Software Engineer (Linux Kernel Developer)

Pliops Israel · Full-time · Experienced

About The Position

Who we are?

We are a growing startup company that changing the Storage Processor world, founded in 2017, and led by executives from industry leaders.

Pliops’ Extreme Data Processor (XDP) is a hardware-based storage accelerator that enables cloud and enterprise customers to offload and accelerate data-intensive workloads using just a fraction of the computational load and power.

Pliops’ Extreme Data Processors dramatically increases the number of transactions per second and expands capacity for the most demanding applications.


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About the position

In this role you will take part in design and development of core software for Pliops’ innovative storage systems involving software and proprietary hardware solutions.



  • Design and development of core product features in a complex software system with focus on Linux kernel and OS infrastructure layers.
  • Deliver high quality tested code and debug arising issues.
  • Benchmark and tune the software to maximize performance in a highly parallel environment.
  • Think creatively, share ideas, and have a problem-solving attitude.


  • Well known leading academic institute degree (BSc/BA/MSc in Computer Sciences or Software/Computer/Electrical Engineering).
  • 3+ years of hands-on experience in Linux kernel development.
  • Familiar with kernel development methodologies and kernel structure.
  • Experience in developing kernel modules.
  • Broad knowledge and understanding in Linux internals, kernel subsystems.
  • Kernel crash and core analysis skills.
  • Deep understanding of threading and locking mechanisms.
  • Strong design and analytical skills.
  • Strong coding skills in C.
  • Strong systems background.
  • Strong debugging skills.
  • Ability to conduct performance analysis for features and systems and experience in optimizing software.
  • Multi-disciplinary skills.

Personality/ Soft skills

  • Excellent interpersonal/communication skills and fun to work with.
  • Highly motivated and independent, Positive, Creative, Open minded, Initiative.
  • Passion for software development and a drive to innovate.


Advantage / desirable prior experience

  • Experience with developing kernel drivers for proprietary hardware.
  • Experience working with Linux kernel community.
  • Experience contributing/upstreaming/maintaining kernel code a great advantage.
  • Experience with storage subsystems, storage stack and protocols (NVMe, block devices), developing enterprise grade storage solutions.
  • Experience with storage engines, databases, DBMS, NVMe, SSDs, FTL, Flash memory.
  • Experience with open source software.
  • Releasing code to open source communities.
  • Hacking complex open-source projects.

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