Development

Jan 24th 2019


Location: Near CET Timezone. Home Office / Nürnberg / Prague

Our Product

At this position you will work on the Open Build Service (OBS). A massive Ruby on Rails/Perl collaboration platform to maintain, build and distribute
software. It helps SUSE Engineering, our partners and community developers to ship software for a wide range of operating systems and hardware architectures.
The OBS makes it easy to harness the power of the open source development model by providing all the collaborative workflows needed.

https://openbuildservice.org/

Our Team

At SUSE, we have a dedicated team of engineers who work, as part of the global free software community, to continually improve the quality and functionality
of the Open Build Service and to provide SUSE/openSUSE developers with the enterprise-quality service they've come to expect. This is our team, the Build
Solutions team.

The team shares responsibility for the complete product life cycle. From planning, over software development, to delivering improvements to the
customers. All members collaborate across all disciplines and venture into areas of expertise other than their own. We value the agile principles, take
full stack web development seriously and practice the DevOPS culture.

https://openbuildservice.org/team

Our Values

We value our customers. By understanding peoples' goals, needs and their limitations. Everything we build and change, everything we do, we do for thepeople using our product.

We value quality. By taking due time, avoiding shortcuts, pacing ourselves. By being critical of what we do and by welcoming critique from others. We always
leave our code base, processes and team better than we have found it.

We value responsibility. By taking charge of our objectives and priorities. By speaking our minds, by being honest and frank with each other. We are the change we want to see.

We value ownership. Instead of hiding behind processes, or driving relentlessly towards individual goals, we take ownership of the entire thing. We do that
when things go right but also when things go wrong. No matter if they were in, or out of our control. No matter if that hurts and bruises our ego. It was
never anyone else's fault, it was ours. We believe ownership is respect.

We value collaboration. By working together toward goals, in a horizontal structure with flexible leadership. We do not only share results with each
other, but how we get there. We constantly reflect our thoughts, communication and behavior and how they bring everyone else forward. We win together, we lose together.

We value community. By curiously exploring what other people inside and outside this industry think, do and produce. We expose ourselves to all kinds of ideas and openly share our own views with others.

We value diversity, pluralism and freedom of choice. We think differences, not uniformity, in origin, circumstance and experience make people, the practice of
software development and in the end, our product interesting. We believe it takes a diverse set of people to produce a product truly useful for everyone.

We value personal growth. By continuously learning about other people, technology, development methodologies and efforts. We are open minded, always
evolving adventurers.

Your Responsibilities

Your responsibilities will be manifold. Rooted in constant reflection and introspection together with your fellow team members and customers. Based on
software development across the whole spectrum, from UX design to data modeling with SQL. Driven by ownership of the software you produce, from its inception to debugging its issues in production.

Public, Open Source Software Development

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implementing features/bug fixes for the product
  • Improve quality and lower technical debt of the product
  • Review and evaluate code submissions from other developers
  • Review and evaluate feature/issue requests from other developers and customers
  • Cooperate with the team and other stakeholders to align plans in an agile fashion
  • Ensure that your deliverables are on-time and of the highest quality

Operations / Site Reliability Engineering

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Infrastructure management
  • Continuous integration of the product with other software in the stack
  • Continuous deployment
  • Monitoring the health and performance of deployments
  • Incident management

Project/Community Management

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Document features, workflows and concepts
  • Market the product and the team to SUSE, the community and industry
  • Organizing/Presenting at/Participating in technology conferences all over the world
  • Continuously improve your skill set and knowledge. With activities including but not limited to:
  • Autonomous learning
  • Group learning
  • Peer Programming
  • Mob Programming

Your Qualifications

The Build Solution team expects you to have experience with full stack web development. Including but not limited to:

  • Test/Behavior Driven Development, especially with RSpec
  • MVC Frameworks, especially with Ruby on Rails
  • User Interface and User Experience Development with HTML, CSS, Javascript
  • Data Modeling & Business Logic, especially with SQL
  • Continuous Integration & Continuous Delivery
  • Hardware, OS, Network, Hosting Environments

As the Open Build Service is a Free Software project, you ideally have a background in this development method.

We also expect these personal traits:

  • Strong responsibility and self organization
  • Strong collaborative skills e.g. for peer reviews, open communication, navigating a transparent development process
  • Being able to convey what you want to others
  • Being able to mentor and teach other developers
  • Being able to participate in a heterogeneous project, which embraces a wide variety of technology, people with different levels of expertise, speaking different languages and having different cultural backgrounds
  • Additionally we require a strong proficiency in English (spoken and written)

This position will report to the Engineering Manager of the Build Solutions Team.

What we offer

  • SUSE is the ‘Open' open source company where there is more to open than just the code
  • We are more than Linux – you will work with various and diverse emerging technologies, such as CAP, CaasP, Storage Solutions (Ceph, Kubernetes, etc.)
  • Giving back to the community – we value openness and new ideas and we have a real impact on open source development
  • We learn from the best and share the knowledge – we organize and take part in various events such as Hack Week, SUSE Expert Days or Open Source Summit, at SUSE you will have a chance to work with seasoned experts of open source
  • SUSE value the individual contribution and expertise of our people across roles and functions, therefore SUSE will enable you to succeed and to own your future career and growth
  • Open Source is in our DNA. It shapes our unique culture where you are encouraged to be yourself and share your expertise. Check out our culture herehttps://youtu.be/aqwea0p5kvM
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