Engineering Manager – Digital Workplace

March 3, 2023

Job Description

  • Lagos

Canonical Nigeria

Canonical – We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely, and more cost-effectively than any other company. We develop Ubuntu, the world’s most popular enterprise Linux from cloud to edge, together with a passionate global community of 200,000 contributors. Ubuntu means 'humanity to others. We chose it because it embodies the generosity at the heart of open source, the new normal for platforms and innovation. Together with a community of 200,000, we publish an operating system that runs from the tiny connected devices up to the world's biggest mainframes, the platform that everybody uses on the public cloud, and the workstation experience of the world's most productive developers. Secure and reliable, elegant and intuitive, and open for innovation – Ubuntu is the future of open source, which is why it's the fastest-growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.
We are recruiting to fill the position below:
Job Title: Engineering Manager – Digital Workplace
Location: Lagos
The Role

Lead a team of Software Engineers which form the Workplace Engineering team as a highly performant group that specialises in web architecture and data analytics.
Building new tools, dashboards and analytics that empower colleagues, managers and executives to make better decisions and shape the 21st century of a remote, globally distributed and digital workplace.


As an Engineering Manager at Canonical, your primary responsibility is to the people you support: ensuring that they are growing as software 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.

What You Will Do

Being an inspiration and a leader towards ensuring your team delivers on projects
Design the architecture and deliver web-based systems and SAAS
Provide new insights into the Canonical workplace experience
Enable new processes and improve existing workflows
Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Write high-quality code to create new features
Consistently provide high-quality code reviews to other engineers
Estimate work, set goals and meet them
Write project specifications, and epics and understand the risks
Understand completion criteria and push work to completion
Coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to more junior members of the team, while always developing yourself
Connect to many data sources and provide insightful visualisations
Database design and architecture for connected systems

Who You Are:

You have a Bachelor’s or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar degree
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 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
Love what you do.

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.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.
Method of Application
Interested and qualified candidates should:
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