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The ubuntu community team at canonical enables community leaders and participants to get things done in the project, coordinating with canonical teams and ensuring that community processes are efficient and well runWe don`t do the work of the community, but we facilitate that work to ensure that energetic and ambitious community members with their own vision of open source can benefit from the work canonical does and bring their own flavour of ubuntu into being, to meet the needs and express the interests of their community.
This is an exciting opportunity for a technically proficient person who is passionate about open source software, linux, and sustainable community building.
In this role, you will support community initiatives with your technical skills and strong organizational skillsYou can get into the trenches with developers to smooth processes and integrate community plans with canonical plans for maximum impactYou can encourage and facilitate the creation of new technical projects that enhance the community contribution experience, and you can represent community interests to canonical teams.
You will support and engage with volunteer developers in the ubuntu community, addressing their concerns and helping them to create successful toolsYou will help to ensure their success and the overall autonomy and sustainability of the projectThis role is likely a good fit for someone with experience in devops, software development, testing or qa, package management, container technologyYou will definitely need to be technically skilled with linux.
You will provide the content and technical support to ensure the community stays engaged and informedThis will include regular blog and social media posts about community initiatives, events, accomplishments, and collaborative efforts between canonical and the ubuntu community.
You will communicate effectively with developers and software engineers and represent not only the ubuntu community but canonical as a contributor to the wider linux ecosystemOur team attends conferences and expos, and talks about technical community projects and their development processes.
What you will do
Collaborate proactively with a distributed team
Write high quality content to promote and support community initiatives
Discuss ideas and collaborate on finding good solutions to community problems
Work from home with global travel 2 to 4 weeks for internal and external events
Potential opportunity to travel more if you wish
Nurture community contributions to ubuntu
Engage with the ubuntu community through askubuntu, irc, social media, conferences, etc
Represent ubuntu via speaking engagements at events and conferences.
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, enterprising, 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 / optional:
Experience with community management
Experience with developer advocacy
Experience as a software developer
Examples of contributions to the ubuntu community
Experience with contributing to open source projects
Learning and development opportunities and budget
Annual compensation review
Priority pass for travel
Flexible working option
Canonical believes a diverse workforce enhances our ability to deliver world class software and services which meet the world`s computing needsWe are committed to ensuring equal employment opportunities to all qualified individualsAll qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.
Posted 16 days ago