Kernel Engineer

  • Location:
    Milpitas, California, US
  • Area of Interest
    Engineer - Hardware
  • Job Type
  • Technology Interest
    Wireless, Mobility
  • Job Id

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Kernel Engineer Requirements:


  • Expertise in Open source technologies
  • Must have worked with major SoC architectures - x86, ARM (MIPS, PPC will be plus)

·      Expertise in Linux Kernel

·      Need to have deep understanding of the Linux architecture(s)

·      Kernel Device driver development and maintenance expertise is a must have

  • Worked on new HW Board bring up (x86, ARM etc)
  • Be able to integrate/debug/maintain open source software in product code
  • Good understanding of Kernel community
  • Good understanding of Free Open Source Software echo system
  • Be able to work and support large community of developers who use Kernel and Open Source code
  • Open Embedded (YOCTO) will be a plus
  • Good understanding of Open Souce community trends and ad
  • Good understanding of networking technologies and market trend


10+ years of experience on Kernel and Open Source

Good understanding on HW architectures and board designs will be plus

Working with SoC from Marvell/Intel/NXP/AMD etc will be plus

Other technologies - USB/I2C, MAC/PHY, PCI, Bootloader,