Software Engineer (Telco) – VNF / CNF Operator Development (Python / Kubernetes)

February 10, 2022

Job Description

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: Software Engineer (Telco) – VNF / CNF Operator Development (Python / Kubernetes)
Location: Lagos
Job Responsibilities

Combine your interests in telco and open source software development in this exciting opportunity. We aim to deliver the worlds best open source telco solutions as an integrated, secure and reliable portfolio from Canonical. Our team, working mostly in Python, are building a collection of Charmed Operators that are operated on bare-metal, public cloud and Kubernetes using Juju.
This role is primarily a software development role, but with a focus on delivering seamless software operations at scale.
As a member of the growing telco solution engineering team at Canonical you will help bring the cutting edge of open source software into the telecommunications sector.
You and your team will develop state-of-the-art solutions to operate VNFs and CNFs on Kubernetes and major public clouds. In this role you will work with a variety of open source projects, including Open Source MANO (OSM), Magma, TIP, OpenRAN, ONF, OAI and more.
In addition to the engineering behind the network functions themselves, you'll have the chance to work with industry-leading teams inside Canonical to ensure your work is backed by rock-solid data stores, and highly observable using our Kubernetes-based Observability stack.

What You’ll Do

Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed team
Write high quality Python and Go code to implement new features
Debug issues and produce high quality fixes
Review code and designs from other engineers
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
Work from home with 2 to 4 weeks global travel for internal and external events

Job Requirements
Who you are:

You have a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar Degree
You love technology and working with brilliant people
You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
You have extensive software engineering experience with Python or Go
You have experience in the telecommunications industry, preferably with MNOs or NEPs
You understand VNF and CNF concepts and have experience with OpenStack or Kubernetes
You have experience in automating the software product lifecycle with tools like Juju, Charms, Helm, Terraform, Ansible, etc.
You are excited about increasing the open source footprint in the telecom world.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
How to Apply
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