Software Engineer, Ceph & Distributed Storage at Canonical

00100, Nairobi Kenya
May 30, 2024
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Job Description

Software Engineer, Ceph & Distributed Storage at Canonical

  • 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. At Canonical, you will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.
  • As part of Cloud Engineering, you’ll be building modeling software to drive systems such as OpenStack, Ceph, and Kubernetes with a focus on distributed storage and Ceph. You’ll be engineering solutions to scale in production, working with our field teams to ensure we’re meeting the needs of customers looking to adopt cutting-edge technology.
  • Applicants should be passionate about the future of the software defined datacenter, distributed systems, and open source. Canonical is a globally distributed team of engineers who share that passion, and you will need to work well in that context. Engineers who thrive at Canonical are mindful of the dynamics of the open source ecosystem, and equally aware of the needs of large, innovative organizations.
  • This job involves international travel several times a year, usually for one week at a time.

Location: This role will be based remotely in EMEA or the Americas regions
What your day will look like

  • Write high quality, rigorously designed Python and Golang software
  • Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed team
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Contribute to technical documentation that define best practices for authoring high quality operators
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • Develop and maintain software for delivery, operations and life-cycle management of Ceph storage

What we are looking for in you

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have experience with writing modern, maintainable Python
  • You have experience with Ceph storage
  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: Linux, Kubernetes, Public cloud, OpenStack, LXC/LXD, Python, Go, Debian packaging
  • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and preferably university
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring

  • Experience operating Ceph clusters in production
  • Experience with open source distributed storage such as Gluster, Minio, Mayastor or similar

Software Engineer, Ceph & Distributed Storage at Canonical