[SVLUG-Jobs] Senior SWE, Linux-based Appliance Operating Systems

Kelcey Stone kstone at pridestaff.com
Wed Aug 29 15:20:47 PDT 2007


Hello,

 A Senior Software Engineer position involving very interesting work at a client of mine has become available.  Please
see below for details.  My contact details are at the bottom of the description to respond with your interest.

 Thanks!

 Kelcey

 
 Position:
Senior Software Engineer, Linux-based Appliance Operating Systems
 
Location:
Mountain View
, CA

 Start:
ASAP
 
Duration:
Full time hire
 
Pay:  

DOE, $90-$110K/year
 
Experience Level:
10+ years industry experience, 
partial credit for educational experience considered
 
An innovator in the development of fault tolerant and high availability platforms for Linux applications, is looking for a
Senior Software Engineer for component architecture and hands-on development of high-availability Linux-based appliances. 
The successful candidate will join a small team of seasoned experts with a proven track-record of successful product
development, and will be intimately involved with the development, architecture and future direction of Resilience integrated
High Availability (iHA) appliance platforms.  The work environment is fast-paced and multi-faceted, requiring demonstrable
skill in small group communication, rapid learning and goal attainment with minimal supervision.  Experience handling
parallel development tracks and muliple projects will be highly leveraged.
An advanced level of understanding regarding Linux kernel and device driver development is mandatory; demonstrab
proficiency with C, Perl and shell programming skills is also required.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills
(both written and verbal) are mandatory.  Prior experience with high availability concepts is strongly desired.
This position has responsibility for kernel, driver and operating environment support of Resilience appliance platforms,
both existing and upcoming.  Prior experience with Linux, x86 hardware and Ethernet networking will be strongly leveraged.
This position will entail oversight and mentoring of staff.


 

Duties:
. Kernel and device driver development in the Linux 2.4 and 2.6 
  
environment, demonstrating an understanding of Linux community 
  
interaction, best practices and state of kernel hardware support
. New systems (appliance) bring-up on x86-based hardware
. Development and specification of kernel/driver acceptance 
  
and validation tests
. Driver evaluation and specification for supporting appliance
  
onboard I/O and subfeatures
. Consistent review of device driver stability and performance;
  
track vendor and community device driver developments
. User-space (distribution) modifications to support new appliance
  
models, I/O interfaces and features
. Constructive peer code review / analytical critique of 
  
designs and implementations
. Escalation coordination and support for platform-related issues
 
 
Required skills:
. Excellent verbal and written communication skills
. 8 yrs C programming in the Linux or Unix environment, with
  
demonstrable prior activities in kernel and driver development
. 4 yrs Linux kernel and/or driver development (2.4 or 2.6 -based)
. Advanced expertise with Linux administration and distributions
. Practical experience with configuration and use of common 
  
open source software packages
. Self-motivated, able to complete tasks on schedule with minimal supervision
. Adept at problem solving, creative thinking, producing reproducible results
 
Desired skills:
. Experience with Linux networking stack and Ethernet device drivers
. Professional experience with high availability software or HA 
  
System configurations
. Understanding of current x86 hardware architectures and I/O technologies
. Familiarity with performance testing methodologies, with an emphasis
  
on networking; familiarity with performance testing hardware, software
. Basic understanding of analog and digital circuits
. Small-team and distributed-team communications experience

 If interested, please respond with your:

 1.  Resume in Word format 

 2.  A description of how your experience relates well to the specifics of the job.


Regards,


 




Kelcey Stone



Technical Staffing Supervisor




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