Ubuntu User Interface Developer

Scott James Remnant scott at ubuntu.com
Wed Mar 21 12:24:31 GMT 2007

Ubuntu is hiring a User Interface Developer.


If you know of anybody who might be suitable for this role, please point
it out to them.  We're not necessarily looking for someone who's worked
with Linux in the past; but somebody who has excellent user interface
design skills.  Anybody from Linux experts to computer game developers
would be suitable for this role.

Perhaps you yourself might want to give it a go?

Here's the full description:

Location: Your home with broadband. Some international travel will be
Summary: Realize new and exciting visual approaches to user interaction
in Ubuntu.
Job Offered By: Canonical Ltd. 

Key responsibilities: 

      * Take ownership of many aspects of the desktop user experience
        ("look and feel") in Ubuntu 
      * Work with designers and other developers to conceptualize new
        user interface elements and ideas 
      * Implement some components of these designs 
      * Follow projects and trends in user interface design in the open
        source world, integrate the best technologies into Ubuntu and
        ensure their quality 
      * Oversee additional development work performed by third-party
        developers and teammates, ensuring that release goals are met on
      * Analyse, triage and respond to bug reports 

Required skills 

      * A keen and insightful eye for user interaction 
      * A passion for intuitive, usable and visually appealing
      * A strong desire to produce distinctive ideas that stand Ubuntu
        out from the crowd 
      * Experience with mainstream graphics technologies such as OpenGL
        and Cairo in the C programming language 
      * Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team through
        self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering according to a
      * Familiarity with open source development tools and methodology,
        especially those in common use for Ubuntu and Debian package
How to apply
Please send a cover letter and CV with references to
mailto:hr at canonical.com. Please indicate in your submission the role for
which you are applying. We prefer to receive applications and
CVs/Resumes in either PDF or plain text format. 

If user interface isn't their or your area of expertise, we also have
jobs open for Ubuntu Server Developers, X Maintainer, OpenOffice.org
Maintainer and Web Designer.  See the employment page for more details.

Scott James Remnant
Ubuntu Development Manager
scott at ubuntu.com
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