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Remote working

We are remote but connected

Canonical has been a fully distributed organisation since its origin in 2004.

Digital collaboration allows us to enjoy our home environment and work with the best in the world in our domain. We meet each other at least twice per year during in-person sprints to nurture cross-team relationships.

We build trust

Zero commute means more time for the things you enjoy. At the same time, we have very high expectations of commitment and independent execution.

We invest in people who are self-driven, motivated and highly organised.

We take our responsibility for the most critical elements of open infrastructure very seriously, and we are committed to quality in every aspect of our product and services.

Read more about our tech culture ›

We engineer excellence

We aspire to lead on the global stage. There’s no other way to describe it than hard work, hard challenges and hard competition.

You will need to show that you can compete in deeply challenging intellectual fields. Your colleagues are aiming for the top, and they depend on you to set the same standard in your area of responsibility. That’s tough but incredibly satisfying. We value those who take ownership of their area and take opportunities to be exceptional.

What kind of excellent are you ›

We travel

We optimise our team structure for time zone overlap. Collaboration and inspiration takes time to fully develop but leadership at Canonical means building cross-team relationships. We nurture those relationships through regular global summits which bring diverse teams or their leaders together.

We host these events around the world to discover great places to explore and appreciate in the process. Team events have taken place in Vancouver, Brugge, New York, Budapest, Orlando, Cape Town, Warsaw, Seoul, Paris, Portland, Lyon, London, Toronto and many more.

Locations of recent sprints

As our customers transform their deepest and most important infrastructure to benefit from open source, they trust us to advise them and lead them to best practice. That also takes time on site, to whiteboard and to work shoulder to shoulder in their development halls and data centres. Many teams at Canonical travel for that deep customer presence.

If you are excited to see the world, Canonical is a great place to be. We expect everybody at Canonical to be willing and able to travel for up to two weeks at a time, twice a year.

What team members say

"I always wanted to work remotely, it's a huge quality of life leap. Canonical enables me to do that".

"I get to work every day with people from all over the world, which is just amazing".

"I love working from home but it's great to see the team during our in-person sprints. It makes working here extra special"

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