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Employees describe ARIN as offering a supportive, casual and flexible work environment that provides an atmosphere of continuous learning while being responsive to the community we serve.

ARIN offers competitive salaries, comprehensive benefits, training and education. In lieu of stock options (we are a nonprofit, membership association), we have a generous 401k retirement plan. Eligible employees received a 14% fully-vested employer match in 2013, 2014, and 2015.

Database Systems Administrator

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To apply for this opening, please email your resume to Please note that this is an in-house position - no full-time telecommuters, no consultants. Relocation not provided. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

You will be responsible for the configuration, maintenance, monitoring and tuning of a complex system of networked Linux and Unix systems and services including high performance clusters, storage and backup systems. Additionally, you will be responsible for helping to configure, maintain, update, and query high availability PostgreSQL clusters.

You will be contributing in the following areas: 

  • Perform the installation and upgrades of Linux and Unix based hardware and software. Configure servers, workstations and routers in accordance with established guidelines. Responsible for the day-to-day management of all Linux and Unix systems.
  • Manage user access, create and delete system accounts and monitor account privileges.  Assist users in solving operational problems.
  • Proactively evaluate system security, make recommendations for improvement and perform preventive maintenance and apply security updates as required by ARIN policies Implement security practices and procedures to in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Provide technical administration of all DNS zones managed by ARIN.
  • Evaluate, design and establish monitoring mechanisms for performance, security, capacity and maintenance. Monitor systems and make corrections or recommendations to resolve issues as they arise. 
  • Establish, manage, and supervise disaster recovery process in accordance with established guidelines.
  • Evaluate and make recommendations on hardware and software products based on an assessment of operating requirements. 
  • Contribute to the design, build, test, and implementation of applications and systems as needed.  Provide subject matter expertise on Linux and Unix based platforms and technologies.
  • Provide on-call support for all critical network and system operations on a rotating basis.
  • Provide backup support for network operations, Windows and database system administration.

Background and Skills Required

  • 4-year college degree preferably in an information systems or computer science related discipline OR equivalent combination of education and experience. In lieu of education, 4 years of Unix System Administration experience may be substituted.
  • At least 2 years of job-related experience supporting Red Hat / CentOS Linux and other Unix and Linux environments. 
  • Strong knowledge of Linux and other Unix-like operating environments including good knowledge of various scripting languages, such as Bourne shell and Python, and a working knowledge of using configuration management tools in a systems administration context.
  • Experience with database systems, including familiarity with SQL.
  • Proven experience in monitoring, supporting, and managing complex Linux and Unix systems.
  • A willingness and desire to learn new technologies.
  • Ability to understand complex instructions and work independently.
  • Ability to evaluate new hardware and software systems and make sound recommendations.
  • Good interpersonal skills. Strong verbal and written skills.

Background and Skills Preferred

  • Familiarity with PostgreSQL 9, PostgreSQL data replication, and Corosync clustering.
  • Familiarity with Puppet Enterprise.
  • Familiarity with common Internet protocols such TCP/IP, IPv6, DNS, HTTP and BGP.
  • Familiarity with Windows system administration and network operations.

Staff Attorney

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To apply for this opening, please email your resume to Please note that this is an in-house position - no full-time telecommuters, no consultants. Relocation not provided. You must include a desired salary range in order to be considered.

We are currently seeking a Staff Attorney who provides legal services with a focus on supporting ARIN's Registration Services Department in the area of fraud investigations and escalated change of control matters as directed by ARIN's Associate General Counsel. 

Job Description and Responsibilities

  • Provide support for fraud investigations and escalated change of control matters submitted to ARIN's Registration Services Department.  Review documentation submitted to ARIN to support claims of rights to registrations within ARIN's registry database. 
  • Confer with ARIN's Associate General Counsel and other members of the ARIN management team on assessment of cases of suspected fraud/hijacking and may be asked to make reports and provide advice on said matters.
  • Track all such matters through ARIN's internal systems and procedures and ensure proper disposition and timely responses on open matters.
  • Ability to travel to various locations to attend ARIN meetings and possibly industry related conferences as may be needed from time to time. 
  • Perform other related duties as required and assigned by ARIN's Associate General Counsel.

Background and Skills Required

  • Minimum of 1-3 years experience in a legal services position.
  • Law degree from an accredited law school.
  • Excellent editing, legal research, analysis, and writing skills.  Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Superior written and oral communication skills, strong computer skills and ability to handle multiple tasks and details.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
  • Ability to complete assigned research and writing projects within prescribed deadlines.
  • Ability to manage a widely varying workload, and flexibility to adapt to changing needs, multiple priorities, and short deadlines. 

Background and Skills Preferred

  • Prior law journal or legal writing experience is desirable.
  • Familiarity with corporate and legal documents as well as online legal research tools.
  • Prior employment at an Internet or technical company.

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