Software Engineer - Cloud Images

  • Canonical
  • Home Based - Americas
  • 29 May, 2024

Job Description

This is an exciting opportunity for software engineers (all levels) passionate about Linux, cloud infrastructure, pipelines and automation, and open source software..

You will work closely with Amazon, Microsoft, Google and other world-class cloud partners to make Ubuntu the best platform there is in the clouds. Your time will be split between build system development (using Python, Jenkins and shell), implementation of cloud-related features within Ubuntu Server itself, operation of our continuous delivery pipelines, and direct partner engagement. You will strive to automate the delivery of existing and new Ubuntu products applied to all modern workloads from web servers to GPU-aided AI for servers, VM’s and containers, and integrate our products with cloud native services.

Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company. As a part of our team, you will combine software development skills with software and infrastructure delivery experience.

Please note that at this time, we are looking for candidates located in the Americas.

What you'll do

  • Build automated, highly reliable image delivery, testing and publication pipelines
  • Design, build and integrate new features and enhancements into Ubuntu that will support users of Ubuntu in public clouds
  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high quality code to create new features
  • Design and architect complex new systems and integrations with the clouds
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by other engineers and participate in design discussions
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events
  • Engage with many other teams at Canonical, as well as the open source community and commercial partners

Who you are

  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • 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 practical experience with public clouds
  • You have interest and experience with at least 3 of the following: containers (docker, kubernetes, etc.), devops automation, open source projects, APIs, Linux systems administration, Python packaging, cloud-based applications
  • at least experience in Python software development on Linux

What we offer you

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do. Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.

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