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  • Posted: Oct 21, 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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    Senior Real-Time Kernel Engineer

    What You'll Do

    • Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team
    • Lead the design and integration of real-time extensions in Ubuntu Linux kernels
    • Work closely with a variety of customer and partner engineers to provide optimal latency and deterministic solutions for their platforms
    • Drive the implementation of real-time performance measurement infrastructure
    • Collaborate with internal and upstream maintainers to develop optimal Linux kernel real-time solutions
    • Take responsibility for rigorous testing of the Ubuntu real-time kernels

    Who You Are

    • You love technology and working with brilliant people
    • Strong grasp of real-time as a system of distinct components with a keen interest in tuning to achieve maximum performance
    • Able to function and communicate effectively as part of a globally distributed team
    • Communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
    • Demonstrated ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with colleagues, business partners, and the open source community
    • Demonstrated expertise in working in operating system kernel internals in a real-time environment, Linux or other RTOS
    • Direct experience with the PREEMPT_RT patchset while not required would be highly regarded
    • Earned a bachelor's (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field
    • Significant programming experience in C, with Python and Bash scripting also highly regarded
    • Solid understanding of device drivers, BSP's, and other low level system engineering
       

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    Kernel Engineer

    Description

    • We are seeking candidates of all experience levels from recent University graduates up through seasoned industry experts who are enthusiastic to develop software in multiple areas including security mitigation, feature development, patching and test.
    •  This person must have a background in software engineering, be motivated to work in a distributed team and willing to travel globally up to 4 times a year for internal and external engineering events.

    What you’ll do

    • Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team 
    • Work closely with external silicon, cloud, or hardware manufacturer delivery teams on bleeding edge platforms
    • Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel reported by customers and the community
    • Take personal responsibility for the delivery of various flavors of the Ubuntu Linux kernel
    • Improve tooling and automation for delivery and test of Ubuntu Linux kernels
    • Submit, review, and apply kernel patches, working with both internal and external upstream maintainers

    Who you are

    • Well-organized, self-starting and able to deliver to fixed schedules
    • Demonstrated ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with colleagues, business partners, and the open source community
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
    • Earned a bachelor’s (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field
    • Significant programming experience in C, with Python and Bash scripting also highly regarded
    • Solid background with git
    • Broad knowledge of the Linux kernel and kernel subsystems
    • Demonstrated experience with kernel patching and debugging
    • Knowledge/experience with Linux kernel upstream processes and release cycle
    • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other low level system engineering
    • Prior experience with Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging would be highly regarded

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    Senior Kernel Build Automation Engineer

    Description

    • We are looking for an industry veteran who has ‘been there, done that’ across a broad range of the software stack and is able to draw on that experience to guide this new effort.
    •  You will be expected to take charge of the implementation from concept through delivery and strong leadership skills are a must along with a tenacious commitment to detail and strict adherence to project schedules.
    • While this role does not require previous Linux kernel internals development experience (although that would be highly regarded), a more in-depth grasp of the build system beyond typing ‘make’ on the command line is essential.
    •  Advanced git usage and kernel patching experience will also be critical to the role.

    What you'll do

    • Lead the design and implementation of an advanced automated Linux build control system
    • Work closely with other engineering teams to deploy seamlessly into the Canonical ecosystem
    • Have no fear in delving into the depths of kbuild, kconfig, and make to determine the optimal solution to issues faced 
    • Be eager to propose innovative solutions to kernel build roadblocks and drive acceptance to upstream
    • Ensure an ongoing commitment to industry-leading quality, reliability and security standards
    • Work from home with global travel up to 20% for internal and external events

    Who you are

    • Significant programming experience in Python, with strong C, Javascript and Golang skills highly regarded.  
    • Demonstrated experience in patching and configuration of the Linux kernel.  A strong working knowledge of kconfig and git will be required.
    • Undeniable leadership skills, having driven a project from inception to delivery
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
    • Understanding of agile software development methodologies
    • Earned a bachelor’s (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field

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    Kernel Resilience Engineer

    What you’ll do

    • Work with bleeding edge and early access systems and hardware
    • Ensure an ongoing commitment to industry-leading quality, reliability and security standards
    • Proactively identify security and stability issues by devising ingenious new ways to break the Linux kernel
    • Contribute to the development of an advanced Linux kernel build service
    • Engage with other teams at Canonical, the open source community and commercial partners
    • Work from home with global travel up to 20% for internal and external events

    Who you are

    • Innovative out-of-the-box style thinker not afraid to break things
    • Significant programming experience in Python, with strong C skills highly regarded
    • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral
    • Someone with high standards for overall quality, and not afraid to ensure they are met
    • At ease working in several different technical domains concurrently
    • Substantial experience in Linux system configuration, customization, and deployment
    • Solid understanding Linux kernel internals and development principles
    • Deep knowledge of security as it relates to the Linux kernel
    • Productive in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering on time
    • Contributed to an open source project in the past
    • Understanding of agile software development methodologies
    • Earned a bachelor’s (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field

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