.

Key Attributes

  • Passion for open source.
  • Excellent problem-solving skills.
  • Effective remote work capability.
  • Proficiency in C (required) and Rust (preferred).
  • Familiarity with open source development tools (Git, GitLab) and practices.
  • Strong communication skills and ability to present at community events.

Compensation and Position Details

  • Location: Remote
  • Duration: 1 year (fixed term remote contractor position with potential to extend based on funding)
  • Salary: Up to $50,000 USD per year, experience-dependent

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter detailing your GNOME community contributions to
Application Deadline: January 26, 2024.

The GNOME Foundation is an equal-opportunity employer committed to diversity and inclusivity. Join us in shaping the future of the GNOME platform!