Lead Engineer – Ubuntu Linux at Canonical

00100, Nairobi Kenya
June 3, 2024
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Job Description

Lead Engineer – Ubuntu Linux at Canonical

What your day will look like

  • Set the technical direction and lead the delivery of a team of junior and mid-career engineers for a key aspect of Ubuntu Linux
  • Work closely with management within and outside the team to track and coordinate initiatives to delivery
  • Collaborate daily with other senior technical leadership on the Kernel Team on how best to ensure Ubuntu stays at the pinnacle of Linux distributions

What we are looking for in you

  • Well-organised and motivated self-starter able to thrive in a remote work environment
  • Strong communication skills in English, both written and verbal
  • Expert understanding of the C programming language
  • Demonstrated expertise working in a *nix-based operating system kernel and distribution. While direct Linux experience would be ideal, it is not mandatory.
  • Python and Bash scripting ability
  • Powerful grasp of the capabilities and nuances of the git version control system
  • Ability to travel internationally at least twice a year for company events of up to two weeks length

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Strong background in RTOS and real-time performance analysis
  • Prior experience with Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with kernel patching and debugging
  • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other low level system engineering

Lead Engineer – Ubuntu Linux at Canonical