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Software Engineer - LXD
This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, containers and virtualization. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.
The LXD team is responsible for the development and maintenance of the container and virtual-machine manager itself (LXD), the low-level container manager (LXC), virtual filesystem for containers (LXCFS), the sqlite and raft based database behind LXD (dqlite) as well as a variety of features in the Linux kernel.
This role is focused on the development of additional services to help with LXD scalability.
We’re looking for Go developers with experience in REST API design and implementation as well as good database design and data management background.
What you’ll do
Design and implement and document REST APIs inside a Go codebase
Model data, design database schemas and implement data storage in a dqlite database
Integrate with external REST APIs and other external services (logging, monitoring, …)
Keep quality up through documentation, static analysis, unit and system tests
Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks 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 programming in Go
You have some experience in designing or implementing REST APIs
You have some database and data modeling experience
You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: cloud computing technologies, virtualization, containers, distributed systems, python, open source community
Canonical is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu.