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Embedded Linux Developer, Open Source (25710)

Cambridge
to £55,000 plus benefits

Hey there! This is just one of many top career opportunities ECM can suggest — if this job isn't right for you, let us do the hard work! Tell us what you're looking for and we'll start searching for you. We promise to treat your CV as strictly confidential.

Hiring now, get paid to work on open source, Cambs office, some remote working

As a Linux developer, you use a lot of open source software. Would you like to be paid to give back to the community?

This is a rare chance for a Cambridge candidate to take on a full time paid role contributing to major open source projects. Home working is possible given the current UK situation. Once things return to normal, a regular presence in their office will be needed, though some home working will remain an option.

As you'd imagine, the team is globally distributed and work on a host of open source projects. These include the Linux kernel, dev infrastructure, and low level and embedded software making good use of the latest hardware, including graphics. Fellow collaborators on projects include the likes of Google engineers.

This role focuses on tools and infrastructure development, to help developers get their code working on a wide range of specialised hardware. You may be speaking with your "customers", but these are other open source developers! Other perks include - under normal circumstances - paid trips to conferences and trade shows.

You will have:

  • Broad low level Linux software development skills, ideally a Debian-based distro
  • Commercial Linux software development experience
  • An active interest in open source, as a contributor or user
  • Experience coding for ARM Cortex CPUs, and ARM-powered single board computers such as the Raspberry Pi, BeagleBoard, etc.
  • A good degree in a technical subject from a reputable university, and strong A-levels
  • Full UK work permission without time limit, restriction or sponsorship

Interested? Send your CV to ECM Selection; whilst we can only put forward the top few candidates, we do read every CV and try to respond to everyone. Even if you don't have exactly the background indicated, do contact us now if this type of job is of interest - we may well have similar opportunities that you would be suited to.