Thursday, October 9, 2008

Microsoft & NetBSD

Some folks might be interested in this. I used to hack on NetBSD at my previous job. I recently had an inquiry from a recruiter at Microsoft (don't worry Neal, I'm not going anywhere! :-) which I thought I'd share here.

Location: Redmond, WA
Client: Microsoft.
Job Description:

Seeking a talented NetBSD software developer interested in helping Danger (a subsidiary of Microsoft) ship the next generation of Danger’s Sidekick platform. Specifically, we’re looking for NetBSD developers interested in commercializing the NetBSD platform for an embedded mobile computing device, focusing on performance and optimization, bug fixing, and integration with Danger’s higher-level platform code, with an emphasis on kernel and driver support.
Qualifications:
- 8+ years of software development experience
- 8+ years experience with C
- Strong understanding of OS concepts (particularly with NetBSD) such as multi-threaded program design and synchronization, processes & memory protection, etc.
- Strong communication skills
- Strong understanding of the NetBSD/GNU software development process and embedded development & debugging techniques
- Deep understanding of NetBSD, including timers, RPC, TCP/IP, etc.
- Experience with ARM processors highly desirable

So, not Windows CE or some other Windows platform. Cool. Wonder when they'll start posting job offers for Solaris engineers? (Probably as soon as Solaris is useful for small embedded devices -- i.e. I wouldn't hold my breath. :-)

2 comments:

Aristarkhos said...

Hi Garrett,
You have been linked on Inquirer,
http://tinyurl.com/dx82q3

Jay said...

this is very nice blog, we’re looking for NetBSD developers interested in commercializing.
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