I just got an email from Allison Randal, Technical Architect of Ubuntu. They're looking for people to build automated tests for Ubuntu:
At Canonical, we're ramping up a team for automated testing across the entire OS. I'm wondering if you have contacts in Portland or elsewhere who might have recommendations, or be able to point a few qualified people our way?
Allison went on to say that they're specifically looking for people who can write automated tests, not just manual testing skills.
If you're interested, apply here. Although Allison mentioned the Portland area, I'm pretty sure any location is fine.