Employment Opportunities at Canonical

Canonical – We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means ‘humanity to others. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world’s biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world’s most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it’s the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

 

Job Title: System Software Engineer – C / C++ / Rust / Kernel – Linux Container Technology

Location: Lagos

Job Summary

  • We are hiring a systems-level C programmer to focus on performance-critical, security-critical, low-level system libraries critical to Linux container capabilities. We are also interested in Rust for system-level programming in Ubuntu and more widely in Canonical.
  • The LXD team is responsible for the design, development and evolution of LXD, a modern system container and virtual machine manager that is widely used on Ubuntu, ChromeOS and other Linux platforms.
  • LXD components span the entire software stack from low-level kernel features to the upper-level management REST API and CLI.
  • This is an opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on modern cloud computing technologies.
  • Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development.

Responsibilities
What you will do:

  • Design, implement and document features in low-level system container libraries (LXC and LXCFS)
  • 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.

Requirements
Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • 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 experience with system programming in C on Linux
  • You have knowledge or interest in Linux kernel features like namespaces, cgroups, networking or storage.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Web Developer

Location: Lagos (Remote)

Overview
Our mission is great open source:

  • It is our mission to make open source software available to people everywhere. We create world-renowned software, impacting the lives of millions of people every day.
  • The web team works in a multi-disciplinary environment with visual designers, UX designers and other developers to improve our existing products and bring exciting new web projects to life. We help and learn from each other and constantly strive to improve both our work and our processes.

Job Duties
In this Team:

  • You’ll create high fidelity websites and web apps using the latest incarnations of HTML, CSS (SCSS) and Javascript (React and TypeScript)
  • You’ll help maintain existing projects including updating content and adding new pages
  • You’ll manage incoming requests for updates and liaise with or delegate to other people as necessary
  • You’ll ensure the standard of our output remains high and consistent across our whole product portfolio
  • You’ll ensure new pages are published according to specification and in compliance with our web style guide
  • You’ll participate in and contribute to our living style guide, Vanilla Framework.
  • Work closely with UX designers and visual designers to implement exemplary user experiences.

Required Skills and Experience

  • University Degree or equivalent education
  • Demonstrable experience of work on modern web applications
  • A strong understanding of HTML, CSS with SCSS and JavaScript
  • Experience with Javascript components libraries
  • Experience with TypeScript
  • Experience with responsive user interfaces for a wide range of devices and browsers
  • Experience with Git or other version control systems
  • Awareness of SEO best practice
  • Consideration of accessibility in all aspects of your work
  • A strong understanding of web performance in complex user interfaces
  • Ability to interact with UX, designers and server-side developers
  • Curiosity about technology and a thirst to learn
  • Based in EMEA timezones (Europe, the Middle East and Africa)

Skills:
Useful experience if you have it:

  • Familiarity with Linux desktop technologies
  • Server-side languages, such as Python or NodeJS
  • Experience working on a large scale React (with TypeScript) project
  • A history of open source contributions
  • Relevant work experience

Who You are:

  • We want a Web Developer who loves what they do.
  • You are passionate about web standards and keep abreast of new developments in our industry.
  • You always look for opportunities to improve your skills.
  • You like to show off what you’re working on and also learn from others.
  • You have strong attention to detail and value the design of a product as much as you value the code.
  • You have strong communication skills and maybe even blog once in a while.
  • You’re aware of the latest CSS techniques but also know the limitations that developing for a broad audience can bring – actually, you embrace the challenge.

What we Offer

  • An opportunity to help shape a company and products with a strong influence in the open source community
  • An inclusive work environment within a team of friendly people with a broad range of skill sets, from UX designers to copywriters
  • Learning and development
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual leave
  • Priority Pass for travel

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

 

 

Job Title: Dedicated Services Engineer (EU Only)

Location: Lagos (Remote)

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Job Description

  • This role is an opportunity for an EU resident technologist with a passion for Linux and Cloud to build a career with Canonical and drive the success with those leveraging Ubuntu and open source products.
  • If you have an affinity for open source development and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Responsibilities

  • Cloud engineers architect and run the leading cloud technologies on the market today and in the future.
  • This includes OpenStack and Kubernetes for multi-cloud environments as well as automated infrastructure and service orchestration.
  • The dedicated cloud engineer works directly with a Canonical customer to understand their cloud needs and help shape their cloud strategy.
  • As a member of the team you will gain experience using a broad range of cloud technologies. Canonical clouds include future upgrades meaning you aren’t stuck working with old solutions.
  • Canonical is a technology agnostic cloud leader, incorporating new solutions like Kubernetes as they become available staying up to date with the best open-source offerings.

Requirements

  • Engineering, Computer Science, or equivalent Degree
  • Software Development experience and familiarity with Python
  • Demonstrated drive for continual learning
  • Experience working directly with customers.

Nice to haves:

  • Experience with OpenStack or Kubernetes deployment or operation
  • We hope that you’ll join us in helping to shape and build the future of free software together.

We Offer

  • 100% Work-from-home w/i the EU
  • Learning and Development
  • Competitive Salary
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Annual Leave
  • Priority Pass for travel
  • Flexible working option.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

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Job Title: Dedicated Services Engineer, Portuguese Speaking

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Cloud to build a career with Canonical and drive the success with those leveraging Ubuntu and open source products.
  • If you have an affinity for open source development and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Responsibilities

  • Dedicated Services Engineers (DSEs) architect and run the leading cloud technologies on the market today and in the future.
  • This includes OpenStack and Kubernetes for multi-cloud environments as well as automated infrastructure and service orchestration.
  • The dedicated cloud engineer works directly with a Canonical customer to understand their cloud needs and help shape their cloud strategy.
  • As a member of the team you will gain experience using a broad range of cloud technologies.
  • Canonical clouds include future upgrades meaning you aren’t stuck working with old solutions.
  • Canonical is a technology agnostic cloud leader, incorporating new solutions like Kubernetes as they become available staying up to date with the best open-source offerings.

Requirements

  • Degree level education or equivalent, ideally in Engineering or Computer Science
  • Proficiency in both Portuguese and English
  • Software Development experience and familiarity with Python
  • Demonstrated drive for continual learning
  • Experience working directly with customers.

Nice to haves:

  • Ideally located in or ready to relocate to the São Paulo, Brazil area but we welcome applications from other locations
  • Experience with OpenStack or Kubernetes deployment or operation.

We Offer

  • Learning and Development
  • Competitive Salary
  • Recognition Rewards
  • Annual Leave
  • Priority Pass for travel
  • Flexible working option.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

 

Interview process

  • Your application will be reviewed by our team
  • You will be sent a set of written interview questions which will be reviewed anonymously
  • You will be asked to take a standardised personality test
  • A short interview with a team member
  • An HR interview
  • You will be asked to complete a small coding test
  • A series of four more detailed technical interviews
  • Hiring manager interview
  • Offer

 

Note

  • Canonical is an equal opportunity employer
  • Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world’s computing needs.
  • We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

 

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