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SW - Linux 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 Linux Kernel Developer, you are responsible for working within a distributed team of fellow engineers that are developing “upstream first” Linux kernel software for a future server class platform. You will collaborate both internally, and externally with upstream communities (including the Linux and commercial Operating System ecosystems), 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 Linux kernel development
  • 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 communities
  • Proficient in C, assembly language, and build systems
  • Good understanding of distributed revision control systems

Preferred qualifications

  • 5 years+ of experience in building software stacks for server class platforms
  • Experience in working “upstream first” with the Linux kernel community
  • Experience in maintaining server class platform support upstream
  • Strong grasp of Computer Architecture concepts leveraged by modern high performance server-class platforms, knowledge of performance tradeoffs
  • Deep expertise in UEFI, ACPI, PCIe, and other related server specs

Role and Responsibilities

  • 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 hw optimization
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