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Developer Relations Manager

Closing: Dec 31, 2022

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Published: Dec 27, 2022 (2 months ago)

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This is a role that requires strong technical grounding in software engineering, Linux and open source communities, container technologies and devops. It is also a management role that requires judgement, empathy and drive. You and your team will represent not only the Ubuntu community but also Canonical as a contributor to the wider Linux ecosystem. You will lead a distributed team and travel internationally 2-4 times per year for engineering sprints, community summits, industry events, and strategic planning sessions.


Who you are

  • You love technology and working with brilliant people.
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable.
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, thoughtful, and self-motivated.
  • You have experience with developer tools and open source projects.
  • You have a clear public record of accomplishments (talks, blog posts, GitHub, Twitter, etc).
  • You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux - kernel or userspace, DevOps, software development, testing and QA, package management, container technology.
  • You can work autonomously and assume full ownership of objectives as needed.
  • You can be flexible with your time and enjoy working with new technology in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are experienced working with open source communities and understand the workflow of volunteer contributors.

Nice to have

  • Experience as a software developer
  • Examples of contributions to the Ubuntu Community
  • Experience with contributing to open source projects


Responsibilities
This is a role that requires strong technical grounding in software engineering, Linux and open source communities, container technologies and devops. It is also a management role that requires judgement, empathy and drive. You and your team will represent not only the Ubuntu community but also Canonical as a contributor to the wider Linux ecosystem. You will lead a distributed team and travel internationally 2-4 times per year for engineering sprints, community summits, industry events, and strategic planning sessions.


Who you are

  • You love technology and working with brilliant people.
  • You are curious, flexible, articulate, and accountable.
  • You value soft skills and are passionate, thoughtful, and self-motivated.
  • You have experience with developer tools and open source projects.
  • You have a clear public record of accomplishments (talks, blog posts, GitHub, Twitter, etc).
  • You have interest and experience with two or more of the following: Ubuntu Linux - kernel or userspace, DevOps, software development, testing and QA, package management, container technology.
  • You can work autonomously and assume full ownership of objectives as needed.
  • You can be flexible with your time and enjoy working with new technology in a fast-paced environment.
  • You are experienced working with open source communities and understand the workflow of volunteer contributors.

Nice to have

  • Experience as a software developer
  • Examples of contributions to the Ubuntu Community
  • Experience with contributing to open source projects


  • Build and lead a developer relations team at Canonical
  • Gain a deep understanding of snaps, Juju charms, or Docker containers
  • Grow the developer community by attracting software developers and ISVs to the platform
  • Create content to scale up adoption, demonstrate best practices, and showcase new features
  • Provide input to development teams at Canonical based on feedback from ISVs, developers, and the wider community
  • Collaborate with software developers, product managers and technical writers on developing documentation
  • Write ecosystem specific guides, tutorials, release notes, and white papers
  • Curate existing documentation, performing periodic reviews, triage user feedback/bug reports and determine priorities for remedial work
  • Engage with the community through various means, including discourse, IRC, social media, conferences, etc.
  • Identify relevant influencers and devising plans on how to effectively engage with them
  • Deliver training workshops in person and remotely
  • Represent the platform via speaking engagements at industry events and community conferences


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