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Engineering Director - Ubuntu Desktop

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Engineering Director - Ubuntu Security


As an engineering director of the Ubuntu Security teams at Canonical, your primary responsibility is to the teams you support: ensuring that they are continually improving, doing valuable work, and generally having a great time at Canonical. As a leader of managers, technical leadership and management acumen is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your teams. You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your teams on strategy and execution.

The ideal candidate for this role has a proven track record in delivering security solutions. You’re great at leading, not just managing. You have demonstrated you’re passionate about open source, security, and you’re excited about getting the work of your teams into the hands of millions of users all over the world in every computing environment imaginable.

What you’ll do

  • Engage with partners, customers, and the community as a subject matter expert to represent the Ubuntu Security team
  • Lead initiatives to broaden and deepen the security of Ubuntu and Canonical products and services
  • Participate in architectural design reviews as they pertain to security in Ubuntu
  • Plan, track, deliver, and represent your teams’ goals to senior management and stakeholders
  • Advocate for and represent Ubuntu and Canonical in the broader security community
  • Build and lead globally distributed and diverse teams of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Grow and develop new engineering managers to help create high-performing teams
  • Support your teams in timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other internal organizations, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelize great engineering and organizational practices
  • Grow a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values
  • Be an active part of the leadership team and collaborate with other leaders in the organisation
  • Work from home with global travel up to 20% for internal and external events

Who you are

  • You are passionate about security and what that means in the fast-paced world of open source
  • You are knowledgeable about threat analysis, vulnerability management, and security certifications
  • You have developed, productized and supported security solutions
  • You love developing and growing healthy teams and have a track record of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development and organizational management
  • You value getting things done by turning product vision into executable strategy
  • You have experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring engineering managers towards delivering timely, high quality software together with them
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment

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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