General Information

Req #
Career area:
Hardware Engineering
United States of America
North Carolina
Tuesday, September 7, 2021
Working time:

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Description and Requirements

The PC Linux Engineer will be knowledgeable and enthusiastic about Linux with extensive experience running Linux. You will be aware of the Linux ecosystem including the different distributions and key open source projects. You will be able to engage at a technical level with customers, partners, and Lenovo product and sales teams to evaluate, test, and drive technical requirements for our Linux platform offerings. You will be working with customers to determine requirements and work with the team to develop Proof of Concepts (POC) for validation and drive successful products to delivery and completion. 

Experience working with the open source community is preferred and strong communication skills are essential. Previous engagement with open source communities is a bonus. The ability to deliver well written and understandable documentation for internal teams and external customers is essential. Knowledge of the Linux kernel including experience working with kernel drivers and the ability to patch, build, debug and test kernels is ideal. As part of the role you will be working with Linux preload images, and experience with Linux installers, customization and any CI/CD/CT framework would be useful. Any experience in IoT, virtualization, diagnostics, AI, server configuration or networking would be interesting. The role is multi-faceted so being comfortable multi-tasking is important, along with the ability to take new issues and be able to understand and investigate potential solutions.


• Troubleshoot and provide accurate and timely resolution to customer issues.

 Work with HW vendors and other Linux engineers to debug, analyze and solve kernel and hardware driver compatibility issues.

  Customize and build kernel for special bids of different industry.


• Bachelor’s degree or above in Computer Science or relevant.

  5+ years Linux OS experience

  Solid experience with C, shell, network/multi-threaded programming.

 Familiar with Linux kernel and open source project development process.

 Knowledge on Linux debugging techniques.

 Strong communication skills in English, written and spoken.

 Be able to read data sheets and technical specifications.

 Proactive and energetic.

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