Engineering Manager, Ubuntu Server at Canonical

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Engineering Manager, Ubuntu Server at Canonical


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 and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an 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 , elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it’s the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely .

We are recruiting to fill the position below:



Job Title: Engineering Manager, Ubuntu Server

Location: Lagos

Job Description

  • Ubuntu Server is the world’s most popular Linux – on cloud and bare metal. In this role, you will a team delivering Ubuntu Server to the world.
  • Ubuntu strives to the latest, best, free software components, in an to use and highly reliable form.
  • We build on the technical excellence of Debian and bring additional focus and shape to the solutions we provide to industry.
  • The successful applicant will be passionate about the future of Ubuntu, 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 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.
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What you’ll do:

  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers
  • Develop talent through coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to needs
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Be an part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation
  • Participate in 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 2 to 6 weeks per for internal and external events
  • 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
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Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You are on success and the delivery of timely, high quality software
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You have written and verbal technical communication skills
  • An understanding of a modern GNU/Linux distribution, Debian or Ubuntu preferred
  • You love developing and growing people and have a of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
  • You have some experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers
  • Practical experience with at least 1 of Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud, or Amazon Web Services.
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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click here to apply


  • Canonical is proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our and a better platform for our users and customers.
  • This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu is a News, job, vacancy, career opportunity blog. We share daily updates on available Jobs, vacancies, local and international scholarships, Government/international organization loans and grants, together with daily devotionals.

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