Senior Kernel Engineer - Virtual Machine Monitor Team Job
VMware - Palo Alto, CA

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Posting Title Senior Kernel Engineer - Virtual Machine Monitor Team About Us VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and mid-market customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. We enable people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through software virtualization with a focus on three core missions: End-User Computing (EUC), Hybrid Cloud and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Join our community – instigators of innovation and transformers of technology – as we envision and create what’s next in IT. Get connected to an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are passionately driven to make an impact while contributing back to the community. Learn more at today! Why Work for Our Division VMware’s world-class, award-winning RD team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the RD team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. RD team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has RD offices in: Silicon Valley; Burlington, MA; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China. Job Description The Monitor Group is part of our Core Platform Group which is responsible for our Core Virtualization Infrastructure.
We are looking for talented and highly motivated individuals to join the world-class virtual machine monitor group, which is responsible for the CPU virtualization technology in VMware products. You will have the opportunity to work with bleeding edge CPU technology on projects such as binary translation, VT-x/EPT, AMD-V/RVI, interrupt virtualization, memory virtualization/management, and dynamic code instrumentation.

This individual must possess a very deep understanding of processor architecture and the low-level OS kernel internals, including memory management, resource management, and interrupt architecture.

  • MSCS or PhD preferred, 5+ years of industry experience or equivalent research experience
  • Excellent knowledge of OS kernel internals, including memory management, resource management, and interrupt architecture
  • Extensive development experience working on low-level, performance-critical software
  • Strong background in computer architecture
  • Strong software engineering background with a passion for delivering enterprise-quality software
  • Must be an excellent hands-on implementer with strong C programming skills in a Linux environment
  • Prior development experience with dynamic/binary translation or compilers is a plus
  • Strong knowledge of x86 assembly/architecture is also a plus
  • Exposure to VMs (Java or x86)
VMware believes that the addressable market opportunity for its virtualization solutions is large and expanding. IDC estimates that less than one million of the 25+ million x86 servers and less than five million of the 500+ million business client PCs deployed worldwide are running virtualization software. VMware believes industry trends toward more powerful yet underutilized multi-core servers and the increasing complexity of managing desktop environments will further accelerate the widespread adoption of virtualization for both server and desktop deployments. Location Palo Alto, CA, US Is this a remote or multiple location position? No Requisition Number 44726BR EEO Statement VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment. Note To Applicant: Please disable your pop-up blocker prior to clicking “Apply”

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