This role will start remotely, during the coronavirus pandemic, but we will open an office in São Paulo, Brazil and expect the team to be there once it opens.

Running large-scale private infrastructure shouldn't be so hard! We think we know what the future of physical infrastructure looks like.

We are on a mission to transform the world of software operations, using Python for next-generation infrastructure-as-code and pioneering model-driven operations, to enable companies to run very efficient bare metal operations for high performance computing, private cloud, data lakes and analytics. We need to invent some new technology, and we need to build some new products, and we are looking to hire a leader in that initiative to run a regional software engineering and devops team from our local office.

This team is part of our fully managed infrastructure operations organisation. We run many private clouds and Kubernetes clusters for customers around the world, which enables us to improve our infra-as-code products based on our own real experience, mirroring that of our users and customers. We work in Python, creating open source operations capabilities that simplify these operations for anybody, worldwide, who is building on Ubuntu.

This team is a true devops team - one of our global monitoring and network operations centers - but most of the work involved is pure Python software development, where we expect a focus on quality, design, documentation, tests and performance. The team will be responsible for remote monitoring of infrastructure, using open source products, and improvements to that monitoring capability. The team will also enhance operations code packages, and Ubuntu itself, to ensure our platform is the easiest, most robust, and best performing way to drive your data center.

As the Engineering Team Leader for the DevOps Centre, your primary responsibility is to the people you lead and support: ensuring that they are growing as engineers, doing valuable work, and finding satisfaction in their career at Canonical. As a lead for software engineers, technical leadership and a solid background in software development is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your team members. You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on direction and execution.

What you’ll do

  • Lead and develop a team of engineers in a regional office
  • Hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Demonstrate sound engineering principles by directly contributing code yourself
  • Plan and manage progress on agreed goals and projects
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering and operational teams
  • Coordinate with management and external stakeholders or customers
  • Advocate modern, agile software development practices
  • Help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Be an active part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation
  • Global travel up to 10% of time for internal and external events

Who you are

  • University degree in Computer Science or related software engineering field
  • Advanced level Python programming skills
  • You love developing and growing people and can demonstrate a track record of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development 
  • You have experience in leading, coaching and mentoring software developers
  • You are organized and want your team to deliver timely, high quality software
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You have a thorough understanding of modern infrastructure, including OpenStack or Kubernetes
  • You have a demonstrated drive for continual learning
  • You have experience of operations as well as software development
  • You have sound knowledge of cloud computing concepts & technologies
  • You have practical knowledge of Linux and networking
  • You have hands-on experience with software automation
  • You are fluent and comfortable in cloud terminology

What you will learn

  • OpenStack and Kubernetes in operation
  • Work directly with customers in a range of different businesses 
  • Real-life and hands-on exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies and tools 

About Canonical

Canonical is a growing, international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu -- the world’s #1 cloud operating system. Our mission is to realize the potential of free software in the lives of individuals and organisations. Our services are helping businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu. 

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background leads to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.

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