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Senior Software Engineer- Linux Driver and Kernel Developer



Software Engineering
San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Tuesday, January 30, 2024

Crusoe Energy is on a mission to unlock value in stranded energy resources through the power of computation.

Take a look at what we do! - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rlt8k71Quqw

We aim to align the long term interests of the climate with the future of global computing infrastructure. As data centers consume an exponentially growing power footprint to deliver technology to all connected devices, we are inspired by making sure that the energy meeting that demand is sourced in an environmentally responsible fashion. Crusoe co-locates mobile data centers with stranded energy resources, like flare gas and underloaded renewables, to deliver low-cost, carbon-negative distributed computing solutions. Crusoe Cloud is a managed cloud services platform powered by stranded energy that enables climate-friendly innovation in computationally intensive fields including artificial intelligence, graphics rendering and computational biology.

About This Role:

As a Senior Software Engineer specializing in Linux Driver and Kernel Development, you will play a critical role in the design, development, and maintenance of kernel-level drivers and software for our cutting-edge technology products. Your expertise in Linux kernel internals will drive the development of reliable and high-performance systems.

A Day In The Life:

As part of the Crusoe Cloud Software Development team you will focus on development , testing and debugging all aspects of the Linux Kernel as it pertains to the hypervisor hardware and software stack.

  • You will work closely with designers and architects to understand functional IP blocks and their use-cases

  • You will debug and root-cause a variety of hardware and software issues

  • Linux Kernel Development: Develop and maintain Linux kernel modules, including device drivers, to support new hardware and enhance existing functionality.

  • Driver Development and Optimization: Design and implement efficient drivers for a variety of hardware devices. Optimize existing drivers for performance and reliability.

  • System-Level Troubleshooting: Diagnose and resolve complex system issues at the kernel level. Work closely with hardware teams to debug and resolve hardware-software integration issues.

  • Performance Analysis: Analyze and enhance system performance, focusing on kernel optimization, memory management, and process scheduling.

  • Code Review and Quality Assurance: Conduct thorough code reviews to ensure the highest level of software quality. Implement best practices for kernel development and contribute to continuous improvement initiatives.

  • Cross-Functional Collaboration: Collaborate with other engineering teams, including hardware, software, and QA, to ensure cohesive and integrated product development.

  • Technical Leadership: Provide technical guidance and mentorship to junior engineers, fostering a culture of technical excellence and collaborative problem solving.

You Will Thrive In This Role If:

  • Exposure to embedded Linux kernel development

  • Proven knowledge of Linux kernel internals (process scheduler, memory management, concurrency/synchronization, memory allocation, file systems) and profiling

  • Experience working with Smart NIC and DPU hardware (Nvidia CX6/7 and BF3)

  • Experience with kernel bypass and hardware offloads

  • Strong debugging skills in kernel context

  • Experience with exercising/validation of system from user space, and knowledge of user space API

  • Experience porting/maintaining Linux distribution for a platform

  • Experience with kexec, kpatch, kdump

  • Experienced C programmer

  • Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 5 years relevant industry experience with 3 years of low level operating systems exposure

  • Must be able to pass a background check

  • Embody the Company values


  • Hybrid work schedule

  • Industry competitive pay

  • Restricted Stock Units in a fast growing, well-funded technology company

  • Health insurance package options that include HDHP and PPO, vision, and dental for you and your dependents

  • Employer contributions to HSA accounts

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Paid life insurance, short-term and long-term disability

  • Teladoc

  • 401(k) with a 100% match up to 4% of salary

  • Generous paid time off and holiday schedule

  • Cell phone reimbursement

  • Tuition reimbursement

  • Subscription to the Calm app

  • Company paid commuter benefit; $50 per pay period

Compensation Range:

Compensation will be paid in the range of $183,000 - $210,000. Restricted Stock Units are included in all offers. Compensation to be determined by the applicant’s education, experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities, as well as internal equity and alignment with market data.

Crusoe Energy is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, disability, genetic information, pregnancy, citizenship, marital status, sex/gender, sexual preference/ orientation, gender identity, age, veteran status, national origin, or any other status protected by law or regulation.