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Senior Kernel/Hypervisor Engineer (m/f)

Senior Kernel/Hypervisor Engineer (m/f)

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Job Description

The Development Center Dresden
In 2013 Amazon expanded to Dresden with it being the home-base of the Amazon Development Center team. The Kernel and Operating System team creates the heart of EC2, the actual virtual compute instance definitions and Amazon Linux, the operating system for our cloud. Being part of Amazon means constantly driving innovation and working on complex technical challenges every day.

Amazon is looking for an experienced Linux Kernel Developer for a Kernel and Operating System team. As part of the team, you will be given the chance to have a significant impact on our systems, our business and most importantly our customers.

If you passionate about Hypervisor, have deep technical knowledge and want to build solutions to challenging problems that directly affect millions of people: there may be no better place than Amazon for you to impact the world!

You will be responsible for the lowest layer of the AWS software stack, managing the Linux Kernel and Hypervisor development for AWS.

You will be improving the Linux Kernel to be used as a Dom0 operating system as well as a guest operating system.

Your work will focus on new features and performance and reliability improvements for server workloads. You will be working on key areas of the Linux Kernel such as:
  • Hypervisor
  • Block I/O
  • Networking
  • PV Driver

Basic Qualifications

  • BS in Computer Science or related discipline, or equivalent work experience
  • 7+ years of experience working on the Linux Kernel
  • Strong skill in C programming
  • Proficient in at least one CPU architecture such as x86 or ARM
  • Direct experience with Linux kernel and virtualization development

Preferred Qualifications

  • Basic understanding of performance critical areas of the Linux Kernel
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