Job Title: Director of Linux Engineering and Production
Date Posted: 10-31-2007
Job Location: Massachusetts-Boston
Job Type: Full Time
Education Level: Bachelors Degree
Work Experience: 5+ to 7 Years
Job Shift: First Shift
Yearly Salary:DOE (Depend on Experience)
Company Name: TimeSys Corporation
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Contact Information: TimeSys Corporation   TimeSys Corporation (
Job Description:
TimeSys is seeking a Director of Linux Engineering and Production to manage the creation and
delivery of TimeSys LinuxLink -- a web-based resource for Embedded Linux developers organized
around key processors. A LinuxLink subscription provides access to Embedded Linux support for
a processor, including processor and board support, pre-built toolchains, packages, and
reference designs, as well as (command-line) development tools to build applications and
custom Linux platforms. 

TimeSys Corporation is the leading provider of Linux Customization Solutions for the embedded
device market. TimeSys empowers developers to create commercial-grade, custom Linux platforms
that meet the unique feature, footprint and hardware requirements of their embedded devices.
TimeSys delivers its capabilities throughout the hosted TimeSys Network.

Job Responsibilities:

Manage a team of Linux engineers responsible for integrating, testing, and releasing
open-source Linux components and create tested and validated embedded linux BSPs and reference
distributions for specific reference boards. 
Manage the building, validation, and release of toolchains and packages to the LinuxLink
repository tracking upstream Linux components and ensuring that packages and toolchains are
maintained and regularly updated to incorporate significant new features and/or bug-fixes. 
Manage the bug-tracking system for TimeSys LinuxLink repository components, and ensure timely
fixes of bugs and/or cooperation with upstream Linux community to fix bugs in upstream Linux
Work closely with Product Management to maintain a pipeline of LinuxLink updates and deliver
them on a regular and continuous basis with high quality. 
Establish processes and procedures to manage the delivery and production of LinuxLink updates
with high quality and predictability. 
Work with TimeSys Product Management to communicate updates to the TimeSys Developer Exchange
Work with Semiconductor vendors on creation and maintenance of processor-specific LinuxLinks
incorporating Linux support (typically BSPs, but also toolchains, etc.) developed by the
vendor for their chips. 
Work with TimeSys Technology and Development team responsible for developing a Linux build and
test tools and infrastructure to communicate requirements to facilitate a factory-like
LinuxLink production system. 
Other duties as assigned.

Essential Requirements:

Strong prior development background in Linux development, including kernel development, and
building of toolchains and packages. 
Excellent understanding of open-source Linux development community and its development
processes and culture. 
A high-degree of comfort in working with electronic communication channels (e.g., mailing
lists, IRC, web-based documentation management using technologies such as wiki, etc.), and
maintaining openness and transparency. 
A passion for Embedded Linux and a strong desire and interest in making Embedded Linux
Excellent problem-solving skills and initiative. 
Excellent understanding of Systems programming. 
Exceptional productivity and versatility. 
Excellent written and oral communication skills. 
Solid understanding of GNU development tools. 
Solid understanding of Linux distribution development including package management systems
(RPM, Debian, etc.) 
Strong familiarity and understanding of embedded development issues. (cross-compilation,
remote debugging, footprint constraints, real-time, etc.) 
Previous experience as a project leader for a large Linux open-source project is strongly
Demonstrated engagement with open-source Linux kernel community and personal relationships
with core kernel developers is strongly desired. 
Bachelor's degree in CS, EE, or equivalent experience. Master's degree preferred.
Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pa., with operations world-wide, TimeSys Corporation is an Equal
Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer committed to diversity in our workforce. It is our
policy to attract and retain the best-qualified people available, and TimeSys will not
discriminate in violation of any applicable law on the basis of age, color, disability,
gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, status as a Special Disabled
Veteran or other qualifying Veteran. TimeSys Corporation encourages employment applications by
all qualified individuals including minorities, veterans, and disabled persons.
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