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Software Engineer - Python - Ubuntu Pro client - graduate level - Atlanta



21d ago

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  • Software Engineering
  • Atlanta
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AI generated summary

  • You must love technology, be accountable, have a Bachelor’s in Computer Science, extensive Python experience on Linux, and interest in Ubuntu Linux systems admin, continuous integration, end-system contract management, Debian packaging, or cloud work.
  • You will write and review code, collaborate with a team, debug issues, and travel globally for events in this remote software engineer role with Canonical.


  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have extensive experience with Python on Linux
  • You have interest in and experience with two or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux systems administration, continuous integration, end-system contract management, Debian packaging, working with public or on premise clouds
  • Bonus points if you have experience engaging with the open source community


  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high quality code, with unit and functional tests, to create new features
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by other engineers
  • Discuss ideas and investigate to find good solutions
  • Work from home, with global travel 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events


What programming language skills are required for this role?

Excellent Python skills are a key requirement for this Software Engineer position.

What are some advantageous skills for this role?

Previous contributions to open source Python projects, experience in configuring apt, knowledge of deb packaging, and general system administration are advantageous for this role.

What kind of users will the Pro client be used by?

The Pro client is used by a wide range of users, from mission-critical environments to hobbyist Ubuntu users.

What kind of communication is involved in this role?

The Software Engineer will work with the Ubuntu Server team, major cloud partners, Canonical product teams, and users to develop, test, and release improvements to the Pro client.

What values should applicants have for this role?

Applicants should be passionate about the Ubuntu project and its values, and emphasize quality, edge cases, ease of use, documentation, and community coordination.

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Mission & Purpose

Canonical is a technology company known for developing and supporting Ubuntu, a popular open-source operating system. The company focuses on providing reliable, secure, and cost-effective solutions for cloud computing, IoT, and containers. By leveraging open-source technologies, Canonical aims to enable innovation and digital transformation for businesses and developers worldwide. The company is committed to ensuring high performance and scalability, promoting the adoption of open-source software, and fostering a global community of users and contributors.


  • Remote working

    Canonical has been a fully distributed organisation since its origin in 2004. Digital collaboration allows us to enjoy our home environment and work with the best in the world in our domain. We meet each other at least twice per year during in-person sprints to nurture cross-team relationships.

  • We build trust

    Zero commute means more time for the things you enjoy. At the same time, we have very high expectations of commitment and independent execution. We invest in people who are self-driven, motivated and highly organised. We take our responsibility for the most critical elements of open infrastructure very seriously, and we are committed to quality in every aspect of our product and services.

  • We engineer excellence

    We aspire to lead on the global stage. There’s no other way to describe it than hard work, hard challenges and hard competition. You will need to show that you can compete in deeply challenging intellectual fields. Your colleagues are aiming for the top, and they depend on you to set the same standard in your area of responsibility. That’s tough but incredibly satisfying. We value those who take ownership of their area and take opportunities to be exceptional.

  • We travel

    We optimise our team structure for time zone overlap. Collaboration and inspiration takes time to fully develop but leadership at Canonical means building cross-team relationships. We nurture those relationships through regular global summits which bring diverse teams or their leaders together. We host these events around the world to discover great places to explore and appreciate in the process. Team events have taken place in Vancouver, Brugge, New York, Budapest, Orlando, Cape Town, Warsaw, Seoul, Paris, Portland, Lyon, London, Toronto and many more.