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Seeking a person for M-Root managerial position

(16 September 2022)

WIDE Project and JPRS seek a person for M-Root managerial position.

For details please see below:


                                                    16 September, 2022

     - seeking a person for M-Root managerial position -

                                               Jun Murai, WIDE Project
                                               Hiro Hotta, JPRS
                                               Paul Wilson, APNIC


WIDE Project and JPRS seek "M-Root Deployment Manager" (a new 
position) who will take the management role for the global M-Root DNS 
anycast deployment.

[background]

Root DNS enables all Top Level Domains to be accessed from all corners 
of the world. Root DNS consists of 13 Root servers and M-Root is one 
of them. WIDE Project is responsible for the M-Root service and 
operates it jointly with JPRS. 

In late 2020, WIDE Project and JPRS started collaborative project with 
APNIC in the deployment of M-Root DNS anycast instances globally 
focused on AP region. 10+ instances are currently planned to be added 
to M-Root DNS system annually for several years. The project is 
endorsed and supported by APNIC Foundation as well, 


[desired qualifications for the managerial position]

To manage the deployment, a manager who has the following capabilities 
is sought.

(1) experience in technical project management (planning and 
    management of tasks, budget control, external negotiation, etc.)
(2) experience in system operation, preferably in DNS operation
(3) experience in negotiation among organizations, preferably across 
    in different countries
(4) capability of trustable collaboration in DNS communities, 
    especially in Root DNS communities
(5) capability to explain how the Internet and DNS work in 
    business-oriented as well as technical-oriented manner
(6) close collaboration with the operation team located in Tokyo and 
    deployment team distributed in Tokyo and Brisbane
(7) professional English skills for (1) to (6)
(8) full-time time availability - some portion of the time can be used 
    for professional development to pursue his/her job during his/her 
    first half year of the job term

[additional information]

(a) JPRS will hire the person under its employment conditions subject 
    to the laws of Japan
(b) initial job term will be three years including first 3 months as 
    probation
(c) the term may be extended by mutual consultation
(d) work space will be provided in JPRS Tokyo office
      - main work location will be Tokyo at least for the first year 
(e) supervision and direction will be given by a team consisting 
    of members from WIDE Project, JPRS, and APNIC
(f) ongoing reports are directed to a JPRS executive staff who 
    co-represents M-Root operator team (currently Hiro Hotta) 
(g) JPRS will help the improvement of his/her Japanese skills, if 
    needed
(h) special security requirements will be imposed as Root DNS needs 
    ultimate security for the whole Internet
(i) depending on the performance and trust shown, the scope of the 
    job may be widened with adjustment of contract conditions
(j) office will be taken by 1 April, 2023 - earlier is better

[how to apply]

Please send your CV to <recruit[at]m-root.net> by 16 October, 2022.
If you have inquiries, send them to <recruit[at]m-root.net>.

       note: replace '[at]' to '@' when you send an e-mail

[related sites & information]

  WIDE Project
    https://www.wide.ad.jp/index_e.html
  JPRS
    https://jprs.co.jp/en/
  APNIC
    https://www.apnic.net/
  APNIC Foundation
    https://apnic.foundation/
  M-Root
    https://m.root-servers.org/
    https://jprs.co.jp/en/press/2005/051220.html
  collaboration between WIDE Project, JPRS and APNIC
    https://www.wide.ad.jp/News/2020/20200831_e.html
    https://www.wide.ad.jp/News/2020/20201216_e.html

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