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  • Posted: Mar 21, 2023
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    Canonical is a unique tech company - global, remote-first, open source, with 700 professionals across 50 countries - we want to be the world's best, not biggest, global software company.
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    Embedded Linux Containers Software Engineer

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    Work on mission-critical Golang code, focused on software delivery, containers, security sandboxing, telemetry and device management, as a software engineer on our SnapD team.
    Snaps are next-generation software packaging and delivery for Linux. They are designed for safety, security and robustness, with application-specific confinement of containers optimised for IoT devices, desktops and servers. Our goal is that snaps work across multiple Linux flavors to ensure that publishers have the simplest way to reach the whole Linux world.

    • This role requires an obsession with quality and performance, for work at the heart of the operating system. 
    • It also requires an interest in the software publishing and consumption experience. 
    • Applicants should be passionate about open source software development. 
    • We value collaboration, peer reviews, good unit/integration testing and maintainable code. 
    • General knowledge and experience with Golang and Linux as a developer platform is required.

    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
    • Obsess over how to achieve robustness despite unexpected events like power outages
    • Work from home with global travel for up to two weeks, twice a year

    Who you are:

    • You love technology and working with brilliant people
    • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
    • You value soft skills, are thoughtful and self-motivated
    • You have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
    • You have professional software development experience using Go, Python, C, or C++
    • You know Linux system-level fundamentals, e.g. cgroups, namespaces, apparmor
    • Commitment to software testing, code reviews and maintainable code


    • Work from home
    • Learning and development allowances
    • Competitive Salary
    • Annual compensation review
    • Recognition rewards
    • Generous annual leave
    • Paid maternity, paternity and sick leave
    • Priority Pass for travel
    • Exposure to international business and technology

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    Technical Manager - Automotive and Industrial

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    We have created a role for a Technical Manager, Automotive and Industrial with a passion for open source and precision engineering. 
    Your role will include the ability to grow, lead a team of dedicated engineers aiming at adaptating our products to automotive and industrial specific requirements. 

    • You will represent Canonical and Ubuntu in the industrial and automotive community and standards consortia. 
    • You and your team will make sure our products and ways of working are supporting standards addressing processes, cyber-security and safety concerns such as described by (but not limited to) IEC 65108, ISO9001 and Automotive specific ISO 21434 UNECE R155 & R156, ISO26262 ASIL (from B to D) or ASPICE. At the same time, we aim at enhancing the delivery quality, security and developer experience where you will be expected to lead, challenge, and positively influence the culture and work with your team on strategy and execution. 
    • You will report directly to our Vice President of Engineering Excellence and work closely with the Automotive Product Manager to define and execute a vision and roadmap for automotive at Canonical.

    What You'll Do:

    • Work with Product Management to refine the vision and strategy for automotive at Canonical
    • Define and execute an engineering roadmap for the automotive team at Canonical
    • Represent Ubuntu and Canonical in the automotive community, in front of customers, partners and consortia
    • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers and coordinate, guide and oversee their work
    • Develop skills through coaching, feedback and hands-on technical leadership
    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
    • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
    • Help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
    • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
    • Work from home with international travel twice a year, up to two weeks at a time, for company events

    Who You Are:

    • You have a strong software engineering, Linux, and open source background
    • You have knowledge of automotive and industry standards such as ISO21434, ISO26262, SOTIF, IEC 65108, and ideally have led product development initiatives that fulfilled compliance with one or more of the mentioned standards
    • You have in-depth knowledge in Linux packages and embedded development
    • You have experience in C/C++ and Python programming
    • You have practical experience in automotive, including functional safety, embedded systems, cloud and related software trends
    • You have experience leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers
    • You have a track record of timely delivery and high quality software
    • You love developing and growing people and have a track record of doing it
    • You have experience working in an agile development environment

    What We Offer You:

    • 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, please ask your Talent Partner.
    • 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

    Method of Application

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