Linux Kernel Engineer - CoreX
Twitter - San Francisco, CA

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Twitter is seeking an experienced software engineer obsessed with evolving Linux kernel in revolutionary ways. You should love working at the lowest levels of the software stack looking for innovative ways to maximize performance of our critical workloads on cutting edge hardware technology.

In this role, you will be exposed to Twitter's core infrastructure and application architectures and in-depth knowledge of each component, in addition to submerging yourself in the Linux and open source communities. You should be excited at the prospect of working with our world class engineering teams and bleeding edge technology to enable highly scalable and performant software stack for a one-of-kind system.


Research and develop Linux kernel optimizations

Actively involved in and interface with Linux and open source community

Develop innovative solutions at kernel layer to enable Twitter platform vision

Hands on debugging of complex production systems issues

Collaborate with hardware team to determine and qualify next generation of server platform.


Intimate knowledge of x86 hardware and Linux internals and one or more subsystems (file systems, network, memory management, etc.)

Strong programming capabilities two or more: C, C++, Assembly, Python

Hands-on experience Linux kernel development

Ability to independently lead large development efforts

Strong communication skills and ability to work with cross-function teams.

Desired Skills:
BS or higher in Computer Science or equivalent work experience.

Passion for elegance and simplicity.

You take pride in designing solutions that will outlive the problem.

You can provide a link to your public github repo or technology blog.

You are awesome, passionate, and nice.

You consider Firefly one of the best TV shows ever

We're a strong supporter of creating a diverse workforce and proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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