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  • Posted: Oct 20, 2022
    Deadline: Not specified
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    Canonical is a unique tech company - global, remote-first, open source, with 700 professionals across 50 countries - we want to be the world's best, not biggest, global software company.
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    Ubuntu Quality Engineering Manager


    • As an engineering manager at Canonical your role is technical but your focus is your team.
    • You are expected to help them grow as engineers, do important and satisfying work, and work well with colleagues and community.
    • Technical leadership experience and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role.
    • You will be expected to lead, challenge, and develop strong engineers, positively influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.

    What you’ll do

    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, management, and external stakeholders
    • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
    • Develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
    • Setup and maintain continuous integration for all supported deliverables
    • Define and monitor quality metrics
    • Develop a team with a culture of high quality and performance
    • Work from home with international travel twice per year for up to two weeks

    Who you are

    • You have a strong software engineering, Linux, and open source background
    • Your technical knowledge includes C/C++, Python programming and Shell scripting
    • You have experience with data science to support data-driven quality strategies 
    • You have experience with quality processes and continuous integration tools and principles
    • You have engineering management experience and enjoy growing people

    Valued additional experience

    • A good understanding of Debian packaging and snaps will be valuable
    • Familiarity with an agile development environment

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    Engineering Manager - Ubuntu Foundations


    • This Engineering Management role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Ubuntu to build a career with Canonical and drive the success of the business.
    • If you have an affinity for open source development, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

    What you'll do

    • Demonstrate sound engineering principles through architecture, development and code reviews
    • Be responsible for planning, estimation and execution
    • Work with product management to define the vision and strategy for Ubuntu
    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
    • Build and lead a distributed regional team of engineers
    • Offer coaching, mentoring, technical feedback and hands-on career development
    • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
    • Design, embrace and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
    • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with company values
    • Be an active part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organization
    • Work from home with international travel up to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events

    Valued skills and experience

    • Deep knowledge of Debian/Ubuntu architecture
    • Good understanding of Debian packaging policy, tools and techniques
    • High quality software engineering with in-depth knowledge of C/C++ and Python
    • Engagement with open source communities and processes
    • Experience in one or more of: Linux system architecture, boot process, Java/GCC/Python/Rust/Go toolchains, ARM and/or RISC-V
    • Experience managing software developers with a track record of planning, delivery and quality
    • A love of developing and growing people and a track record of doing it
    • Experience working in an agile development environment

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    Java System Software Engineer - Runtimes, Tooling and Ecosystem for Linux

    As a Senior Software Engineer - Java Runtimes and Tooling - you will:

    • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
    • Work with technical product managers to define the JVM roadmap in Ubuntu
    • Select, integrate and package best-of-breed JVM tooling in Ubuntu
    • Ensure Ubuntu rates top as the platform for JVM-based innovation
    • Write high quality code to create new features
    • Debug issues and produce high quality fixes
    • Review code produced by other engineers
    • Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions
    • Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks a year for internal and external events

    The successful candidate will:

    • Be a long-time Linux user
    • Love technology and working with brilliant people
    • Be passionate, curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
    • Have experience or an interest in packaging software for Debian and Ubuntu
    • Have professional Java experience, ideally in the world of cloud-native software
    • Have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
    • Be enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
    • Value soft skills

    What Canonical Offers:

    • Learning and development
    • Annual compensation review
    • Recognition rewards
    • Annual leave
    • Priority Pass for travel

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