Linux Software Engineer
Barracuda Networks - Campbell, CA

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Barracuda Networks is looking for an experienced Perl/Linux developer to help make our Virtual Appliances even more awesome. The industry leader in Virtual Appliance compatibility, our Virtual Appliances will run on over a dozen VM environments and we're looking to add even more! As a Software Engineer working on Virtual Appliances, your duties will include:
  • Further develop our industry-leading multi-hypervisor Virtual Appliance packaging system
  • Help port more hardbox (physical) appliances to virtual ones
  • Implement new management and VM-specific product features
  • Provide technical consulting to product teams on VM issues
  • Troubleshoot the occasional escalation from product teams and/or tech support
This is a challenging role that requires mostly Perl development on Linux and absolutely requires a keen understanding of what virtualization environments provide and require. If you can answer the following questions, you have an idea of what we mean:

  • What benefits do installing the guest tools provide on VMware ESXi? What about Xen?
  • What's the difference between HVM mode and paravirtualized mode?
  • What processor feature(s) make HVM mode possible?
  • Skills:
    • Ninjaesque perl skills. Make sure you're comfortable with both perltoot(3p) and perlre(3p)
    • Semi-ninjaesque Linux skills. Folks that haven't compiled a custom Linux kernel need not apply
    • Experience with collaborative/open-source-style development with e.g., git or subversion
    • Some significant experience with at least one (preferably more) commercial hypervisors such as VMware ESX/ESXi, XenServer, Microsoft
    • Hyper-V, etc. KVM+libvirt works, too
    Experience and/or education:
    • A bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related field. Extra experience working in the field MAY substitute if you're really amazing
    • 3 or more years experience as a professional software engineer
    • Significant time working with Perl on Linux
    We like open-source partisans. A lot. If you've worked on something on GitHub or SourceForge or Google Code or CPAN, that's a serious plus.

    If you are interested, please send your resume to . Please place "Req Linux Software Engineer" in the subject line.

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