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Embedded Linux Software Engineer at Canonical

CanonicalNigeria Software Development
Full Time

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 its the fastest growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.

What your day will look like

Based on the first round of interviews we identify specific teams where you might be an excellent fit, and conduct second round interviews with those teams. Our engineers:

  • Work with the latest Linux kernel, RTOS, and open source technologies
  • Deliver Ubuntu for the latest IoT and server-class hardware platforms
  • Integrate and maintain device-oriented software stacks
  • Write high-quality, well-designed software
  • Collaborate proactively with other globally distributed teams 
  • Display technical leadership internally and within our external communities 
  • Help our customers ship their apps and SDKs on Ubuntu
  • Build device OS images with Ubuntu Core, Desktop and Server
  • Optimise the Ubuntu kernel and libraries for silicon-specific capabilities 
  • Debug issues and produce high-quality code to fix them 
  • Contribute to technical documentation to make it the best of its kind 
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions 
  • Participate as technical lead on complex customer engagements involving complete system architectures from cloud to edge 
  • Work usually from home, with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for company events 

What we are looking for in you

  • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  • Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  • Passion for embedded systems software (e.g. kernel, graphics, Yocto, RTOS) 
  • Fluency in at least one of Golang, C, C++, or Rust 
  • 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

  • Experience with Debian/Ubuntu or other distro packaging 
  • Understanding of build systems and toolchains, including for cross-compilation 
  • Experience with firmware, uboot, UEFI, ACPI, DSDT, or boot loaders
  • Experience with power management on PCI ASPM, SATA ALPM, low power profiles 
  • Computer architecture knowledge of x86, ARM, RISC-V 
  • Experience in board design, bring up, and validation 
  • Experience with electrical engineering design tools (e.g. schematic capture, layout) 
  • Familiarity with Ubuntu development model
  • Performance engineering and security experience 
  • Shell or Python scripting skills 

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