Linux Desktop Gaming Product Manager

Role summary
This role leads the product and go-to-market for gaming on Ubuntu Desktop. You will define product strategy as well as drive engagement and adoption. The role requires an analytical storyteller with a strong sense of message and a deep understanding of Linux graphics, gaming, and desktop technologies and communities. We prefer university-graduated professionals with software engineering and software engineering management experience who want to become business executives and entrepreneurs.

This is an exceptional opportunity for a competitive technology leader to:

lead desktop graphics choices in Ubuntu
drive partnerships in the graphics silicon, desktop, and gaming spheres
tell the story of Ubuntu for gamers
lead engineering design and development

What you will be doing

Be part of a rapidly growing team of multi-talented individuals with a strong focus on building great products
Work with Canonical’s desktop engineering teams to ensure great integration across Canonical’s product portfolio
Analyse market trends, define product goals, themes and features, maintain the product backlog, and solicit input from stakeholders
Shape the message for gaming on Ubuntu
Create effective Marketing content to engage and entice sophisticated technical and consumer enthusiast audiences
Be accountable for the product roadmap, go-to-market execution, sales collateral, case studies, training, blog posts and community outreach

What you bring to the team

Hands-on experience in Linux and gaming tech stacks
A curious and analytical mindset
A technical or science background
At least 3 years of software engineering experience
Experience in open source project and community leadership
Business and commercial interests
Proven leadership and presentation skills
Personal interests aligned with the field
Awareness of Ubuntu and Canonical’s competition and opportunities
Track record of data-driven decision-making
Proven ability to write about technology and the tech landscape


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About Canonical

We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others'​. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation - Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why its the fastest growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.