by Emmanuel Urua
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Job Description

This is a general track for a Senior Engineer or above in any team at Canonical. After the first round of interviews, we will establish which teams might be an excellent fit, and progress your application with them.


  • Lead design and architecture of an impactful open source project
  • Code in Golang, Rust, Python, C/C++ or Typescript / React
  • Collaborate proactively with a globally distributed team
  • Mentor, develop and advise colleagues in their career progression
  • Display technical leadership in Canonical and our communities
  • Debug issues and produce high-quality code to fix them
  • Contribute to technical documentation with the aim to make it the best of its kind
  • Work from home with global travel twice annually for company events


  • An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  • Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  • Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  • Technical leadership as well as team motivation, direction and pace
  • Well-organised, self-starting and able to deliver to schedule
  • Professional manner interacting with colleagues, partners, and community
  • Deep experience with at least one of Go, Rust, Python or C
  • Subject matter expertise in your engineering domain
  • Conscientiousness and detail orientation, with a focus on performance
  • Professional written and spoken English
  • Experience with Linux (Debian or Ubuntu preferred)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, curiosity, flexibility, and accountability
  • Passion, thoughtfulness, and self-motivation
  • Excellent communication and presentation skills
  • Result-oriented, with a personal drive to meet commitments
  • Ability to travel twice a year, for company events up to two weeks each

Location: Lagos, Nigeria.

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