LXD related openings at Canonical Ltd (2022-2023)


Canonical Ltd. strengthens its investment into LXD and is looking at building multiple squads under the technical leadership of @stgraber.

As such, we are looking for first line managers (highly technical) and individual contributors to grow the team and pursue our efforts around scalability and clustering.

All positions are 100% remote with some travel for internal events and conferences.

Application process

All applications need an up to date CV. The selection process will require you to invest time, it roughly comprises of the following steps:

  • Review of applications (by our hiring team)
  • Written interview (take home questionnaire)
  • Standardised aptitude tests (through an external provider)
  • Short initial interview (meet & greet)
  • Technical assignment (take home)
  • Technical Interviews
  • HR Interview
  • Manager and Hiring Lead interviews

The written tests are sent out by e-mail with plenty of time to complete them.

We also usually do not perform any live coding tests, instead mostly being interested in discussing your past experience with various topics and technologies, thoughts on the work we’d like you to do, …

Reach out to us

If you have contributed to one of our projects or are active here on this forum and we’re likely to know you, please drop me or Stéphane a private message on the forum after submitting your application and we’ll make sure to add whatever context we have to your application!

Open positions

2x LXD Manager

Link: Job Application for Software Engineering Manager - Container and Virtualisation Infrastructure at Canonical

Location: Americas or Europe

Reports to: LXD director (@egelinas)

This role is for technical managers to join the LXD team. You must have strong technical knowledge of Linux and cloud technologies but your role will be to run an effective team and develop the colleagues you manage.

2x Software Engineer (Go)

Link: Job Application for Golang Software Engineer - Containers / Virtualisation / API at Canonical

Location: Americas or Europe

Reports to: one of the LXD managers (@stgraber until the roles are filled)

This role is focused on the development of additional services to help with LXD scalability.

We’re looking for Go developers with experience in REST API design and implementation as well as good database design and data management background.