Senior Linux Kernel Architect

Santa Clara, California
Nov 15, 2023
Nov 26, 2023
Engineering, Civil
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type
Corporate, Other Corporate
Salary 216,000 - 414,000 USD per year


Extensive experience in Linux kernel development, with a focus on hypervisors, virtualization, memory management, and scheduling.
- Knowledge and experience with Linux distribution creation, system administration, process management, package management, kernel management, boot architecture, complex system debugging, and performance analysis.
- Proven expertise in collaborating with the Linux community and distro vendors for effectively delivering features, improvements, and minimizing downstream patches.
- Expertise in SoC system architecture, microprocessor, and microcontroller fundamentals (caches, buses, memory controllers, DMA, etc.)
- Strong communication and interpersonal skills, enabling effective collaboration with multi-functional teams.
- Demonstrated leadership capabilities, inspiring and mentoring team members.
- Passion for staying updated with the latest advancements in the Linux kernel community and driving innovation.
- Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, Electrical Engineering, or related degree or equivalent experience.
- 8+ years of professional experience in Linux engineering, encompassing Linux Kernel, embedded systems, and product development.


Provide technical leadership and strategic guidance to define and develop new features, optimize kernel integration, manage patches, and deliver cutting-edge solutions.
- Collaborate closely with distro vendors to improve system performance and ensure timely updates, bug fixes, and security enhancements are delivered to products.
- Define a forward-thinking roadmap for NVIDIA products using the Linux kernel and lead the design of innovative new features and enhancements.
- Customize Linux kernel solutions for diverse industries like autonomous vehicles, embedded systems, enterprise, medical, and robotics.
- Ensure compliance with safety and security standards, such as ISO 26262 and ISO 21434.
- Collaborate effectively with customers and distro vendors, tackle complex technical issues, and inspire multi-functional collaboration.


- Architect
- Embedded
- Linux
- Robotics
- Security

For over 25 years, NVIDIA has been revolutionizing computer graphics, PC gaming, and accelerated computing. Our legacy of innovation and exceptional technology is driven by a team of incredible individuals. Today, we are harnessing the power of AI to shape the future of computing, where our GPUs serve as the intelligence behind computers, robots, and autonomous vehicles. We believe in the power of vision, innovation, and amazing people to achieve what has never been done before. At NVIDIA, you will thrive in a diverse and supportive environment that inspires excellence.

Come join our exceptional team at NVIDIA as a Senior Linux Kernel Architect for Tegra SoCs. You'll play a crucial role in shaping the future of the generative AI movement by combining the power of the latest AI technology with Linux and be at the forefront of groundbreaking advancements!

Ways to stand out from the crowd:

- Familiarity with security standards, including ISO 21434, and the ability to implement robust security measures.
- Contributions to open source projects that showcase your technical skills, collaborative nature, and commitment to the development community.
- Engaging conference presentations that share your insights, innovative approaches, or research findings in the Linux domain.

The base salary range is $216,000 - $414,000. Your base salary will be determined based on your location, experience, and the pay of employees in similar positions.

You will also be eligible for equity and benefits.

NVIDIA is committed to fostering a diverse work environment and proud to be an equal opportunity employer. As we highly value diversity in our current and future employees, we do not discriminate (including in our hiring and promotion practices) on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender expression, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status or any other characteristic protected by law.