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Kernel Developer for KernelCare

Title: Kernel Developer for KernelCare – REMOTE/Work Anywhere

Location: Remote Remote IN

Job Description:

We are seeking experienced Kernel Developers to join our talented team at KernelCare. If you are passionate about Linux and enjoy the challenge of developing Linux Kernels and patches, then this is the perfect opportunity for you. As a Senior Kernel Developer, you will utilize your strong C development skills and passion for Linux to create patches with a strong focus on cyber security. This role offers a rewarding and stimulating career where you can find solutions for our valued customers.

At KernelCare, our product provides live kernel patching services that deliver security patches and bug fixes for a variety of popular Linux kernels, all without the need for system reboots. We are proud to be a part of CloudLinux Inc., the provider of the #1 OS in security and stability for hosting providers. For more information about our KernelCare Product, please visit our website: https://tuxcare.com/live-patching-services/

We take pride in being an excellent workplace, which is why KernelCare offers a great work environment. As a Senior Kernel Developer, you will have several key responsibilities:

  • Provide support for existing functionality and implement new features
  • Ensure the timely update of existing kernels with security fixes and CVEs patches
  • Create and maintain Python and Bash scripts for task automation


To be successful in this role you should have:

  • Strong proficiency in C programming and exceptional debugging skills
  • Thorough understanding of Linux kernel core subsystems
  • Extensive experience with GDB and other debuggers
  • Highly independent and self-motivated problem solver and strategic thinker
  • Proficient in Git for development, patch management, and branch management
  • Strong planning, time management, decision-making, presentation, and organizational abilities
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal abilities and a strong team player
  • Thrives in an agile, fast-paced environment

Nice to have

  • Expertise in CPU performance and power analysis
  • In-depth knowledge of CPU and cache architectures
  • Basic understanding of x86-64 Assembly (AT&T asm)
  • Basic understanding of x86-64 ABI
  • Experience with Python and shell scripting
  • Prior exposure to Jenkins would be advantageous


What’s in it for you?

  • A focus on professional development;
  • Interesting and challenging projects
  • Flexible working hours
  • Paid one month vacation per year and unlimited sick leave
  • Medical insurance reimbursement
  • Co-working and gym/sports reimbursement
  • The opportunity to receive a reward for the most innovative idea that the company can patent

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