Python Software Engineer – Networking / Telco

July 22, 2022

Job Description

  • Lagos

Canonical Nigeria

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.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Python Software Engineer – Networking / Telco
Location: Lagos
Job Description

We are seeking experienced Python developers to build the world's best open source portfolio of integrated, secure and reliable software to the telecommunications industry.
Work with upstream open source projects, alongside internal teams to deliver high quality software that can be deployed on bare metal, public cloud and Kubernetes.
Experience in the telco field is desirable but not required.
Bring your experience with Python, Linux and Kubernetes to help us transform the future of network orchestration and automation. 
Help the growing engineering team at Canonical bring the cutting edge of open source software into the telecommunications sector.
As an  engineer on the team, you'll bring significant software development experience, public cloud and Kubernetes experience and a keen eye for software design and architecture.
You will be involved in all the aspects of the software development process: you will design software, write high-quality code and tests, provide insightful code reviews, write documentation and help to troubleshoot issues.
In addition to the engineering behind the project itself, you'll have the chance to work with industry-leading teams inside Canonical, ensuring your work is backed by rock-solid data stores, and highly observable using our Kubernetes-based Observability stack. You'll work with broader open source communities, participating in "hackfest" events, webinars and conferences.

What you will do:

Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed team
Write high quality Python code following best practices 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
Participate in community events such as "hackfests" and "webinars"
Work from home with global travel 6 to 8 weeks for internal and external events


Candidates should possess relevant qualifications.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
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