Public Cloud Project Manager

  • Canonical
  • Home Based - Americas
  • 29 May, 2024

Job Description

The role of a Public Cloud Project Manager at Canonical

In this high-profile position, customer relationship management and advocacy for Canonical's technical assets are crucial.   

This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Project Management to build a career with Canonical.   If you have an affinity for software, great communication skills, and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Public Cloud Project Managers provide account leadership and insight for Canonical’s key Tier 1 Enterprise Public Cloud accounts. This role will collaborate with individuals from Software Engineering through Senior Level Executives.  

As a Public Cloud Project Manager, you will manage multiple blue chip company projects simultaneously. Working with all stakeholders, you will shape the SoW or similar agreements with our clients, manage projects through their life-cycles, ensuring the overall goals for both Canonical and the client are met. 

Periodic international travel is required. Travel amount and duration will vary based on company and program requirements. 

What your day will look like

  • Ensure programs and projects are delivered within the schedule, scope, cost, budget and resources expectations
  • Identify key technical and project risks and issues and actively put mitigating actions in place 
  • Maintain strong customer focus and work with all key stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
  • Assist senior management with contract negotiations and development of a project statement of work and RFI/RFP response 
  • Conduct regular status meetings and business reviews with customers and provide direction when needed
  • Manage the delivery schedule of critical third party deliverables for the project
  • Identify and manage cross organization engineering requests that are not part of existing business contracts.
  • Advocate to customers the appropriate technologies from Canonical's portfolio 

What we are looking for in you

  • Proven background in IT Cloud industry as a software development project manager, IT program/project manager, agile software manager or scrum master
  • Deep understanding of Linux, Open source, and the Public Cloud space 
  • Software engineering experience 
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally 
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills 
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline
  • Strong communication skills

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • PMI or equivalent certification preferred e.g., Scrum Master
  • Full lifecycle project management experience 
  • Delivering global projects remotely 

What we offer you

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm 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. Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity, we will give your application fair consideration.