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Real-time Linux is a key requirement for critical infrastructure like 5G towers, robotics and self-driving cars.
We are excited to be bringing Ubuntu to the real-time space, and are looking for a specialist, quality-centric senior kernel engineer to lead our real-time kernel effort.
This is an exciting opportunity for a senior software engineer passionate about open source software with extensive experience working in low latency and deterministic systems at the operating system kernel level.
Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.
Canonical's kernel team delivers a wide array of optimized Linux kernels for Ubuntu on many of the world’s largest clouds and data centers to robotics, IoT and edge computing.
This senior kernel position will lead the effort in optimizing our Ubuntu kernel’s performance over real-time workloads.
If you have solid general kernel development experience, real-time kernel development skills and love the idea of producing high-quality, high-performance Linux kernels, we encourage you to bring your talents to our growing Linux kernel team to help us provide the same world-class Ubuntu experience to real-time workloads.
What you’ll do
Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team
Lead the design and integration of real-time extensions in Ubuntu Linux kernels
Work closely with a variety of customer and partner engineers to provide optimal latency and deterministic solutions for their platforms
Drive the implementation of real-time performance measurement infrastructure
Collaborate with internal and upstream maintainers to develop optimal Linux kernel real-time solutions
Take responsibility for rigorous testing of the Ubuntu real-time kernels
Who you are
Earned a Bachelor's (or equivalent University level) Degree, preferably in a Technology field
You love technology and working with brilliant people
Strong grasp of real-time as a system of distinct components with a keen interest in tuning to achieve maximum performance
Able to function and communicate effectively as part of a globally distributed team
Communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
Demonstrated ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with colleagues, business partners, and the open source community
Demonstrated expertise in working in operating system kernel internals in a real-time environment, Linux or other RTOS
Direct experience with the PREEMPT_RT patchset while not required would be highly regarded
Significant programming experience in C, with Python and Bash scripting also highly regarded
Solid understanding of device drivers, BSP’s, and other low level system engineering.
Method of Application
Canonical is an equal opportunity employer
We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.