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Technical Recruiter

Home based - Americas, EMEA

Canonical is a unique tech company - global, remote first, open source, with 650 professionals across 50 countries - our goal is to be the world’s best, not biggest, global software company. With almost every team remote by default, Canonical sets the pace on the 21st-century digital workplace.

Canonical and Ubuntu are at the forefront of cloud and IoT computing, helping customers master the challenge of operations on hybrid cloud, bare metal, and container-based systems.  We’re recruiting people that love Linux, automation, operations, and are interested in cracking some of the world’s toughest problems at scale.

We're interested in the technology, of course, but we're also interested in the human mission of enabling and supporting many of the worlds brightest and hardest working people, passionate about open source which benefits millions, to live where they want and work from anywhere. All of these people could move to a tech hub and work for a FAANG but they choose Canonical because of our mission and our approach to the workplace.

Role Summary

Global remote recruiting creates a whole new set of challenges, and we want to blaze that trail. Figuring out how to assess Engineering candidates from every corner of the globe fairly and efficiently is important. Structuring contracts that meet global standards and local law is equally vital. We have established a consistent process across Canonical and train a high-level team of representatives from within Engineering to be responsible for their recruitment decision-making, supported by you. You will develop these leads, coaching them in judgement and supporting them in the process, and bring innovative technology solutions to ensure we grow at pace, without compromising on quality.

We view our recruitment process as a key ingredient in our future success, we want to invest in it, and we are looking for a world class recruiter to drive it forward.

Key Responsibilities

You will….

  • Build key relationships with Engineering stakeholders, understand their needs and deliver commercial and creative sourcing plans to meet aggressive hiring targets.
  • Develop and evaluate the most effective sourcing methods to ensure Canonical stays ahead of the curve, in hiring the best possible engineering talent around the globe.
  • Review and streamline internal processes and tools - embrace lean operations and drive continuous improvement.
  • Work with external third parties (agencies and talent partners) to ensure we maximise our return on investment.
  • Drive recruitment analytics to provide our business with real-time insight.
  • Have a passion for diversity and inclusion, ensuring we remove unconscious bias from our hiring process.

Required Skills and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree (minimum), with a relevant recruitment/HR certification
  • Previous Engineering recruitment experience (Python, Go, Java)  from within a global, high growth company
  • Able to influence C-level stakeholders as well as challenge the status quo.
  • Experienced working in a data driven organisation where you are able to use metrics to influence positive change.
  • Successful track record of managing projects alongside operational recruitment delivery.
  • Experience building a strong employer brand and delivering reach
  • Working knowledge of ATS tools, sites and technologies (Greenhouse preferred)

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world’s computing needs. We are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individuals.


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