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Engineering Manager – Web

Website Canonical

The role

The Web and design team works as a multidisciplinary inclusive team with world-class user researchers, UX designers, visual designers and web engineers. We work collaboratively with many teams and roles across the organisation including product managers and other engineering teams.

As an Engineering Manager at Canonical, your primary responsibility is to the people you support: ensuring that they are growing as web engineers, doing valuable work, and generally having a great time at Canonical. As a lead for strong engineers, technical leadership and a solid background in web 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 strategy and execution.

About Canonical

Canonical is a growing, international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu – the world’s #1 cloud operating system. Our mission is to realise the potential of free software in the lives of people and organisations. Our services are helping businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.

What you will do:

  • Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
  • Write high quality code to create new features
  • Debug issues and produce high quality code to fix them
  • Consistently provide high-quality code reviews to other engineers
  • Demonstrate sound engineering principles by directly contributing to your team’s goals
  • Estimate work, set goals, and meet them
  • Write briefs, epics, and specifications and understand risks
  • Work from home with global travel 4 to 6 weeks for internal and external events
  • Understand completion criteria and push work to completion
  • Help mentor other engineers and manage staff.
  • Work to reduce complexity
  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and help develop and evangelise great engineering and organisational practices
  • Build and lead a globally distributed team of web engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs
  • 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

Who you are

  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about web and software development
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable
  • You try to learn and use web best practices in your work
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You take web best practices into account with your work
  • You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment
  • You drive work to completion
  • You take operational considerations (CI, updating, monitoring, observability, life-cycle management) into account
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, enterprising, thoughtful, and self-motivated
  • You follow industry trends and new technologies
  • You’re capable of representing your team as a subject matter expert
  • You have the ability to own architecture and solve larger technical challenges
  • You’re seen as a trusted advisor for your area of expertise within Canonical
  • You’re capable of representing your team in the absence of management
  • You understand and value how you do what you do as well as what you do
  • You love developing and growing healthy teams and have a track record of doing it
  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development and organisational management
  • You value getting things done by turning product vision into executable strategy

We offer

  • Remote first: 100% remote working with the opportunity to travel to Sprints. We meet a couple of times a year in interesting places all around the world to come together to collaborate. These Sprints see circa 300 people come together. This year we have travelled to Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Montreal and Prague!
  • Personal development: Annual budget allowance and time to focus on areas you want to improve.
  • Compensation: eligibility for annual pay review including bonuses.
  • Recognition: The ability to possibly be rewarded and recognised by others for the work you do.
  • Travel: Priority Pass for lounge access when flying to sprints. International SOS membership to support you whilst travelling.

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.

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