Public Cloud Project Manager


Austin, TX, USA Remote

Full time



Sep 10

In this high-profile position, customer relationship management and advocacy for Canonical's technical assets are crucial.

This role is an opportunity for a technologist with a passion for Linux and Project Management to build a career with Canonical. If you have an affinity for software, great communication skills, and a passion for technology, then you will enjoy working with some of the best people in the industry at Canonical.

Public Cloud Project Managers provide account leadership and insight for Canonical’s key Tier 1 Enterprise Public Cloud accounts. This role will collaborate with individuals from Software Engineering through Senior Level Executives.

As a Public Cloud Project Manager, you will manage multiple blue chip company projects simultaneously. Working with all stakeholders, you will shape the SoW or similar agreements with our clients, manage projects through their life-cycles, ensuring the overall goals for both Canonical and the client are met.

Periodic international travel is required. Travel amount and duration will vary based on company and program requirements.

Public Cloud Project Manager key responsibilities:

  • Ensure programs and projects are delivered within the schedule, scope, cost, budget and resources expectations
  • Identify key technical and project risks and issues and actively put mitigating actions in place
  • Maintain strong customer focus and work with all key stakeholders to achieve successful outcomes
  • Assist senior management with contract negotiations and development of a project statement of work and RFI/RFP response
  • Conduct regular status meetings and business reviews with customers and provide direction when needed
  • Manage the delivery schedule of critical third party deliverables for the project
  • Identify and manage cross organization engineering requests that are not part of existing business contracts.
  • Advocate to customers the appropriate technologies from Canonical's portfolio

Required skills to be a successful Public Cloud Project Managers:

  • Proven background in IT Cloud industry as a software development project manager, IT program/project manager, agile software manager or scrum master
  • Deep understanding of Linux, Open source, and the Public Cloud space
  • Software engineering experience
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally
  • Strong negotiation and influencing skills
  • Bachelor's Degree in a STEM discipline
  • Strong communication skills

Nice to have skills:

  • PMI or equivalent certification preferred e.g., Scrum Master
  • Full lifecycle project management experience
  • Delivering global projects remotely

About Canonical

Canonical is a growing international software company that works with the open-source community to deliver Ubuntu, the world’s best free software platform. Our services help businesses worldwide reduce costs, improve efficiency and enhance security with Ubuntu. Canonical is a unique tech company - global, remote-first, open source, with 900+ professionals across 60+ countries. We want to be the world’s best, not biggest, global software company. With almost every team remote by default, Canonical sets the pace on the 21st-century digital workplace.

What Canonical offers:

  • Work from home
  • Personal learning and development budget
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual leave
  • Paid maternity, paternity and sick leave
  • Priority Pass for travel
  • Exposure to international business and technology

We are proud to foster a workplace free from discrimination. Diversity of experience, perspectives, and background create a better work environment and better products. Whatever your identity we will give your application fair consideration.

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