Staff Engineer - VMKernel Core Team

Employment Type

: Full-Time


: Engineering

VMKernel Core Platforms Group Job Description 

VMKernel team is part of the Core Platforms Group responsible for ESXi operating system and core virtualization infrastructure. 

We are looking for engineers interested in operating systems, systems software and distributed systems. Engineers get to design and implement novel operating systems techniques and algorithms for ESXi. They will work with various kernel teams to design and deliver new functionality, mainly targeted for virtualization workloads. 

Requirements ( Must Have):

• MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent, or a BS with a strong operating systems background.

• Strong C programming skills.

• Excellent understanding of operating system concepts and kernel components.

• Experience with low-level / kernel-level code development.

• Familiarity with kernel performance analysis and optimization.

• Experience with writing high-quality, well-architected and well-documented code.

• Strong analytical and debugging skills.

• Good verbal and written communication skills. 

Nice to have:

• Knowledge of x86 assembler, Go, Rust, C++, Python and other programming languages a plus

• Experience with SMP, memory and CPU power management, multi-tasking, device drivers a plus

• Good understanding of modern Intel and AMD x86-based processor architectures a plus

• Familiarity with one or more virtualization platforms a plus.

• Understanding of distributed system concepts a plus.

• Experience in designing and developing kernel level projects

• Experience in leading system software projects

• Experience in developing modular and extensible code.

This position is eligible for the DiversifyCPBU referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2019-10-02

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