Canonical – We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means ‘humanity to others. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world’s biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world’s most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it’s the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.

Job Position: Golang Engineer

Job Location: Lagos

Job Responsibilities

  1. Design and implement well-tested and documented software in Go
  2. Debug and fix issues encountered by your users
  3. Participate in our engineering process through code and architectural reviews
  4. Collaborate with community and colleagues on technical specifications
  5. Seek improvements to engineering and operations practices
  6. In some cases, deploy and operate services developed by the team
  7. Contribute to the success of your product through technical advocacy

Job Requirements

  1. An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  2. Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  3. Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  4. Well-organised, self-starting and able to deliver to schedule
  5. Professional manner interacting with colleagues, partners, and community
  6. Experience designing and writing high-quality Golang software on Linux
  7. Experience with and passion for Linux at the system level
  8. For more senior roles, experience building, deploying, and operating distributed systems and APIs
  9. Professional written and spoken English
  10. Experience with Linux (Debian or Ubuntu preferred)
  11. Excellent interpersonal skills, curiosity, flexibility, and accountability
  12. Passion, thoughtfulness, and self-motivation
  13. Excellent communication and presentation skills
  14. Result-oriented, with a personal drive to meet commitments
  15. Ability to travel twice a year, for company events up to two weeks each

Additional Skills that you might also Bring

  1. Experience developing for Ubuntu Linux
  2. Experience with Juju, LXD, Microk8s, Snapd, Ubuntu Core, Ubuntu Pro
  3. Performance engineering and security experience

What we offer you
We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  1. Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  2. Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  3. Annual compensation review
  4. Recognition rewards
  5. Annual holiday leave
  6. Maternity and paternity leave
  7. Employee Assistance Programme
  8. Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  9. Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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