Engineering Manager, Ubuntu Server - Cloud-init at Canonical
Nairobi, KE, Kenya
LinuxBachelors degree
We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. If you're interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company so please apply to any suitable role as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.
Ubuntu Server is the world's most popular Linux - on cloud and bare metal. In this role, you will manage the team delivering cloud-init - the standard for customizing cloud instances - to the world.
Driving early system config is so much broader than just Ubuntu on a server. Cloud-init supports various distributions and underlying underlying platforms. That provides a great opportunity to work with:
Cloud providers to add features/integration and improve efficiency.
The whole cloud-init community from individual users and developers to major contributing companies.
Distributions to update their builds and coordinate their needs.
You'll be fully owning the product allowing you to influence its evolution and interact with many teams and partners to coordinate new features, enhancements and integration into various platforms.The successful applicant will be passionate about the future of cloud-init, mindful of the dynamics of the open source ecosystem, and aware of the needs of large, innovative customers.
This is an exciting opportunity for a leader passionate about strong teams, open source software and Ubuntu. Build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, a growing international software company.
What you'll do
Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers
Develop talent through coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
Work with Product Management to define the vision and strategy for Ubuntu and your team
Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
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 teams at Canonical, the open source community and commercial partners
Oversee the quality of the Ubuntu Server image family
Plan and deliver Ubuntu Server features
Work from home with global travel for up to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events
Who you are
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 3+ years of experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers. Experience managing distributed teams is a plus.
You are focused on success and the delivery of timely, high quality software
You have experience working in an agile development environment
You have a Bachelor's or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
You have strong written and verbal technical communication skills in english
you have experience with a modern GNU/Linux distribution, Debian or Ubuntu preferred
Practical experience with at least 1 of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or Amazon Web Services