Linux Server Software Engineering Manager

As a lead for strong engineers, technical leadership and a solid background in software engineering is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your team members. Code reviews and architectural leadership are part of the job. As manager, the commitment to healthy engineering practices, documentation, quality and performance optimisation are equally important technical responsibilities, as is the requirement for fair and clear management, and the obligation to ensure a high performing team. 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 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


Valued Skills And Experience

Proven track record in technical roles with Linux, preferably Ubuntu or Debian
High quality software engineering with in-depth knowledge of C/C++ and Python
Experience with one or more of: Ubuntu – kernel and userspace, deb/snap packaging, embedded linux, QEMU/KVM and/or OVS/OVN
Experience working directly with customers, going beyond resolving their technical issues, to interpreting their business challenges and effectively communicating how your solution will meet their needs
Experience managing software engineers with a track record of planning, delivery and quality
Effective collaboration across multiple internal teams, building trust and delivering results


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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.