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OpenEmbedded Engineer (Fully Remote)

Company: Linaro
Location: San Diego
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

OpenEmbedded Engineer
Linaro has driven open source software development on Arm since 2010, providing the tools, Linux kernel quality and security needed for a solid foundation to innovate on. Linaro works with member companies and the open source community to maintain the Arm software ecosystem and enable new markets on Arm architecture.
If you have a passion for open source and want to be part of a community, then you belong at Linaro. Linaro offers you the opportunity to advance your career in an outstanding environment for professional growth, all while working alongside a team of world-class open source experts on leading edge technology.
The Linaro System Technologies Group (STG) is looking for an engineer experienced in OpenEmbedded/Yocto to join our team.
Linaro specializes in developing open source operating system software for the Arm architecture across a variety of technology market segments (IoT, embedded, desktop, edge, and enterprise). The STG organization creates and maintains OE distributions for purpose-specific Arm architecture devices, automates builds in continuous integration, automates testing on physical and virtual devices, develops device automation tools, and automates test reporting. Our device automation tools enable hardware provisioning and test scheduling, orchestrate large-scale testing, and report on regressions in continuous test and integration environments.
In this role you will work with operating system and firmware engineers to integrate the component into a trusted operating systems software stack using OpenEmbedded. You will maintain that OE distribution and manage its releases as the underlying software changes to meet new security needs. You will automate builds and testing of the OS software stack on a variety of edge-based and embedded devices using the LAVA automated testing framework.
The ideal candidate is able and eager to participate in public open source projects with developers around the world. They are strong in OpenEmbedded, Python, modern CI/CD best practices, and are also able to dig in and troubleshoot a failing build or test.
Key Responsibilities

  • Integrate secure firmware, kernel, and operating system components (such as secure containers) into a functional OpenEmbedded distribution for IoT, Embedded, EDGE, and virtual devices.
  • Implement and maintain BSP layers in OE for a variety of embedded, IoT, and Edge devices.
  • Automate devices in LAVA for integration into Linaro testing lab
  • Work with the TuxSuite team to automate and maintain OpenEmbedded builds in TuxSuite CI.
  • Release OpenEmbedded based distributions on a release cadence (generating release artefacts and release notes)
  • Implement CI loops for Linaro projects building a variety of OSes and deploying across a variety or hardware platforms
  • Contribute as-needed to open source projects such as SQUAD, LAVA, and TuxSuite.
    Required Skills and Experience
    • Experience in OpenEmbedded/Yocto distribution creation (including BSP layers)
    • Experience with AutoConf, AutoMake, CMake, or other build systems.
    • Experience using and automating git
    • Strong python background
    • Understanding of operating system composition (firmware, kernel, filesystems, device-tree, system libraries).
    • Experience with CI/CD systems, automation, and best practices
    • Ability and willingness to travel domestically and internationally three to four times a year
    • Excellent communication skills in English, both verbal and written
    • Ability to be productive in a remote position as part of a globally distributed teamDesired Skills and Experience
      • Experience with the Linux development process
      • Existing contributor to the OpenEmbedded/Yocto open source community (ideally a maintainer)
      • Comfortable with working on open source projects, and having code reviewed in public
      • University engineering or computer science degree or equivalent experience.

Keywords: Linaro, San Diego , OpenEmbedded Engineer (Fully Remote), Engineering , San Diego, California

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