Software Engineer - Juju (Go - Distributed Systems)

Posted on August 28th, 2021 | 67 days left to apply | 65 views

This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, and distributed systems. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, the growing international software company behind Ubuntu.

As a software engineer on the Juju team, you'll be working on a large open source Go project that powers complex distributed software systems across the world. Juju is the engine behind model-driven operations, providing a means to operate complex software on public cloud, private cloud, Kubernetes and bare-metal. Combined with the Charmed Operator framework, Juju provides a complete solution for applications and infrastructure management.

If you love solving interesting technical challenges in elegant, high-performance ways, come join our globally-distributed team of software engineers in building the future of the software-defined datacenter on the Ubuntu platform.

Many internal and external teams depend on Juju to deliver their products and services - from Canonical Infrastructure Services, our Openstack and cloud delivery teams, to Fortune 500 companies

What you’ll do

  • Work with a variety of languages (primarily Go) to develop high-quality, extensible and reusable software.
  • Actively collaborate with both internal and external users to resolve problems and define new features.
  • Show strong technical leadership and rigour in feature definition, feature delivery and code review.
  • Ensure quality by maintaining the tools, framework and infrastructure to run tests.

Who you are

  • Proven track record of at least 5 years professional software delivery using Go, C, C++ or similar.
  • Solid networking background and experience
  • Degree level education in a technology field  
  • Experience with agile software development methodologies
  • Experience of the Linux and free software world
  • Working knowledge of cloud computing and experience with highly-concurrent distributed systems
  • Excellent communications skills in the English language, both verbal and written, especially in online environments
  • Ability to effectively interact with a diverse group of people (both technical and non-technical)
  • Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team through self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering according to a schedule, and to motivate and mentor others to do the same
  • Software development and operational experience with databases

Desirable skills and experience

  • Passion for quality and testing
  • Go programming language experience
  • Excellent distributed systems administration experience
  • Proficient DevOps methodology and process
  • Experience with test automation including system level automation and job runners
  • Experience with continuous integration strategies
  • Experience with packaging (debian, snappy)
  • Release Management
  • Technical understanding of complex distributed systems
  • Delivery of scale-out service solutions
  • Experience with container technologies (Docker, LXD, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Programming with and operating MongoDB
  • Experience working on a distributed team on an open source project -- even if that is outside work open source contributions.
  • Demonstrated track record of Open Source contributions

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu.

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.
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