Linux Kernel Software Engineer - 8095

Company Name:
UpStream Global Services
Linux Kernel Software Engineer
We have an immediate contract opportunity with a large F500 client in the Menlo Park, CA area.
Our client is seeking a Linux Kernel Software Engineer to join their Kernel team, with a primary focus on the networking subsystem.
o Work with other teams to understand network perf/stability issues and develop solutions
o Improve IPv6 support in the kernel, and eliminate perf and stability issues.
o Investigate and participate in emerging protocols (MPTCP, QUIC, etc) discussions,implementation, experimentation, tooling, etc
o Triage, investigate, and resolve primarily network related performance or stability issues
o Advocate best practices with other engineers when it comes to kernel usage, deployment, tuning parameters, etc
o Backport or develop solutions for 1-2 kernel releases. We prefer code being in mainline
o Help improve our automated testing infrastructure
o Be a part of the kernel release process, helping it run smoothly
o Occasionally participate in TPM led projects that are kernel focused
o Communicate and interact with upstream maintainers
o Occasional conferences, particularly things like LPC/LS/etc
o At least 5 years of experience working with the Linux kernel
o Have code already in the Linux kernel
o Expert level understanding of TCP and UDP networking
o Deep understanding of the Linux kernel network subsystem
o Reasonable understanding of the other significant kernel sub-systems (block, fs, crypto, etc) and how they fit together
o Scripting (python, bash, etc) experience on Linux
o Expertise programming with C
o Strong experience using kernel perf tools and modifying tracepoints for resolving perf issues
o Solid troubleshooting and debugging skills
o Excellent communications skills
o BS/MS degree in Computer Science or Engineering (or related field) a plus
For immediate consideration please contact:
UpStream Global Services.
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