Linux System Enablement Engineer - Raspberry-Pi

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Home based - 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.

We are seeking an experienced system and hardware enablement engineer passionate about Linux systems, the  Raspberry Pi ecosystem, Ubuntu, and the open-source community.

The Raspberry Pi is a first-class device citizen in Canonical Ubuntu. The Ubuntu Foundations engineering team maintains and enhances support for Raspberry Pi for the entire Ubuntu stack. This includes engaging with hardware vendors, enabling support for new Raspberry Pi platforms to Ubuntu, and expanding the software packages available on Raspberry Pi devices. This work is critical to system security and reliability and requires a diligent and systematic approach to software engineering.

The Ubuntu Foundations team delivers and maintains the core of the Ubuntu system which makes up the base for the Ubuntu family of products and services from desktop to server and IoT use-cases. Ubuntu strives to deliver the latest and 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 to the industry. 

As a Linux System Engineer, you will work on the architecture, design, and development of core components involved in the enablement and support of Raspberry Pi devices for the Ubuntu Distribution, often interacting with the upstream community for projects like U-Boot, libcamera, and HATs. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with hardware vendors and be part of shaping the future of Raspberry Pi for Linux and Ubuntu.

Location: This is a remote work role and can be held in the EMEA region.

What your day will look like

  • Work with a highly technical team to define and shape the future of Raspberry Pi platform support for Ubuntu.
  • Write high-quality code, create new features, and contribute upstream.
  • Contribute features and bug fixes to projects including GPIO libraries, libcamera, and Ubuntu installers.
  • Debug issues and produce high-quality fixes
  • Review code produced by other engineers
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on solutions
  • Work with teams focused on Ubuntu for server, desktop, IoT and clouds 
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks a year for internal and external events

What we are looking for in you

  • Development experience on Raspberry Pi
  • Development experience with early boot software like TF-A, OP-TEE, U-Boot, GRUB, or the Linux kernel.
  • A love of technology and working with brilliant people
  • Motivated, curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • A long-time Linux user with broad interests in the future of Linux
  • Experience or interest in learning how to package software for Debian and Ubuntu
  • Enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • Ability to travel twice a year, for company events up to two weeks long

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience with Debian/Ubuntu-based operating systems
  • Good understanding of Debian packaging and snaps would also be a considerable advantage.

What we offer you

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm 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.​ Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

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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