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Job Openings at Canonical

About Canonical

Canonical is a growing, international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu – the world’s #1 cloud operating system. Our mission is to realise the potential of free software in the lives of people and organisations. Our services are helping businesses worldwide to reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu.

Senior Web Engineer Job at Canonical

The role

The Web and design team works as a multidisciplinary, inclusive team with world-class user researchers, UX designers, visual designers and web engineers. We work collaboratively with many teams and roles across the organisation, including product managers and other engineering teams.

Senior Web Engineers help drive best practices across the team for all disciplines, bringing great ideas to the table to lead technical conversations. They identify risks and communicate them to relevant stakeholders, asking the right questions to move a project forward. Within the team, there are fantastic opportunities to gain deep technical knowledge of complex products in innovative and fast-growing areas of the tech world with space and support to hone your craft. We value transparency, intellectual honesty and teamwork.

What you will do:

  • Learning and teaching: Coaching, mentoring and providing feedback to more junior members of the team while always developing yourself.
  • Ownership: Plan and manage progress on agreed goals and projects.
  • Communication: You’ll manage incoming requests for updates and liaise with or delegate to other people as necessary.
  • Standards: You’ll ensure the standard of our team’s output remains high and consistent across our whole product portfolio.
  • Consistency: You’ll ensure new pages are published according to specifications and in compliance with our design system.
  • Culture: Foster a healthy, collaborative engineering culture in line with the company values.
  • Collaboration: Work closely with UX designers and visual designers to implement exemplary user experiences.
  • Celebrate: Celebrate success with your team, and learn from mistakes.
  • Love what you do.

Who you are

  • Demonstrable experience working on modern web applications, such as React.
  • Deep working knowledge of HTML, SCSS, and JavaScript.
  • Good understanding of server-side languages, such as Python.
  • Experience with Git or other version control systems.
  • Consider accessibility in all aspects of your work.
  • Experience with analysing and improving web performance in complex user interfaces.
  • An excellent communicator with the ability to interact with other members of the team.
  • Exceptional product delivery experience.
  • Based in the EMEA timezone (Europe, the Middle East and Africa).

We offer

  • Remote first: 100% remote working with the opportunity to travel to Sprints. We meet a couple of times a year in interesting places all around the world to come together to collaborate. These Sprints see circa 300 people come together. This year we have travelled to Frankfurt, Copenhagen, Montreal and Prague!
  • Personal development: Annual budget allowance and time to focus on areas you want to improve.
  • Compensation: eligibility for annual pay review, including bonuses.
  • Recognition: The ability to possibly be rewarded and recognised by others for the work you do.
  • Travel: Priority Pass for lounge access when flying to sprints. International SOS membership will support you whilst you are travelling.

Application Closing Date

Not Specified.

How to Apply

Open this link to apply.

Graduate Trainee Social Media Manager – B2B

Job Location: Remote

Salary: $1k/Month

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm at the forefront of the global move to open source.

As the company that publishes Ubuntu, one of the most important open-source projects and the platform for AI, IoT and the cloud, we are changing the world on a daily basis.

We recruit on a global basis and set a very high standard for people joining the company.

We expect excellence – in order to succeed, we need to be the best at what we do.

Canonical has been a remote-first company since its inception in 2004. Working here is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game.

We are recruiting to fill the position below:

Job Title: Graduate B2B Social Media Manager

Location: Lagos


  • We’re on the lookout for a Graduate B2B Social Media Manager to join our team and take our communications to the next level. Our social media provides a window between the people who make our products and those who use them.
  • With audiences in the millions, our online communities have the opportunity to talk to us, engage with us, provide feedback and be involved in the world of Ubuntu.
  • From #opensource to coffee on K8s, launch previews to Twitter storms over some cool release swag, our marketing team is committed to creating conversations with audiences all over planet Earth: developers, tech enthusiasts, security engineers…
  • The ideal candidate is passionate about technology, technology marketing and the use of technology in marketing.
  • They prefer to work in an environment that emphasises ownership of campaigns, collaboration, learning, curiosity and a drive to continually improve oneself / the team / the organisation.
  • They love to problem solve, get hands-on, experiment, measure and use automation to make daily life easier.
  • This role sits in the communications team reporting to the director of communications.
  • Location: This role will be based remotely in the EMEA region.


What your day will look like:

  • Create, schedule and publish content and campaigns across multiple social media channels
  • Deliver regular analysis and reporting on social media metrics, content performance and campaign results
  • Support the growth and nurturing of Canonical’s social media audiences while increasing engagement rates and valuable actions.
  • Develop flair with copywriting and asset creation to create messaging that aligns with the brand and its personality and drives audiences towards action.
  • Be responsible for executing A/B and multivariate growth tests
  • Be audience-centric, focusing on platform and community moderation, as well as direct audience engagement
  • Create awareness of integrated campaigns, product launches, webinar series, industry announcements and core content.
  • Package all of Canonical’s product offerings and educational material creatively, from bare metal, AI, and Kubernetes to chats on diversity and CSR.


What we are looking for in you:

  • Interest in managing social media platforms for a tech brand with a very technical audience
  • Hands-on knowledge of social media management tools, an understanding of web analytics tools (social and web)
  • Experience with at least four social media platforms including LinkedIn, YouTube, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram and Reddit
  • An analytical eye and a good sense for the type of content that performs best depending on the platform and objective
  • Experience with educational content funnels, and using video as a core social media marketing asset
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and aptitude for forging trusting relationships across diverse, cross-functional teams
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong content marketer
  • Proven ability to prioritise and differentiate what matters from the noise, meeting deadlines without sacrificing quality
  • Willingness to travel up to 4 times a year for internal events

What we offer you

  • 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.
  • 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, please ask your Talent Partner.
  • Fully remote working environment – we’ve been working remotely since 2004!
  • Personal learning and development budget of 2,000USD per annum
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual holiday leave
  • Parental Leave
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Opportunity to travel to new locations to meet colleagues at ‘sprints’
  • Priority Pass for travel and travel upgrades for long-haul company events

Application Closing Date: Not Specified.


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