Engineering Manager - Databases

Canonical

Engineering Manager, Data & Databases - Canonical


Summary


As an engineering manager at Canonical your primary responsibility is to the people you support: ensuring that they are growing as 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 software development is a must, so that youre 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.



The ideal candidate for this role will have experience in software engineering, distributed systems, database operations on Linux, and Kubernetes. You will be building and leading a new team focused on building data solutions that leverage modern operational practices for operating data applications at scale on Kubernetes and other underlying platforms.


What youll do



  • You will lead a team in building a variety of scalable data solutions on Kubernetes and other substrates

  • You will build and manage a globally distributed team of engineers through hiring, coaching, mentoring, feedback and hands-on career development

  • You will demonstrate sound engineering principles by directly contributing toward your teams goals

  • Support timely delivery of technical solutions to address business needs

  • Effectively set and manage expectations with other engineering teams, senior management, and external stakeholders

  • Advocate and advance modern, agile software development practices and 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 organisation

  • Work from home with global travel up to 20% for internal and external events


Who you are



  • You have a software engineering background, preferably with Python experience

  • You have experience operating database software on Linux in large-scale production environments

  • You love embracing new technologies and pushing the boundaries of what is possible, with a view to building products that improve how people operate software and infrastructure everywhere 

  • You love developing and growing people and have a track record of doing it

  • You are knowledgeable and passionate about software development

  • You have experience in leading, managing, coaching and mentoring software developers towards delivering timely, high quality software together with them

  • You have solid experience working in an agile development environment



We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. We truly believe that diversity of experience, perspectives, and background will lead to a better environment for our employees and a better platform for our users and customers. This is something we value deeply and we encourage everyone to come be a part of the world of Ubuntu.



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