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Engineering Director, Ubuntu Systems Management

  • As an engineering director at Canonical you are expected to be deeply technical and to enjoy working with code, but your primary responsibility is to develop and guide your teams. You facilitate and ensure that they are continually improving, doing valuable work, and enjoying their time at Canonical despite (or perhaps because of) the intense and challenging nature of the work. You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your teams to hone strategy and practices. We look for cheerful but steely leads, who are ambitious to compete with the best companies in the world and deliver a better experience for open source at scale.
  • You’ll be delivering a large project that powers complex, highly concurrent distributed software systems across the world, while growing and developing engineers at all levels. We’re looking for someone with a proven track record in management, and delivery of quality software over time.
  • Technical contribution through code is a plus but not the primary focus of this role. Significant past experience with hands-on software development, particularly in Go, is desirable. You will be expected to lead and facilitate technical design and architecture work alongside your senior engineering staff.
  • The role is fully remote, with global travel for 4-6 weeks per year to facilitate company events.

What your day will look like

  • Collaborate proactively with multiple distributed teams
  • Help engineering teams establish and achieve community engagement goals
  • Establish consistency in community process, engagement, and interaction across engineering
  • Influence others and represent technical insight to customers and other engineers
  • Spend a significant amount of time mentoring others and providing cross-team input
  • Work from home with global travel 4 to 6 weeks for internal and external events

What we are looking for in you

  • You are capable of representing Canonical / Ubuntu externally
  • You have experience leading successful projects and teams
  • You are organised and effective working through managers, from home
  • You make well-considered plans and keep on top of progress weekly
  • You are an articulate communicator
  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You follow industry trends and new technologies, thoughtfully and carefully
  • You understand and value how you do what you do, as well as what you do
  • You have strong collaboration and influencing skills
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring

  • Experience doing systems management of Linux infrastructure would be a plus
  • A public record of community engagement, particularly with open source communities
  • You are comfortable preparing and giving presentations
  • Experience building highly scalable Python web applications would be a plus
  • Experience building highly scalable SaaS applications would be a plus

C++ Graphics and Windowing System Software Engineer – Mir

What you will do

  • Design and implement features across the Mir stack
  • Assist in debugging, tracking down and fixing issues
  • Improve tests and performance benchmarks to catch issues early
  • Create documentation to enhance the developer experience
  • Engage with the open source community and commercial partners
  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team

Required Skills And Experience

  • You have excellent, modern C++ programming taste
  • You have a rigorous approach to software design, development and testing
  • You have a solid understanding of asynchronous programming and concurrency patterns
  • You have strong written and verbal communication skills to document and present software developed
  • You are productive collaborating remotely and are highly motivated and organized
  • You are familiar with Linux as a development and deployment platform
  • You have proven ability to consistently deliver robust code to production
  • Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

Desirable Skills And Experience

  • Experience with the Wayland protocol ecosystem and compositors
  • Familiarity with a range of Linux Desktop Environments
  • Familiarity with OpenGL, Vulkan, and other graphics and animation frameworks
  • You have experience developing and deploying on a Ubuntu/Debian system

Enterprise Project Manager

What we are looking for in you

  • The successful Project Manager will have solid IT project management experience in a software engineering and/or information technology field, excellent written and verbal communications skills in English and experience leading cross-cultural, remote and global project teams and customers. You will be able to “make things happen” with a professional approach and effective negotiation techniques. You have Agile expertise and Project Management certification.

If this sounds like you and you have experience in the areas below, we’d love to hear from you:

  • Enterprise IT Programs
  • Process Improvement
  • Software Engineering Project Management

Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring

  • Leading diverse, remote project teams
  • Experience with cross-cultural and multi-continent projects
  • Hiring, managing teams and helping to develop team skills
  • SW engineering and IT project management
  • Driving project success while managing risks
  • Experience in building collaborative internal and external partnerships
  • Solid commercial skills; experience in dealing with contracts
  • Effective negotiator, comfortable in a customer facing roles for complex projects
  • Degree level education in Computer Science or STEM field, ideally also an MBA or similar qualification
  • Able to travel 6-8 weeks a year, up to two weeks at a time, sometimes internationally
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours when required, in support of a worldwide sales and project team

Billing System Engineering Manager

  • We are looking for an engineering manager with prior engineering experience in a high-level programming language, who strives for the highest engineering quality, seeks improvements, continuously develops their skills, and applies them at work. This is an exciting opportunity to work on a fairly unique solution and build expertise in billing and finance.
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Location: This role will be based remotely in the EMEA region.

What your day will look like

  • Lead, mentor, and hire a team of software engineers
  • Seek improvements to established processes, designs, and engineering solutions
  • Partner with business customers to understand business needs
  • Collaborate on business analysis and technical designs
  • Deliver engineering solutions

What we are looking for in you

  • Experience as a software developer in a high-level language – preferably Go or Python
  • Experience as a hands-on engineering manager or a team lead
  • Experience designing or implementing billing systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate remotely with a diverse set of team members and stakeholders, remain highly motivated, productive, and organized in a fully remote environment
  • Ability to travel to international destinations for one week at a time, approximately 2-4 times per year. Locations prior to the global pandemic included New York, Seattle, London, Cape Town, Budapest, Berlin, Montreal, and Brussels

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience with Salesforce or NetSuite
  • Experience in a business role such as sales, finance, or operations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related engineering field

Systems Integrations Software Engineer

What your day will look like

  • Design and deliver engineering solutions leveraging Go, Python, and open source tools such as Airbyte and Temporal
  • Collaborate with colleagues on technical designs and code reviews
  • Deploy and operate services developed by the team
  • Seek Improvements to engineering and operations practices

What we are looking for in you

  • Experience as a software developer in Python
  • Excellent understanding of integration patterns
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate remotely with a diverse set of team members and stakeholders, remain highly motivated, productive, and organized in a fully remote environment
  • Ability to travel to international destinations for one week at a time, approximately 2-4 times per year. Locations prior to the global pandemic included New York, Seattle, London, Cape Town, Budapest, Berlin, Montreal, and Brussels

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience as a software developer in a high-level language – preferably Go
  • Experience in a business role such as sales, finance, or operations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related engineering field

Billing System Software Engineer

What your day will look like

  • Deliver engineering solutions in Go or Python
  • Collaborate with colleagues on technical designs and code reviews
  • Deploy and operate services developed by the team
  • Seek Improvements to engineering and operations practices

What we are looking for in you

  • Experience as a software developer in a high-level language – preferably Go or Python
  • Experience building, deploying, and operating distributed systems and APIs
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate remotely with a diverse set of team members and stakeholders, remain highly motivated, productive, and organized in a fully remote environment
  • Ability to travel to international destinations for one week at a time, approximately 2-4 times per year. Locations prior to the global pandemic included New York, Seattle, London, Cape Town, Budapest, Berlin, Montreal, and Brussels

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience with Salesforce, NetSuite, or Stripe APIs
  • Experience in a business role such as sales, finance, or operations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or related engineering field

Systems Integrations Engineering Manager

What your day will look like

  • Lead, mentor, and hire a team of software engineers
  • Design and deliver engineering solutions leveraging Go, Python, and open source tools such as Airbyte and Temporal
  • Seek improvements to established processes, designs, and engineering solutions
  • Partner with business customers to understand their data and integrations needs

What we are looking for in you

  • Experience as a software developer in Python
  • Excellent understanding of integration patterns
  • Experience as a hands-on engineering manager or a team lead
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English
  • Ability to collaborate remotely with a diverse set of team members and stakeholders, remain highly motivated, productive, and organized in a fully remote environment
  • Ability to travel to international destinations for one week at a time, approximately 2-4 times per year. Locations prior to the global pandemic included New York, Seattle, London, Cape Town, Budapest, Berlin, Montreal, and Brussels

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Experience as a software developer in a high-level language – preferably Go
  • Experience in a business role such as sales, finance, or operations
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Computer Science or a related engineering field

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