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Windows Kernel Developer

Remote — Full-time

Join the most cutting-edge and well-funded hardware startup in Silicon Valley as a Linux Kernel Developer. Our mission is to reimagine silicon and create computing platforms that will transform the industry. You will have the opportunity to work with some of the most talented and passionate engineers in the world to create designs that push the envelope on performance, energy efficiency and scalability. We offer a fun, creative and flexible work environment, with a shared vision to build products to change the world

As a Windows Kernel Developer, you are responsible for working within a distributed team of fellow engineers that are developing firmware and operating systems software for our platform. You will collaborate both internally, and externally with partners and customers, as well as with appropriate standards bodies. You will have an opportunity to engage broadly with our customers and third parties on enablement of new platforms, and optimizations in our microarchitecture.

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Minimum Qualifications

  • BS / MS in an engineering discipline (or equivalent professional experience) with 5 years experience in Windows OS and/or Hyper-V kernel internals and Microsoft toolchains including static analysis
  • Strong grasp of Computer Architecture concepts, including high performance server class architectures, weak memory models, and server platforms
  • Self-starter who takes initiative and engages well with upstream open-source communities
  • Proficient in C and/or C++, assembly language, and modern build systems
  • Good understanding of distributed revision control systems

Preferred Qualifications

  • 5 years+ of experience in building software stacks for server class platforms
  • Deep expertise in UEFI, ACPI, PCIe, and other related specifications
  • Familiarity with other operating systems and/or hypervisors such as Linux/FreeBSD/Xen/ESXiExperience with OS validation in pre-silicon simulation and post-silicon hardware bringup
  • Automated build and test with modern CI/CD tools
  • Experience in hardware certification for Microsoft platforms

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Defining the firmware/operating system interface between firmware and Windows/Hyper-V
  • Bringup of Windows and Hyper-V in simulation and post-silicon environments including but not limited to virtualization, power management and performance
  • Assist in the definition of future server class SoCs and platforms
  • Lead the creation of optimizations and drivers for server class platforms, focused on ensuring that existing Operating Systems run well, while identifying strong opportunity for enhancements that can improve performance on our hardware
  • Collaborating with the performance team to understand areas of hardware optimization
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