This is an exciting opportunity for a leader passionate about Ubuntu Desktop, growing strong teams, and open source software. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.

Ubuntu Desktop is used by millions of people all over the world every day. From home users to developers, we’re excited to put the best of open source technology into the hands of everyone. We’re passionate about the future of the Linux desktop and we’re looking for the right person to help define the future of the Ubuntu Desktop.

What you’ll do

  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and 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
  • Participate in strong engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Engage with many other teams at Canonical, as well as the open source community and commercial partners
  • Help define the future of the Ubuntu Desktop
  • Work from home with global travel for 2 to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You are passionate about Ubuntu Desktop
  • You have a history of open source software and community experience
  • You love developing and growing people and have a strong track record of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
  • You have some experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers towards delivering timely, high quality software
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills - ability to convey technical concepts to technical and non-technical people, and actively engage in technical discussions

Canonical is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead 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.



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