We are seeking a software engineer passionate about software quality, Ubuntu, and the open source community, to join the Ubuntu Quality Engineering team as we expand the set of open source packages we fully support and secure.We see quality engineering as a first class engineering practice and are looking for people who can bring deep engineering insights to automation, testing capabilities, reporting and data analytics, as well as run processes in partnership with Canonical and community teams.Ubuntu strives to deliver the latest-best free software components, in an easy to use and highly reliable form. We build on the technical excellence of Debian and bring additional focus and shape to the solutions we offer the industry.As an Ubuntu Quality Engineer, you must be passionate about the future of Ubuntu, about quality and continuous integration and testing. You will work closely with multiple teams at the heart of Ubuntu and drive quality excellence. You will work closely with the Ubuntu Desktop, Server and Foundations team and put in place metrics for quality. You will research existing issues, troubleshoot and resolve problems, and identify opportunities for improvement and communicate them to the rest of the organization to drive the overall quality of Ubuntu.Location:This is a Globally remote roleWhat your day will look like
Monitor indicators of quality across the Ubuntu ecosystem and products
Troubleshoot and resolve issues in Ubuntu Desktop, Ubuntu Server and Ubuntu Core
Enhance our continuous integration to guard Ubuntu image, release and package quality
Report on KPIs and analytical insights
Empower other teams for better planning and constant quality improvements
Develop, enhance and automate test cases, from unit tests to end-to-end multi machine workloads
Work from home with international travel twice a year, for events up to two weeks long
What we are looking for in you
A strong software engineering, Linux, and open source background
In-depth knowledge of Python and Shell scripting
Experience with C/C++
Excellent troubleshooting skills and experience working with others to identify, isolate and resolve issues
Experience with quality processes and continuous integration tools
Experience working in an agile development environment
Additional Skills That You Might Also BringExperience with Debian/Ubuntu based operating system and good understanding of Debian packaging and snaps would also be a considerable advantage.What we offer youYour base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.
Fully remote working environment - we've been working remotely since 2004!
Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
Annual compensation review
Annual holiday leave
Employee Assistance Programme
Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at 'sprints'
Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events
About CanonicalCanonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004. Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.Canonical is an equal opportunity employerWe are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.#stack