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The FreeBSD Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and building the FreeBSD Project and community worldwide. We have been around for over 20 years, with our headquarters in Boulder, and board and staff located around the world. The Foundation focuses on filling critical needs within the Project including software development, advocacy, infrastructure support, project management and more. We partner with individual and corporate members of the FreeBSD community, to ensure the continuing growth and stability of one of the oldest, largest, and most successful open source operating systems.

The Foundation offers remote work opportunities and an employee-friendly benefits package that includes: 401(k) Employer Contribution, health, dental, and vision insurance, flexible schedule, paid time off, retirement plans and more.

Current Opportunities

Contract (Full and Part Time):

The FreeBSD Foundation continually seeks proposals for work relating to any of the major subsystems or infrastructure within the FreeBSD operating system. A non-exhaustive list of proposal topics that we are interested in funding includes:

  • Jails: Usability/Orchestration/OCI-compatibility
  • Bhyve hypervisor kernel improvements
  • Hardware support on new ARM and RISC-V devices
  • Desktop usability
  • Installer
  • Networking
  • Packaging including package base
  • Developer tools such as LLDB.

Proposals will be evaluated based on desirability, technical merit and cost-effectiveness. Please see the Project Proposal Overview for a short review of the process. For more in-depth information, please see the Submission Guidelines. A list of Contributed Project Ideas is also available.

FreeBSD Foundation is an employer committed to equal employment opportunity and we believe diversity makes us better. As such, we hire people based on merit and qualifications without regard to any considerations of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or disabilities. We encourage all qualified, interested candidates to apply.