Software Engineer - Industrial IoT

Canonical (View all Jobs)

Home based - Americas, EMEA

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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.

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This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, edge computing, and IoT. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.

Your role will be to help us provide an easy to deploy, secure, and customizable framework for developing industrial edge solutions. You will take part in the development of EdgeX Foundry, a vendor-neutral open-source platform hosted by the Linux Foundation, providing a reference architecture and implementation for IoT interoperability and computing. 

In our team we value collaboration, peer reviews, good integration/unit testing and writing maintainable code. General knowledge and experience with Linux as a developer platform is required.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Develop and maintain open source IoT microservices
  • Gain hands-on experience with IoT standards such as Matter and Web of Things
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by upstream and/or other engineers at Canonical
  • Experiment with Ubuntu Core and showcase industry-grade IoT solutions
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • Participate in upstream EdgeX Foundry working group discussions and planning
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events

Who you are

  • Proven track record of at least 3 years of professional software development using Go, C, C++ or similar.
  • You have experience working with RESTful APIs, MQTT or other messaging protocols
  • You have interest and experience with few of the following:
    • Containers (docker, kubernetes)
    • Linux distributions
    • Snap, debian, or RPM packaging
    • Shell scripting
    • CI/CD (Github Actions, Gitlab CI, etc)
    • Knowledge of IoT frameworks and protocols
  • You value soft skills, communication and advocacy, and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, the world’s best free software platform. Our services help businesses worldwide reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.

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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