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Site Reliability / Gitops Engineer

As a Site Reliability / Gitops Engineer engineer you will

  • Apply your experience of IaC to develop infrastructure as code practice within IS by constantly increasing automation and improving IaC processes
  • Automate software operations for re-usability and consistency across private and public clouds, taking into consideration the complexities of distributed systems
  • Develop new features and improve the resilience and scalability of the existing cloud and container portfolio at Canonical
  • Maintain operational responsibility for all of Canonical’s core services, networks, and infrastructure
  • Develop skills in troubleshooting, capacity planning, and performance investigation, Setting up, maintaining and using observability tools such as Prometheus, Grafana, and Elasticsearch; design, implement and maintain monitoring and alerting for various systems and services
  • Collaborate with development teams to design service architecture, documentation, playbooks, policies and operational procedures
  • Provide assistance and work with globally distributed engineering, operations, and support peers
  • Be given uninterrupted development time to focus on larger projects and automation of manual tasks
  • Share your experience, know-how and best practices with other team members in design sessions, mentorship and ‘doing work together’
  • Carry final responsibility for time-critical escalations

What we are looking for in you

  • A deep experience of, and knowledge to define operations in code, using version control, peer review and CI/CD to roll out changes both to applications and infrastructure
  • Strong modern engineering background (peer-review, unit testing, SCM, CI/CD, Agile)
  • Python software development experience, with large projects
  • Practical knowledge of Linux networking, routing, and firewalls
  • Affinity with various forms of Linux storage, from Ceph to Databases
  • Hands-on experience administering enterprise Linux servers
  • Extensive knowledge of cloud computing concepts and technologies
  • Bachelor’s degree or greater, preferably in computer science or related engineering field
  • Able to communicate clearly and effectively in English over email, chat, video or voice calls and in-person
  • Motivated and able to troubleshoot from kernel to web, and willing to ask others when appropriate
  • A willingness to be flexible and able to learn new things quickly
  • Be inspired by the needs of fast-changing environments
  • Happy to work within distributed teams
  • Be passionate and familiarized about open-source, especially Ubuntu or Debian

Software Engineer – App Stores Backend (Remote)

What You’ll Do

  • Collaborate remotely with a globally distributed team.
  • Write clean web service APIs to support both CLI and web frontend clients, using Python (and optionally Golang).
  • Design and implement new features and enhancements from spec to production and ongoing operations at scale.
  • Review code and technical designs produced by other engineers.
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions.
  • Work remotely with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events.

Who You Are

  • You love technology and working with a diverse set of talented people.
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable.
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated.
  • You have a broad technology base but favor backend code and infrastructure.
  • You have proficiency developing public-facing APIs and web applications, preferably using Python and/or Golang.
  • You know your way around relational and non-relational databases and can effectively design data models that perform well, and tune queries to access them.
  • You are comfortable with Ubuntu as a development and deployment platform.
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree.

Software Engineering Manager – Ubuntu Build Infrastructure

What You’ll Do

  • Grow and lead a team of engineers in your region
  • Develop talent through coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands-on career development
  • Apply sound engineering principles and directly contribute toward your team’s goals
  • Create and maintain productive relationships with stakeholders
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, management, and external stakeholders
  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team and community
  • Lead the ongoing development of Launchpad, the infrastructure on which great software like Ubuntu is built
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelise great engineering and organisational practices
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Actively engage with the broader leadership team
  • Work from home with international travel up to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events

Who You Are

  • You have experience leading a distributed team to deliver features and manage production services at scale
  • You love to mentor, develop, and grow people, and have an outstanding track record of doing so
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about technology
  • You have experience delivering high quality software
  • You have experience designing and evolving complex distributed systems
  • You have effective written and verbal communication skills
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment

Kubernetes Engineering Manager

What you’ll do

  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers
  • Develop talent through coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
  • Participate in strong engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Engage with teams at Canonical, the open source community and commercial partners
  • Oversee the quality, and engineering practices of a large team of software engineers building Kubernetes offerings
  • Work from home with global travel for 4 to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
  • You have some experience leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers
  • You are focused on success and the delivery of timely, high quality software
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have strong written and verbal technical communication skills
  • You bring an understanding of modern Linux, Containers, Docker, and Kubernetes

Software Engineering Manager – Container and Virtualisation Infrastructure

What you’ll do

  • Lead a team of remote engineers
  • Develop talent through coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Advocate and advance modern software development practices
  • Participate in the engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Engage with teams at Canonical, the open source community and partners
  • Work from home with global travel for 4 to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events
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Who you are

  • You understand modern Linux cloud computing technologies, including networking, storage, containers and K8s
  • You love developing and growing people and have a strong track record of doing it
  • You are focused on success and the delivery of timely, high quality software
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have strong written and verbal technical communication skills
  • You have experience programming in C and/or Go.

Golang System Software Engineer – Containers / Virtualisation

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

C, Golang Software Engineer working on Dqlite, a Raft Extension for SQLite

What you will do

  • Design and implement features across dqlite
  • Debug and fix issues encountered by your users
  • Improve Jepsen tests, traditional HA database automated testing and stress tests
  • Participate in our engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Engage with the open source community and commercial partners

Valuable Skills And Experience

  • Experience with distributed systems (preferably with Raft)
  • Good C programming experience
  • Solid understanding of asynchronous programming and concurrency patterns a plus
  • Capacity to learn quickly about new systems and techniques
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

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