Software Engineer - Solutions Engineering

  • Canonical
  • Home based - Worldwide
  • 29 May, 2024

Job Description

Help us shape the future of open source IT, devops, and IS, from bare metal to containers. Our goal is to revolutionise open source application and infrastructure operations.

We want to transform the world of software operations by enabling true model-driven operations via next-generation infrastructure-as-code. This will allow companies to run very efficient bare-metal operations for high-performance computing, private cloud, data lakes, AI/ML, and analytics. We need to invent some new technology, and we need to build some new products; we are therefore looking for someone who can lead and inspire a regional software engineering team to fulfill this initiative.

The Solutions Engineering team works in close collaboration with our managed infrastructure operations team, which runs many private OpenStack clouds and Kubernetes clusters for customers around the world. This enables us to improve our infra-as-code products based on our own real experience, mirroring that of our users and customers. We work in Python, creating open source automation capabilities that simplify operations for anybody, anywhere, who is building on Ubuntu.

Most of the team's work involves pure Python software development focused on enabling true DevOps workflows. We strive for high quality in both design, documentation, tests, and performance as we enhance operations code packages and Ubuntu itself in order to ensure our platform is the easiest, most robust, and best performing for driving your infrastructure.

This role is ideal for software engineers who want to work in a global team, have a passion for distributed systems and cloud computing, and an interest in the entire Linux stack - from kernel to networking to virtualization and containers.

What you’ll do

  • Work in Python and Golang to design and deliver open source software operations code
  • Work with the entire Linux stack, from kernel, networking, storage, to applications
  • Shape high quality open source monitoring and alerting infrastructure
  • Rethink open source operations for our customers and open source community
  • Demonstrate sound engineering design and testing principles in your code
  • Follow agile software development practices
  • Coach and develop your colleagues where you have insights
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Global travel up to 10% of time for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You are a passionate Python developer
  • You are organised and want your team to deliver timely, high quality software
  • You understand the importance of reliable operations in an agile world
  • You have sound knowledge of cloud computing concepts & technologies
  • You have practical knowledge of Linux and networking
  • You are a lifelong learner

Bonus points for

  • You have graduated with a university degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field
  • Golang programming skills

What you will learn

  • OpenStack and Kubernetes in production
  • Thinking rigorously about application and infrastructure reliability
  • Wide range of open source applications and skills
  • Real-life and hands-on exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies and tools

We offer: 

  • 100% work-from-home
  • Learning and development
  • Competitive salary
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual leave
  • Priority Pass for travel

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is 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.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

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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