Linux Kernel Engineer
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Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, “the world’s best free software platform”. Our mission is to realise the potential of free software in the lives of individuals and organisations. Our services are helping individuals and businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.
Are you passionate about the Linux kernel and looking to work on a great team, where you can apply and grow your hardware enablement skills? This is an exciting time at Canonical, with Ubuntu as the fastest growing Linux distribution, at over 20 million users in just a few years. The kernel engineering team is growing to meet demand and is looking for an experienced kernel engineer to join our Taipei-based Hardware Enablement Team remotely.
The Canonical Linux Kernel Team is responsible for developing and maintaining all supported Ubuntu kernels. Being part of the Kernel Team, the hardware enablement team works with Canonical’s hardware partners to deliver high-quality support at a kernel and near-kernel level for their hardware platforms.
As a Hardware Enablement Engineer, your primary responsibility will be working on partner projects to make hardware components functional and to ensure Ubuntu works well on these latest hardware platforms within project schedules, which includes but not limited to kernel troubleshooting, patching/backporting, kernel bug fixing, device driver integration and maintenance. You will have to also work closely with the Stable Kernel Team and Kernel Development Team, as well as the upstream community as a whole, in contributing your work back to them for the best hardware support in Ubuntu.
Canonical is looking for an energetic kernel engineer with at least 2 years of Linux kernel development experience, who is motivated to develop in multiple areas as described above. The position is home-based, and the candidate must also be motivated to communicate and work with people in other countries, and willing to travel globally up to 4 times/yr for engineering sprints.
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