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We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Golang System Software Engineer – Containers / Virtualisation

Location: Lagos

Job Overview

  • We are hiring a Golang software engineer to work on the low level Go codebase sitting between our REST API and the low-level C libraries used to manage containers and virtual machines.
  • We are looking for system-level developers with experience in design and data management/modeling.
  • The LXD team is responsible for the design, development, and evolution of LXD, a modern system container and virtual machine manager that is widely used on Ubuntu, ChromeOS, and other Linux platforms. LXD components span the entire software stack from low-level kernel features to the upper-level management REST API and CLI.
  • This is an opportunity for someone who wants to have a meaningful impact on modern cloud computing technologies. Canonical offers a fun, fast-paced team environment and a career full of learning and development.

What You Will Do

  • Design, implement, and document system-level Go code
  • Model data, design database schemas and implement data storage in a dqlite (SQL) database
  • Maintain code quality through 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 for 2 to 4 weeks/year for internal and external events

Who You Are

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM, or a similar Degree
  • You have experience programming in Go and C
  • You are knowledgeable in networking and storage technologies
  • You have experience with two or more cloud computing, virtualization, containers, distributed systems, open-source community
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated

Application Closing Date

Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:

Apply Here


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