Senior Software Engineer - Linux Kernel

Senior Software Engineer - Linux Kernel

Job ID 
Software Engineering
Posting date 
Remote base 

Job description

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Development team is looking for a kernel developer to join us as a Senior Software Engineer in Beijing, China. In this role, you will perform bug fixes on existing subsystems and perform kernel work across a diversity of kernel subsystems. We'll need you to have experience with Linux or UNIX operating systems, as well as familiarity with kernel booting, kernel debugging, architecture, and kernel and userspace system management interfaces.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Bug fix existing subsystems and incremental feature additions
  • Perform kernel work across a variety of kernel subsystems
  • Participate in the broader upstream Linux community, including contribution of new development work and backporting fixes to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases
  • Work on user space tools

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of experience with professional Linux kernel development offerings
  • Experience in a variety of kernel subsystems on Linux
  • Excellent programming skills in C
  • Prior participation in upstream Linux projects is a big plus
  • Programming experience with Bash or other scripts is a plus
  • System administration experience with network or storage setup is a plus

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