Kernel Engineer Full-time Job

2 weeks ago   Engineering   Dubai   22 views Reference: 20169
Job Details

Kernel Team projects include but are not limited to:

Ubuntu Linux kernel plan, execution, benchmarking and stress testing

Optimised kernels for key silicon and cloud partners

Confidential computing and next-generation security primitives

Developer platforms such as Raspberry Pi and RISC-V

Enabling Ubuntu on a wide range of embedded systems

Kernel Livepatch, which delivers critical kernel fixes without rebooting

FIPS compliance

Real-Time and Low Latency kernel variants and patchsets

Virtualisation or abstraction engines

Container technology

Security with AppArmor, SECCOMP, namespaces and more

Networking - in particular performance and security

Storage - we are particularly interested in Ceph and DRBD

We hire candidates of all experience levels from recent university graduates through seasoned industry experts. We select those who are enthusiastic to work in multiple areas including security mitigation, feature development, patching and test. You must have outstanding academic results, a background in software engineering, be motivated to work in a distributed team and willing to travel globally twice a year for company engineering events.

Location: we have kernel teams and openings in every time zone

What your day will look like

Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team

Work closely with silicon, cloud, or hardware manufacturers

Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel

Take personal responsibility for a flavour of the Ubuntu Linux kernel

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

Submit, review, and apply kernel patches

What we are looking for in you

An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university

Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path

Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations

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

Professional manner interacting with colleagues, partners, and community

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral

Significant programming experience in C

Solid background with git

Broad knowledge of the Linux kernel and kernel subsystems

Demonstrated experience with kernel patching and debugging

Understanding of Linux kernel upstream processes and release cycle

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

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

Python and Bash scripting

Prior experience with Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging

Performance engineering and security experience

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.