Ubuntu Security Technology Manager

  • Canonical
  • Home based - Worldwide
  • 29 May, 2024

Job Description

The role of a Ubuntu Security Technology Manager

This is an exciting opportunity to work on making Ubuntu the most secure out-of-the-box operating system in the world. The work of the Apparmor team is strategically important to Ubuntu’s security posture, safeguarding both end-users and Canonical's diverse range of products, including Ubuntu Core, Snaps and Microk8s.

You will work alongside fantastic security professionals already onboard at Canonical, and share your time between contributing technically, and managing team members and projects. You will also get to closely collaborate with various other Canonical Engineering teams (Kernel, Core, Snapd, Foundations), the upstream open source community, and our business partners.

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 its distribution to millions of users worldwide.

Location: This is a Globally remote role

Key responsibilities

  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • Provide technical thought leadership for your team and others around Canonical
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company value

What we are looking for

  • Exceptional software engineering skills - design, document, plan, execute
  • Demonstrated understanding in one or more of the following areas:
    • 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
    • deep understanding of Mandatory Access Control systems, such as Apparmor, SELinux or security modules.
    • Contributed to an open source project in the past
  • Demonstrated experience in managing or leading software engineering teams
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

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, please ask your Talent Partner.

  • 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

About Canonical

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.
Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

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.