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Up for helping to improve Ubuntu Linux and get it into shape for more gaming? Now is your chance, as Canonical are hiring exactly for that. They did say only recently that they were going "all in" with gaming on Ubuntu, when they announced their testing Snap package for Steam and of course there was more to come.

The new role mentions they are "seeking Software Engineers to join the Ubuntu Gaming Experience team and be part of our mission to ship the best open source operating system in the world". What the heck is this team anyway? Well, as they explain, they're hiring to create a team that is focused on "performance, compatibility and user experience for gamers".

People in this role will "work with open source projects like Proton and partners like Unity to improve the gaming experience for Ubuntu users around the world, as well as the wider Linux gaming ecosystem in general" — so it's a wide ranging job and it appears Canonical want to get people involved directly in improving the likes of Wine and Proton, Mesa drivers graphics drivers and more as you need to be "effective working with low-level libraries, drivers, and the Linux graphics, sound and input stacks".

The good news is that it's a remote position, so pretty much anyone with the experience needed can apply to improve gaming on Linux and Ubuntu for everyone.

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Quoting: scaineSeparately, I work in Finance, and you'll never, ever, get salaries even mentioned until the second round of interviews, unless the position is (extremely) senior. It doesn't even come up in first-round interviews.

Happy GOL cake day, person on the internet!

A bit off-topic, but I believe salaries should always be mentioned as soon as possible. Lots of time and effort would be saved.
F.Ultra 20 May
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Quoting: ElamanOpiskelija
Quoting: scaineSeparately, I work in Finance, and you'll never, ever, get salaries even mentioned until the second round of interviews, unless the position is (extremely) senior. It doesn't even come up in first-round interviews.

Happy GOL cake day, person on the internet!

A bit off-topic, but I believe salaries should always be mentioned as soon as possible. Lots of time and effort would be saved.

It would, however for all the jobs that I've ever applied the salary has always been a negotiation.
Quoting: scaineAnyone can use snaps. Nothing proprietary about them.



I wish I knew where all the Canonical hate comes from. Redhat doesn't get this shit for Fedora. SUSE gets a free pass. I've always wondered why folk are so quick to jump on this particular bandwagon.

Sure that’s why I said proprietary-ish.

Not sure anyone said anything about disliking or hating Canonical. But because they add extra software features it doesn’t make for a very good baseline distro unless you plan to leverage said features and software.
Nanobang 29 May
Lol, their collective nose must be out of joint from when Valve switched from Ubuntu to Arch, which might have turned out differently had Ubuntu gone '"all in" with gaming on Ubuntu' back in 2012 or 2013 when Valve committed to Linux gaming using Ubuntu as their default distro. Still, I wish them well and hope they don't Mir-Scopes-phones-Unity this thing.

And did I understand correctly that they're only now putting Steam in a Snap?
whizse 29 May
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Quoting: NanobangLol, their collective nose must be out of joint from when Valve switched from Ubuntu to Arch, which might have turned out differently had Ubuntu gone '"all in" with gaming on Ubuntu' back in 2012 or 2013 when Valve committed to Linux gaming using Ubuntu as their default distro. Still, I wish them well and hope they don't Mir-Scopes-phones-Unity this thing.

And did I understand correctly that they're only now putting Steam in a Snap?
If you're thinking of SteamOS, it was originally based on Debian, not Ubuntu.
mr-victory 29 May
Quoting: NanobangAnd did I understand correctly that they're only now putting Steam in a Snap?
That is part of Canonical's going "all in gaming" but Steam is available as .deb directly shipped by Valve.
Nanobang 1 Jun
Quoting: whizse
Quoting: NanobangLol, their collective nose must be out of joint from when Valve switched from Ubuntu to Arch, which might have turned out differently had Ubuntu gone '"all in" with gaming on Ubuntu' back in 2012 or 2013 when Valve committed to Linux gaming using Ubuntu as their default distro. Still, I wish them well and hope they don't Mir-Scopes-phones-Unity this thing.

And did I understand correctly that they're only now putting Steam in a Snap?
If you're thinking of SteamOS, it was originally based on Debian, not Ubuntu.

I was thinking of Valve's early decision to bring the Steam client to Linux. Valve chose Ubuntu (12.04, I believe) as the one that they and game developers should/would build for.


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