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  • Posted: Sep 23, 2022
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    We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others'​. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation.
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    Software Engineer - Micro / Private / Bare-Metal Cloud

    Job Description

    • This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, and building technology for democratization of Data Centers. Help us build the #1 bare metal cloud system, and work with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical!
    • The Ubuntu MAAS team is responsible for delivering our Metal As A Service hyperscale provisioning technology. Ubuntu strives to be the most scalable, cloud ready server distribution and MAAS is our platform to get it there. MAAS is a rapidly evolving software stack written in Python and Go, and we are looking for experienced software engineers who understand performance at scale, networking, storage and usability.
    • Applicants should be passionate about the future of Ubuntu and be able to show technical leadership with a globally distributed team of engineers who share that passion. This position requires international travel several times a year.

    What You’ll Do

    • Design and implement software using modern Python and Go.
    • Develop MAAS core components and features to make MAAS the #1 bare metal cloud system.
    • Shape the architecture of MAAS to make it simpler, faster and easier to use.
    • Collaborate with other teams to ensure MAAS works well with other tools and is released on time.
    • Contribute your improvements to our continuous integration environment, tests and practices, to maintain fast feedback and good test coverage.
    • Contribute to documentation of current and existing features, making it world-class resource for Data Centre operators and users.
    • Provide technical communication and collaboration with other teams where appropriate.
    • Take personal ownership of problems and drive them to solutions.
    • Travel internationally a few times a year to meet and collaborate with your and other teams. 

    Who You Are

    • You have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar Degree
    • At least 5 years of proven professional software development experience in Python, Go or similar.
    • Capacity to learn quickly about new systems and techniques
    • Excellent logic, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
    • Strong English language communication skills - both written and verbal
    • Experience with Linux server technologies, including but not limited to Virtualization (KVM), Containers (LXC), etc.
    • Knowledge of network technologies, including PXE, DHCP, TFTP, DNS, NTP
    • As a plus, some experience with Baseboard Management Controllers and Protocols (Redfish, IPMI, AMT and others)
    • As a plus, experience with networking, storage technologies and Cloud hosting and infrastructure.
    • As a plus, familiarity with some of the open source development tools and methodologies used in creation of several Ubuntu projects (MAAS, Juju, Ubuntu Server, LXD, Ubuntu Core), such as Launchpad, Debian packaging tools (APT, dpkg) and Snapcraft.
    • Ideally, experience of large-scale physical server provisioning and automation, including rapid deployment, configuration, management and service orchestration.

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    Ubuntu Quality Engineering Manager

    Job Description

    • We are looking for an engineering manager for our Ubuntu Quality Engineering team, with a mission to take Linux distro quality to a new level through automation and large-scale data analysis.
    • As the Ubuntu Quality Engineering Manager, you must be passionate about the future of Ubuntu, mindful of the dynamics of the open source ecosystem, and equally aware of mission critical requirements.
    • You will work closely with the various teams involved in creating Ubuntu and influence their practices to improve quality in every step of Ubuntu engineering. Your goal is to rethink the way a Linux distro approaches quality - bringing together automation, third-party analysis tooling, feedback loops from the community and user base, and our own test capabilities.
    • Your team will monitor, develop and improve the quality of the Ubuntu System, to drive quality excellence and best devops practices among Ubuntu Desktop, Server, Containers and VM at package, system and cluster levels.
    • As an engineering manager at Canonical your role is technical but your focus is your team. You are expected to help them grow as engineers, do important and satisfying work, and work well with colleagues and community. Technical leadership experience and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role. You will be expected to lead, challenge, and develop strong engineers, positively influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.

    What You’ll Do

    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, management, and external stakeholders
    • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
    • Develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
    • Setup and maintain continuous integration for all supported deliverables
    • Define and monitor quality metrics
    • Develop a team with a culture of high quality and performance
    • Work from home with international travel twice per year for up to two weeks

    Who You Are

    • You have a strong software engineering, Linux, and open source background
    • Your technical knowledge includes C/C++, Python programming and Shell scripting.
    • You have experience with data science to support data-driven quality strategies.
    • You have experience with quality processes and continuous integration tools and principles.
    • You have engineering management experience and enjoy growing people.

    Valued Additional Experience:

    • A good understanding of Debian packaging and snaps will be valuable
    • Familiarity with an agile development environment.

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    Software Engineer - MAAS

    Job Description

    • This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, and Data Centre automation. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.
    • The Ubuntu MAAS team is responsible for delivering our Metal As A Service hyperscale provisioning technology. Ubuntu strives to be the most scalable, cloud ready server distribution and MAAS is our platform to get it there. MAAS is a rapidly evolving software stack written in Python and Go, and we are looking for experienced software engineers who understand performance at scale, networking, storage and usability.
    • Applicants should be passionate about the future of Ubuntu and be able to show technical leadership with a globally distributed team of engineers who share that passion. This position requires international travel several times a year.

    What You’ll Do

    • Develop MAAS core components and features to make MAAS the #1 bare metal cloud system.
    • Shape the architecture of MAAS to make it simpler, faster and easier to use.
    • Collaborate with other teams to ensure MAAS works well with other tools and is released on time.
    • Contribute your improvements to our continuous integration environment, tests and practices, to maintain fast feedback and good test coverage.
    • Contribute to documentation of current and existing features, making it world-class resource for Data Centre operators and users.
    • Provide technical communication and collaboration with other teams where appropriate.
    • Take personal ownership of problems and drive them to solutions.
    • Travel internationally a few times a year to meet and collaborate with your and other teams. 

    Who You Are

    • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar Degree.
    • At least 5 years of proven professional software development experience in Python, Go or similar.
    • Capacity to learn quickly about new systems and techniques
    • Excellent logic, problem solving, and troubleshooting skills
    • Strong English language communication skills - both written and verbal
    • Experience with Linux server technologies, including but not limited to Virtualization (KVM), Containers (LXC), etc.
    • Knowledge of network technologies, including PXE, DHCP, TFTP, DNS, NTP
    • Some experience with Baseboard Management Controllers and Protocols (Redfish, IPMI, AMT and others).
    • Strong experience with networking, storage technologies and Cloud hosting and infrastructure.
    • Ideally, experience of large-scale physical server provisioning and automation, including rapid deployment, configuration, management and service orchestration.
    • Familiarity with some of the open source development tools and methodologies used in creation of several Ubuntu projects (MAAS, Juju, Ubuntu Server, LXD, Ubuntu Core), such as Launchpad, Debian packaging tools (APT, dpkg) and snapcraft.

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    Engineering Manager - Ubuntu Foundations

    Overview

    • We are scaling the Ubuntu Foundations Team which delivers the essential components of Ubuntu - our system startup, compilers, language runtimes and toolchains, as well as networking and storage config and management - and we are hiring engineering managers to enable that growth.
    • These are highly technical management roles which require deep knowledge of the core of a Linux server system.
    • As an Engineering Manager on the Foundations team, you must be passionate about the future of Ubuntu, mindful of the dynamics of the open source ecosystem, and equally aware of the needs of enterprise technologists. You will work closely with product managers to define and deliver the Ubuntu roadmap.
    • Your primary responsibility is to your team: helping them grow as engineers, do important and satisfying work, and have a great time while doing it. Technical leadership experience and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role.
    • You will be expected to lead, challenge, and develop strong engineers, positively influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.
    • This Engineering Management role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Ubuntu to build a career with Canonical and drive the success of the business. If you have an affinity for open source development, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

    What You'll Do

    • Demonstrate sound engineering principles through architecture, development and code reviews.
    • Be responsible for planning, estimation and execution.
    • Work with product management to define the vision and strategy for Ubuntu
    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders.
    • Build and lead a distributed regional team of engineers.
    • Offer coaching, mentoring, technical feedback and hands-on career development
    • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
    • Design, embrace and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
    • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with company values
    • Be an active part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organization.
    • Work from home with international travel up to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events.

    Valued Skills and Experience

    • Deep knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu architecture.
    • Good understanding of Debian packaging policy, tools and techniques.
    • High quality software engineering with in-depth knowledge of C/C++ and Python
    • Engagement with open source communities and processes.
    • Experience in one or more of: Linux system architecture, boot process, Java/GCC/Python/Rust/Go toolchains, ARM and/or RISC-V.
    • Experience managing software developers with a track record of planning, delivery and quality.
    • A love of developing and growing people and a track record of doing it
    • Experience working in an agile development environment.

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