Canonical is building a comprehensive automation suite to provide multi-cloud and on-premise data solutions for the enterprise. The data platform team is a collaborative team that develops managed solutions for a full range of data stores and technologies, including big data, NoSQL, cache-layer capabilities, and analytics. They are looking for candidates with interests, experience, and willingness to learn around Big Data technologies, such as distributed event-stores like Kafka and parallel computing frameworks like Spark. The role involves creating and automating infrastructure features of data platforms, collaborating with a distributed team, writing high-quality Python code, debugging issues, and working with helpful and talented engineers.

Location: This is a globally remote role.

What your day will look like:

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high-quality, idiomatic Python code to create new features
  • Debug issues and interact with upstream communities publicly
  • Work from home with global travel for 2 to 4 weeks per year for internal and external events

What we are looking for in you:

  • Proven hands-on experience in software development using Python
  • Proven hands-on experience in distributed systems, such as Kafka and Spark
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM, or a similar degree
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

Additional skills:

  • Experience operating and managing other data platform technologies
  • Experience with Linux systems administration and infrastructure operations
  • Experience with public or private cloud solutions
  • Experience with operating Kubernetes clusters

What we offer you:

  • Fully remote working environment
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations twice a year
  • Priority Pass for travel and upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical:

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm at the forefront of the global move to open source. They publish Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT, and the cloud. Canonical is a remote-first company that provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

Canonical is an equal-opportunity employer.

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.