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Linux Systems Software Developer (27209)

Cambridge / Hybrid
to £75,000 DoE + Benefits

Linux security and networking product development

This innovative R&D team work on endpoint software security products utilising hardware assisted virtualization technologies. Some of their products exist in the hands of millions of users around the world and others remain internal research projects. In this role you will be designing and developing new features and products as well as providing maintenance and support for existing code. This includes introducing new security algorithms, improving performance, writing unit and automated tests, and fixing security vulnerabilities. Code is predominantly written in C and C++ and mainly targets the Linux operating system although there is some crossover with projects targeting Windows.

In addition to a bachelor’s degree in computer science or similar, you will need:

  • Excellent programming experience in C/C++
  • Good practical knowledge developing for User-mode Linux (UML)
  • Understanding of public key infrastructure (PKI) and other uses of cryptography
  • Understanding of the OSI network model, especially the TCP/IP protocols

Additional knowledge or experience in any of the following would be beneficial but is not required: Linux kernel development, the Yocto Project, x86-64 architecture, and Trusted Platform Modules (TPM).

Located in new offices within a short walk from Cambridge train station, this friendly team collaborate in a relaxed environment where flexible working is the norm. Typical weeks are 37.5 hours with 2/3 days at home possible. Benefits include purchasing additional holiday beyond the standard 25 days plus bank holidays, a matched contribution pension scheme, and health and dental insurance which can be extended to cover family members.

Keywords: Linux, Yocto, User-mode Linux, UML, Linux Kernel, Security, Cybersecurity, Virtualisation, Hypervisor, Micro-Virtualisation, C, C++, Networking, OSI, TCP/IP, Cryptography, Public Key Infrastructure, PKI, Trusted Platform Modules, TPM

Please note: 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. And of course, we always get your permission before submitting your CV to a company.

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