Senior Linux Ethernet Driver Development Engineer

Hillsboro, OR 97123
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Job Description

Come join us in Intel's Ethernet Products Group (EPG) which is part of Intel's Data Center Group (DCG). We are looking for motivated, passionate, and talented Network software engineers to join our Ethernet Linux driver development and technology pathfinding team. We're a strong, vibrant cross-site team which helps drive Intel's Ethernet technology and products (Foundational NICs, Smart NICs and IPUs) to position Intel x86 as the server platform of choice and Intel Ethernet products as Ethernet of choice for the Cloud, Communications and Data Center deployments.

In this role, you will need skills to dive deep into development of Linux Ethernet driver, and Linux Kernel's networking stack, to deliver it for the Ethernet hardware and IA server platforms. You will need skills to analyze network performance in distributed application environment and drive new features in Ethernet driver, kernel Ethernet stacks and Intel Ethernet products. You will have an excellent opportunity to shape the future Ethernet features in Intel platforms and Ethernet products.

The ideal candidate will have the following behavioral skills in addition to the qualifications listed below.

- Team player, with a demonstrated experience technically influencing others.

- Previous experience in developing and delivering networking drivers for IA and embedded systems for Cloud Service Providers.

In this position you will gain invaluable experience which will allow growth and expanded opportunities within this business group as well as future possible opportunities with other business groups within Intel.


Candidates 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. Requirements listed below would be obtained through a combination of Industry job relevant experience, internship experiences and or schoolwork/classes/research.

Education Requirement:

- Bachelor's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 6 years of industry work experience, or

- Master's degree in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 4 years of industry work experience, or

- PhD in Electrical or Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Math, Physics, or related field plus 2 years of related work experience.

Minimum Required Qualifications:

- 6+ years of industry experience including; technical development debug and leadership experience of the Linux kernel driver.

- 4+ years of experience in Open Source development in Ethernet or device drivers.

- 4+ years of expertise with OS domain experience in IA and Embedded environments is required.

Additional Preferred Qualifications:

- 2+ years of experience in Network benchmarks and performance evaluation methods.

- 2+ years of experience in Computer Architecture OS internals and Networking is essential.

- 2+ years of experience in TCP/IP and new and emerging Tunneling encapsulating protocols such as VxLAN, NVGRE

- eBPF User mode networking and OpenVswitch/VxLAN/NSH development is also desired

- 2+ years of experience with the Open Source Community.

- Software development skills such as C Programming, Device Driver development, Linux Kernel development, Protocol stack development/enhancements (e.g. TCP/IP, UDP/IP, Socket layer development/enhancements) and adjacencies (e.g. libevent, epoll).

- 2+ years of experience in Linux kernel development experience with emphasis on the network stack and its interfaces is required (e.g. Programming experience at the sockets layer, protocol layer, device layer and network virtualization).

Inside this Business Group

The Data Center Group (DCG) is at the heart of Intels transformation from a PC company to a company that runs the cloud and billions of smart, connected computing devices. The data center is the underpinning for every data-driven service, from artificial intelligence to 5G to high-performance computing, and DCG delivers the products and technologiesspanning software, processors, storage, I/O, and networking solutionsthat fuel cloud, communications, enterprise, and government data centers around the world.

Other Locations

US, California, San Jose

Intel Corporation will require all new U.S. employees to be fully-vaccinated for Covid-19 as a condition of hire unless they have an approved accommodation in place under applicable law. Newly-hired employees will be required to provide proof of vaccination prior to their start date.

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.

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