As part of an expanding effort to support projects which have recently been deployed, or are in the progress of being deployed, CREDIL is looking to fill 2 Junior Linux Network Administrator positions.

Who you are:

You have recently graduated or about to graduate from a technology oriented program, or you are self-taught. You are a self-starter with a passion for learning new things. You appreciate the latest things, but you are not a lemming.

You have good communication skills, and while you long to be part of a bigger thing, you don't want to be just a cog in the wheel. You enjoy contact with real end users with real problems; but you also enjoy a deep dive into a hard problem, and maybe you may become non-verbal as you mind absorbs all the details.

What you know:

1) Linux.

Okay, maybe you don't write kernel device drivers, or debug kernel crash dumps using dip switches, but it's something you could learn to do if it became important. You can install Linux on a blank computer, and while you haven't rolled your own distro, you've thought about it.

2) Networking.

You can configure a network of a few PCs, setup an IPv4 NAT, and you wish you could just use IPv6. You've learnt how to forge email using telnet, but that got boring, so you find more interesting ways to punk your friends. Web servers and HTTP and diagnosing Internet Exploder incompatibilities ceased to be fun, but it's got to be done.

Where is CREDIL:

We are located in the innovation building (incubator) of University of Quebec, Tache Campus, building F (The "CRTL/LRTC" building). We occupy a series of offices on the 3rd floor, 2-3 people per office, no cubicles. We use ergonomic desks (standing desks an option), with Linux workstations. Group benefits are an option. We are open to full and part-time work, and we encourage on the job learning and personal development.

Who is

CREDIL is a cooperative commons; we work with and on open source on a variety of projects, many of which are now in the field.

"Make or buy" is what organizations typically ask when in need of business solutions. CREDIL, the Centre for Experimental Development in Informatics Libre, offers a third option. CREDIL operates as a clearinghouse for organizations in search of solutions and actual software developers who use, modify and integrate free/libre software for agile deployment into streamlined and customized solutions. In CREDIL lingo, we help connect "sponsors" and "makers" in a way that meets everyone's needs and enables the development of open, portable and sustainable solutions.

How to apply:

  • Please email: mcr at and crm at with a URL for your resume, or to ask questions. Please use the Subject: "available to fix undervoltage alarms"
  • Please include a cover letter explaining who you are, and how you learn new things.
  • We will contact you to arrange an interview, and to learn more about how to learn new things. (Word documents will be deleted unread.)
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