Senior Software Engineer – App Stores Backend (Remote) at Canonical Nigeria


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    Senior Software Engineer – App Stores Backend

    • Job Type Full Time , Remote
    • Qualification BA/BSc/HND
    • Experience
    • Location Lagos
    • Job Field ICT / Computer&nbsp


    • This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced software engineer passionate about open source software, Linux, and Web Services at scale.
    • Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.
    • Canonical’s Store team develops and operates the backend services that power the Snap Store and marketplaces. Our services are built primarily in Python, within a bit of Golang. If you have a passion for clean APIs, have a bias towards shipping and believe that tests are the key to higher velocity and reliability, you’ll fit right in.
    • We have some exciting challenges ahead including continuing to scale our production architecture, expand the store backend to handle additional package types, and enhance our on-prem offering for IoT and Enterprise solutions.

    What You’ll Do

    • Collaborate remotely with a globally distributed team.
    • Write clean web service APIs to support both CLI and web frontend clients, using Python (and optionally Golang).
    • Design and implement new features and enhancements from spec to production and ongoing operations at scale.
    • Review code and technical designs produced by other engineers.
    • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions.
    • Work remotely with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events.

    Who You Are

    • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar Degree.
    • You love technology and working with a diverse set of talented people.
    • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable.
    • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated.
    • You have a broad technology base but favor backend code and infrastructure.
    • You have proficiency developing public-facing APIs and web applications, preferably using Python and/or Golang.
    • You know your way around relational and non-relational databases and can effectively design data models that perform well, and tune queries to access them.
    • You are comfortable with Ubuntu as a development and deployment platform.

    What Canonical Offers

    • Work from home
    • Learning and development allowances
    • Competitive Salary
    • Annual compensation review
    • Recognition rewards
    • Generous annual leave
    • Paid maternity, paternity and sick leave
    • Priority Pass for travel
    • Exposure to international business and technology

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to Canonical on to apply

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