Manager Ubuntu Enablement Job In Dubai


What your day will look like

Lead a diverse and distributed team of project managers including performance management and mentoring

Contribute to the success of our sales team in winning new opportunities

Promote industry-recognized, best-in-class project management practices

Lead the evaluation of project management tools, systems, and processes

Drive resource capacity planning for the team, identifying gaps and actively looking for solutions to ensure efficient and effective team allocation utilization

Drive continuous improvement and implementation of best practices

Establish KPIs for project status reporting across Canonical

Collaborate with cross-team leads to address common challenges across projects

Drive execution excellence through continuous feedback and improvement

Review customer feedback and participate in customer meetings

Develop your project management team through coaching, mentoring, and training

Serve as the first customer escalation point on critical projects

Act as a trusted adviser to company leadership, collaborating with stakeholders to enable customer success

What we are looking for in you

Experience leading diverse, remote project teams in a technology company

Experience with cross-cultural and multi-continent projects

Experience hiring, managing teams, and developing skills

Strong software engineering project management experience

Strong delivery of commercial technology projects to device manufacturers

Adept at making things happen while successfully managing risks

Experience building collaborative internal and external partnerships

Solid commercial skills; experience in dealing with SoW creation

Effective negotiator, comfortable in a customer-facing pre-sales role for complex projects

Able to travel 4-6 weeks a year, up to two weeks at a time, sometimes internationally

Flexibility to work non-standard hours when required, in support of a worldwide sales and project teams

PMP/PMI or PRINCE2 practitioner certification

Additional Skills That You Might Also Bring

Experience with the enablement of hardware and devices under Linux and delivery of commercial software technology projects to device manufacturers

Knowledge of Linux and the wider the Open Source Software community

Knowledge of Agile project management methodologies is an advantage

Familiarity with a wide range of technology such as embedded device/IoT software development

Ideally a Masters degree, MBA, or similar qualification

Practical experience in automotive, including functional safety, embedded systems, and related software trends

Automotive industry standards experience (ISO/IEC 27001, TISAX, ASPICE, etc.)

We deliver open source to the world faster, more securely and more cost effectively than any other company.We’re also the publishers of Ubuntu, the worlds 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 – this is the future of open source, which is why we’re proud to be the developers of the fastest growing Linux in the world despite already being the most widely deployed.If you’re interested in a career at Canonical, we are a remote-first company so please apply to any suitable role as skills are valued more than location, despite some having a preferred geographic preference.


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