Linux OS kernel engineer

Santa Clara, CA 95050
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Job Description

The Linux kernel open source team is looking for a passionate software engineer to work with the Linux community in the x86 core kernel.

The engineer will work in a highly collaborative and dynamic environment. The successful candidate should have good system software development experience and have the ability to work with cross business unit HW/SW architects and external Linux community stakeholders. The work involves enabling core CPU instructions in the Linux kernel for the next generation Intel technologies.

Behavioral traits that we are looking for:

  • Troubleshooting and problem solving skills.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates.

Education Requirement

Bachelor's Degree in Computer Science/Engineering, Electrical engineering or related field.

Minimum Qualifications

 5+ years of experience in the following areas:

  • Computer architecture and server/client platform hardware
  • System software development in C
  • Internals of Linux operating systems

Preferred Qualifications

Master or PhD in computer Science/Engineering, Electrical engineering or related field.

Prior Open Source or upstream patch contributions.

Experience with memory management and Kernel programming.

Knowledge of x86 instructions, L2/L3 cache topology, SR-IOV, SIOV, DMA and PCIe.

Inside this Business Group

Intel Architecture, Graphics, and Software (IAGS) brings Intel's technical strategy to life. We have embraced the new reality of competing at a product and solution levelnot just a transistor one. We take pride in reshaping the status quo and thinking exponentially to achieve what's never been done before. We've also built a culture of continuous learning and persistent leadership that provides opportunities to practice until perfection and filter ambitious ideas into execution.

Other Locations

Virtual US and Canada

Posting Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, religious creed, sex, national origin, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, genetic information, military and veteran status, marital status, pregnancy, gender, gender expression, gender identity, sexual orientation, or any other characteristic protected by local law, regulation, or ordinance.

Annual Salary Range for jobs which could be performed in US, Colorado:

We offer a total compensation package that ranks among the best in the industry. It consists of competitive pay, stock, bonuses, and benefit programs. Find more information about our Amazing Benefits here
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