Cloud Engineering - open source, remote

This is a fast-paced engineering role in Linux software-defined infrastructure and applications, including virtualization (KVM), storage (Ceph and Linux filesystems), networking (OVS, OVN and Linux networking) from the bare metal up to Kubernetes, containers, and open source applications.

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 technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Job summary

Our Rapid Response Engineering group deal 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 by with workarounds, guidance, and fixes to be released upstream and in Ubuntu.

As a Cloud Software Engineer you will:

  • Resolve complex customer problems related to Ubuntu, OpenStack, or Kubernetes

  • Maintain a close working relationship with Canonical's support teams

  • Work closely with Ubuntu Platform Engineering

  • Analyse and participate in upstream development

  • 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 Cloud Software 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, OpenStack, Kubernetes or other cloud technologies

  • Strong development-level experience with Python, Go, C, C++ on Linux

  • Ability to troubleshoot with gdb and other tools

  • Familiarity with git source code repositories and branches

  • Upstream involvement with patches accepted in open source projects

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team

  • Write high quality code to create new features

  • 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 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 a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

  • You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux - kernel or userspace, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ceph, QEMU/KVM, LXC/LXD, Python, Go, C, Postgresql, Mongo, Debian packaging, scalable web services

About Canonical

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 service help businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.

We offer:

  • Learning and personal professional development budget

  • Annual compensation review

  • Recognition rewards

  • Annual 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.




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