Linux Lead Engineer

Job Description


A Linux Lead developer with experience in embedded Linux runtime environment (Debian preferred). The ideal candidate should have recent hands-on development expertise with the major aspects of embedded Linux (embedded HW architectures, the Linux kernel, build environments, etc.). The position involves a significant level of autonomy in which a self-motivated applicant will work independently to develop solutions.  The candidate must also be comfortable working in a team environment and working directly with partners and customers.  On occasion, travel may be required to meet with community organizations, partners, and customers.


Applicant should possess at least a Bachelor degree in Electronics/Computer/Software engineering, Computer Science or equivalent. Applicant must have at least 5-7 years of experience developing software for Linux systems.

Applicant must have significant experience one of more of the following:

• Experience with Debian Linux.  Including packages, distribution, build environment and integration.

• Real-Time Linux

• Security methods and frameworks in Linux

• Linux kernel and kernel module development

• Linux driver development (e.g. usb, block, character, wireless, network stack)

• Linux kernel debugging skills (e.g. kgdb, lttng, systemtap, jtag, etc.)

• Embedded/custom Linux distribution development/management

• Cross-compiling & porting (e.g. make, autoconf)

In addition to above, applicant should possess several of the following: 

• Fluent in at least one scripting language (Python, Perl, Bash)

• Experience in version control tools like GIT

• Experience in Linux build systems: Openembedded, Yocto (Poky), Debuild, etc

• Knowledge of Linux userspace environments

• Strong English communication

• Ability to work effectively within a fast-paced multi-national engineering environment


• Experience with x86_64 and/or ARM/ARM64 architectures

• Experience with boot-time optimization

• Experience in usage of debugging targets JTAG, BDI

• IoT experience including cloud interaction

• Customer facing experience

Job Duties

• Implement and maintain a Debian based distribution aimed at Industrial applications.

• Work cross functionality across multiple groups, geographies and timezones.

• Port the Linux kernel to new boards and uprev BSPs to new kernel versions

• Work with customers directly to get issues localized and resolved

• Design and implement services built upon software products, open source components, and/or custom platforms

• Create functional design specifications and other project documentation. Review internal and external product documentation and provide appropriate input to other parties involved in various projects

• Track main open source community efforts and specific projects that potential customer engagements may rely upon.  Become an authoritative voice on those topics.

• Participate in the com

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Organization: Digital Industries

Company: Mentor Graphics (India) Private Limited

Experience Level: Experienced Professional

Job Type: Full-time

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