Kernel Generalist (Flexible location)


Job Description:


* 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 developer represents himself/herself 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 core Linux Kernel
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




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