Software Engineering Manager - Desktop and Embedded Linux Optimisation
Home based - Worldwide
We work closely with major silicon companies to optimise Ubuntu for their latest hardware.
As a software engineering manager you need to bring both technical and management skills to the leadership of your team. You will be leading an engineering team that works across the full Linux stack from kernel to GUI, to optimise Ubuntu, the world’s most widely used Linux desktop and server, for the latest silicon.
You will also represent the team in direct partner engagement as well as ensuring timely delivery on agreed project milestones.
As an engineering manager at Canonical your primary responsibility is to the people you support: ensuring that they are growing as engineers, doing valuable work, and generally having a great time at Canonical. As a lead for strong 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 strategy and execution.
What you’ll do
Lead a team of distributed engineers to design and implement the best Ubuntu integration for the latest IoT and server-class hardware platforms and software stacks
Engage with commercial partners to deliver a delightful, optimised, first class Ubuntu experience on their platforms
Develop your team through coaching, mentoring, leading by example, and feedback
Oversee commercial engagements and support timely delivery on agreed project milestones
Ensure an ongoing commitment to strict quality and reliability standards
Engage with other teams at Canonical to ensure alignment on product architecture and roadmaps
Work from home with global travel up to twice a year for up to two weeks
Who you are
You have worked with Linux distributions, debian packaging and high performance, server-class hardware
You have experience working directly with customers, resolving their technical issues, interpreting their business challenges and effectively communicating how your solution will meet their needs
You have demonstrated experience managing or leading a team of software engineers
You have understanding of agile software development methodologies
You collaborate effectively across multiple internal teams, building trust and delivering results
You have effective communications skills in English, both written and oral
You have a bachelor’s (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field
What Canonical offers
Learning and Development opportunities
Annual Compensation Review
Priority Pass for travel
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