Are you a software engineer with experience in Linux development looking for an opportunity to work on the Linux kernel? Do you want to work with a high-performing kernel engineering team, through all stages of the software development lifecycle, where you are challenged to solve technical problems and provide creative solutions to meet mission needs? We at Canonical are focused on providing our customers the very best experience possible, for every kernel we release for our Ubuntu operating systems. Our team’s projects provide a wide variety of opportunities to be engaged in fast-paced software engineering work, with a highly-motivated team, focused on providing superior products and services.
This is an exciting time at Canonical, with Ubuntu as the fastest growing Linux distribution, with over 20 million users in just a few years and our engineering teams growing to meet new demand. The Ubuntu project is aimed at reducing barriers to innovation globally by providing free access to well-built and well-tested open technology platform.
The Canonical Kernel Team is responsible for maintaining all supported Ubuntu Linux kernels, managing a growing list custom flavors of Ubuntu Linux kernels, tracking and contributing to upstream kernel development, as well as driving development of the upcoming Ubuntu kernel releases. We also deliver the kernel Livepatch Service, which allows Ubuntu customers to apply critical kernel security fixes without rebooting, enabling our mission-critical customers reduced downtime, while maintaining security & compliance standards.
As a Kernel Engineer your primary responsibility will be working with other kernel engineers on various work streams, including but not limited to customer issue management, defect patching/back-porting, building new kernels, kernel livepatch development, build and test, automated kernel testing, packaging and deployment. Our entire kernel team is dedicated to building and releasing new kernels on a regular release cycle, delivering high quality product of every release cycle. On this team you can expect to quickly become an integral contributor on one of the most important parts of the Ubuntu operating systems for our customers.
We are looking for a recently-graduated or early-career individual who is passionate about a career in Linux in general and has a strong interest in the kernel, kernel security, patch development and testing in particular. We strongly encourage you to apply if you are a creative and innovative thinker, have a desire for an intense learning environment and like the challenges that come with developing as a Linux kernel engineer.
Required Skills and Experience
Professional Software Engineering experience
Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, “the world’s best free software platform”. Our mission is to realise the potential of free software in the lives of individuals and organisations. Our services are helping individuals and businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.
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