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Linux Kernel Architect (m/f)

Huawei is a leading telecom solutions provider. Through continuous customer-centric innovation, we have established end-to-end advantages in Telecom Network Infrastructure, Application & Software, Professional Services and Devices. With comprehensive strengths in wireline, wireless and IP technologies, Huawei has gained a leading position in the All-IP convergence age. Our products and solutions have been deployed in over 100 countries and have served 45 of the world's top 50 telecom operators, as well as one third of the world's population.

Huawei's vision is to enrich people's lives through communication. By leveraging our experience and expertise in the telecom sector, we help bridge the digital divide and give people the opportunity to join the information age, regardless of their geographic origin.

For our European Research Center in MUNICH we are looking for a:

Linux Kernel Architect (m/f)

Common and consistent software platform is the key to the success of building complex network element and other applications with differing requirements. A common software platform brings benefits to R&D work (time-to-market, R&D efficiency, etc.) and also to the customers in terms of consistent O&M, reduced training needs and others. Software Platform architecture work in this context focuses on lower layers of the software stack: operating systems, hardware adaptation, virtualization, high availability middleware and O&M. Having a wide variety of applications, the focus within software platform architecture development is on modularity, configurability and adaptability to various use cases, including network infrastructure (fixed & mobile), enterprise networking, storage, and IT.

We are looking for Linux kernel experts to work closely with the Virtualization and OS teams on the future software platform technology & architecture, requirements, migration possibilities and implementation guidance. Topics of interest include:
  • Linux operating system servers, enterprise & Cloud
  • Linux kernel architecture
  • Enterprise and Carrier grade Linux
  • Virtualization

Within the scope of your areas of expertise and responsibility you will:
  • Track the trends of OS technology in general
  • Align Huawei's OS technologies and architectures
  • Perform business analysis and technical risk evaluation of proposed designs/solutions
  • Have dialogue with customers and inject customer feedback to corresponding stakeholders
  • Actively contribute to relevant platform industry forum, standardization activities and file IPRs
  • Perform business and technical planning

Requirements & Qualifications (domain specific, partial qualifications taken into account)
  • B.Sc. or higher degree in computer science, electrical engineering, other domain-related discipline, or equivalent work experience.
  • Minimum of 10 years working experience in systems level (preferably Linux kernel) software architecture and development.
  • Proven track record of upstream kernel contributions.
  • Familiar with carrier and enterprise grade Linux solutions.
  • Knowledge of multiple CPU architectures (e.g. X86, ARM64, POWER, …) a plus.
  • Knowledge of virtualization technologies (KVM, VMware, Xen, …) a plus.
  • Fluent in English (written and spoken); German and/or Chinese would be a plus
  • Worldwide short-term travels are required
  • Excellent intercultural communication and coordination skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and team-work spirit and independent working capability
  • Experience with Asian business culture is nice to have
  • Hands-on and can-do attitude
If you are enthusiastic to shape the European Research Center in Munich, Germany, together with us, with a very high level of technical innovation, being part of a multicultural team and growing environment, feel free to contact us. Driving future technologies with focus on customer satisfaction is one of our missions. Join us!

Please send your application in ENGLISH to: recruitment.erc@huawei.com

Huawei Technologies Düsseldorf GmbH
Munich Office, European Research Center
Human Resources
Riesstraße 25
80992 München

You are also invited to contact the recruiting manager directly:
Paul Mundt, +49-162-2106288, paul.mundt@huawei.com