Linux Kernel Engineer

Location: Rosh Ha’Ayin, Israel
Position: Full-Time

The kernel engineer will develop and test patches for the Linux kernel that will improve Linux scalability for large scale x86_64-based servers. The engineer will build on his/her knowledge of / experience with operating system and OS internals/sub-systems, and its interaction with hardware. The Engineer will be operating at the forefront of Linux development and testing for large servers, working with renowned Linux talent and gaining exposure within the community.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Perform performance/scalability analysis of Linux on large scale servers based on a novel architecture
  • Locate performance/scalability bottlenecks within Linux and relevant libraries/components, and suggest/implement enhancements to meet those challenges
  • Work, alongside with other developers, to develop and test patches to mitigate performance/scalability challenges that have been identified
  • Write or adapt tools to micro-benchmark Linux kernel subsystems.
  • Provide support to existing large-scale deployments

Job Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years of experience with Linux kernel internal (not drivers) development, writing and testing patches; experience with same type of work for other *NIX systems might be considered sufficient.
  • Good knowledge and understanding of UNIX SMP computers
  • Highly proficient in writing C code, experienced in *NIX scripting languages
  • Good troubleshooting skills, good hardware technical skills
  • Excellent oral and written English communication
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to multi-task

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