Ubuntu Jobs: What does it take to work for Canonical – I am asking?

I suppose there is lots like me that would love to work for Canonical.  Now there is the why and the what.  Here is my why and hopefully my readers can pitch in with the what part.

So why?

  • I believe in what Canonical is trying to achieve with Ubuntu and the way they are going about doing it. 
  • I use Ubuntu daily as both my work machine and also my home and entertainment machine.
  • It would be great to be able to say that I had a small part of bringing Ubuntu to the world.  Had some small part already in doing some translations and reporting some bugs.
  • Working with the best there is, is just awesome.
  • I can work at home in the beautiful Cape Town and at the same time travel to other destinations all over the world.
  • I am a professional Project Manager and believe that with my experience and skills, I can contribute and add value to the process of bringing each Ubuntu release to market.  Running time-based projects is not the easiest of things particularly when the resources delivering that is spread across the world.
  • Since Ubuntu has it’s roots in South Africa, I would love to work for Ubuntu as a South African.  About time some South African blood and culture gets added to the Canonical mix :).  From what I believe, Mark is the sole South African working at Canonical.

Some of the jobs that would suit me:

So what do you think it would take to work for Canonical?  Here is some that I have come up with:

  • Be able to operate in a global diverse team.
  • Be able to work across various timezones.
  • Be able to diligent, logical and precise.
  • Have great time-management skills.
  • Have great communication skills particularly electronic communication skills.
  • Be great at what you doing … in my case Project Management.
  • Be passionate about Open Source and the promotion of the Open Source environment.
  • Be innovative and prepared to change and accept change.

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