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Cloud Field Engineer – EMEA

  • This role has very diverse responsibilities. The team members are Linux and cloud solutions architects for our customers, designing private and public cloud solutions fitting their workload needs. They are the cloud consultants who work hands-on with the technologies by deploying, testing and handing over the solution to our support or managed services team at the end of a project. They are also software engineers who use Python to develop Kubernetes operators and Linux open source infrastructure-as-code.
  • The people who love this role are developers who like to solve customer problems through architecture, presentations and training.

Location: This role will be based remotely in the EMEA region.

What your day will look like:

  • Work across the entire Linux stack, from kernel, networking, storage, to applications
  • Work in Python to design and deliver open source code
  • Architect cloud infrastructure solutions like OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph, Hadoop and Spark either On-Premises or in Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Coach and develop your colleagues where you have insights
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Work from the comfort of your home
  • Global travel up to 25% of time for internal and external events

What we are looking for in you

  • University degree in Computer Science or related software engineering expertise
  • You have sound knowledge of cloud computing concepts & technologies, such as Kubernetes, Openstack, AWS, GCP, Azure, Ceph, etc.
  • You have practical knowledge of Linux and networking
  • You have Intermediate to Advanced level of Python programming skills
  • You are a dynamic person who loves to jump in new projects and interact with people
  • You have a demonstrated drive for continual learning
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (English)
  • You have great organisational skills and follow-up reliably on commitments
  • (Optional) You speak a second language – French, German, Italian, Arabic or Spanish

What you’ll learn

  • OpenStack and Kubernetes infrastructure
  • Linux Ubuntu and networking knowledge
  • Wide range of open source applications and skills
  • Work directly with customers in a range of different businesses 
  • Real-life and hands-on exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies and tools 

Senior Support & Software Engineer, Saudi Arabia

What your day will look like

  • Apply your knowledge of Linux virtualisation using Libvirt/KVM, containers and Kubernetes along with your knowledge of TCP/IP networking to support customised solutions for our customers. 
  • Be the technical authority and demonstrate your experience with popular open source software such as PostgreSQL, Corosync/Pacemaker, MongoDB, MySQL and Apache. 
  • Provide advice on deployed architecture, implementing solutions for complex problems and guiding customers to successful data-center infrastructure operations
  • Communicate regularly with the customer team about ongoing issues

What we are looking for in you

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • Open source development or scripting experience
  • Professional experience with OpenStack is a must
  • Professional experience with Kubernetes and/or Ceph
  • Must be able to speak English fluently
  • Excellent communication skills and extensive experience in customer-facing positions
  • High motivation, ability to multi-task and follow-up reliably on commitments
  • Experience with or willingness to learn new technologies, including LXD, Snaps, MAAS, Juju and Ubuntu
  • Ability to travel

Software-Defined Networking Engineer

  • At Canonical you will have the opportunity to engage with the broader open-source community and industry leading partners in developing future-proof networking solutions. We’re looking for individuals who can help build a thriving community, contribute to a broad range of technologies, and contribute to the deployment of Ubuntu, Ubuntu Core, OpenStack, LXD, MAAS and MicroK8s across a broad range of devices and use cases. 

These roles include:

  • Kernel Networking Software Engineer
  • OVN Software Engineer
  • SmartNIC Software Engineer
  • Top-of-Rack (ToR) Software Engineer
  • SoNIC or DENT Software Engineer
  • Telco Software Engineer
  • Kubernetes Software Engineer

Location: we have networking software engineering roles in every time zone

What your day will look like

  • Work with the most advanced operating systems and network application technologies available
  • Collaborate with public clouds and network silicon providers
  • Design and implement the best software-defined networking experience for the latest hardware platforms and software stacks
  • Write high-quality, well-designed and well-documented software
  • Contribute to shape innovative product strategies 
  • Debug issues and produce high-quality code to fix them
  • Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed organisation
  • Contribute to technical documentation to make it the best of its kind
  • Display technical leadership internally, towards our partners, and in the open source communities
  • Influence open-source projects and communities
  • Shape software-define networking products for evolving data centre architectures to meet ever-increasing bandwidth, reliability, security, and interoperability demands
  • Work from home, with global travel twice a year for company events of up to two weeks duration
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What we are looking for in you

  • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  • Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  • Knowledge of networking: architecture, design, and protocols
  • Deep understanding of Linux networking, from kernel to user space
  • Fluency in at least one of Golang, C/C++, Rust or Python
  • Professional written and spoken English 
  • Experience with Linux (Debian or Ubuntu preferred) 
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, curiosity, flexibility, and accountability 
  • Passion, thoughtfulness, and self-motivation 
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills 
  • Result-oriented, with a personal drive to meet commitments 
  • Ability to travel twice a year, for company events up to two weeks each

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Familiarity with existing open source networking technologies – kernel (including eBPF, AF_XDP), OVS, OVN, SoNIC, DENT, Switchdev, DPDK, SPDK, 5G 3GPP, ONF stack, iwd, NetworkManager, etc.
  • Familiarity with data path hardware acceleration protocols and interfaces, such as RDMA, RoCE, iWARP, NVMe, SR-IOV
  • Computer architecture knowledge of x86, ARM, and RISC-V
  • Experience in complex IP network engineering and implementation
  • Experience with virtualization technologies, e.g., QEMU, KVM, etc.
  • Previous contribution to open source projects and community involvement
  • Familiarity with Kubernetes, Cloud-native Network Functions, and Container Network Interface plugins
  • Performance engineering and security experience.


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