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pertinente para os trasnegos) ... pois insisto. Sería fantánstico ter
a algún galegués aí.

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From: David Nelson <>
Date: 2010/11/11
Subject: [Libreoffice] Canonical has a vacancy for a LibO specialist
software engineer

Hello developers,

I'm just giving you a heads-up because I was contacted by Jason Warner
of Canonical ( and jasoncwarner on Freenode)
about the vacancy below. I'm sure there is one of you guys that is
perfect for the job. If you're interested, there is a link to the
application form at the bottom, or else contact Jason directly (please
do *not* mail me about this).
All the best, and good luck! :-)
David Nelson

Software Engineer

Job Location: Home based with broadband.

Job Summary: We are seeking a Software Engineer to play a key
development and integration role on the Ubuntu Desktop Team - one of
the technical teams that makes up the Ubuntu Platform Team. As part of
the core Ubuntu team, the Engineer will work on a broad range of
technical tasks: including feature planning, packaging,
integration,bug-fixing and maintenance. The successful candidate will
ensure a first class user experience by envisioning new desktop
integration features for office productivity, packaging, desktop
integration, bug fixing and development of office productivity related
software such as Open Office. Strong communication and relationship
skills are as important as superb technical skills in this role, as
the successful candidate will be responsible for process communication
and coordination between Ubuntu and external partners, as well as
ensuring commonality of purpose and technical approach. This job
involves international travel several times a year, usually for one

Reports To: Ubuntu Desktop Team Manager

Key responsibilities and accountabilities:

Envision new features and integration points to make Ubuntu a great
desktop for users with office productivity tasks.
Take on primary maintenance of some components of the Ubuntu Desktop,
covering office productivity related areas, especially Open Office.
Engage in bug-fixing work across a wide variety of components of the
Ubuntu platform.
Assist in pre-release testing of Ubuntu, taking personal ownership of
problems and driving them to solutions.
Collaborate with other teams in the Ubuntu community and with upstream
developers where appropriate, to make sure that Ubuntu includes the
very best in free software and that our goals are taken into account
by other projects.
When necessary, respond to and work to resolve issues raised by end
users and commercial support customers.

Required skills and experience:

Familiarity with open source development tools and methodology,
especially those in common use for Ubuntu and Debian package
Strong understanding of the make-up of a modern GNU/Linux distribution.
Strong interests and experience with a variety of the software that
makes up the core of Ubuntu.
Strong interests and experience with Open Office and/or other Open
Source office productivity software packages.
Capacity to learn quickly about new systems and techniques.
Hands-on experience with concepts of agile development and lean
software engineering.
Deep understanding of, and extensive use of, desktop operating
systems; especially the GNOME and KDE platforms.
Excellent English communications skills.
Excellent online communications skills, including IRC, email, and
other online venues.
Ability to be productive in a globally distributed team through
self-discipline and self-motivation, delivering according to a
Ability to collaborate in real time with team members in Eastern US
and European time zones.

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