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Linux Kernel Generalist (Global Location)

Job ID 309923 Date posted 11/13/2017 Location: Nuremberg, Bayern

Linux Kernel Generalist

Location: Global

Job purpose:

Linux Kernel Generalist develops and maintains a selected subset of the core kernel infrastructures, both in the SUSE enterprise products and upstream.

The responsibilities namely include (but are not necessarily limited to): in-kernel dynamic linker, module handling, live patching, signal handling, and tracing infrastructure (both in-kernel (ftrace) and userspace (ptrace)).

The developer represents himself actively and shares his/her knowledge and further develops it in special interest groups, professional organizations and specialized conferences.

Key responsibilities:

* design and development of features in Linux Kernel scheduler core
* working both with Linux Kernel upstream, as well as participating on developing and maintaining kernels for linux-based SUSE products
* technical analysis of problems and errors in the Linux Kernel
* activities connected with participation in professional organizations and specialized conferences

Knowledge required:

* excellent knowledge of the C programming language
* good overview of Linux Kernel internals and implementation principles, with focus on core areas of the kernel
* good knowledge of open-source community principles, with main focus on Linux Kernel development model and practices
* good knowledge of the hardware of PCs and their peripherals
* good knowledge of assembler language
* good knowledge of Linux debugging tools
* good spoken and written knowledge of English

Characteristics required:

* accuracy and thoroughness
* consideration and assertiveness
* independence

About SUSE

SUSE, a pioneer in open source software, provides reliable, interoperable Linux, cloud infrastructure and storage solutions that give enterprises greater control and flexibility. More than 20 years of engineering excellence, exceptional service and an unrivaled partner ecosystem power the products and support that help our customers manage complexity, reduce cost, and confidently deliver mission-critical services. SUSE is also an active member of many open source communities, such as the openSUSE Project, OpenStack, Ceph, OpenNFV, OpenHPC, and more, to help drive collaboration among global communities to help solve some of the world’s most challenging technology issues.

At SUSE, we set challenging goals for ourselves, then work to meet, and often exceed them. How far can you go with extraordinary colleagues at your side?

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Location: Nuremberg, Bayern Position Type Full-Time/Regular

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