Canonical

Canonical

Field Software Engineer - EMEA

Combine your Python software engineering skills, your love of travel, and your general knowledge of the full stack, from hardware to application, networking, Linux and open source, to help customers embrace Canonical's offering on public and private clouds. Our field engineering team bring infrastructure-as-code and high-level application automation to bear to help customers create sophisticated open source deployments - from OpenStack to Kubernetes, Hadoop to Airflow.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a competitive open source technology leader who enjoys solving problems under pressure and wants to travel regularly. The main responsibilities of this position are:

  • Apply your knowledge of Linux, virtualisation using libvirt/KVM and your knowledge of TCP/IP networking to deliver customised solutions for our customers.
  • Understanding and hands on experience with popular open source software such as PostgreSQL, MongoDB, Kafka, Cassandra and NGINX.
  • Discuss detailed architecture, designing complex solutions and guiding customers to successful data-center infrastructure operations
  • Engage early on in the pre-sales process and remain engaged throughout the delivery phase

If you have a passion for the latest open source technologies, cloud-native development, data-center technologies such as Openstack, Kubernetes, Public Cloud (AWS, Azure, Google Cloud) and computer networking, you will love the Field Engineer role at Canonical.

The successful Field Software Engineer will have :

  • BA/BS degree in Computer Science or related technical field
  • 3 years of Linux development experience
  • 3-5 years of professional experience with either OpenStack, Kubernetes, Ceph and/or Ubuntu
  • Must be able to speak English fluently
  • Strong background contributing code in Python and/or Go to open source projects in the cloud or devices area
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • High motivation, ability to multi-task and follow-up reliably on commitments
  • Interest in customer-facing engagement, including pitching, demonstrating and understanding customer environment and needs
  • Experience with or willingness to learn new technologies, including LXD, Snaps, MAAS, Juju and Ubuntu
  • Ability to travel globally for periods up to two weeks; up to 50% of travel time (pending on covid-19 restrictions)

Nice to have:

  • Second language - French, German, Italian or Spanish

Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world’s computing needs. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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