Canonical

Private Cloud Consultant – EMEA (Remote)

Nairobi, Kenya
December 13, 2023
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Job Description

Help global companies embrace the latest private cloud infrastructure, Linux and cloud native operations, and open source applications. Our team applies expert insights to real-world customer problems, enabling the enterprise adoption of Linux Ubuntu, OpenStack, Kubernetes and a wide range of associated technology.

This role has very diverse responsibilities. The team members are Linux and cloud solutions architects for our customers, designing private and public cloud solutions fitting their workload needs. They are the cloud consultants who work hands-on with the technologies by deploying, testing and handing over the solution to our support or managed services team at the end of a project. They are also software engineers who use Python to automate the deployment of Linux open source infrastructure-as-code. Internally, this role is referred to as “Cloud Field Engineer”.

The people who love this role are developers who like to solve customer problems through architecture, presentations and training.

Location: This role will be based remotely in the EMEA region.

What your day will look like

  • Work across the entire Linux stack, from kernel, networking, storage, to applications
  • Work in Python to design and deliver open source code
  • Architect cloud infrastructure solutions like OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph, Spark and Kubeflow either On-Premises or in Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud)
  • Coach and develop your colleagues where you have insights
  • Work from the comfort of your home
  • Global travel up to 25% of time for internal and external events

What we are looking for in you

  • University degree in Computer Science or related software engineering expertise
  • You have sound knowledge of cloud computing concepts & technologies, such as Kubernetes, Openstack, AWS, GCP, Azure, Ceph, etc.
  • You have practical knowledge of Linux and networking
  • You have Intermediate level of Python programming skills
  • You are a dynamic person who loves to jump in new projects and interact with people
  • You have a demonstrated drive for continual learning
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills (English)
  • You have great organisational skills and follow-up reliably on commitments
  • (Optional) You speak a second language – French, German, Italian, Arabic or Spanish

What you’ll learn

  • OpenStack and Kubernetes infrastructure
  • Linux Ubuntu and networking knowledge
  • Wide range of open source applications and skills
  • Work directly with customers in a range of different businesses 
  • Real-life and hands-on exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies and tools 

What we offer you

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven quarterly bonus. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person – we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues from your team and others
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events