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Full-Time

Ubuntu Linux Kernel Engineer

Silicon Enablement

Confirmed live in the last 24 hours

Canonical

Canonical

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides enterprise Linux and open-source technologies

Junior, Mid, Senior

Remote in USA

Category
Backend Engineering
Embedded Engineering
Software Engineering
Required Skills
Bash
Python
Git
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • Professional manner with colleagues, business partners, and the open-source community
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Significant programming ability in C
  • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other aspects of hardware-level system engineering
  • Solid background with git
  • Understanding of operating system kernel fundamentals
  • Ability to travel twice a year for company events of up to two weeks length
  • Python and Bash scripting ability
  • Prior background with the major SoC families
  • Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux kernel patching and debugging
  • Solid understanding of performance optimisation for silicon platforms
Responsibilities
  • Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team
  • Work closely with silicon vendor partners to integrate their platform support into the Ubuntu Linux kernel
  • Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel reported by partners, customers, and the community
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of distinct silicon-optimised variants of the Ubuntu Linux kernel
  • Improve tooling and automation for the delivery and test of Ubuntu Linux kernels
  • Submit, review, and apply kernel patches
  • Identify new means of maximising performance on partner silicon

Canonical delivers Ubuntu, a widely used enterprise Linux, and a range of open-source technologies such as OpenStack, Ceph, LXD, MAAS, Kubernetes, Juju, and Ubuntu Core. These technologies are designed for reliability, flexibility, and efficiency across cloud and IoT environments, known for their security, scalability, and global community support.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$12.8M

Headquarters

null, United Kingdom

Founded

2004

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

31%