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Current Openings at System76

System76 is the leading provider of Linux laptops, desktops, and servers. System76 offers health benefits, paid vacation, matching 401k, sabbatical, and an awesome dog-friendly work environment where smart people are free to create.

Senior Back End Developer // Denver, CO

At System76, you’ll play a key role in building and growing the world’s leading Linux computer manufacturer. In the last year, we’ve built a factory in Denver for manufacturing our Thelio desktop line. We’re now building custom systems to more efficiently manage inventory, production, assembly and other processes. You’ll work with a talented team leveraging the latest technologies to streamline operations.

As Senior Back End Developer, architecture design and APIs delivered through elegant, tested code are your forte. You’re well-versed in infrastructure management, devops and database management. You’ve integrated numerous third-party APIs and managed both greenfield and legacy web apps. You’re experienced working on a team and always seeking ways to use your talent to help those around you.

Key responsibilities:

  • Work with management and engineering teams to design, develop, test and deploy new functionality, apps, and systems.
  • Design, develop and document System76 APIs.
  • Work with front-end developers to integrate APIs and develop application logic and features.
  • Communicate with the management team and translate business needs into technical specifications and requirements.
  • Setup and manage databases.
  • Run, manage and maintain System76’s cloud servers and web apps and ensure infrastructure, scalability and constant uptime.
  • Integrate third party APIs to consume and deliver data between our systems and trusted third parties.
  • Develop SQL queries for grouping and analysing data.

Key Experience:

  • 5+ years working in a production environment
  • Experience designing web application architecture and APIs
  • Third party API integration
  • Comfortable with both controller-based and component-based design patterns
  • Elixir and Phoenix framework
  • Node.js
  • Able to create and manage MySQL databases
  • Understanding of HTML / CSS / Javascript and Vue.js (Nuxt.js)
  • Git and Github
  • Ansible
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and containerization
  • AWS
  • CI software (Jenkins, Drone)
  • Ubuntu server management

To Apply

To be considered for this position, send your resume and links to any source code you have online to

Kernel Engineer // Denver, CO

The people at System76 have a strong sense of ownership, urgency and drive. We respond to challenges with inquisitiveness and creative solutions. You’ll work on cutting edge ideas and technologies with a team of fellow problem solvers. Your work will shape the future of the company and its products. You’ll see the results of your efforts instantly.

The perfect System76 Kernel Engineer is a tinkerer who loves hardware. You like to experiment and learn. The kernel excites you because that’s where you manipulate hardware with software. You ponder the inner workings of firmware and would prefer a world where everything ran coreboot. When obscure and challenging bugs arise, you dive in with interest and curiosity. You want to be an integral part of a company delivering on the promise of Open Source by creating software and hardware harmony.

Key responsibilities:

  • Enable hardware from the kernel and plumbing layers up to X/Wayland and desktop environments
  • Enable and debug hardware-related features including audio, graphics, hotkeys, battery, backlight, suspend, fingerprint readers and boot
  • Perfecting the user experience including optimizing performance, screen brightness, battery life, thermal, and touchpad interaction.
  • Developing EFI applications such as a firmware updater
  • Bring up Linux on x86 bare metal systems
  • Write drivers that access, control and expose EC features
  • Shepherd patches and drivers upstream
  • Participate in technical strategy discussions

Required skills and experience:

  • C and Rust
  • Git and Github
  • Debian Packaging
  • Kernel Driver Development
  • Kernel config, debug, and tracing
  • Knowledge of x86 architectures
  • UEFI and BIOS
  • ACPI
  • Knowledge of major chip communication interfaces (USB, I2C, SPI)
  • Low level hardware debugging and system enablement / bring up
  • Drive partitioning, file systems, building toolchains, boot loaders

Not core but valuable:

  • coreboot
  • Tianocore
  • Python

To Apply

To be considered for this position, send your resume and links to any source code you have online to

Full Stack Web Engineer, Web Team Manager // Denver, CO

As the Full Stack Web Engineer, Web Team Manager, you’ll lead a two-person team creating fast, beautiful, and responsive web sites and applications. Your work will span from ecommerce to operational software, enabling the company around you to work efficiently and effectively while providing an exceptional customer experience through

As the perfect fit, you love digging into the latest and greatest frameworks. When you’ve written a particularly elegant piece of Javascript, it feels like all is right in the world. You shudder at the thought of websites before responsive design. If someone shows you an API, you instantly see a powerful user interface taking shape. You tend to spot operational inefficiencies and like to find technical solutions that help improve the effectiveness of the people you work with.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead front-end and back-end engineers from project conception to completion.
  • Respond to business needs such as reporting and website feature request from Sales, Marketing, Product Engineering, Customer Care, and Production teams.
  • Maintain constant contact and a fluid feedback loop with team managers.
  • Build clean, responsive, maintainable, and modern websites and applications.
  • Build tools to manage company functions such as product catalog management and email marketing.
  • Collaborate with the marketing team on website design and improvements including A/B testing and site pathing.

Required skills and experience:

Back end:
  • Several years experience building web applications
  • Elixir and Phoenix framework
  • Node.js
  • Able to create and manage MySQL databases
  • Comfortable with both controller-based and component-based design patterns
Front end:
  • Intricate understanding of HTML / CSS / Javascript
  • Familiar with the limits and abilities of all browsers and devices
  • Vue.js (Nuxt.js)
Project Management:
  • Experience bringing large projects from conception to completion
  • Using GitHub project management and issue tracking tools
  • Regularly communicating project status to stakeholders and adjusting course as necessary
  • Intelligently balance new feature development with management of technical debt
  • Git and Github
  • Ansible
  • Docker, Kubernetes, and containerization
  • AWS
  • CI software (Jenkins, Drone)
  • Ubuntu server management

To Apply

To be considered for this position, send your resume and links to any source code you have online to

UX Architect // Denver, CO

As System76 UX Architect, you distill complex systems and interactions—whether in software or physical products—into clear user journeys. You strive to design, implement, and continuously improve excellent user experiences around open source software and open hardware. You thrive in the intersection of design and engineering, and can understand and translate between both. You employ carefully-crafted, analytical techniques—along with a healthy dose of empathy and gut intuition—to discover customer pain points and potential solutions. You’re driven by data, but understand identifying problems via qualitative means.

As the perfect candidate, you’re energized by learning about and discussing technology and design, whether online or in person. You’re friendly, empathetic, a great listener, and can leave your biases—as much as possible—at the door. You can easily transition between conversations with designers, engineers, stakeholders, and customers of diverse disciplines. You understand formal UX testing and design practices, as well as how and when to apply them to different situations.

You’ll craft, lead, share, and support user experience efforts across the entire company, including internal systems, web properties, consumer software, hardware products, packaging, and any point at which a customer interacts with System76. You not only “do design,” but help encourage a human-centered, design-first approach throughout the company.

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Experience designing user experiences of critical customer-facing products
  • Familiarity with formal user-driven design processes, including qualitative to quantitative methods
  • Experience with UX tools such as user interviews, personas, card sorting, and user testing
  • Ability to communicate designs via sketches, prototypes, or other low-fidelity methods
  • Familiarity with or desire and ability to learn GTK+ conventions and GNOME Human Interface Guidelines
  • Experience following and working within brand and human interface guidelines
  • Experience working closely with engineers and developers to bring concepts to life
  • Ability to collect and synthesize data from user interviews, surveys, etc.
  • Familiarity with or desire and ability to learn collaborative design and development processes with git and GitHub

To Apply

Email your résumé and portfolio or examples of relevant experience to