Curriculum manager

Canonical (View all Jobs)

Home based - Americas, EMEA

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Interview Process

1. Review your open source contributions at shortlist stage. 2. 4x60m interviews over Hangouts, each of which is carried out blind (none of the interviewers talk to each other until the final review). The company is fully remote, so there is no on-site.


The role of a Curriculum Manager at Canonical

For today's developers and system administrators, Ubuntu is the centrepiece of their valuable professional skills from cloud to containers, from edge to IoT, and in data science and AI. We are building a program to help technical professionals test, certify and showcase their open source abilities. This will be the Canonical Ubuntu version of RHCE, Cisco CNE and similar certifications. Join a fast-paced, global, fully remote team and help set the trajectory of our expanding technical certifications, credentials and future training programmes. This position requires the ability to balance the rigorous methodology of instructional design with the technical experience of an engineer to help create engaging technical curriculum and assessment content.

As a Curriculum Manager on the Credentials & Curriculum team, you’ll use your skills as a quick learner and effective communicator to balance an interest in open source communities, operating systems, DevOps and cloud technologies, scripting languages, and git repositories, with a passion for improving assessment and instructional content through  blueprinting, JTA surveys, and SME recruitment and management phases.

This role reports to the Skills Certification Lead.

Location: This role can be held anywhere in the EMEA or Americas time zones / regions.

What your day will look like

  • Working with stakeholders and cross-teams in analysing instructional design requests to determine technical resource requirements and project needs
  • Creating relevant, engaging, accurate instructional, assessment, and supporting content based on blueprints, JTA surveys, item writing panels, SME guidance, and industry best practices
  • Leading curriculum development efforts and manage multiple development projects through effective Agile techniques, regular meetings, privacy and security procedures, and SME recruitment and
  • engagement to ensure extremely technical content is relevant, appropriately challenging, and offers the highest quality user experience.
  • Act as internal Subject-Matter Expert (SME) for all products in verifying item and item instruction accuracy and determining exam delivery platform, specifications
  • Working with technical vendors and internal teams to manage porting and transferring of content and user data in various internal and vendor-based systems, including GitHub repositories and JIRA

What we are looking for in you

  • Effective communication and collaboration across cross-functional teams, vendors, and with internal stakeholders to ensure resources and needs align
  • Relevant, engaging and accurate instructional design and assessment
  • Industry best practices of exam blueprinting and job task analysis
  • Strong initiative and leadership skills, Agile experience, and security and privacy assessment
  • User-friendly, accessible methods of conveying highly technical information that is  relevant, appropriately challenging, and offers the highest quality user experience.
  • Experience with GitHub repositories,CRMs, and JIRA
  • Curiosity and the drive to learn highly complex technologies rapidly and autonomously in addition to working with SMEs.

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.

  • An opportunity to shape the open source community
  • An inclusive work environment
  • Learning and development
  • Annual compensation review
  • Recognition rewards
  • Annual leave
  • Priority Pass for travel

About Canonical

Canonical is a pioneering tech firm that is 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.​ Work at Canonical is a step into the future, and will challenge you to think differently, work smarter, learn new skills, and raise your game. Canonical provides a unique window into the world of 21st-century digital business.

Canonical is an equal opportunity employer

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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