SUSE · Sep 12th 2018
As a leading enterprise Linux vendor, SUSE is actively involved in the development of many open source projects, including the Linux kernel. We are currently seeking a new member of the SUSE Labs team to perform as a Linux kernel file system engineer with a focus on the btrfs file system.
SUSE Labs consists of a globally distributed team of world-class software developers with a mission of driving core technologies from within their development communities. Members of SUSE Labs are responsible for designing and implementing new features as well as maintaining the existing implementations of our products. SUSE is an industry leader in the development and deployment of the btrfs file system.
The ideal candidate will represent him- or herself actively within the global Linux kernel development community, share their knowledge, and further develop it via special interest groups, professional organizations, and specialized conferences.
The candidate hired for the position will work on diagnosing and addressing performance, stability, data integrity, error recovery, and feature development of the btrfs file system.
Technical analysis and resolution of file system failure cases that can occur in highly parallel workloads, both at runtime and on-media.
Technical analysis of performance problems throughout the software stack
Design and development of tests to measure functional and performance requirements
Design and development of new file system features to meet product and customer demands
Excellent knowledge of the C programming language
Excellent knowledge of at least one major kernel subsystem (e.g. scheduling, memory management, file system core, device driver core)
Excellent knowledge of scripting languages used for test automation, with Perl and Python being particularly advantageous
Excellent knowledge of workload characterization
Excellent understanding of multithreaded system architectures
Good knowledge of open-source community principles, with particular focus on Linux Kernel development model and practices
Good knowledge of contemporary server and storage hardware and interconnects
Good knowledge of modern operating system principles, tools, and development environments, including the Git source control system and the GNU development toolchain
Good knowledge of assembly languages for common architectures
Good knowledge of Linux debugging tools
Good spoken and written knowledge of English
Ability to work both within a team and independently
Persistent in finding accurate and thorough solutions to problems
Considerate and assertive
Flexible and has the ability to work under pressure
Eager to expand and learn new areas of the Linux kernel
The opportunity to participate directly in the creation and improvement of Linux operating systems
10% of working time for professional development
Direct cooperation and collaboration with members of numerous free/open source software projects, distributed globally
Flexible weekly working time