Dedicated Support Engineer, Germany

Published date Posted on StackOverFlow on Jul 03, 2021 (76 d ago)

This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Cloud to build a career with Canonical and drive the success with those leveraging Ubuntu and open source products. If you have an affinity for open source development and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Dedicated Support Engineer - Customer Site

No two days are the same in Support & Technical Services. We engage in challenging problems to solve, constantly pick each others brains and our minds are always abuzz with ideas for helping our customers to make the most of their Ubuntu systems.

We are rapidly expanding and are looking for talented professionals with a passion for working on the next generation of Ubuntu solutions for our customers.

Role Description

Dedicated Support Engineers in Canonical are key to servicing our enterprise customers and partners. The role serves as escalation point for our Enterprise class customers and partners within Canonicals Support & Technical Services.


  • Assume direct responsibility and drive exceptional support provided to our customer base, with specific focus on assigned accounts.

  • Gain understanding of our partner's technical infrastructure and environment, hardware, and/or product(s).

  • Investigate issues reported by customers by doing your own research and involving others across the organisation as necessary.

  • For assigned accounts manage support escalations and issue prioritisation, acting internally as a customer advocate.

  • On-site customer support working to resolve complex customer problems related to Ubuntu OpenStack technologies, Juju, MAAS, charms, container technologies (LXD, Docker, etc) as well as general Ubuntu Server issues.

  • Manage support escalations and issue prioritisation, acting internally as a customer advocate.

  • Ensure that each support case owned by you is handled as per our Service Level Agreement (SLA) with the highest possible customer satisfaction by setting the right expectations and fulfilling your commitments.

  • Contribute new articles and maintain existing knowledge base articles.

  • Provide architectural design and recommendations for Ubuntu and Canonical technologies (MAAS, Juju, Landscape, container technologies, etc.).

  • Act as the named, dedicated contact within Canonical for support issues for the customer.

  • Ability to travel internationally up to 20% of the time.

  • Capable of mounting a server in top of a standard datacentre racks.


  • Minimum 5 years experience supporting Linux systems.

  • Familiar with OpenStack, virtualization and other Cloud technologies.

  • Advanced troubleshooting (up to application layer, including, core dump analysis and kernel dump analysis desirable).

  • Demonstrable expertise in one or more of the following areas:

    • Advanced storage (RAID, LVM, SAN, file system tuning, etc.)

    • Advanced networking (bonding, firewalling, bridging, switching, network file system tuning, etc.)

    • Clustering, cloud computing (provisioning, monitoring, orchestration, etc.)

    • Linux integration with other environments (authentication/directory services, network file systems, etc.)

    • CI/CD tooling

    • Container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, Rancher, etc)

  • Development level and troubleshooting experience in at least 2 programming languages like Bash, C, Python, GO, etc .

  • Experience managing customer relationships through consulting engagements, account management, or direct support.

  • Experience with Ubuntu or Debian. Must be able to understand Ubuntu OS bugs and advise on next steps, acting as a generalist when necessary.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in both German and English as a minimum.


  • Debian packaging experience and knowledge of Ubuntu development processes.

  • Direct experience with MAAS and Juju.

  • Familiarity with Snap packages and Snapcraft

  • Familiarity with Git or other revision control systems

  • Experience with configuration management and deployment tooling (Ansible, Chef, SaltStack, Puppet etc)

  • Familiarity with Open Source process and community practices required as well as familiarity with Open Source business model desirable.

  • Knowledge of Operating Systems other than Ubuntu.


Reports to
Support Manager, EMEA

About Canonical

Canonical is a growing, international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu -- the worlds #1 cloud operating system. Our mission is to realize the potential of free software in the lives of individuals and organisations. Our services are helping businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.

We offer:

  • 100% Work-from-home

  • Learning and Development

  • Competitive Salary

  • Recognition Rewards

  • Annual Leave

  • Priority Pass for travel

  • Flexible working option

Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the worlds computing needs. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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