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  • Posted: Mar 15, 2023
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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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    Engineering Manager, Sustaining Software Engineering, Worldwide

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    This is an exciting opportunity for an engineering manager who is passionate about open source software, Linux and cloud computing. Come build a rewarding, meaningful career working with the best and brightest people in technology at Canonical, the growing international software company behind Ubuntu.

    • Sustaining Engineering is a critical team that resolves software bugs, code defects and other issues, from the kernel all the way up to the highest levels of the open source stack. 
    • This position leads one of our regional teams (EMEA, APAC, Americas) and is one of several managers, who report directly to the global Director of Sustaining Engineering.
    • Our customers build large-scale mission critical infrastructure and application solutions on Ubuntu and open source from Canonical. 
    • Sustaining Engineering is at the end of the escalation path, working on solving the problem for the customer and for the benefit of the wider Open Source community. 
    • This team is well staffed with experts in every time zone and, while the work is always important to a customer and time is always of the essence, the team is resourced to ensure the good work-life balance and ongoing development of each team member.
    • As an engineering manager in the Sustaining Engineering team, your primary responsibility is to the people you support: 
    • Ensuring that they are growing as engineers, making valuable contributions, and generally having a great experience at Canonical. 
    • Technical leadership and a solid background in software development is a must, so that you are able to challenge and grow your team members. 
    • You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.

    What Your Day Will Look Like:

    • Manage and lead a distributed team of engineers
    • Hire, coach, mentor, provide feedback and career development guidance to your team
    • Manage shift scheduling, measuring key performance indicators (KPIs), and training
    • Support timely delivery of bug fixes, patches, and other technical solutions to address business needs in a variety of technology fields, including but not limited to Ubuntu, OpenStack, Ceph, Kubernetes, Juju & MAAS
    • Demonstrate the very best of Canonical in customer interactions
    • Set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
    • Advocate and advance modern software development practices
    • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company value
    • Collaborate with other teams in the organisation
    • Work from home with global travel up to 10% for internal and external events

    What We Are Looking For In You:

    • Professional software delivery experience using C, C++, Go, Java, Python, or similar
    • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
    • Leadership experience displaying ability to organise and prioritise complex problem resolution and bug fixes
    • Experience with version control systems such as git
    • Experience with debugging tools such as gdb, crash or other
    • Demonstrated strong commitment to testing methodologies and maintainable code quality
    • Excellent communication skills in the English language, both verbal and written
    • Experience with Linux, with a preference towards Ubuntu
    • Experience with Open Source and Open Source Business Models
    • People management experience in a support organisation is a strong plus
    • You have interest and deep experience with three or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux - kernel or userspace, Kubernetes, OpenStack, Ceph, QEMU/KVM, LXC/LXD, Python, Go, C, Postgresql, Mongo, Debian packaging

    What We Offer You:

    • Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.
    • In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, please ask your Talent Partner.
      • Fully remote working environment - we've been working remotely since 2004!
      • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
      • Annual compensation review
      • Recognition rewards
      • Annual holiday leave
      • Parental Leave
      • Employee Assistance Programme
      • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at 'sprints'
      • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long haul company events

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    Linux Cryptography and Security Engineer

    About The Job

    Job Summary
    This is a unique opportunity to use your cryptography and certification skills to enable Ubuntu and its users to operate securely and to remain compliant to FIPS 140 and Common Criteria standards. 

    • You will use your applied cryptography, Linux Security, and coding skills to enhance the Ubuntu distribution and work with DISA and CIS to help draft Ubuntu STIGs and Ubuntu CIS benchmarks.
    • You will work with and support the team to develop automation tooling for making Ubuntu systems STIG and CIS benchmark compliant and audit the systems for compliance. 
    • You will work with the team to achieve new compliance and certifications for Ubuntu as needed. 
    • You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on direction and execution.
    • The successful candidate will collaborate with Canonical's kernel and security teams to extend and enhance the Ubuntu distribution with the features necessary to achieve and retain FIPS and CC certification.

    What You'll Do:

    • Support the Security Certifications engineers to achieve and retain various Security certifications
    • Extend and enhance Linux cryptographic components - specifically with modules such as OpenSSL/Libgcrypt - with the features and functionality required for FIPS and CC certification
    • Collaborate with external security consultants to test and validate kernel and crypto components, achieve and retain FIPS and CC certification
    • Work with external partners to develop CIS benchmarks and hardening automation for Ubuntu
    • Contribute to Ubuntu mainline and upstream projects to land solutions and benefit the community
    • Communication and collaboration within and outside Canonical to rapidly resolve issues and keep the project on track

    Required Skills and Experience:

    • Significant experience working with open source libraries
    • Development experience of Linux Security and Cryptography
    • Hands on experience working with public key cryptography
    • Experience with patching and associated tooling: identifying, isolating, applying and testing patches, and resolving any resulting issues
    • General Linux development skills (C proficiency, git experience)

    Who You Are:

    • Knowledge of and familiarity with low-level Linux cryptography APIs and debugging
    • Experience working with Linux Kernel
    • Knowledge of security benchmarks such as STIG and CIS benchmarks.
    • Security Certification experience and knowledge in FIPS and/or CC
    • Experience with OVAL (Open Vulnerability Assessment Language) and Go

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