Senior Member of Technical Staff- AHV Hypervisor

Engineering - India Bangalore, India Req.Num.: 14882

AHV hypervisor is built with a custom Linux kernel. The major components are the Linux kernel KVM module, QEMU, and LibVirt user space processes. 

We are looking for candidates with a strong understanding of the Linux Kernel and experience with virtualization and hypervisor technologies such as paravirtualization, hardware-assisted virtualization like nested paging, Intel VT-x/AMD SVM, IOMMU, etc.


  • Design and develop new AHV features.
  • Fix problems and maintain AHV features.
  • Constantly push towards making AHV highly reliable, performant, and secure.
  • Interact with open source communities.
  • Be passionate about datacenter related problems and strive to come up with innovative solutions.
  • Leading the development of features from concept to market.
  • Mentoring other software engineers.


  • Extensive knowledge of OS internals, particularly UNIX/Linux.
  • Good experience in C and Python programming languages
  • Familiarity with x86 architecture, virtualization, storage, and network management.
  • Debugging experience across hardware and platform firmware.
  • Experience in Linux driver maintenance.
  • Ability to work with open source communities is preferred.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • BS or MS (preferred) in Computer Science or related.
  • 7+ years of industry experience, with 4+ years of related kernel/drivers experience on x86.
  • Skilled in C/C++, multi-threading, algorithms, data structures on Linux.
  • Strong debugging skills in Linux kernel mode.
  • Experience developing software for Unix/Linux/BSD operating systems at the kernel level.
  • Device driver development experience in Unix/Linux/BSD environments.
  • Knowledge of software engineering practices and software design principles.
  • Excellent problem solving and troubleshooting skills.
  • Team player, with the willingness to work with globally distributed team

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