Software Engineering Director Job in Kenya

Even though this is a
senior management position, managing managers, we expect Engineering Directors
to be outstanding developers with the confidence to lead by example across the
full range of activities in their teams. You need to understand what great code
looks like in the language and genre of your product – whether that is a web
service, or a system daemon, or a desktop application, or a distributed system.
You’ll need to know how to drive testing and benchmarking to improve the
clarity in your teams around quality and performance. You’ll also need to be
confident to set and defend high expectations of work ethic, consistency, focus
and learning.

We have director level
roles across a wide range of engineering domains, including:


Python and Golang
C / C++ / Rust
Data infrastructure
HTML / CSS / JavaScript / Typescript / React
Flutter
Distro packaging and systems
SAAS and web microservices
Kernel
Servers
Graphics, Browser and Desktop
Silicon enablement and embedded devices
Product Security

If your domain of
expertise isn’t listed above, yet you feel it’s relevant to Canonical, then
feel free to apply anyway. We will route you to the most suitable team.

Location: The role is remote, with positions
available in all time zones. It includes a requirement for global travel for
twice per year, for trips up to two weeks long.

What you’ll do

Lead multiple teams of engineers,
ranging from graduate to senior

Develop your engineering managers and
maintain Canonical culture

Hire staff level engineers for specific
roles like performance and quality

Coach, mentor, and offer career
development feedback

Identify and measure indicators of team
health and productivity

Ensure rounded delivery including
community participation and docs

Implement disciplined engineering
processes and defend them

Set and measure progress against
benchmark goals for speed and efficiency

Represent your product to stakeholders,
partners, and customers

Develop and evangelise great engineering
and organisational practices

Plan and manage progress on agreed goals
and projects

Be an active part of the leadership
team, collaborating with other leaders

Collaborate with leads for related or
dependent products

What we’re looking for in
you

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

Extensive management experience and
confidence to set high expectations

Outstanding Linux based software
engineering track record

Drive and a track record of going
above-and-beyond expectations

Excellent verbal and written
communication skills in English

Public speaking and presentation skills
A love of developing and growing people
and a track record of it

Experience in leading, coaching and
mentoring software developers

Organised and able to ensure your team
delivers timely, high quality results

Well-organised, self-starting and able
to deliver to schedule

Professional manner interacting with
colleagues, partners, and community

You have advanced expertise in your own
domain

You are knowledgeable and passionate
about software development

You have solid experience working in an
agile development environment

You have a demonstrated drive for
continual learning

Builds trust, relationships and
confidence

Result-oriented, with a personal drive
to meet commitments

Ability to travel twice a year, for
company events up to two weeks each

Additional Skills We Value

Experience in a developer advocacy or
community role

Open source community engagement and
leadership

Ops and system administration experience
Performance engineering and security
experience

How To Apply

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