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July 26, 2019

Ceph Upstream Documenter Opportunity

While the Ceph community continues to grow and the software improves, an essential part of our success will be a focus on improving our documentation.

We’re excited to announce a new contract opportunity that would be funded by the Ceph Foundation to help with this initiative. Below is the contract description.

Deliverables and Responsibilities:

  • Create, revise, and maintain the upstream user documentation for the Ceph community (http://docs.ceph.com/)
  • Develop and publish required content identified through collaboration with developers, downstream writers, and users in the community.
  • Publish improved on-boarding documentation for new contributors.

Contract Term:

  • Initial contract will cover a six (6) month period.
  • Subsequent renewal and/or maintenance contracts will be considered as the initial contract nears completion.

Qualifications:

  • Experience in writing documentation for technical software.
  • Highly technical or computer literate – coding skills aren’t required, but an understanding of storage software, RESTful APIs, JSON, as well as a conceptual understanding of storage and the people who use it are a must.
  • Experience with structured documentation models like reStructuredText, asciidoc, or Markdown.
  • Experience with topic-based or modular documentation.
  • Excellent written English skills.
  • Experience and understanding of Git or other version control systems.
  • Experience using ticketing systems such as Redmine.
  • Basic knowledge of Linux, Unix-like systems, web technologies, and data storage systems.

Bonus:

  • Specific familiarity with Ceph, especially operating Ceph storage clusters.
  • An understanding of distributed systems.
  • An understanding of cloud computing systems, preferably OpenStack.
  • Familiarity and understanding of automated build pipelines (for producing documentation).
  • Familiarity with deployment or configuration tools such as Ansible, Puppet, or Chef.

Specific familiarity with Ceph is not a requirement, but is a definite plus! This is a great way to expand your knowledge of Ceph and to get involved with the user and developer communities.

This is a contract opportunity only and not an offer of employment. Any engagement or use of subcontractors must be approved in writing.

If you are interested, please send a resume and proposal (preferably including a price/quote) to opportunities@ceph.io.


Mike Perez

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