Cloud Infrastructure Senior Engineer

Cambridge, England, United Kingdom or globally home based Full-time

Cloud Infrastructure Senior Engineer 

Location: Cambridge, United Kingdom


The Linaro Datacenter and Cloud Group (LDCG) was established in November 2012 as the first segment focused group within Linaro. The group was established to accelerate Linux ARM server ecosystem development and it extended the list of Linaro members beyond ARM silicon vendors to Server OEM’s and commercial Linux providers.

This joint collaboration focuses on identifying and addressing gaps/optimizations in the ARM Linux server software ecosystem, enabling SoC support upstream to meet LDCG requirements, agreeing LDCG requirements for SoC software standardization and upstreaming all software. The LDCG steering committee defines the projects with major goals, and the technical leaders with the   engineering team analyze projects and make them happen. 


We are currently investing in Cloud Infrastructure and Cloud Native open source software enabling the ARM server based architecture.  We are seeking a candidate to contribute to delivering this highly technical effort. The candidate shall be experienced in contributing to open source development of cloud infrastructure projects.  Central to the role is a deep understanding of virtualization and container management in a cloud based infrastructure with solid understanding of system architecture for optimizing software to the Aarch64 architecture. The right candidate shall be able to directly contribute to open source software and work with geographically distributed engineers across time zones. 


The desired individual is someone who will bring knowledge and creativity to the position to add to the overall LDCG mission of enabling the Arm server ecosystem. The candidate will join a distributed global team of subject matter experts.  Very good written and verbal communication skills are required for success in our globally diverse environment. 

Travel: International travel is required for approximately 1 week duration up to 4 to 6 times per year to attend Linaro Connect events as well as engineering sprints and/or public conferences. 


  • Experience developing and optimising cloud infrastructure projects as well as compute and storage workloads
  • Experienced with virtualization, container technologies and tooling such as Libvrt, Docker, Heat, Ironic, Kolla and Ansible
  • Active participation in the Kubernetes, OpenStack or Ceph upstream projects in a code committer role
  • Demonstrated experience with low-level open source software optimization including Linux kernel, libraries, filesystems and/or toolchains
  • Solid Knowledge of server deployment technologies


  • Familiarity with open source tools, culture and processes
  • Familiarity with product delivery including Agile release methodology
  • Very good written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and make the most of highly distributed and diverse team
  • Comfortable with online communication and collaboration such as mailing lists, wiki and phone conferences
  • Experience working with open-source communities is highly desirable
  • Experienced with networking, as it relates to cloud orchestration technologies
  • Knowledge of computer architecture and processor instruction sets, preferably Armv8.x