Director, DevOps Engineering at Canonical

Job Summary

  • As the Director of DevOps Engineering, your primary responsibility is to the people you lead and support:
  • Ensuring that they are growing as engineers, doing valuable work, and finding satisfaction in their career at Canonical.
  • As a lead for software engineers, technical leadership and a solid background in software development is a must, so that you’re able to challenge and grow your team members.
  • You will have the opportunity to influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on direction and execution.

What you’ll do:

  • Understand the global state of the art in open source operations
  • Prioritize our efforts to raise the bar on complex software-defined infrastructure
  • Ensure processes and training are in place for continuous improvement in our services
  • Lead and develop three regional teams of engineers spanning all major time zones
  • Hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback, and hands-on career development
  • Plan and manage progress on agreed goals and projects
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering and operational teams
  • Coordinate with management and external stakeholders or customers
  • Advocate modern, agile software development practices
  • 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 organization
  • Global travel up to 10% of the time for internal and external events

Who you are:

  • University Degree in Computer Science or related Software Engineering field
  • Advanced level Python programming skills
  • Experience running production operations as SAAS or IT with critical uptime requirements
  • Experience running production operations for external customers and partners
  • Familiarity with DevOps principles and practices
  • Leadership ability and ability to set and maintain a high standard of excellence in operations
  • You love developing and growing people and can demonstrate a track record of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development
  • You have experience in leading, coaching, and mentoring software developers
  • You have clarity on the drivers of quality in software engineering and an ability to ensure that
  • You are organized and want your team to deliver timely software releases
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You have a thorough understanding of modern infrastructure, including Kubernetes or OpenStack
  • You have sound knowledge of cloud computing concepts & technologies
  • You have practical knowledge of Linux and networking
  • You have hands-on experience with software automation
  • You are fluent and comfortable in cloud terminology

What you will learn:

  • OpenStack and Kubernetes in operation
  • Wide range of open source applications and capabilities
  • Work directly with customers in a range of different businesses
  • Real-life and hands-on exposure to a wide range of emerging technologies and tools.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online


  • 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 for all qualified individuals.
  • All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
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