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Full-Time

Engineering Director

Ubuntu Desktop

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Canonical

Canonical

1,001-5,000 employees

Provides enterprise Linux and open-source technologies

Senior, Expert

Remote in UK

Category
Product Engineering
Systems Engineering
Security Engineering
Engineering Management
Required Skills
Flutter
Rust
Go
Linux/Unix
Requirements
  • Exceptional academic track record
  • Degree in software engineering, science, mathematics, or related field
  • Passion for desktop and graphics technology
  • Drive and track record of excellence in leadership and operations
  • Professional written and spoken English with outstanding presentation skills
  • Deep operational experience with Linux
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, curiosity, flexibility, and accountability
  • Result-oriented with a personal drive to meet commitments
  • Thoughtfulness and self-motivation
  • Ability to travel twice a year for company events up to two weeks long
Responsibilities
  • Agree strategy for Ubuntu desktop editions, working with community flavors
  • Lead architecture for next-generation desktop services and systems in Rust, C, C++, Flutter, and Golang
  • Ensure that performance engineering, security engineering, and documentation are deep values across the team
  • Identify significant new open source capabilities and prioritize their inclusion in the desktop
  • Challenge teams to rethink and re-imagine the desktop on a decade-long timeline
  • Coordinate roadmap across Ubuntu and Canonical products with wider engineering leadership
  • Shape the design of the Ubuntu experience in heterogeneous environments - with Windows and Mac, on bare metal and cloud
  • Engage with silicon vendors to enable future generations of desktop silicon and hardware

Canonical delivers Ubuntu, a widely used enterprise Linux, and a range of open-source technologies such as OpenStack, Ceph, LXD, MAAS, Kubernetes, Juju, and Ubuntu Core. These technologies are designed for reliability, flexibility, and efficiency across cloud and IoT environments, known for their security, scalability, and global community support.

Company Stage

N/A

Total Funding

$12.8M

Headquarters

null, United Kingdom

Founded

2004

Growth & Insights
Headcount

6 month growth

5%

1 year growth

15%

2 year growth

31%