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Ubuntu Linux Kernel Engineer - Silicon Enablement

Closing: Jul 12, 2024

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Published: Jul 3, 2024 (17 days ago)

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What we are looking for in you

  • Well-organised and motivated self-starter able to thrive in a remote work environment
  • Professional manner with colleagues, business partners, and the open-source community
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Significant programming ability in C
  • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other aspects of hardware-level system engineering
  • Solid background with git
  • Understanding of operating system kernel fundamentals
  • Ability to travel twice a year for company events of up to two weeks length

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Python and Bash scripting ability
  • Prior background with the major SoC families
  • Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux kernel patching and debugging
  • Solid understanding of performance optimisation for silicon platforms


Responsibilities

What we are looking for in you

  • Well-organised and motivated self-starter able to thrive in a remote work environment
  • Professional manner with colleagues, business partners, and the open-source community
  • Ability to communicate effectively in English, both written and verbal
  • Significant programming ability in C
  • Strong grasp of device drivers, BSP’s, and other aspects of hardware-level system engineering
  • Solid background with git
  • Understanding of operating system kernel fundamentals
  • Ability to travel twice a year for company events of up to two weeks length

Additional skills that you might also bring

  • Python and Bash scripting ability
  • Prior background with the major SoC families
  • Ubuntu/Debian/Snap packaging
  • Demonstrated experience with Linux kernel patching and debugging
  • Solid understanding of performance optimisation for silicon platforms


  • Collaborate regularly and proactively with a globally distributed team
  • Work closely with our silicon vendor partners to integrate their platform support into the Ubuntu Linux kernel for their product ranges
  • Diagnose and resolve issues in the kernel reported by partners, customers, the community at large, and discovered by your own rigorous testing
  • Take responsibility for the delivery of distinct silicon-optimised variants of the Ubuntu Linux kernel to the world
  • Improve tooling and automation for the delivery and test of Ubuntu Linux kernels
  • Submit, review, and apply kernel patches, working with both internal and external upstream maintainers
  • Identify new means of maximising performance on partner silicon


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