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  • Posted: Apr 19, 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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    Software Engineer, Integration QA, Python

    About The Job

    Job Summary

    • This role is an opportunity for a seasoned technologist with a passion for Linux and integration testing to build a career with Canonical and drive the success with those leveraging Ubuntu and open source products. 
    • If you have an affinity for open source development, great communication skills, and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

    Position Summary:

    • As a software engineer you will have the opportunity to develop customer facing software as well as the CI pipeline which powers Canonical's cloud integration testing and reporting. 
    • Upcoming initiatives you will have the opportunity to contribute to include expanding deployment capabilities to new clouds, adding the ability to deploy additional Kubernetes based software, and developing an AI/ML pipeline for automatic analysis of test results. 
    • A successful candidate is interested in tackling these problems, as well as imagining and leading new initiatives within the team and across Canonical.

    As a Senior Software Engineer you will:

    • Develop tools used in the field by Canonical Engineers, customers, and internal CI for deploying Canonical's cloud products
    • Create new automated testing infrastructure, process and strategies
    • Deploy, manage, and debug highly distributed systems
    • Execute, monitor, and report on automated testing efforts
    • Collaborate daily with a globally distributed team

    Successful candidates will have:

    • Bachelor's degree in a technology field, or equivalent experience
    • Strong Python development skills
    • Strong Object oriented development skills
    • Solid background in modern test processes and strategies
    • Solid understanding of Linux system architecture
    • Working knowledge of continuous integration tools such as Jenkins, Travis, or CircleCI
    • Knowledge of networking technologies and fundamentals
    • Capability for 2-4 weeks of international travel travel per year

    Exceptional candidates will have experience with:

    • Collecting and analyzing large of amounts of data
    • Developing AI/ML pipelines
    • Developing modern web applications
    • Distributed databases and big data
    • Cloud technologies such as OpenStack, Kubernetes, and AWS
    • Deploying distributed software at scale

    We offer:

    • 100% Work-from-home
    • Learning and Development
    • Competitive Salary
    • Recognition Rewards
    • Annual Leave
    • Priority Pass for travel
    • Flexible working option

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    Python Software Engineer - Ubuntu Hardware Certification Team

    About The Job

    Job Summary

    • Canonical is hiring a Python Software Engineer to join the Certification team, who make the tools which enable us to know that a desktop, laptop, server or IoT device is working properly. 
    • We work at the interface of hardware and software, so the ideal candidate is a Python developer familiar with hardware.
    • This is an excellent opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact for adoption of Linux across multiple device categories and industries. Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development opportunities. 

    Role Description:

    • We are looking for a self-motivated software engineer with experience developing in Python, to work on test automation tools or Linux based embedded hardware. 
    • This role offers an exciting opportunity to push the industry forward by enabling entirely new Linux based hardware testing capabilities, scaling up hardware certification efforts and allowing for deeper test coverage.
    • The role involves the development and maintenance of Canonical's open source certification tools, supporting the creation of hardware solutions for test automation, and automating our existing processes. 

    Key Responsibilities:

    • Maintain and develop new features to our Python based test automation tools like Checkbox, used by both in-house teams and industry partners.
    • Invent new ways to enable remote, automated testing.
    • Help build the software counterpart to in-house designed testing hardware to help test device enablement (graphics, hotplug, bluetooth, etc).
    • Write functional and performance tests to support hardware enablement and to protect from regressions.
    • Participate in meetings involving international travel 2-3 times per year.

    Required Skills And Experience:

    • Knowledge of Python programming language.
    • Quality oriented, pragmatic approach to software design and implementation.
    • Interest in test automation methodologies.
    • Previous experience working with Ubuntu or other Linux distributions.
    • Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team.

    Desired Skills And Experience:

    • Passion for tinkering: you are a maker.
    • Experience working in an agile environment.
    • Hardware testing experience, for example in the IoT space.
    • Familiarity with the C programming language.

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    Software Engineer - Data Infrastructure

    About The Job


    • We have a number of openings ranging anywhere from junior to senior level. We will help you identify a suitable position depending on your experience and interests. Engineers who thrive at Canonical are mindful of open-source community dynamics and equally aware of the needs of large, innovative organisations.

    What your day will look like:

    • The data platform team is responsible for the automation of data platform operations. This includes ensuring fault-tolerant replication, TLS, installation, and much more; but also provides domain-specific expertise on the actual data system to other teams within Canonical. This role is focused on the creation and automation of features of data platforms, not analysing the data in them.
    • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
    • Write high-quality, idiomatic Python code to create new features
    • Debug issues and interact with upstream communities publicly
    • Work with helpful and talented engineers including experts in many fields
    • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
    • Work from home with global travel for 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events

    What we are looking for in you:

    • Proven hands-on experience in software development using Python
    • Proven hands-on experience in distributed systems
    • Have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM, or a similar degree
    • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

    Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring:

    • You might also bring a subset of experience from the following, which will determine the exact role and level we consider you for:
    • Experience operating and managing data platform technologies like PostgreSQL, MySQL, MongoDB, OpenSearch, Kafka, Yugabyte, Trino, Superset, Atlas, Ranger, and Redis
    • Experience with Linux systems administration, package management, and operations
    • Experience with the public cloud or a private cloud solution like OpenStack
    • Experience with operating Kubernetes clusters and a belief that it can be used for serious persistent data services

    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

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