Thursday, June 3, 2010

Work from Home job for Kernel Hackers

Someone I know from Hacker News sent me this email (lightly edited)

"I am likely to hire one high-class Linux kernel engineer in November
time. I would be interested to have information on any possible
candidates that may fit the work.

I am looking for people who are:

- Enthusiastic about linux kernel work
- Have working knowledge of CPUs, cache internals, SMP, concurrency,
memory management. ARM/Embedded knowledge would be a plus.
- Ability to bring out a solution on his own, even architect a design
without my intervention.
- Familiar with open source work flow, i.e. using git, knows how to
create a clean patch that is well tested and send it by email.
- Good communication skills, i.e. ability to write full English
sentences with correct wording and no typos - you would be surprised to
see how people even lack this.
- Past work experience on the linux kernel would be helpful.

The work environment involves telecommuting from home with occasional
yearly meetups. Most communication is done by email. We are all about
core kernel development"

When he originally talked to me about this I had someone in mind but he decided to go to grad school and will be leaving India in August for the USA. If I had any kernel dev experience I would have taken it up myself - looks to be an awesome job.

So if anyone has the qualifications listed above and wants a cool job working from home, contact me with details of what you've done and I'll connect you to the hirer.

NB:I've got some emails wrt this post. Just to clarify, contact me with details of what you've done wrt kernel hacking/systems work. Links to submitted patches would be nice, as would any links to core systems code of any kind. This is *not* a GSOC kind of mentored position and needs people with prior experience.

This post is now obsolete. Do NOT repeat NOT keep sending me CVs. They go straight into the garbage folder.