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Staff Opportunities

Chief gTLD Registry Liaison

Compliance Program Manager

Compliance Program Technical Analyst

Deputy General Manager - Global Partnerships

Executive Assistant to ICANN Legal Counsel

General Manager - Public Participation

IANA Liaison - IETF

IANA Liaison - Regional Internet Registries

IANA Project Specialist

IDN Program Technical Officer

In-house Counsel - Contract Law

Director - At Large

Media Relations Officer

Network Engineer

Project Coordinator: Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

Regional Liaison Manager

Registrar Operations Liaison (Europe/Middle East. Based Brussels Office)

Senior Vice President, Operations (Chief Operating Officer)

Technical Writer

Webmaster


Chief gTLD Registry Liaison

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers, (ICANN), gTLD Registry Liaison Department is responsible for issues concerning compliance with the requirements of agreements between ICANN and registry sponsors and operators, as well as building and maintaining relationships with those entities. Examples of registry operators include VeriSign, NeuLevel and Afilias who operate the .COM, .BIZ com, and .INFO registries respectively.

Due to an internal promotion, we have an opening to appoint a new head of the gTLD Registry Liaison. This position is based in our Marina Del Rey headquarters and reports to the SVP of Services.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop, implement and oversee the ICANN technical coordination role in regard to Registries.

  • Manage the review and analysis of proposals from registries and from the community concerning the gTLD registry service offerings. Provide advice to the registries on form and content of such proposals and direction in regards to process for handling such proposals.

  • Manage and monitor compliance requirements of agreements between ICANN and Registries, responding to complaints and concerns from the public as necessary.

  • Constantly seek improvement and innovation in the relationship between ICANN and the Registries.

  • Supervise staff responsible for Registry liaison support.

The preferred individual will possess extraordinary evaluative and deductive skills. They will be highly detail oriented and comfortable with dissecting, comparing and constructing multi-faceted information from a wide variety of sources. They must also have outstanding verbal and written communications skills and be fluent in English and at least one other language. The ability to manage multiple projects within tight deadlines is essential.

The successful individual will possess 5 to 7 years post graduate experience working in an international business environment, a broad understanding of technical issues involving the Internet, and an understanding of consensus based policy development processes. A post graduate degree in a technical area or international relations is preferred. International travel is a strong requirement of this position.

Applicants should submit a copy of their resume with a covering letter to opportunities@icann.org.

Or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR
ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey
CA 90292


Compliance Program Manager

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers has immediate opportunities in its Compliance Management function as follows:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Establishment of technical and non-technical audit functions to review, on a regular basis, registry/registrar operations to ensure compliance with contracts and appropriate standards.
  • Statistical tracking and analysis of registrant and user complaints/comments regarding specific registries/registrars.
  • Coupling statistical results with the audit function to ensure economical use of resources.
  • Working constructively with registries/registrars to implement and complete corrective action plans.
  • Implementing a planned escalation of actions and corrective actions, including legal and specified performance remedies, in order to correct and prevent ongoing detrimental impact and to ensure legitimacy of the compliance function.

Candidates should possess an advanced degree in business or law, together with at least 5 years of relevant professional experience. A good technical understanding of the Internet and the Domain Name System is also highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be well organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities. Significant use of Office software packages is also an integral part of the role and applicants should be experienced users of these packages.

ICANN policies and agreements are drafted in English, and written fluency in this language is required, but the organization operates on a global basis and written and/or verbal fluency in one or more other languages would be a definite advantage.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and resume to opportunities@icann.org.


Compliance Program Technical Analyst

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names and Numbers has immediate opportunities in its Compliance Management function as follows:

Key responsibilities include:

  • Development and operation of technical audit functions to review, on a regular basis, registry/registrar operations to ensure compliance with contracts and appropriate standards.
  • Statistical tracking and analysis of registrant and user complaints/comments for specified registries/registrars.
  • Design, develop and support integrated web-based compliance data management systems with both internal and external interfaces.

Candidates should possess a four-year college degree or equivalent and at least three years of programming experience with demonstrated expertise in Apache, MySQL, PHP, and Perl. A sound understanding of DNS registry and registrar operations is also required In addition, a good technical understanding of the Internet and the Domain Name System and familiarity with associated protocols such as EPP, RRP, IRIS and Whois, is highly desirable.

The successful candidate will be very organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities.

ICANN policies and agreements are drafted in English, and written fluency in this language is required, but the organization operates on a global basis and written and/or verbal fluency in one or more other languages would be a definite advantage.

Applicants should submit a covering letter and resume to opportunities@icann.org.


Deputy General Manager - Global Partnerships

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers has an immediate opportunity for a Deputy General Manager Global Partnerships. Located in Los Angeles, this position reports to the General Manager of Global Partnerships and will join a new and growing network of skilled individuals.

You will work with other members of the Global Partnership team to gather, manage and assess information as part of prioritizing ICANN's global strategy. You will act on behalf of the organization with regional stakeholders, forums, initiatives and needs as they relate to ICANN's responsibilities. This includes the analysis of regional reports and the compilation of a global view on developments relevant to ICANN's business and strategic plan. The incumbent will also provide input to ICANN's global partnership work and prepare associated position papers relevant to this. The incumbent will be actively involved in supporting the day-to-day management of the network team.

The successful applicant will be committed to a disciplined communications system that systematically and regularly updates ICANN on issues relevant to the region, as they relate to ICANN's respective responsibilities.

The preferred individual will possess exceptional evaluative and deductive skills. They will be comfortable with dissecting, comparing and constructing multi-faceted information from a wide variety of sources. They must also have outstanding verbal and written communications skills, and be fluent in English and at least one other language.

The successful applicant will be extremely motivated with strong leadership qualities. They will be highly organized, detail oriented, politically aware and astute in the area of diplomacy. They will be capable of developing and enhancing multiple and complex alliances and partnerships. An ability to work with minimal supervision under pressure and to deadlines is essential.

The successful individual will possess an advanced degree in international relations, international business, international law and/or an appropriate technical qualification, and demonstrated experience in the international arena (private and or public sector). At least 10 years post graduate experience working in an international legal, intergovernmental, multi-stakeholder, civil society, and/or business environment is required, together with a broad understanding of technical issues involving the Internet. International travel is a strong requirement of this position.

This is an outstanding opportunity for highly energized team player. ICANN offers a competitive salary and benefits package. For more information on these roles, please visit our website at www.icann.org and submit your resume and cover letter via email to opportunities@icann.org.


Executive Assistant to ICANN Legal Counsel

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN), located in Marina del Rey, Los Angeles, is looking for an Executive Assistant to work with its in-house legal department. The successful candidate will be energetic, enthusiastic, extremely well organized and detail oriented. The ability to take initiative and demonstrate sound judgment and discretion in dealing with communications to and from ICANN legal counsel is also required. Given the international nature of ICANN business, the preferred candidate will be culturally sensitive, flexible and occasionally willing to work outside of normal west coast business hours.

Duties of the job include assisting in the development and maintenance of a company-wide central filing system, including electronic databases and a document management system. Other primary responsibilities of the position include the organization of workflow, supporting legal counsels' activities, management of agendas, drafting of correspondence, and organizing travel and scheduled appointments.

At least seven (7) year's experience in the field of legal administration and secretarial support of senior legal counsel is required. Strong computer and typing skills are a must. The ability to communicate effectively in a language other than English would be a significant advantage.

ICANN offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a generous benefits and retirement package.

Interested applicants should submit a covering letter and resume to opportunities@icann.org. Alternatively, you can submit your application in writing to

Andrew Savage
Head of HR
ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey CA 90292


General Manager, Public Participation

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to appoint a General Manager, Public Participation. Based in our headquarters in Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, and reporting to the Executive Officer, the primary responsibility of this role is to ensure active and positive participation in the ICANN process by Internet stakeholders including end users.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop a Public Participation strategy designed to improve participation in ICANN by the global Internet community

  • Implement the Public Participation strategy to meet goals in the time frame agreed with the President and consistent with ICANN's Operational Plan

  • Develop and implement a marketing strategy to ensure that all desired audiences are effectively reached, and appropriate relationships are developed.

  • Determine effectiveness of public participation programs and prepare reports for the executive team on their effectiveness and any corrective actions proposed

  • Work with other ICANN functions such as Global Partnerships and the Regional Liaisons to gather and disseminate information in support of the most constructive and supportive process

  • Ensure that ICANN remains accessible to stakeholders through efficient and effective forums, and other appropriate mechanisms.

  • Counsels senior management regarding public commentary on ICANN policies, actions, services or philosophies.

The successful candidate will possess outstanding skills in the field of international media and communications with at least 10 years relevant experience, including interactive media tools and techniques. A Masters degree in communications, media relations or a related subject is required. Exposure to Internet and/or communications based organizations would be an advantage, together with a proven track record of successful delivery of significant international marketing campaigns. A high level of fluency in English is essential, and competency in other languages highly desirable.

Please submit a covering letter and your resume to opportunities@icann.org or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR
ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey CA 90292


IANA Liaison: IETF

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking an IANA Liaison (IETF). Based in our headquarters in Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, and reporting to the General Manager IANA, the primary responsibility of this role is to coordinate interactions between IANA and the IETF, IAB, IESG and other protocol standardization bodies regarding services, activities, and projects. Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with IETF and IETF-related communities both inside and outside of ICANN.

  • Support policy development with analysis of technical considerations.

  • Support IANA operations with IETF-related technical and communications issues.

  • Represent ICANN at IETF and other public forums and meetings.

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, including written and spoken English language fluency. They will be comfortable as a public speaker, able to work in challenging situations where priorities may change rapidly, and balance competing priorities.

Knowledge of the Internet industry from the perspective of the Internet standardization process is required. A thorough knowledge of the International Internet environment, specifically in relation to protocol development, international Internet governance and the standardization environment (IETF, IESG, IAB, IRTF, etc.)

Experience with Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint and/or other productivity suites, and familiarity with Unix nroff/troff typesetting languages is also required, together with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and MacOSX operating systems. Familiarity with other operating systems, including Linux and BSD-derived OSes would be an advantage. Knowledge of IP-based protocols and networking paradigms such as client-server and peer-to-peer is also needed.

The preferred individual will hold a degree or equivalent in Information Technology, or will have at least 3 years experience in being involved with or managing IETF-related processes, and extensive familiarity with the RFC review process

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to opportunities@icann.org.

Or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey
CA 90292 USA


IANA Liaison: Regional Internet Registries

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking an IANA Liaison (Regional Internet Registries). Based in our headquarters in Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, and reporting to the General Manager IANA, the primary responsibility of this role is to coordinate operational interactions between IANA and the Regional Internet number Registries (RIRs) regarding services, activities, and projects.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop and maintain working relationships with the five RIRs and their respective communities.

  • Support policy development with analysis of technical considerations.

  • Support IANA operations with RIR-related technical and communications issues.

  • Represent ICANN at appropriate RIR, Internet addressing-related and other public forums and meetings

The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, including written and spoken English language fluency. They will be comfortable as a public speaker, able to work in challenging situations where priorities may change rapidly, and balance competing priorities.

Knowledge of the Internet industry, from the perspective of Internet address (both IPv4 and IPv6) allocation services is required. Knowledge of Internet operations from the viewpoint of Internet service or content provision is required. Thorough knowledge of the International Internet environment, specifically in relation global and regional Internet address allocation policies is greatly preferred. Thorough knowledge of international Internet governance and standardization environment (ICANN, IETF, etc.) would be useful.

Experience with Microsoft Word/Excel/Powerpoint and/or other productivity suites, and familiarity with Unix nroff/troff typesetting languages is also required, together with knowledge of Microsoft Windows and MacOSX operating systems. A thorough understanding of RIR policies and processes, and knowledge of CIDR/provider-based addressing techniques is required. Familiarity with other operating systems, including Linux and BSD-derived OSes would be an advantage. The preferred individual will be skilled in IP-based networking protocols, DNS, BGP, in particular, and possess a working knowledge of Internet routing and other ISP related protocols. They should have at least 3 years experience in advising on technical policy in an RIR environment, together with extensive exposure to web services, programming, networking and design environments, and experience on expert committees focused on Internet technology. They will be qualified to degree level or equivalent in Information Technology

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to opportunities@icann.org.

Or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey
CA 90292 USA


IANA Project Specialist

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to enhance its coverage in certain key areas of the IANA function. ICANN is the non-profit organization formed by the Internet community at the invitation of the U.S. Government to assume responsibility for significant Internet technical-management issues, such as coordination of the domain-name system, assignment of protocol parameters, and IP address space management. The Internet Assigned Numbers Authority (IANA) is a function performed by ICANN under contract with the United States Government.

There are currently two positions available. Initially, both positions will be offered from the Marina del Rey office. At some time in the future, opportunities for IANA staff to relocate to offices outside of the United States may be available. These positions report directly to the General Manager of IANA.

Qualifications:

Due to the international nature of both ICANN and its stakeholders, applicants who read and speak other languages in addition to English will be given special consideration. A Bachelor’s or more advanced degree (or equivalent from a non-US university) is also highly preferable, as is experience working in multi-stakeholder environments.

The successful candidate will be very organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time, and have excellent verbal and written communication skills. Attention to detail and flexibility are also key qualities.

General knowledge of, and experience with, personal computers and common office software such as spreadsheets, e-mail, and word processing programs are required.

Knowledge of the Domain Name System (DNS) is not required, but is desirable. Demonstrated success in working with the cultural and language issues that arise in an international business environment would also be an advantage.

Training in the highly specialized skills related to the IANA functions will be provided.

Job activities include:

  • Routine processing of requests from stakeholders in all parts of the world, in several of IANA’s area of responsibility. These include work with the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), the Top Level Domain (TLD) managers, the Regional Internet Registries (RIRs), and the INT TLD Registry.
  • Working with the requestors in all of the above areas to clarify and validate complex requests in writing, by phone, and in person.
  • Working with other members of the IANA team to evaluate and improve IANA’s core functions on an ongoing basis.
  • Communicate with other staff members, ICANN stakeholders, and the community at large regarding areas of responsibility; including formal report preparation, staff briefings, and presentations.
  • Working with staff members and stakeholders in multiple time zones.
  • Occasional travel to meetings held by ICANN itself, and its stakeholders.
  • When necessary, directing the work of junior staff members to assist with completion of project requirements.
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision. While independent, the successful candidate will understand the significant constraints that may limit action; and how their position fits into the ICANN team as a whole.

Job duties will require use of a computer for prolonged periods of time.

Experience:

Familiarity with the Internet in general and registry operations in specific is desirable, although not required. Experience in a fast paced office environment is also beneficial. Knowledge of and experience in digital forms of authentication (e.g., PGP, X.509) would be an advantage as well.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone with two to three years of professional experience, or an experienced member of the technical community who is looking to move into an administrative role.

Compensation:

Salary is commensurate with experience and qualifications. ICANN offers a competitive benefits package, including a retirement savings plan and also employer-paid medical, dental, vision, disability and life insurance. ICANN's office environment is friendly and casual. Work hours are flexible, and employees receive paid vacation each year.

Please submit your resume and cover letter via email to our staff at opportunities@icann.org.


IDN Program Technical Officer

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the not-for-profit organization established to coordinate the technical elements of the domain name system (DNS) to ensure universal resolvability, so that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses world-wide.

The reliable deployment of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) is one of the key issues facing the global Internet community. An example of an IDN is the replacement of Latin character with other scripts in Internet domain names.

We have an immediate job opening for the position of IDN Program Technical Officer to support this work at ICANN. Reporting to the IDN Program Director, the primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Support ICANN's work in relation to Internationalized Domain Names, including providing technical and policy support.
  • Represent ICANN as needed in relation to the Internet technical community as the program relates to ICANN's responsibilities to coordinate and influence IDN developments.
  • Identify, analyze and report on technical issues surrounding IDN developments, in order to support ICANN's IDN work and facilitate the acheivement of program milestones.
  • Assist the IDN Program Director as required with all related activities.

You will be a consensus builder, able to influence resolution on issues in an environment with conflicting stakeholder views by creatively addressing problems and challenges where conflicting views challenge outcomes. You must also have outstanding verbal and written communications skills and be fluent in English, and preferably, at least one other language.

Experience in the IT and E-Commerce arena, and ability to identify relevant issues that may be of relevance to ICANN's mission and responsibility is also a key requirement.

Candidates should be graduates with background knowledge in Internationalized Domain Names, including a related technical qualification, and demonstrated experience in this specialized area. A minimum of 3 to 5 years post-graduate experience together with a broad understanding of technical issues involving the Internet is required.

ICANN offers a competitive slary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a covering letter and resume to opportunities@icann.org. www.icann.org


In-house Counsel - Contract Law

The Internet Corporation For Assigned names and Numbers (ICANN) has an immediate opening for an in-house Counsel that specialises in Contract Law. Two positions are available. Reporting to ICANN.s In-house Counsel based in Los Angeles, the successful candidates will be responsible for the negotiation of contracts on behalf of ICANN, whilst protecting the legal rights, obligations and privileges that embody ICANN in its field of operation.

Whilst working as part of an International team focused within the Internet Community, you will be required to work with minimal supervision and with a high dependence on your own initiative, driving successful outcomes as part of a culturally diverse and dispersed group of stakeholders and team members. It will best suit someone who is able to travel Internationally at short notice, and has worked in a flexible and dynamic International organisation. This role requires a hands-on approach with the incumbent comfortable moving between high-level strategy and detailed contract negotiations.

You will be able to demonstrate a successful track record in International contract negotiations. Your ability to liaise with important stakeholders with diplomacy is paramount, whilst exhibiting sound negotiation and organisational skills. Other primary responsibilities of the position include the construction and management of the Company.s legal compliance program within the region as well as the management of external counsel where required. Creation and maintenance of risk management strategies is also a key component of the role.

This role will be best suited to individuals who are highly attuned to negotiations in a commercial environment, and apply keen judgement in securing the best possible outcome. They will have a planned and organized approach that sees them complete projects and tasks on time and to a high level of quality. An adaptability and flexibility that deliver high standards of work in a highly energised environment is a must.

The successful incumbent will have between five to ten years related commercial contract law experience with a supplementary background in Economics, Commerce, Business, Computer Science and/or technology. They will have a strong understanding of local and international Internet process and the legal issues involving the Internet. They will be experienced in intellectual property law and have managed the construction of contracts in both English and other European languages (position one) or English and other Asian languages (position two). They will be suitably qualified and licensed to practice law in the required Region(s).

Applicants should submit a current resume and covering letter to opportunities@icann.org.


Director - At Large

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the not-for-profit organization established to coordinate the technical elements of the domain name system (DNS) to ensure universal resolvability, so that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses world-wide.

As a result of an internal promotion, we have an immediate opportunity to appoint an At-Large Director. Reporting to the Vice President of Policy Development, the key responsibilities of this role include developing and managing programs and projects that:

  • Help advance the world's individual Internet user community's interests in ICANN's policy development and decision-making processes ("At-Large" is ICANN's term for the global individual Internet user community);

  • Foster greater understanding and awareness globally of ICANN and ICANN At-Large through use of online and face to face communication, education, and outreach mechanisms;

  • Advance the global At-Large community's organizing and advocacy efforts, and help ensure At-Large efforts are open, transparent, and provide value to individual Internet users, ICANN, and the global Internet community; and

  • Encourage and support At-Large participation in ICANN.

The successful candidate will have expertise in International policy development and communications, both in the Internet and global arenas. They will be an outstanding written and verbal communicator with extensive experience in the use of online communication tools, and will have proven ability to manage volunteers, consultants and staff. They will have demonstrated success in using complex consensus development processes, and of working within political environments involving competing agendas.

A minimum of 10 years of experience with Internet issues in civil society, media, industry, government or other relevant sectors is required, with at least 5 years of management experience, and education to the post graduate level. A proven ability to provide strategic, political, and commercial input, and to develop relationships between the organization and its stakeholders/communities, also is required. The ideal candidate will have extensive knowledge of Internet operations and policymaking. Fluency in multiple languages would be an advantage.

Please submit your resume and a cover letter to opportunities@icann.org.

Or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey
CA 90292 USA


Media Relations Officer

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to appoint a Media Relations Officer. Based in our headquarters in Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, and reporting to the Executive Officer, the primary responsibility of this role is to ensure effective media relations management between ICANN Board members, ICANN staff and all Internet stakeholders.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Develop an external media communications strategy on behalf of the President and ICANN Board members.

  • Implement the communications strategy through development of appropriate communications campaigns, press releases, news reports and any other materials/ distribution channels that may be effective in building goodwill and community relations.

  • Work in partnership with appropriate internal outreach functions including ICANN's At Large Advisory Committee and Vice President, Global Partnerships.

  • Maintain working knowledge of ICANN programs and activities and direct media to appropriate staff for information and interviews.

  • Serve as spokesperson for ICANN under direct guidance of the President and Executive Officer.

  • Continuously review effectiveness of media relations activities and revise/refocus as required.

  • Maintain and expand network of media and communications professional consultants.

  • Supervise editorial staff, and participate in production of, external media material production

The successful candidate will be a qualified journalist or equivalent media relations professional, with at least 5 years of experience in dealing with international media and communications. A bachelors degree in journalism, communications, media relations or a related subject is required. Exposure to Internet and/or communications based organizations would be an advantage, together with a proven track record of successful delivery of significant press and media campaigns. . A high level of fluency in English is essential, and competency in other languages highly desirable.

Please submit a covering letter and your resume to opportunities@icann.org or you can write to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR
ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey CA 90292


Network Engineer

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has an immediate job opening for an additional Network Engineer at its headquarters offices in Marina del Rey, California USA. The primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Router and Switch Administration
    • Design and Maintain ICANN's network infrastructure
    • ACL and Filter management
    • Troubleshoot network issues
  • Server and Systems Administration
    • Order and build systems as needed
    • Account/Access management for all system users
    • Perform server maintenance
    • Maintain DNS, DHCP, and other applications as needed
    • Troubleshoot server issues
  • Firewall Administration
    • Maintain and enforce proper rules and usage policies
  • Projects
    • Projects as assigned by management

Qualifications and Experience

Candidate should possess a degree in Information Systems or related field and have at least 3 years of professional experience. Extensive experience with the following protocols and/or technologies is a must:

  • Juniper Routers and Firewalls
  • Foundry Switches
  • TCP/IP (IPv4 and IPv6)
  • BGP, OSPF
  • VLAN and inter-VLAN routing
  • Linux and Windows 2003 Servers

The successful candidate will be well organized, capable of moving forward on multiple projects at the same time and possess excellent verbal and written skills. The ability to work on projects with little supervision is also a key quality.

Please submit a resume and covering letter to opportunities@icann.org.


Project Coordinator: Internationalized Domain Names (IDN)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is the not for profit organization established to coordinate the technical elements of the domain name system (DNS) to ensure universal resolvability, so that all users of the Internet can find all valid addresses world-wide.

The reliable deployment of Internationalized Domain Names (IDN) is one of the key issues facing the global Internet community. An example of an IDN is the replacement of Latin character with other scripts in Internet domain names. We have an immediate job opening for the position of Project Coordinator to support this work at ICANN. Reporting to the IDN Program Director, the primary responsibilities of the position are as follows:

  • Provide project management and general administrative support to the IDN Program Director, to ensure on-time achievement of project milestones.
  • Research, develop and provide reports and other data analysis as may be required from time to time by the IDN Project Manager.
  • Develop integrated program schedules and assist in keeping projects on schedule.
  • Create, develop and implement any needed project management databases for program monitoring and scheduling.
  • Coordinate with management, members of the ICANN Board and the ICANN community as appropriate to facilitate timely completion of IDN milestones and management status reports.
  • Attend relevant meetings, provide minutes, and assign action items.
  • Support the IDN Program Director in preparing position papers and updates to ICANN Executive Team and Board members.

Candidates should possess a Bachelors degree in business, international business and/or an appropriate technical qualification, and demonstrated interest and knowledge in IDN subject matter. A broad understanding of technical issues involving the Internet is required as is international experience.

This position would suit a new or recent graduate with an interest in developing a career in this and/or related fields, and who can demonstrate the requisite administrative skills.

Experience in the IT or E-Commerce arena, and ability to understand and contribute to the development of solutions that may be of relevance to ICANN's mission and responsibility as the organization continues to develop its presence in the international arena, would be an advantage.

ICANN offers a competitive slary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

Interested and suitably qualified applicants should submit a covering letter and resume to opportunities@icann.org. www.icann.org

Regional Liaison Manager

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers has immediate job opportunities for Regional Liaison Managers in the following World regions:

  • Asia
  • India, Russia and "Stans"
  • Australasia/Pacific Islands

There will be an appointment into each region, continuing ICANN's commitment to the support of local internet communities around the world.

These positions report to the General Manager of Global Partnerships and will join a new and growing network of similarly skilled individuals.

You will work with other members of the Global Partnerships team to act on behalf of the organization with regional stakeholders, forums, initiatives and needs as they relate to ICANN's responsibilities. This includes the analysis and creation of reports on regional and local developments relevant to ICANN's business plan. The incumbents will also provide input to ICANN's global strategy and prepare associated position papers relevant to this.

The successful applicants will be committed to a disciplined communications system that systematically and regularly updates ICANN on issues relevant to the region as they relate to ICANN's respective responsibilities. The preferred individuals will be outstanding negotiators, able to influence resolution on issues in an environment with conflicting stakeholder views. They must also have outstanding verbal and written communications skills and be fluent in English and at least one other local language of the Region. They will be extremely motivated with strong leadership qualities. They will also be highly organized, politically aware and astute in the area of diplomacy. An ability to work with minimal supervision under pressure and to deadlines is essential. The successful individuals will possess an advanced degree in international relations, international business and/or an appropriate technical qualification, and demonstrated experience in the international arena (private and or public sector). At least 5 years post graduate experience working in an international legal, intergovernmental, multi-stakeholder, civil society, and/or business environment is required, together with a broad understanding of technical issues involving the Internet. This is an outstanding opportunity for highly energized team players.

ICANN offers a competitive salary and benefits package commensurate with experience.

For more information on these roles, please visit the ICANN web page at www.icann.org and submit your resume and cover letter via email to opportunities@icann.org.


Senior Vice President, Operations (Chief Operating Officer)

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) is seeking to appoint a Senior Vice President, Operations (Chief Operating Officer). Based in our headquarters in Marina Del Rey, West Los Angeles, and Reporting to the President and CEO, the primary responsibility of this role is to provide the leadership to ensure ICANN has the proper operational controls, administrative and reporting procedures, and people systems in place to effectively grow ICANN and ensure its financial strength and operating efficiency. Key responsibilities include:

  • Implementation of agreed programs and initiatives

  • Delivery of effective business performance and reporting

  • Ensuring responsive service to internal and external clients

  • Process design and improvement

  • Management of a senior team comprising Finance, IT, Quality Assurance, Human Resources, Conference management, and business reporting.

The successful candidate will possess strong leadership skills gained through at least 15 years of operations management experience at executive level. Preferably this should be in the Internet, E-commerce or service industry sectors. The ability to work as part of an executive team in a fast paced, flexible manner across international boundaries is essential. Some international travel will be required. You will be educated to masters level in a high tech, international business and/or international relations. You will have an outstanding operations management track record. You must possess outstanding communications, negotiating and organizational skills.

Please submit a covering letter and your resume to opportunities@ICANN.org


Technical Writer

The Internet Corporation For Assigned Names And Numbers has an immediate job opportunity for a Technical Writer to support the business in a number of areas.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Create and write technical documentation
  • Review, produce and publish documentation
  • Research published materials available for inclusion in content
  • Generate reports to be presented to the ICANN Board of Directors, Department of Commerce and the general public
  • Document business processes and procedures

This may include manuals, technical documents and papers, the technical content of communications bulletins, and other documents as may be required by ICANN.

We are seeking an individual with excellent business writing and communications skills, ideally gained in a High Tech environment. The ability to produce high quality output in a timely and efficient manner to tight deadlines is essential.

The ideal candidate will be a graduate with a bachelors degree in communications, business and communications, or a related subject, or the equivalent related business experience. At least 4 years experience in the field of technical writing, preferably for High Tech organizations is required.

The individual must be a self-starter with the ability to be productive with minimum oversight. Knowledge of media production, communication and dissemination techniques, written and oral would be an advantage. Expert use of associated media production software is required.

The appointed individual must have English as a first language and good knowledge of a second language is highly desirable.

Applications should be submitted to opportunities@icann.org or in writing to:

Andrew Savage
Head of HR ICANN
4676 Admiralty Way #330
Marina Del Rey
CA 90292


Webmaster

The Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers (ICANN) has an immediate opportunity for the position of Webmaster at its office in Marina del Rey, California USA. The Webmasters' responsibilities are to implement and design interactive web platforms based on end-user needs; participate in the development of optimal visual presentation of ICANN's web site and ICANN committee and support organization web sites; produce graphics, and maintain web content per company specifications; provide input into the design of navigation, organization structure, page-to-page flow, overall page layouts and site functionality.

Job requirements include a Master's degree in Computer Science, Telecommunications, Graphic Design, or Computer Graphic Design/ Interactive Multimedia, together with at least one year of relevant work experience.

Please submit a resume and covering letter to opportunities@icann.org.

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