Join the LibreOffice Team as a Developer focusing on RTL/CTL languages, full-time, remote (m/f/d)

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Note: this is one of two Developer positions currently available – the other focuses on accessibility

The Document Foundation (TDF) is the non-profit entity behind the world’s leading free and open-source office suite, LibreOffice. We are truly passionate about free software, the open source culture and about bringing new companies and people with fresh ideas into our community, especially in the second decade of our project. Look at what we did last year!

To improve features in LibreOffice, the office productivity suite for over 200 million users around the globe, we’re searching for a developer (m/f/d) to start work (from home) as soon as possible. The role includes:

  • Working on the LibreOffice codebase and build system
  • Focusing on right-to-left (RTL) and complex text layout (CTL) languages

The role requires the following:

  • Very good C++ development skills
  • Proven experience working on RTL/CTL topics
  • Proven contributions to FOSS projects (show us your repos!)
  • Good team-playing skills
  • Experience with LibreOffice development is a plus

Speaking and writing English is a mandatory requirement. Another language like German, Spanish or Arabic is a bonus.

A previously established relationship within the developer community, as well as with other teams such as QA is a plus, but it is not mandatory at the start and can be achieved during the work itself.

As always, TDF will give some preference to individuals who have previously shown a commitment to TDF, including but not limited to members of TDF. Not being a member does not exclude any applicants from consideration.

Join us!

All jobs at The Document Foundation are remote jobs, where you can work from your home office or a co-working space. The work time during the day is flexible, apart from very few fixed meetings. The role is offered as full-time. Candidates that are resident in or willing to relocate to Germany will be employed directly by TDF. Otherwise, external payroll services will be used if available in the candidate’s country of residence.

Are you interested? Get in touch! We aim to schedule the first interview within two weeks of your application. You can also approach us any time for an informal chat, to learn about the role or in case of questions.

TDF welcomes applications from all suitably qualified persons regardless of their race, gender, disability, religion/belief, sexual orientation or age. Don’t be afraid to be different, and stay true to yourself. We like you that way!

We are looking forward to receiving your application, including information about you, when you are available for the job, and of course your financial expectations. Pointing to public repositories with your code is very helpful. Please send us an e-mail to no later than February 10, 2023. If you haven’t received feedback by March 24, your application could not be considered.

Please note that there’s a holiday break from December 22 to January 9, so we might not reply to your email during that time – but we’ll follow-up as soon as possible. So if you want to apply, do so now!

Also note: we only accept applications from the applicant, and not from any intermediary.


  1. By Afaq Hussain