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Junior Kernel Engineer – Ubuntu At Canonical – APPLY NOW

  • Job TypeFull Time
  • QualificationBA/BSc/HND
  • Experience
  • LocationNairobi
  • Job FieldICT / Computer 

What your day will look like

  • Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team
  • Learn from senior mentors to demystify the inner workings of the Linux kernel and how it is distributed
  • Work closely with external silicon, cloud, or hardware manufacturer delivery teams on bleeding-edge platforms
  • Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel reported by customers, the community, and discovered by your own rigorous testing
  • Take personal responsibility for the delivery of various flavors of the Ubuntu Linux kernel
  • Improve tooling and automation for delivery and test of Ubuntu Linux kernels
  • Submit, review, and apply kernel patches, working with both internal and external upstream maintainers

What we are looking for in you

  • Well-organized and motivated self-starter able to thrive in a remote work environment
  • Professional manner with colleagues, business partners, and the open-source community
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Programming experience in C and/or Rust
  • Familiarity with version control practices, ideally with git
  • Understanding of operating system kernel fundamentals
  • Ability to travel twice a year for company events of up to two weeks length

Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring

  • Interest and experience in Rust
  • Python and Bash scripting ability
  • Prior experience with Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with kernel patching and debugging
  • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other low level system engineering

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to Canonical on boards.greenhouse.io to apply

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