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  • Posted: Mar 7, 2023
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    Telco Cloud Field Engineer

    About The Job
    The telco industry is moving to software-defined services. This transformation is driven by open source software, cloud computing and the move to VNF / CNF approaches. Canonical Ubuntu is a key platform for telco innovation, and we are growing our team of specialists who work in the industry to accelerate the change.
    Canonical enables operators and communications service providers to embrace this new world, with a focus on platforms such as Ubuntu, OpenStack, and Kubernetes, and reusable, high quality automation for operations at scale.

    • As part of the Canonical Field Engineering organization, you will lead customers through the design and delivery of OpenStack, Kubernetes, and software-defined networking solutions. 
    • Your passion for open-source technologies will enable customers to understand and operate advanced infrastructure substrates to meet the demands of 5G and beyond.

    What you'll do:

    • Match customer requirements to advanced capabilities in the VNF/CNF/NFVi/NFVO/VNFM/VIM/MEC space
    • Provide technical pre-sales consulting to Service Provider teams
    • Design and implement telco-grade open source multi-tenant private clouds and micro clouds
    • Investigate, report and/or fix software defects uncovered during customer deployments
    • Demonstrate advanced Infrastructure as code (IaC) techniques relevant to telco
    • Architect and implement advanced, resilient Service Provider Cloud and Application solutions
    • Design and deliver software defined infrastructure with OpenStack, Kubernetes, MAAS and Ceph
    • Learn model-driven operations with Juju charms for Kafka, Hadoop, PostgreSQL, MongoDB, NGINX, and more
    • Help customers adopt advanced Bare Metal, Public, Private and Hybrid Cloud solutions
    • Learn from customer engagements and drive meaningful product improvements
    • Shape our roadmap to accelerate our growth in the telco market

    Mandatory skills:

    • Python software development experience
    • A thorough understanding of the telco NFVi (VIM), NFVO, VNFM and MEC space
    • Technical understanding of key telco technologies like CPU Pinning, NUMA, SRIOV, DPDK, etc

    Relevant skills:

    • A thorough working understanding of the architectures and infrastructure of MNOs and CSPs
    • Working knowledge of Mobile Packet Core, Radio, VAS, OSS/BSS
    • Understanding the infrastructure requirements for modern virtualized NF deployments
    • Thought leadership and the ability to lead architecture discussions about ETSI and/or 3GPP standards
    • Understanding of best practices for open source technology in telco virtualisation roadmaps
    • Architect level understanding and practical experience of telco workload demand
    • Working knowledge of Linux, Openstack and Kubernetes networking
    • A passion to automate and improve all aspects of open source products and tooling
    • Ability to lead complex projects from start to finish
    • A collaborative attitude with a keen eye on customer success
    • Excellent communication and presentation abilities
    • Able to travel up to 50% of the time for events, customer meetings, project delivery
    • BS Computer Science or STEM

    Ways to stand out from the crowd:

    • Widely spoken second language such as Japanese, French, German, Spanish or Portuguese
    • Track record of open source contributions

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    C, Golang Software Engineer working on dqlite, a Raft extension for SQLite

    About The Job
    We are hiring a software developer to focus on dqlite, our distributed SQLite database which uses our own Raft library for establishing consensus and replication. Dqlite is available as a pure C library or through a Go package that we also maintain, and we intend to provide bindings for Python and other languages.

    • You will design and implement enhancements to the libraft, dqlite and go-dqlite components which we consume in MicroK8s, LXD and other projects. Work includes development in those pieces of software as well as responding to issues and user inquiries.
    • This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on modern computing technologies. 
    • Canonical offers a fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development opportunities.

    What You Will Do:

    • Design and implement features across dqlite
    • Debug and fix issues encountered by your users
    • Improve Jepsen tests, traditional HA database automated testing and stress tests
    • Participate in our engineering process through code and architectural review
    • Engage with the open source community and commercial partners

    Valuable Skills And Experience:

    • Experience with distributed systems (preferably with Raft)
    • Good C programming experience
    • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming and concurrency patterns a plus
    • Capacity to learn quickly about new systems and techniques
    • Strong written and verbal communication skills
    • Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

    Method of Application

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