System Software Engineer - Ubuntu Core - IoT

Redefine the Linux experience in the embedded environments with the smallest, most secure, and updatable operating system in the IoT market. This is an opportunity for a senior software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, security, and the developer experience. This challenging role demands a high degree of technical skill with low-level operating systems, kernel, and device firmware.

Our mission is to allow everyone to build robust solutions in various fields including but not limited to IoT, automotive, and aviation using the next generation secure embedded Linux operating system in a simple solution. We define a reliable and secure set of device recovery mechanisms that enable device manufacturers to simplify and standardise the field operations for fleets of heterogeneous appliances.

As a senior team member, you’ll be designing and implementing software that runs on various CPU architectures, such as ARM, RISC-V, and X86. You will work on boot mechanisms, bootloaders, storage partition layout, device trees, kernel, services, and userspace applications to manage the system via RESTful APIs.

Build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.

What you'll do

Develop system daemons with REST APIs in Golang

Integrate diverse bootloaders and maintain gadget snaps

Collaborate proactively with a distributed team

Write high quality code with unit tests to create new features

Debug issues and produce high quality fixes

Review code produced by other engineers

Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions

Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 times a year for internal and external events

Who you are

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 experience with Golang, C/C++, and Shell

You have a solid understanding of Linux and a modern GNU/Linux distribution, Debian or Ubuntu preferred

You have experience or interest in low-level system and security facilities such as:

Bootloaders in ARM and X86, such as piboot, uboot, grub-uefi

Systemd and units, udev, initrd, graphics

OS level firmware daemons and CLI applications

Linux security implementations - TPM, FDE, LUKS, HSM, etc.

You have experience with API design and development - REST/gRPC or similar

You have personal or professional experience with Linux-capable devices such as Raspberry Pi

What is Canonical?

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 to 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.



Job Type
Full Time
62 days ago

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