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Manager, Public Cloud Project Management

Home Based - Americas

The role of a Manager, Enterprise Project Management at Canonical

Canonical is a leading provider of open-source software and operating systems to the global enterprise and technology markets. Our platform, Ubuntu, is very widely used in breakthrough enterprise initiatives such as public cloud, data science, AI, engineering innovation, and IoT. Our customers include the world's leading public cloud and silicon providers, and industry leaders in many sectors. The company is a pioneer of global distributed collaboration, with 1100+ colleagues in 80+ countries and very few office-based roles. Teams meet two to four times yearly in person, in interesting locations around the world, to align on strategy and execution.

The company is founder-led, profitable, and growing. We are hiring a Manager for the Public Cloud Project Management Team

Canonical is seeking a talented and experienced Manager to lead our Public Cloud Project Management Team. In this role, you will be responsible for overseeing the successful delivery of projects related to Ubuntu's integration and optimization on various public cloud platforms, including Amazon Web Services (AWS), Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud Platform (GCP), and others. You will lead a team of project managers, collaborating closely with cross-functional teams to ensure timely and high-quality execution of projects that drive the adoption and success of Ubuntu in the cloud.

Location: Remote AMERICAS region

The role entails

  • Lead and mentor a diverse and distributed team of project managers, providing guidance, support, and professional development opportunities.
  • Develop and implement project management processes, standards, and best practices to ensure effective project execution and delivery.
  • Drive continuous improvement initiatives to enhance project management processes, tools, and team productivity.
  • Collaborate with engineering teams, and other stakeholders to define project scope, objectives, and deliverables.
  • Plan, prioritize, and allocate resources to ensure that project timelines and milestones are met.
  • Act as the primary escalation point for critical projects, addressing customer concerns promptly and effectively.
  • Establish and monitor metrics for the health of the Public Cloud Projects Portfolio, identifying risks and issues, and proactively implementing mitigation strategies.
  • Work with cross-team leads to tackle common challenges across projects.
  • Cultivate a culture of collaboration, accountability, and innovation within the project management team and throughout the organization.
  • Promote a culture of execution excellence, driving a commitment to delivering high-quality results consistently.

What we are looking for in you

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, STEM, or related field.
  • Experience leading diverse, remote project teams in a technology company.
  • Experience with cross-cultural and multi-continent projects.
  • Experience hiring, managing teams, and developing skills.
  • Strong software engineering project management experience.
  • Passion and commitment to Agile project management methodologies.
  • Successful track record of delivering complex and large commercial technology projects.
  • Strong understanding of public cloud platforms (e.g., AWS, Azure, GCP) and experience with cloud-native technologies.
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal, and collaboration skills.
  • Strategic thinking and problem-solving abilities, with a results-oriented mindset.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, dynamic environment and adapt to changing priorities
  • Able to travel 4-6 weeks a year, up to two weeks at a time, sometimes internationally.
  • Flexibility to work non-standard hours when required, in support of global project teams.
  • Agile Project Management Certification
  • Experience working with Jira

Nice to have skills

  • Previous experience with open-source software or cloud services.
  • Master's degree, MBA, or similar qualification
  • PMP/PMI or PRINCE2 practitioner certification.

What we offer colleagues

We consider geographical location, experience, and performance in shaping compensation worldwide. We revisit compensation annually (and more often for graduates and associates) to ensure we recognise outstanding performance. In addition to base pay, we offer a performance-driven annual bonus or commission. We provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. We balance our programs to meet local needs and ensure fairness globally.

  • A distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
  • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Maternity and paternity leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
  • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm 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 of software. 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. Most colleagues at Canonical have worked from home since its inception in 2004.​ Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

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.


Manager, Public Cloud Project Management

Home Based - Americas

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