Software Engineer - Robotics

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

This role is about making the Robot Operating System (ROS and ROS 2) on Ubuntu the most secure robotics platform available. You will enable delivery of high quality, secure robotics software, while enhancing the developer experience for robotics innovators around the world. You will engineer security solutions and vulnerability fixes for ROS and represent Canonical and Ubuntu to the robotics community.

As a Software Engineer at Canonical, you have a key role in the success of Ubuntu, our partners, customers, and the larger Ubuntu community. Your primary responsibility is to your team - contributing toward objectives, continuously improving, and striving to be a vital part of a healthy, high-performing team.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team to deliver security solutions for ROS and ROS 2
  • Write high quality code, tests, and documentation for ROS, Snapcraft, and other exciting open source projects
  • Contribute high-quality code reviews for internal and external engineers
  • Identify and fix security vulnerabilities in open source code
  • Support Canonical's Extended Security Maintenance offering for ROS
  • Help mentor new hires
  • Work from home with occasional global travel for Canonical events and relevant conferences
  • Represent Ubuntu and Canonical in the ROS project and the broader robotics community
  • Advance modern, agile, secure software development practices which develop and evangelize great engineering practices
  • Disseminate best practices - particularly for robotics security - through documentation, tutorials, white papers, videos and blog posts

Who you are

  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You have 2-3 years of working experience in robotics, including ROS, ROS 2 and related software components
  • You have a strong software engineering, Linux, security and open source background
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have in-depth knowledge of C / C++ and Python programming
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • Your interest and experience with Debian packaging, Git/Github/Gitlab, snaps, LXD and docker is an added benefit
  • Your experience with self-driving mobility solutions, drone autopilots, motion planning or similar robotics challenge problems will help you succeed in this role

Canonical is 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.