Software Engineering Squad Leader – Container / Virtualisation – LXD at 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: Software Engineering Squad Leader – Container / Virtualisation – LXD

Location: Lagos


  • Our mission is to build a next-generation private cloud infrastructure, combining KVM, Ceph, and SDN technologies to create a data center scale cloud that ‘just works’ and provides a mission-critical cloud for edge and core enterprise deployments.
  • We’re hiring squad leaders with experience in high-quality microservice architectures, high-performance teams who also have deep familiarity with Linux, virtualisation, storage and networking.
  • LXD components span the entire software stack from low-level kernel features to the upper level management API/CLI.
  • Our most effective engineers are fluent in all these layers, and able to anticipate the consequences of design and engineering choices elsewhere in a complex distributed system.
  • As a squad leader, you must be technically strong, but your responsibility is also to run an effective team and help develop the colleagues you are responsible for.
  • Technical leadership experience and a background in software engineering are necessary prerequisites for this role.
  • You will be expected to lead, challenge, and develop strong engineers, positively influence the culture, facilitate technical delivery, and work with your team on strategy and execution.
  • The successful candidate will have experience leading successful, collaborative engineering teams, and demonstrate the ability to solve challenging distributed systems problems and deep knowledge of Linux.

What you’ll do:

  • Lead a team of remote engineers
  • Participate in the engineering process through code and architectural review
  • Develop talent through coaching, mentoring and feedback
  • Set and manage expectations with other engineering squads, senior management, and external stakeholders
  • Engage with teams at Canonical, the open source community and partners
  • Work from home with global travel for 4 to 6 weeks per year for internal and external events

Who you are:

  • You have a Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in Computer Science, STEM or similar Degree
  • You understand modern Linux cloud computing technologies, including networking, storage, containers and K8s
  • You are focused on success and the delivery of timely, high quality software
  • You love developing and growing people and have a strong track record of doing it
  • You have strong written and verbal technical communication skills
  • You have experience programming in C and/or Go.

Application Closing Date
Not Specified.

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