Senior Software Engineer - Linux Engineering
This is a fast-paced engineering role in Linux-based software-defined infrastructure and applications, covering all layers of the stack, including bare metal, virtualization (KVM) and containerization (LXC / LXD), storage (Ceph and Linux filesystems), networking (OVS, OVN and Core networking), up to OpenStack and Kubernetes, and the open source applications running on top of them.
This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and open source to build a career with Canonical and drive success for our customers, community and the company.
If you have an affinity for open source development, great communication skills, and a passion for troubleshooting and fixing issues in technology used by millions across the world, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.
This role deals with critical issues in the open source stack that require software engineering for upstream fixes. Our engineers have to be able to work productively at any level of the stack above the kernel, in a wide range of languages, to understand and address the software issues at hand.
Our group is critical to the success of our enterprise customers, partners and Ubuntu itself.
You will help with troubleshooting and driving issues to resolution with workarounds, guidance, and fixes to be released upstream and in Ubuntu.
As a Linux Engineer you will :
Resolve complex customer problems related to Ubuntu, Kernel, or Ceph
Maintain a close working relationship with Canonical's field, support and product engineering teams
Participate in upstream communities
Develop fixes, backport patches, and work with upstream for inclusion
Demonstrate good judgement in technical methods and techniques
Prioritise work and manage your time effectively against those priorities
Participate in team discussions to improve processes, tools, and documentation
Maintain clear, technical and concise communications
Travel internationally up to 10% of work time for team meetings, events and conferences
The successful Linux Engineer will have :
Professional experience as a software engineer is required
Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
Strong experience with Linux, Ceph, OpenStack, Kubernetes or other cloud technologies
Strong development-level experience with Python, Go, C or C++ on Linux
Ability to troubleshoot with gdb and other tools
Familiarity with git source code repositories and branches
What you'll do
Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
Review code produced by other engineers
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events
Who you are
You love technology and working with brilliant people
You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
You have interest in, and experience with most of the following : Ubuntu Linux - kernel or userspace, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ceph, QEMU / KVM, LXC / LXD, Python, Go, C, Postgresql, Mongo, Debian packaging, distributed systems
Canonical is a growing multi-national software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu - the world's leading cloud operating system.
Our services help businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.
We offer :
Learning and personal professional development budget
Annual compensation review
Generous parental leave
Priority Pass for travel
Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world's computing needs.
We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.