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Software Engineer - Internet of Things - Photon OS Linux Kernel Engineering

Bengaluru, India

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Job ID R1912599 Date posted Sep. 13, 2019

The Photon OS team is part of the IoT Business Unit and is responsible for delivering the groundbreaking Photon OS which forms a standard platform for IoT Edge gateways. The team focuses on cutting edge engineering and advanced projects around containers and operating systems engineering with a specific focus on security, performance and interoperability for linux containers.

Building an operating system distribution involves various sub processes distributed among various servers in the data center. The primary role for this position is to be responsible for the various Linux kernel variants in Photon OS.

This team is seeking engineers with hands on experience in the following areas:

  • Experience with kernel/hypervisorcode/drivers required
  • Intimate familiarity with Linux OS (kernel, systemd, system configuration, common open-source packages)
  • Previous experience with distributed build and test Frameworks.
  • Strong experience and interest in distributed systems.
  • Experience with python and bash desirable.


  • Take ownership of, kernel patches maintained in photon OS.
  • Work with upstream linux community to upstream kernel features developed for Photon OS.
  • Port kernel patches across different kernel versions
  • Monitor and improve performance characteristics of various kernel performance across various workloads.
  • Triage and root cause regressions, add test coverage on a package/system layer for bugs reported by our customers.
  • Collaborate with external teams that require kernel patches for specific applications.

Required Skills:

  • Bachelors, Master’s or PhD in Computer Science or equivalent
  • Completed coursework in operating systems, computer architecture, distributed and security systems, compilers, networking, and kernel development
  • Strong skills in C, bash, python
  • 5 to 15 years experience working at the Kernel/Hypervisor layer.

Preferred Skills:

  • Validated knowledge of operating systems (kernel level)
  • Validated understanding of the Networking Space
  • Understanding of and I/O architectures, storage stack, resource management, performance profiling technologies is nice to have
  • Strong analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills with ability to work independently
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