Head of Security Operations
Updated on 3/26/2024

1,001-5,000 employees

Enterprise open source, secured and delivered by the publisher of Ubuntu
Company Overview
We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company. We're also the publishers of 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 platforms and innovation.

Company Stage


Total Funding





, United Kingdom

Growth & Insights

6 month growth


1 year growth


2 year growth

Remote in USA
Experience Level
Desired Skills
IT & Security
IT Project Management
Operations & Logistics
  • Proven track record of mitigating with advanced threat actors and nation state threats
  • Expert technical understanding of SOCs from the ground up
  • In depth knowledge of SOC architecture and design including strategies for logging, firewalls, network segmentation, honeypots etc
  • Expert in Linux security
  • Ability to define, implement, automate and measure effective incident response playbooks
  • Knowledge of security architecture and market-leading security tools
  • Experience contributing to, and consuming, threat intelligence feeds
  • Experience in security risk management frameworks such as NIST CSF
  • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  • Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  • Deep personal motivation to be at the forefront of technology security
  • Leadership and management ability
  • Excellent business English writing and presentation skills
  • Confidence to report security performance metrics with accountability for accuracy and completeness
  • Hire and mentor a team of outstanding technical security professionals
  • Define Canonical's SecOps security standards and playbooks
  • Own and drive the architecture and design of the SOC
  • Analyse and improve Canonical's security architecture
  • Evaluate, select and implement new security tools and practices
  • Identify, contain and guide the remediation of security threats and cyber attacks
  • Grow the presence and thought leadership of Canonical SecOps practice
  • Contribute to open source threat intelligence initiatives
  • Drive threat modelling, table top exercises and other SecOps practices across Engineering, IS and Canonical
  • Develop Canonical SecOps learning and development materials
  • Publish blog posts, whitepapers and conference presentations
  • Identify, implement and track SecOps KPIs
  • Plan and deliver SecOps work in the framework of Canonical's agile engineering practice
  • Work with Security leadership to present information and influence change