Linux Kernel Engineer
Axcient - Mountain View, CA

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About Axcient:
Axcient is one of the Bay Area's top 10 fastest growing companies and top 10 best places to work, as ranked in Inc. magazine, the Silicon Valley Business Journal, and San Francisco Business Times. The Axcient cloud platform eliminates IT downtime and data loss for businesses by replicating laptops, desktops and servers to the cloud for easy file restore, application recovery and system failover. Axcient currently protects hundreds of thousands of machines and billions of files and applications in the Axcient cloud. In fact, more than 400,000 GB of new data is uploaded to the Axcient cloud each month.

Disrupting a Legacy Market:
At Axcient, we're at the cutting edge of cloud computing, big data and next generation user experience as we build one of the largest, most scalable cloud infrastructures in the world. We are a team of disruptors and innovators committed to building the next market leader in the $30B data protection services market. We're taking on an industry that has been dominated by legacy enterprise software and hardware companies for decades, and standing it on its head by leveraging virtualization and cloud technologies. Learn more about us at or follow us @Axcient.

Employee-Centric Workplace:
Because we hire only the best and brightest, we nourish that talent with an environment where people can innovate, thrive, and pursue their passions. Our competitive compensation package includes stock options, 401(k), and comprehensive health benefits – along with access to perks like free lunches and weekly team workout sessions.

Position Overview:
Axcient is building the next generation of Disaster Recovery as Service cloud platform, which sweeps industry awards for its innovative approach to eliminating business downtime and data loss. We're looking for a Linux Kernel developer who will work on our Core OS based on the Linux kernel in order to deliver a fast, reliable data protection solution to our customers.

Design, develop, maintain and upgrade Core Axcient OS, which is the backbone of our backup solution.
Develop unit tests and automated tests.
Debug, find and fix as a way of continuously improving the AxOS and the proprietary vdiff technology, which is responsible for providing reliable onsite backups.
Work with cross-functional groups including operations to analyze, diagnose and fix critical problems in a timely fashion.

Minimum Requirements:
Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or Engineering with a minimum of 3 years of relevant experience, or a Masters with a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience.
Linux kernel development experience.
Working knowledge of scripting languages like bash, perl etc.

Preferred Skills:
Understanding of backup and storage systems.
A familiarity with distributed systems development and testing.