Job Title: Software Engineer (LXD)
Location: Home based - Americas, Europe
Keywords: dqlite, raft, lxd, C, go, remote, open source, travel, home
Reports To: LXD Engineering Manager
The LXD team is responsible for the development and maintenance of the container and virtual-machine manager itself (LXD) as well as low-level container manager (LXC), virtual filesystem for containers (LXCFS), the sqlite and raft based database behind LXD (dqlite) as well as a variety of features in the Linux kernel.
This role is specifically focused on dqlite, our distributed sqlite database which uses our own libraft library for establishing consensus and replication and is available as a pure C library or through a Go package that we also maintain.
You will work on the LXD team to maintain and improve the libraft, dqlite and go-dqlite components which we consume in LXD and other projects. Work includes design, development and testing of features in those pieces of software as well as responding to issues and user enquiries.
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Required skills and experience
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