RISC-V Lead Engineer - Foundations

Home based - Americas, EMEA

This is an exciting opportunity for a software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux and the RISC-V architecture. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.

This role is on the Ubuntu Foundations Team, which develops the world's most popular cloud operating system. In this role, you will join the team responsible for Ubuntu Foundations. Ubuntu strives to deliver the latest-best free software components, in an easy to use and highly reliable form. We build on the technical excellence of Debian and bring additional focus and shape to the solutions we offer the industry. Applicants will be passionate about the future of Ubuntu, mindful of the dynamics of the open-source ecosystem, and equally aware of the needs of large but innovative organizations.

As part of the Ubuntu Foundations team, you will oversee the architecture, development and support of RISC-V architecture within the Ubuntu ecosystem. Passionate about open source and hardware enablement, you will contribute to the growth and strategic enablement of the RISC-V Architecture within Ubuntu. As an Open Source hardware Advocate you will ensure Ubuntu meets and exceeds what the community expects but you will also engage and exchange within the community to make sure Canonical provides best in class support for RISC-V.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high quality code to create new features
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Review code produced by other engineers
  • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
  • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks 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 have interest and experience with Linux - kernel or userspace, QEMU/KVM, ARM, ARM64, RISC-V, early boot, u-boot and platform enablement
  • You have professional C and Python experience
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated

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.

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