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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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GBGames May 18, 2022
No mention of salary or benefits?
toor May 18, 2022
I was tempted, but so many bad reviews on glassdoor about working atmosphere being toxic because of the CEO
fagnerln May 19, 2022
The problem is that this means Snap Gaming, so probably nothing to see here.
CyborgZeta May 19, 2022
I welcome contributions to things like Wine, Proton, DXVK, Mesa, etc. Not interested in Snaps or anything involving them though. Sorry.
ElectricPrism May 19, 2022
Quoting: GBGamesNo mention of salary or benefits?

Don't worry you'll be a ROCK STAR get paid in plenty of EXPOSURE. You can't pass up this GREAT OPPORTUNITY. Ho ho ho
scaine May 19, 2022
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Quoting: ElectricPrism
Quoting: GBGamesNo mention of salary or benefits?

Don't worry you'll be a ROCK STAR get paid in plenty of EXPOSURE. You can't pass up this GREAT OPPORTUNITY. Ho ho ho

This looks like a paid position. Are you suggesting they're not paying a salary for this role??
itscalledreality May 19, 2022
It’s too bad that Debian is so focused on politics of how Debian should operate so much that packages can’t even make it into Sid fast enough that it blew their chances with Valve and Ubuntu has to pick up the pieces.
scaine May 19, 2022
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Quoting: itscalledrealityIt’s too bad that Debian is so focused on politics of how Debian should operate so much that packages can’t even make it into Sid fast enough that it blew their chances with Valve and Ubuntu has to pick up the pieces.
What are you referring to?
drmoth May 19, 2022
People can whine about Snaps (yes I'm not a huge fan of them but there are far worse things) but this is overall a very good thing. I hope they find someone talented who can make a difference.
Linuxer May 19, 2022
Quoting: drmothPeople can whine about Snaps (yes I'm not a huge fan of them but there are far worse things) but this is overall a very good thing. I hope they find someone talented who can make a difference.

And for the record i've not had problems with snaps. They make programs run secure in a sandbox and have all needed whatever version of distro you might have. If a Firefox snap at the moment launches slowly, bah, it will be fixed.

People love to complain and critisize much without helping the issue they complain about at all
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