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Project Manager - Ubuntu Embedded Systems

Home Based - Americas

The role of a Project Manager - Ubuntu Embedded Systems at Canonical

As a Project Manager for Canonical’s Devices business, this role is responsible for the coordination and completion of large complex customer-facing projects, overseeing all aspects of project delivery and acting as the primary delivery liaison between Canonical's engineering teams and Canonical's customers.

You will be managing the projects that involve the delivery of Ubuntu images on a wide variety of devices ranging from robots, edge gateways, and IoT devices to PCs and automotive systems. This is a high-profile project management position where you are expected to build and maintain working relationships with team members, customers, other partners/vendors (Silicon vendors, OEMs, ODMs, IHVs), and other Canonical departments/teams. 

This role will be based remotely in the AMERICAS region.

What your day will look like

  • Manage projects through their complete life cycle and ensure that the overall goals for both Canonical and the client are met
  • Successfully deliver engineering professional services for assigned projects
  • Work with engineering teams on custom board enablement and delivery of Ubuntu images to the customers
  • Assist in the development of project statements of work
  • Draft and maintain project-specific schedules/project plans 
  • Obtain client agreement to the project schedule and agreed-upon work items
  • Ensure projects are delivered within the time/resources/scope expectations
  • Manage project risk mitigation and plans
  • Drive technical issues to reach desired delivery outcomes
  • Maintain daily and weekly communication with the client and all internal stakeholders
  • Manage delivery schedule of critical third-party deliverables for the project
  • Keep management informed of the status of assigned projects
  • Identify custom engineering requests that are not part of an existing business contract
  • Advocate the appropriate technologies from Canonical's product portfolio to customers
  • Support different time zones and work non-traditional hours as required to support the assigned projects
  • You will be responsible for managing multiple projects simultaneously

What we are looking for in you

  • Solid project management experience in delivering engineering services to customers managing software development teams and field engineers
  • Extensive experience successfully managing projects with cross-cultural and multi-continent internal and external project resources, preferably with resources in Asia, Europe, and the Americas
  • Educational degree preferably in Science, Technology, Engineering, or Math
  • Good knowledge of Linux and the wider Open Source Software community, and understanding of computer architecture
  • Excellent communications skills, both verbal and written, in English
  • Strong leader and problem solver with extensive experience building successful internal and external partnerships and effective working relationships with demanding project sponsors in complex organizational environments
  • PMP/PMI or PRINCE2 Practitioner Certification preferred
  • Ability to work non-standard work hours in support of a worldwide sales and project team
  • 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 utilization. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.  

In addition to 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.​ Working 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.


Requisition ID: 614


Project Manager - Ubuntu Embedded Systems

Home Based - Americas

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