Apple Hiring Linux Driver and Kernal Developer



Is Apple jumping in on Linux development? One of our staff members spotted a Linkedin hiring post made by the Cupertino company and it is indeed seeking a Linux developer. We’re not exactly sure why it is they are seeking someone with these skill sets and we’re even more confused on how this would benefit them. Not being a developer myself and only understanding a little bit of the complexity of it all, I’m not going to make any predictions on why they would need such a position. I do know that OSX is built on or is a variant of UNIX which, from what I understand, Linux is also. I’m not sure how Linux, OSX and UNIX will marry. If one of our readers has an answer as to why Apple would want a Linux Developer, please do sound off in the comments. We’d love to know why. In the meantime, hit the link below for the Apple hiring page on Linkedin. And read the job qualifications below.

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Key Qualifications

  • – 5 years of embedded Linux kernel development experience
  • – Solid knowledge of Linux kernel internals (process scheduler, memory management, concurrency/synchronization,
  • memory allocation, file systems) and networking or storage subsystems architecture
  • – Extensive device driver development and support (one or more of USB, network, graphics, video, mtd, storage, power management)
  • – Strong debugging skills in kernel context
  • – Experience with exercising/validation of system from user space, knowledge of user space API
  • – Ported/maintained Linux distribution for a platform
  • – Skilled C programmer
  • – Familiarity with ARM architecture a plus


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