Ubuntu Quality Engineer

Canonical (View all Jobs)

Home based - Worldwide

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Interview Process

1. Review your open source contributions at shortlist stage. 2. 4x60m interviews over Hangouts, each of which is carried out blind (none of the interviewers talk to each other until the final review). The company is fully remote, so there is no on-site.

Programming Languages Mentioned

Python, C++


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.

What you’ll do

  • 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

Valued skills and experience

  • 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

Experience with Debian/Ubuntu based operating system and good understanding of Debian packaging and snaps would also be a considerable advantage.

We 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.

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