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Job ID: JR0051284
Job Category: Engineering Support
Primary Location: Hillsboro, OR US
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Job Type: Experienced Hire

Linux Software Architect

Job Description

Linux software architect responsible for the technical direction of the Yocto Project as an open source IOT/Embedded Linux tools and framework, the identification and adoption of latest industry trends, and continuous technical innovation. Makes high level design decisions for the software structure, frameworks, protocols, and algorithms. Determines coding practices, development tools, and validation requirements. Performs pathfinding and surveys technologies. Interacts with multiple technologists in the company and within the industry as well as between developers and project managers to evaluate feasibility of requirements and determine priorities for development.

An ideal candidate would exhibit behavioral traits that indicate:

  • The ability to comfortably work in a cross geo team environment.
  • Excellent leadership and communication skills in order to provide clear technical direction to the team, and to influence management and architect forums regarding technology adoption and decision making.


You must possess the below minimum qualifications to be initially considered for this position. Preferred qualifications are in addition to the minimum requirements and are considered a plus factor in identifying top candidates. Experience listed below would be obtained through relevant previous school, industry jobs and/or research experience.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Must possess a Bachelor or Master of Science degree in Computer Science or a related field with a minimum of eight years of relevant work experience.
  • An IOT/Embedded industry veteran, with a profound understanding and insight into various verticals, a vision of the latest technology trend and strategic thinking capability on both how to adopt and how to impact. Prior experience on initiating and leading a project from idea/POC into product is a must.
  • Deep knowledge of IOT/Embedded software development flow, and different adjacent technology domains that impact the overall ecosystem, e.g. container, cloud, AI, autonomous, over the air update (OTA) solutions and security, etc.
  • Understand open source development methodology and practice.
  • Experience in maintaining an open source project is highly desirable.
  • Fluent in Python, shell scripts, C/C++/Java/JavaScript and working experience using git as source control system.
  • Be able to represent the project as a technical leader within the industry and open source community.

Preferred Experience:

  • Prior contributions to open source project is a plus.
  • Prior experience with the Yocto Project/Open Embedded is a plus.
  • Prior working experience using agile development process is highly desirable.

Inside this Business Group

The Intel Software and Services Group (SSG) connects Intel to the worldwide software community. SSG strives to bring competitive advantage to Intel platforms by helping independent software vendors, operating system developers, OEMs, channel members and systems integrators deliver exceptional customer value and achieve differentiation on Intel® processor technologies. SSG provides global leadership to the software community through its technical expertise, industry enabling activities, and developer products and programs.

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