[Jobposts] Senior Software Engineer - Linux Kernel Developer

Dan Fick dfick at lightfleet.com
Tue Apr 15 19:04:58 UTC 2008

Lightfleet, a member of the Open Source Alliance, is an emerging early
staged growth company that has invented the world's first free-space
broadcast optical interconnect.  Simply put, Lightfleet has created a new
way for computers to communicate using light instead of wires.  Lightfleet's
CorowaveTM technology streamlines computer-to-computer communication by
empowering computers to directly talk to each other over short distances
through the air with broadcast light. 

Why is this important? 

Lightfleet's breakthrough technology allows our first product, an innovative
form factor server, to be 1/3 the size and use 1/3 the electricity of any
comparable product . . . while also being significantly faster by unleashing
the true potential of parallel computing.    


We are looking for an experienced kernel engineer, to take a lead role in
designing and implementing and optimizing the device driver stack for
Lightfleet's innovative optical interconnect. The successful candidate will
have an unequalled opportunity to make an impact on product decisions and
direction for a truly state of the art technology.

Lightfleet is a dynamic start-up, so versatility and a pragmatic, positive,
customer-focused approach is a must.


. Developing, releasing, and supporting device drivers and modifications for
the Linux Kernel
. Taking ownership of a major functional area and providing technical
guidance to other team members
. Working community projects to ensure that patches and fixes that enable
the Lightfleet technology are accepted into the mainstream
. Working in a cross-functional setting to define Lightfleet's second
generation products

Minimum qualifications:

. Motivated, self-starter
. BS or equivalent experience
. 4 years' experience in Linux kernel development
. Technical leadership and providing guidance to junior engineers
. Very strong in C and shell scripting in bash, Bourne, or Perl

Desired qualifications - at least one of:

. Start-up experience
. Track record of contributions to open-source
. Low-level hardware device programming, firmware and bring-up
. Experience in the Linux network stack, Infiniband, or iWarp
. Paper presentations at relevant symposia, especially OLS

For More Information on Lightfleet:

Please visit our website at www.lightfleet.com <http://www.lightfleet.com/> 

To Apply:

If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please
submit your resume to careers at lightfleet.com.

Lightfleet Corporation is an equal opportunity employer.

Notice to Recruiters and Staffing Agencies:

Please do not contact Lightfleet in regard to our positions.  Thank you for
your understanding.

Position Title: Contract Linux Kernel Developer (Permanent positions also

Company: Lightfleet Corporation (www.lightfleet.com
<http://www.lightfleet.com/> )

Location: Camas, WA - Suburb of Portland, OR

Name of Recruiting Company: N/A as I am an employee of Lightfleet

My Name: Dan Fick

Country: USA

Will you take international applicants: Unfortunately not at this time.

Pre-Existing work visas or sponsorships required?: Yes

Is relocation part of salary package: Depending on Candidate

Telecommute: The majority of the time we will require that you work on-site
at Lightfleet although a small amount of telecommuting is acceptable.



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