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KVM and OVS Product Lead

Published on 24.05.2022


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Position : KVM and OVS Product Lead

Drive the next generation of open source private cloud. This role is all about:

  • Leading design and implementation of next-gen bare metal Linux at scale
  • Understanding best of breed Linux virtualization, containers, networking and storage
  • Transforming private infrastructure for global leaders
  • Defining micro clouds and edge cluster compute

If you have a passion for tech and business, deep familiarity with the open source stack from Linux to Github, and awareness of open source community practices, then you will love the product leadership team at Canonical.
This role encompasses leadership of our product plan and go-to-market for Linux virtualization, software-defined networking and storage. KVM, CEPH, OVS and related technologies enable sophisticated and large-scale compute operations. Canonical’s Ubuntu is the platform of choice for innovators building on this foundation, and we have created a dedicated role to lead our efforts in private cloud. The successful candidate will have a deep personal interest in Linux kernel, virtualisation, storage and networking, and an ability to articulate a comprehensive, integrated vision for these technologies.

Required profile for job ad : KVM and OVS Product Lead

The successful candidate will be multi-talented, with:

  • A technical or science background and qualifications
  • Insight into Linux virtualization, networking and storage technologies
  • Software engineering experience
  • Business and commercial interests
  • Proven leadership and presentation skills
  • Personal interests aligned with the field
  • Awareness of Ubuntu and Canonical’s competition and opportunities
  • Strong aptitude for data-driven decision-making
  • Proven ability to write about technology and the tech landscape

You will need to demonstrate insights into:

  • KVM and QEMU, Firecracker, RUSTVMM
  • OVS, OVN and overlay network technologies like VXLAN and GENEVE
  • eBPF and related kernel capabilities
  • CEPH and related storage technology
Job criteria for job ad : KVM and OVS Product Lead
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IT, new technologies
Industries :
IT, software engineering, Internet
Research and development
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Region :
Blantyre - Central - Lilongwe - Mzuzu - Northern - Southern - International
Experience level :
2 to 5 years
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Number of Position(s) : 5

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