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  • Posted: Nov 23, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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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 - MAAS

     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

    • 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.
    • You have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
    • 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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    Dedicated Services Engineer (EU Only)

    We offer:

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

    Requirements

    • Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent degree
    • Software Development experience and familiarity with Python
    • Demonstrated drive for continual learning
    • Experience working directly with customers

    Nice to haves

    • Experience with OpenStack or Kubernetes deployment or operation

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    Ubuntu Quality Engineering Manager

    • 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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    Information Systems - Open Source Technical Architect

    • The Information Systems (IS) team is responsible for all IT operations at Canonical, including the infrastructure for building, packaging and distributing Ubuntu globally. As the IS architect, you will own the design of hardware and software implementation from PCI lanes to CDN and everything in between. Our goal is to be a reference operation, using the latest capabilities in Ubuntu and open source more generally, with the most modern operating principles. Your choices will impact the Ubuntu user experience for millions of users, and drive how Canonical's engineers engage with compute and network resources in a dev-ops setting.
    • As the IS Architect, you'll be in a unique position to improve Canonical products and the open-source technologies they're based on. You do this by advising System Reliability Engineers (SRE) and Data Center Engineers (DCE) about best practices, and make informed decisions on technology choices in all aspects of cloud infrastructure and services. You will coach the IS team on automation, reliability, operational/technical scalability, network infrastructure and security.

    Key responsibilities

    • Setup, maintain and update the technical design roadmap and guidelines for the SREs within IS, with the aim of improving reliability, resilience, operational scalability, and technical scalability
    • Own the design of the coming generations of global data centers and infrastructure
    • Collaborate with, and provide the cloud-ops software development teams with input for roadmap, requirements and prioritization to build a world-class, highly standardized and automated operation
    • Provide the IS management with input and advice with regards to technology, reliability, resilience and business cases
    • Lead technical choices to implement solutions as self-service products, ensuring scalable operation
    • Collaborate with product security as well as operations security to set best practice and mitigate new threats in a timely manner
    • Automate operations for reuse across the worlds largest companies, taking into consideration the complexities of distributed systems
    • Collaborate with development teams to design service architecture, documentation, playbooks, policies and operational procedures
    • Analyze incidents and events, and establish what the reason behind the reasons are, and what structural improvements can be made to minimize the chance of them reoccurring
    • Provide assistance and work with globally distributed engineering, operations, and support peers

    Valued Skills And Experience

    • Bachelor's degree or greater, preferably in computer science or related engineering field
    • Extensive knowledge of cloud computing concepts, technologies & operation
    • Practical knowledge of Linux networking, routing, and firewalls, internet transit and large scale/bandwidth networking.
    • Hands-on experience of automatic administration of enterprise Linux servers at scale
    • Experience dealing with significant production outages, incident response and postmortems
    • The ability to see the big picture in all the details
    • A passion for writing, sharing, and maintaining enterprise open-source software solutions
    • Strong modern software engineering background (peer-review, unit testing, SCM, CI/CD, Agile)
    • Strong knowledge of best practices in data center design with regards to networking and hardware choices.
    • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English over email, chat, video or voice calls and in-person
    • Be inspired by the needs of fast-changing environments
    • Happy to work within distributed teams
    • A willingness to be flexible and able to learn new things quickly
    • Be familiarized and passionate about open-source, especially Ubuntu or Debian
       

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