Engineering Director - Documentation

Home based - Americas, EMEA


As the Director of Engineering Documentation at Canonical, you have a key role in the success of Canonical, Ubuntu, our partners, customers, and the larger Ubuntu community. Your responsibility is not just to a single team, but to the broader product engineering organization. Applicants to this role should have a proven track record of leadership, excellence, and consistency in multiple areas, projects, or teams.

The goal of this role is to oversee and guide all documentation efforts across all product engineering teams. You will ensure consistency in the style and function of our documentation, guide technical choices, and share best practices across teams. You should have experience writing, building, and publishing documentation for multiple projects and using multiple tools, and experience leading projects and teams.

What you’ll do

  • Collaborate proactively with multiple distributed teams
  • Consult on current best practices in documentation
  • Give guidance on technical and platform choices for documentation
  • Ensure consistency of documentation style and function across multiple products
  • Write specifications and understand risks
  • Work to reduce complexity
  • Influence others and share documentation-related insight across the Engineering organization
  • Spend a significant amount of time mentoring others and providing cross-team input
  • Work from home with global travel 4 to 6 weeks for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You have a long history of writing, building and publishing documentation for a variety of projects and using a variety of tools
  • You have experience leading successful projects and teams
  • You are an articulate communicator
  • You are comfortable preparing and giving presentations
  • You enjoy writing and have excellent writing skills
  • You love technology and working with brilliant people
  • You follow industry trends and new technologies
  • You understand and value how you do what you do as well as what you do
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu.

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