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Senior Linux Kernel Developer

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San Jose, CA, United States
Oct 10, 2018

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Xilinx develops highly flexible and adaptive processing platforms that enable rapid innovation across a variety of technologies - from the endpoint to the edge to the cloud. Xilinx is the inventor of the FPGA, hardware programmable SoCs and the ACAP (Adaptive Compute Acceleration Platform), designed to deliver the most dynamic processor technology in the industry and enable the adaptable, intelligent and connected world of the future in a multitude of markets including Data Center (Compute, Storage and Networking); Wireless/5G and Wired Communications; Automotive/ADAS; Emulation & Prototyping; Aerospace & Defense; Industrial Scientific & Medical, and others. Xilinx's core strengths simultaneously address major industry trends including the explosion of data, heterogeneous computing after Moore's Law, and the dawn of artificial intelligence (AI).

Our global team is growing and we are looking for bold, collaborative and creative people to help us lead the industry transformation to build an adaptable intelligent world. We believe that by embracing diverse ideas, striving for excellence in all that we do, and working together as a unified team, we can accomplish anything. Come do your best work and live your best life as part of the ONEXILINX team!


Xilinx is looking for an innovative and talented Senior Linux Developer to work on exciting opportunities in the Systems Software team at the Xilinx headquarters in San Jose. You will be involved in developing Linux solutions, work with open source virtualization solutions (Containers, VMs, and processor virtual platforms (QEMU)) to support Xilinx Multi-processor environment. In this capacity, you will be directly involved in the productization of these embedded software solutions for current and next-generation silicon products, working with a global team of engineers. You will work across all aspects of system software development, upstreaming, test & verification and integration of embedded software running on our SoCs.

 

The ideal candidate will have expertise in one or more of the following:

 

  • C / C++ programming
  • Prior experience delivering on Linux kernel, System Software or Embedded software
  • Have worked with processor virtual platforms (e.g. QEMU) previously
  • Multi-processor environment & deep processor architecture experience
  • Knowledge of and experience with Containers, Virtual Machines
  • Knowledge of Virtualization Technologies (Docker, Kubernetes, OCI)
  • Understanding and experience with Hypervisors (Xen, KVM)
  • Intrinsic knowledge about Open Source Linux kernel development & Linux internals
  • Previous experience with developing embedded software solutions
  • Experience with using GIT
  • In addition, the ideal candidate will have good oral and written communication skills, be a team player, be willing to take on new challenges, have an open mind and be willing to contribute to the success of every project.

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Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Engineering or related equivalent; Master’s Degree preferred
  • 4+ years experience developing Linux kernels. The position involves the design and development of a wide range of Linux sub-systems.
  • The ideal candidate has up-streamed Linux kernel code and worked closely with an open-source community. The position involves a significant level of autonomy in which an applicant will work independently to develop solutions.
  • Demonstrated understanding of heterogeneous processing systems
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