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Software Engineering Manager - Ubuntu Linux Kernel HND / BA / BSc Job

2024-03-23 02:35   Engineering / Technical   Lagos   47 views
Job Details

Location: Lagos


Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, is growing its Linux kernel engineering team significantly. We are creating new teams in EMEA, Americas and APAC time zones that work holistically on the Ubuntu kernel and is therefore seeking multiple candidates to lead these new teams.

These teams handle upstream development and the expression of new kernel capabilities in Ubuntu, they work with silicon and cloud partners to optimise the Ubuntu kernel for CPUs and hypervisors, they handle CVEs, livepatch and security updates to LTS and current release kernels, and they work with partners to ensure that Ubuntu works first time on every possible piece of hardware.

This role would suit either an experienced manager of high performing software development teams, or a very proficient technical lead who is excited to take on a management responsibility.

You will need to be passionate about Linux and aspire to be an integral part in it’s distribution to millions of users worldwide.

As an engineering manager at Canonical, your primary responsibility is to your team: helping them grow as engineers, do important and satisfying work, and have a great time while doing it.

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.

Location: Working from home, worldwide. We have kernel teams and openings in every time zone and with the notable exception of Taipei, Taiwan, have no offices and therefore no pressure to work from an office.


What your day will look like:

Lead a distributed team of engineers in your time zone

Develop your team through coaching, mentoring, leading by example, and feedback

Support timely delivery of core and specialised Ubuntu kernels

Oversee commercial engagements that require custom kernel engineering

Ensure an ongoing commitment to strict quality and reliability standards

Engage with other teams at Canonical, the open source community and commercial partners

Work from home with travel globally 2-3 times a year for up to two weeks, for internal and external engineering events


What we are looking for in you:

Significant programming experience in C, with Python, Golang, or other like languages also highly regarded

Substantial experience with Linux kernel internals and concepts

Solid understanding Linux kernel development principles

Demonstrated experience managing or leading a team of software engineers

Contributed to an open source project in the past

Understanding of agile software development methodologies

Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and oral

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, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.

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

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should:

Click apply online

Company Description
Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is at the forefront of the global move to open source. As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis. We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company. We expect excellence - in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.
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