[Jobposts] Looking for budding kernel hackers in Portland

Valerie Henson val.henson at gmail.com
Mon May 7 23:06:18 UTC 2007

The preferred location for this position would be Portland, Oregon.
Please contact Deepak, not me.  Thanks!


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From: Deepak Saxena <dsaxena at plexity.net>
Date: May 2, 2007 4:16 PM

MontaVista Software Inc. is looking for a part-time employee to help in
the maintenance of our kernel tree. MontaVista is one of the leading providers
of embedded Linux tools and services and is in use in a range of applications
including cell phones, gaming systems, DVRs, medical devices, routers, VOIP
devices, etc. For more about the company, see http://www.mvista.com.

In this position, you will be working with the MontaVista kernel maintainer
with the following tasks:

- Keeping the MontaVista kernel tree in sync with the upstream community
  kernel in a bi-directional basis, pulling and pushing patches as needed.

- Testing, bug tracking, and debugging of the kernel on a variety of hardware
  platforms including ARM, PowerPC, MIPS, SH, and x86-based systems.

- Developing tools to automate kernel-related development, build, and testing

You do not need to have much (or any) kernel hacking hacking experience as
this position will provide an opportunity to learn, but the ideal candidate
will meet most of the following requirements:

- Experience with administering their own Linux systems as this is a work
  from home position.

- A basic understanding of operating system and computer architecture concepts.

- Experience programming in C

- Exposure to, preferably experience, with assembly programming of some type.

- Using source control tools such as git and CVS

- Writing scripts to automate complex tasks

- Building customized kernels from source

- A desire to learn and be involved in the Open Source community.

If interested, please contact Deepak Saxena <dsaxena at mvista.com>

Deepak Saxena - dsaxena at plexity.net - http://www.plexity.net

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