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.

Job Position: Developer, Relations Engineer

Job Location: Lagos (Remote)

Job Description

  1. A Developer Relations Engineer is a technical expert, strategist and communicator with deep empathy for developers.
  2. This discipline combines practical engineering skills with firm diplomacy across organisational boundaries, in both directions. Like our audience, a Developer Relations Engineer is never satisfied with the status quo, and is driven by an insatiable curiosity to find better ways to get things done.
  3. They are problem-solvers and inventors, who understand people’s needs and love the way that tools can be adapted to meet them.
  4. They stay current with tech trends and provide insights and guidance while fostering innovation.

Job Responsibilities

  1. Contribute to product management team meetings
  2. Maintain conversations with developer community members
  3. Engage on IRC, social media, product forums, meet-ups and more
  4. Collaborate across Canonical teams
  5. Solve specific technical problems that users or colleagues have identified
  6. Contribute to technical documentation
  7. Work on technical articles, presentations or workshops
  8. Identify new opportunities in developer experience
  9. Present at conferences, meetups or technical events

Job Requirements

  1. An exceptional academic track record from both high school and university
  2. Undergraduate degree in Computer Science or STEM, or a compelling narrative about your alternative path
  3. Drive and a track record of going above-and-beyond expectations
  4. Developer with a demonstrable engagement in open-source software
  5. Well-organized, self-starting and able to deliver to schedule
  6. Professional manner interacting with colleagues, partners, and community
  7. Experience of Linux software packaging (deb, rpm or snap)
  8. Contributor to open-source communities, software and documentation
  9. An engaging, vivacious speaker and presenter
  10. Effective, tactful, empathetic and confident
  11. Builds trust, relationships and confidence
  12. Result-oriented, with a personal drive to meet commitments
  13. Ability to travel twice a year, for company events up to two weeks each
  14. Ability to travel in addition to upstream and industry events

Additional Skills that you might also Bring:

  1. Experience in a developer advocacy or community role
  2. Ops and system administration experience
  3. Performance engineering and security experience

What we offer you

  1. Your base pay will depend on various factors including your geographical location, level of experience, knowledge and skills. In addition to the benefits above, certain roles are also eligible for additional benefits and rewards including annual bonuses and sales incentives based on revenue or utilisation. Our compensation philosophy is to ensure equity right across our global workforce.
  2. In addition to a competitive base pay, we provide all team members with additional benefits, which reflect our values and ideals. Please note that additional benefits may apply depending on the work location and, for more information on these, you can ask in the later stages of the recruitment process.
    • Distributed work environment with twice-yearly team sprints in person
    • Personal learning and development budget of USD 2,000 per year
    • Annual compensation review
    • Recognition rewards
    • Annual holiday leave
    • Maternity and paternity leave
    • Employee Assistance Programme
    • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues
    • Priority Pass, and travel upgrades for long haul company events

How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online

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