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  • Posted: Mar 30, 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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    Senior Observability Platform Developer - Python/Go

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    Canonical seeks an experienced developer with a proven track record in Python and/or Go. 

    • As part of the Observability team, you will develop a cloud-native monitoring stack that composes best-in-class open-source monitoring tools. 
    • The stack is opinionated, resilient, and scalable, providing deep insights out of the box. 
    • The user experience is polished and seamless for the end-users, and its administrators will enjoy smooth, lightweight Day 1 and Day 2 operations.
    • This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, Kubernetes, and Observability. 
    • Build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, the growing international software company behind Ubuntu.
    • The monitoring stack will monitor applications running on a mix of cloud technologies such as Kubernetes and OpenStack, as well as bare-metal, virtual machines and containers. 
    • The stack will be capable of monitoring applications and infrastructure irrespective of whether they are operated by Juju, and will leverage multiple data sources at various levels of the architecture, including Juju itself, to contextualize the collected telemetry and insights delivered to the end-users.

    What your day will look like:

    • Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed team
    • Write, test and document high quality code to create new features
    • Debug issues and interact with a vibrant community
    • Review code produced by other engineers
    • Attend conferences to represent Canonical and the Charmed Observability Stack
    • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events

    What we are looking for in you:

    • You love technology, observability and working with brilliant people
    • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
    • You have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
    • You have a proven understanding of the importance of observability and monitoring for keeping software running smoothly
    • You have strong working knowledge of modern monitoring technologies like Prometheus, Alertmanager, Grafana, Loki, Mimir, etc., and how they fit together
    • You are a skilled Python developer, preferably with a track record in open source
    • You have a working knowledge of Go
    • You have proven, hands-on experience deploying, configuring and using Kubernetes
    • You are comfortable contributing to open source codebases maintained by other companies, you have a history of driving consensus in groups of multiple stakeholders with different interests and getting the resulting work delivered
    • You have experience with infrastructure-as-code and configuration management tools
    • You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux, container images, Debian packaging, snap, distributed systems.

    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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    Golang System Software Engineer - Containers / Virtualisation

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    We are hiring a Golang software engineer to work on the low level Go codebase sitting between our REST API and the low level C libraries used to manage containers and virtual machines. We are looking for system-level developers with experience in design and data management/modeling.

    • The LXD team is responsible for the design, development and evolution of LXD, a modern system container and virtual machine manager that is widely used on Ubuntu, ChromeOS and other Linux platforms. 
    • LXD components span the entire software stack from low-level kernel features to the upper level management REST API and CLI.
    • This is an opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on modern cloud computing technologies. 
    • Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development.

    What You Will Do:

    • Design, implement and document system level Go code
    • Model data, design database schemas and implement data storage in a dqlite (SQL) database
    • Maintain code quality through static analysis, unit and system tests
    • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
    • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
    • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks/year for internal and external events

    Who You Are:

    • You have experience programming in Go and C
    • You are knowledgeable in networking and storage technologies
    • You have experience with two or more of: cloud computing, virtualisation, containers, distributed systems, open source community
    • You are curious, flexible, articulate and accountable
    • You value soft skills and are enterprising, thoughtful and self-motivated
    • You have a bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

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