If you want to make a difference, make the move to Canonical

Life at Canonical is anything but corporate. As a company that exists to support one of today’s most important open source projects, we are changing the world on a daily basis. It’s a collaborative environment, but one in which every member of the team takes personal responsibility for everything they produce.

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Reasons to join us at Canonical

  • A culture of continuous innovation

    At Canonical, you’ll be expected to innovate and solve problems every day. It can be challenging, but you’ll never be bored!

  • Inspirational colleagues

    We go to great lengths to hire the right people, so you can expect to work with incredibly bright, experienced designers, engineers, researchers and marketing experts from day one.

  • Projects that really matter

    Everything we do is engineered precisely and with pride. When the world’s businesses and governments depend on your software, there’s no cutting corners.

  • The chance to change the world

    Everything you do at Canonical has the potential to improve millions of people’s lives and have a real impact in the world.

Join one of our teams

Design and User Experience

Design and User Experience

There are few organisations in the world where interface designers, graphic designers and user experience professionals come together on such a fascinating array of projects. From our office in London, this team creates the look, feel and interaction models for technologies as diverse as the Juju service orchestration tool and the Ubuntu Touch mobile interface.

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    • Xi Zhu
    • Visual Designer
    • London

    I enjoy the sprints because it gives me a chance to work closely with people from all around the world

    What is your greatest accomplishment at Canonical?

    Working on the UI toolkits for the phone operating system. It’s nice to see app developers use the components to make their apps work on Ubuntu, and I think the widgets look beautiful as well.

    Technical and Engineering

    Technical and Engineering

    Canonical is an engineering company. We need serious technologists to develop and maintain Ubuntu and importantly, its cloud and hyperscale features. If you want to work alongside renowned software developers and take personal responsibility for high-profile projects like Juju and Mir, you won’t find anywhere more exciting to work than Canonical.

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      • Diogo
      • Software Engineer
      • Brazil

      The best thing about Canonical, for me, is the common understanding that develops, both within teams and between them.

      What is your greatest accomplishment at Canonical?

      I think one of my greatest accomplishments was being able to bring down the issue tracker queue of one of Ubuntu One’s components to zero, which doesn’t mean that it was bug-free, but very close to that.

      Marketing and Business

      Marketing and Business Development

      We employ highly skilled business and marketing professionals with technology experience and an entrepreneurial spirit. If you have a background in startups, an interest in engineering or cloud computing and a desire to explore new markets, Canonical could be for you.

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        • James
        • Inside Sales Executive
        • Lexington, USA

        I enjoy the ‘start-up’ feel of the company, good ideas are welcomed and taken on board

        What is your greatest accomplishment at Canonical?

        My colleague and I were selected to drive a new part of the business, notably finding and selling into global open cloud opportunities. Since starting the project 4 months ago, we have secured $2.5 M of projected business and generated high level meetings in some of the most prestigious enterprise companies in the world. Senior technology executives are very keen to speak with us, which is great for my team.

        Operations

        Operations

        Canonical is a global company with over 500 staff and, thanks to our entrepreneurial culture, we are expanding fast. In our operations team, you can expect a diverse, hands-on, international role, with the opportunity to take on complex challenges.

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          • Michelle
          • Executive Assistant
          • London, UK

          The people, the variety of work and interesting projects are what I enjoy most about working here

          What is your greatest accomplishment at Canonical?

          Working on and implementing the Travel Authorisation process. It was good to head up a project from concept to implementation and have it roll out company wide. Seeing the results of the project, in that we have data we can actually use, has been very rewarding.

          Professional Services

          Professional Services

          Collaborate with leading manufacturers all over the world, as you work to optimise Ubuntu for new hardware platforms including the ARM-based hyperscale servers being developed by HP for the Moonshot project. Expect a varied, client-facing role, with the opportunity to work remotely.

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            • Ramon
            • Cloud Architect
            • London, UK

            The technology we use and the speed at which it evolves makes every day interesting.

            What is your greatest accomplishment at Canonical?

            We have been able to deliver elegant Ubuntu Cloud solutions based on OpenStack in very complex and demanding environments. Being part of this is a unique experience, it feels like we are designing the future of the cloud now. To achieve this a great deal of research, testing, documenting and sharing was needed and everybody involved gets better and more knowledgeable everyday.