Kernel Engineer Full-time Job

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Job Details

The Canonical Linux Kernel Team is responsible for developing and maintaining all supported Ubuntu Linux kernels, which run on a variety of platforms and architectures from small embedded devices to standard desktop/server systems to large scale cloud environments. The Kernel Team has openings for software engineers in a number of aspects that include but are not limited to:

Ubuntu Linux distribution

Optimized Ubuntu solutions for key Silicon and Cloud partners

Developer platforms such as Raspberry Pi and RISC-V

Enabling Ubuntu on a wide range of embedded systems

Livepatch service, which allows Ubuntu customers to apply critical kernel (CVE) security fixes without rebooting

FIPS compliance

Real-Time and Low Latency systems

Virtualization or abstraction engines




We are seeking candidates of all experience levels from recent University graduates up through seasoned industry experts who are enthusiastic to develop software in multiple areas including security mitigation, feature development, patching and test. This person must have a background in software engineering, be motivated to work in a distributed team and willing to travel globally up to 4 times a year for internal and external engineering events.

What your day will look like

Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team

Work closely with external silicon, cloud, or hardware manufacturer delivery teams on bleeding edge platforms

Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel reported by customers and the community

Take personal responsibility for the delivery of various flavors of the Ubuntu Linux kernel

Improve tooling and automation for delivery and test of Ubuntu Linux kernels

Submit, review, and apply kernel patches, working with both internal and external upstream maintainers

What we are looking for in you

Well-organized, self-starting and able to deliver to fixed schedules

Demonstrated ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with colleagues, business partners, and the open source community

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral

Earned a bachelor's (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field

Significant programming experience in C, with Python and Bash scripting also highly regarded

Solid background with git

Broad knowledge of the Linux kernel and kernel subsystems

Demonstrated experience with kernel patching and debugging

Knowledge/experience with Linux kernel upstream processes and release cycle

Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP's, and other low level system engineering

Prior experience with Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging would be highly regarded

Company Description
We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company.We're also the publishers of Ubuntu, the worlds 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 - this is the future of open source, which is why we're proud to be the developers of the fastest growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.If you're interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company so please apply to any suitable role as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.