RFC Series Editor
STATEMENT OF WORK
RFC Series Editor (RSE) has overall responsibility for the quality, continuity,
and evolution of the Request for Comments (RFC) Series, the Internet's seminal
technical standards and publications series as set forth in RFC 6635. The
Series documents technical, operational, and organizational details about the
Internet, covering many aspects of computer networking, including protocols,
procedures, programs, and concepts. The RFC Series was created in 1969 and
publishes over 350 new RFCs every year. The RFC Series Editor has both
operational and policy development responsibilities, including the editorial
management of the RFC Series and the development of policies for editing,
publishing, archiving, and accessing RFCs. Editorial management includes
supervising the RFC Production Center and the RFC Publisher contractors, which
review, prepare, and publish RFC Series documents. This is an editorial
management position, and does not have direct responsibility for editing RFC
Series documents or document publication determinations.
note about RFC6635: Section 2.1.5 (Workload) of RFC6635 is not applicable to
this Statement of Work.
will also be required to attend three annual IETF meetings (one week in
duration each) and up to two days attendance at the annual RSOC retreat.
a detailed description of the RFC development and publication process, please
<http://www.rfc-editor.org/pubprocess.html>. Additional information on the RFC
Series Editor position and relationship with other entities can be found in RFC
Term: The initial term of the Contract
is two years beginning on the Effective Date.
Extensions: The Contract may be extended
twice by mutual written agreement of the parties with each Extension being for
a period of up to two years.
Date: January 1, 2018
to the RFC Series Oversight Committee (RSOC), a committee of the Internet
Architecture Board (http://www.iab.org).
Manages the RFC Production Center and the RFC Publisher function contractors.
- Develop the statements of work and performance level
requirements for the Production Center and Publisher in consultation with
the RFC Series Stream Managers, and the RSOC.
- Oversee and coordinate on-going Production Center and
Publisher activities, resolve exceptional production or publication issues
and other escalated issues, including guidance in the development of
action plans to address areas requiring improvement and ensuring
compliance with service details.
- Conduct annual reviews of the Production Center and the
Publisher service-providers as established within contracts. Chair the
committee for the selection of the Production Center and Publisher
- Provide input into the budget development process for
the Production Center and Publisher contracts,
- Monitor RFC review and publication process and pursue
resolution of any issues.
- Ensure on-going utility and improvement of the
rfc-editor.org technical infrastructure, which is operated and maintained
by the RFC Publisher during the contract period.
- Create documentation and structures that will allow for
the RFC Series' continuity in the face of changes in contracts and
- Develop and maintain, in consultation with the
Production Center and Internet technical community, a Style Manual for the
authoring and editing of RFCs.
- Serve as the primary representative of the RFC Series
and the RFC review and publication functions, within the IETF community
- Plan and see to the execution of improvements in the
RFC review and publication process, including dimensions of document
quality, timeliness of production, and accessibility of results, as well
as issues raised by the Internet community and the content providers.
- Lead the IETF community in the development of improvements
to and the long-term evolution of the RFC Series, and developing consensus
versions of vision and policy documents, to be approved by the RSOC.
AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:
- Bachelors degree or equivalent experience required;
Masters degree preferred.
- Leadership and management experience, including
demonstrated success in managing a matrixed, multi-vendor operation.
- Significant editorial and publishing experience
- Familiarity with a wide range of Internet technologies.
- Experience as an RFC author desired.
AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills in
English and technical terminology related to the Internet; knowledge of
additional languages desired.
- An ability to develop a solid understanding of the
IETF, its culture, and the RFC process.
- Ability to fulfill scope of work independently, via
email and teleconference, with strong time-management skills.
- Willingness and ability to travel internationally as
- Capable of effectively functioning in a multi-actor and
matrixed environment with divided authority and responsibility for project
success; ability to work with clarity and flexibility with different