• Principal Engineer - Software

    Job Locations US-MA-Westborough
    Posted Date 3 months ago(2/13/2018 1:23 PM)
    Software Engineer
    Job Length
  • Overview

    The multi-core processors software development team at Mellanox is looking for a Principal Software Engineer with experience in Linux system software and embedded systems.  We provide our customers highly scalable ARM-based multi-core processors with unrivaled hardware accelerators that provide networking, I/O, and security performance gains with all the software required to get their product to market ahead of the competition.  


    • Be part of a team of engineers who see “the big picture”, where consideration of the whole system and cross-functional work with the hardware team is key, but where you will own and architect your design end-to-end
    • Work in a pre-silicon development environment as you design, debug, measure, and optimize performance, while developing and utilizing emerging software simulation models and hardware emulators
    • Deliver/own major components of the system software stack including processor firmware, OS drivers, kernel stack support and maximum-performance user space libraries
    • Execute a complete engineering process, including refining requirements, engineering design of data structures/algorithms, implementation, peer review, developer testing, and post GA support
    • Become an expert in your domain while continuing to learn new technologies
    • Collaborate productively with the open source community to develop and enhance industry-standard programming models and platform support, and upstream our work into standard software distributions
    • Work directly with major commercial Linux distribution providers


    • Bachelor's degree or higher in Computer Science, Engineering or related field
    • 10+ years professional experience in developing software for embedded systems
    • Must have Linux Kernel development - minimum 2+ years work experience 
    • A strong understanding of the system software stack, with a focus on software/hardware interaction, including platform firmware, device drivers, Linux kernel, and how user-space applications use system services to achieve high performance
    • A good understanding of high-performance processor architectures, including CPU, cache coherency models, memory controllers, PCIe, and hardware accelerators (crypto, compression, and others)
    • Well-rounded engineering skills, including technical investigation, design, software engineering process, schedule development, productive implementation practices (experience with agile development a plus)
    • Experience with parallel systems, including multi-core processors, SMP and NUMA architectures, or systems comprised of multiple processors and other computational components such as DSPs, FPGAs and ASICs
    • Excellent written and oral communication skills (English)
    • Fluent in the C programming language
    • Experience with any of the following (preferred): ARMv8 architecture, ATF, UEFI, ACPI
    • Solid experience working in or with the OSS community a plus

    Company Description

    About Us

    Mellanox Technologies was founded in 1999 and has headquarters in Sunnyvale, CA and Yokneam, Israel. We are a leading supplier of innovative end-to-end InfiniBand and Ethernet connectivity solutions and services for servers and storage. We offer market-leading solutions that include adapter cards, switches, cables and software to support InfiniBand and Ethernet networking technologies. Our products optimize data center performance and deliver industry-leading bandwidth and scalability. In addition, we serve a wide range of markets including high performance computing, enterprise, data centers, cloud computing, big data and Web 2.0. We are constantly reinventing ourselves to stay ahead of the market and bring game-changing products and services to the industry.


    About You

    Mellanox is an incubator for talent. We are a strong believer in developing our people and giving them the tools to succeed. We have a very competitive compensation package as well as frequent internal product training to keep people updated on new technologies. We are a fast growing company with a positive energy that comes from our team members' internal drive to develop, market, sell and support cutting-edge products and services. Mellanox often promotes from within and there's a sense of family that comes from the top down. We are committed to the community and donate 1% of our annual profit to charity as well as participate in green initiatives to reduce our carbon footprint.



    Mellanox Technologies offers a competitive benefits program including medical, dental and vision insurance, 3-weeks’ vacation, 10-paid holidays, sick leave, x2 annual salary Life Insurance/AD&D, 401K with company contribution, ESPP, and Stock (RSUs).  At Mellanox, the work of each individual makes an impact on the success of our company. If you are looking for a rewarding career, talented colleagues and a great environment where you can challenge yourself, grow and lead, Mellanox is the right place for you.

    Additional Information

    Equal Employment Opportunity


    Mellanox is an Equal Opportunity Employer that does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, gender, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical condition, religious creed, physical disability, mental disability, age, medical condition, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, genetic characteristics, gender identity/expression, or any other characteristics protected by federal, state or local law. Our management team is dedicated to this policy with respect to recruitment, hiring, placement, promotion, transfer, training, compensation, benefits, employee activities and all other terms and conditions of employment. If you need assistance to perform your job duties because of a physical or mental condition, please let our Human Resources department know.


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