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Linux Platform Integration - Ubuntu Systems Senior Engineer

Canonical

Engineering & Technology

IT & Telecoms UGX Confidential
4 weeks ago

Job Summary

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on the adoption of Linux across multiple industries. The right candidate must be resourceful, articulate, and able to deliver on a wide variety of solutions across server, desktop and IoT technologies. Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development opportunities.

  • Minimum Qualification : Bachelors
  • Experience Level : Senior level
  • Experience Length : 5 years

Job Description/Requirements

You will work across the full Linux stack from kernel through networking, virtualization and graphics to optimise Ubuntu, the world’s most widely used Linux desktop and server, for the latest silicon. 


Our teams partner with specialist engineers from major silicon companies to integrate next-generation features and performance enhancements for upcoming hardware.

This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on the adoption of Linux across multiple industries. The right candidate must be resourceful, articulate, and able to deliver on a wide variety of solutions across server, desktop and IoT technologies. Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development opportunities. 

Location: This is a Globally remote role


What your day will look like

  • Design and implement the best Ubuntu integration for the latest IoT desktop and server-class hardware platforms and software stacks

  • Work with partners to deliver an optimised, first class Ubuntu experience on their platforms

  • Take a holistic approach to the Ubuntu experience on partner platforms with inputs on technical plans, testing strategy, quality metrics

  • Participate as technical lead on customer engagements involving complete system architectures from cloud to edge

  • Help our partners integrate their apps, SDKs, build device OS images, and optimize applications with Ubuntu Core, Desktop and Server

  • Work with the most advanced operating systems and application technologies available in the enterprise world.


Joining Canonical, you will partner with bright minds from all over the world, and work with an exciting set of new technologies in a fast growing company with a truly unique and ambitious vision to build a better platform with free software. You will work with customers on exciting IoT, desktop and server platforms and technologies, built to support different verticals: from robots to data centers, from telco to retail, as well as automotive.


What we are looking for in you

  • You love technology and working with brilliant people

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

  • You have experience with Linux packaging (Debian, RPM, Yocto)

  • You have experience working with open source communities and licences

  • You have experience working with Python, C, C++

  • You can work in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation.

Nice to have

  • Experience with server technologies, including UEFI firmware, GPU computing, RDMA/Infiniband and virtualization stacks

  • Experience with graphics stacks

  • Good understanding of networking - TCP/IP, DHCP, HTTP/REST

  • Basic understanding of security best practices in IoT or server environments

  • Good communication skills, ideally public speaking experience

  • IoT / Embedded experience – from board and SoC, BMCs, bootloaders and firmware to OS, through apps and services

  • Experience working with CI automation platforms such as GitHub

  • Experience with performance benchmarking and profiling

  • Some experience with Docker/OCI containers/K8s


What we offer you

  • Learning and development opportunities

  • Annual compensation review

  • Recognition rewards

  • Annual leave

  • Priority Pass for travel


Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.  

In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.

  • Fully remote working environment - we’ve been working remotely since 2004!

  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum

  • Annual compensation review

  • Recognition rewards

  • Annual holiday leave

  • Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Programme

  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’

  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events


About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.


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.

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