Software Engineering Manager - Ubuntu Linux Kernel Resilience at Canonical (Raleigh, NC)

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Canonical, the publisher of Ubuntu, is seeking an experienced engineering manager to lead the Kernel Resilience team.  Kernel Resilience is an evolution to the next level of the already industry-leading focus on quality and security of the Ubuntu Linux kernel.   The primary focus areas of the team will include but aren’t limited to:

  • Stability and reliability
    • Not just running tests and reporting results but vigorously seeking ways to cause kernel crashes or other faults
  • Security and hardening
    • Actively attempting to identify vulnerabilities and exposures as well as responding to reported CVEs
  • Performance profiling
  • Kernel build automation 

This role is not to oversee a team of button pushers forwarding automated results.  Kernel Resilience staff are expected to be dedicated engineers using their experience to discover new issues using the best practices, or coming up with innovative new practices when ‘best’ just isn’t good enough.  Therefore the Kernel Resilience Manager must be an individual willing to leverage their passion to not only challenge the status quo but motivate the team to continually strive for improvement.

The successful candidate will have a proven track record of some mixture of Linux kernel development, kernel security, quality assurance, and back-end development.  If you tick at least one of those boxes and have a strong interest in the others, we want to hear from you!

What you'll do

  • Lead a globally distributed team of engineers through coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development
  • Develop your team through coaching, mentoring, leading by example, and feedback
  • Ensure an ongoing commitment to industry-leading quality, reliability and security standards
  • Strive for continuous improvement in Linux kernel build automation
  • Engage with other teams at Canonical, the open source community and commercial partners
  • Work from home with global travel up to twice a year for up to two weeks

Who you are

  • Someone with high standards for overall quality, and not afraid to ensure they are met
  • At ease leading or working in several different technical domains concurrently
  • Significant programming experience in C, Python, Golang, or other like languages
  • Substantial experience in Linux system configuration, programming, and deployment
  • Solid understanding Linux kernel internals and development principles
  • Demonstrated experience managing or leading a team of software engineers
  • Demonstrated ability to present oneself in a professional manner when interacting with colleagues, customers, business partners, and the open source community
  • Understanding of agile software development methodologies
  • Earned a bachelor’s (or equivalent university level) degree, preferably in a technology field

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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Canonical operates in the Cloud industry. The company is located in Boston, MA and Austin, TX. Canonical was founded in 2004. It has 880 total employees. It offers perks and benefits such as Dental Benefits, Health Insurance Benefits, 401(K), Performance Bonus, Remote Work Program and Paid Holidays. To see all 63 open jobs at Canonical, click here.
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