Lead developer / maintainer

Do you want to contribute to an exciting open source project?

SimpleSAMLphp is an open source lightweight implementation of several identity federation protocols written in PHP. SimpleSAMLphp (or SSP in short) allows users to be conveniently authenticated through Internet standards like SAML2 or OpenID Connect. SSP is a cornerstone in the authentication and authorisation infrastructures of many National Research and Education Networks, but also in healthcare and government. Furthermore, its battle-tested SAML libraries are used in various more comprehensive open source solutions like OpenConext.

The project benefits from a global community of software developers who implement and contribute to the project. SimpleSAMLphp receives financial support from higher education, research and corporate entities. The legal-administrative home of SimpleSAMLphp is The Commons Conservancy foundation based in The Netherlands, where it is established as a programme.

The SimpleSAMLphp board is seeking to fill a part-time role to help sustain and grow the SimpleSAMLphp software and its community.

5-10 hours/week

Goals of the role

Tasks Prioritisation of tasks will be done based on the needs expressed by the community and in consultation with the SSP board. The lead maintainer will have a range of responsibilities that may include, but not be limited to:


The SSP board understands that strong candidates may not have all the qualifications listed above, and therefore we expect the right candidate will grow into the position over time.

How to apply

If you are interested and feel like you could join us in this position, please send your cover letter and resumé to the SSP board via Jan Meijer (jan.meijer@sikt.no). The board will start evaluating applications from May 10 2022.

Should you have any questions, please contact Jan Meijer at jan.meijer@sikt.no.