Principal Engineer - Linux Kernel Network Developer

Aviatrix Systems

Aviatrix Systems

Software Engineering
United States
Posted on Tuesday, March 26, 2024

ABOUT THE ROLE: Principal Engineer – Linux Kernel Network Developer

We are searching for a Principal Linux Kernel Network Developer to join the Aviatrix Dataplane Engineering team which consist of a small talented team in a fast-paced, growing startup. In this role, you will be responsible for owning the design and development of improving the efficiency, scalability, and stability of our Dataplane.


  • Chart the future course and direction of the data plane within the product, driving innovation and strategic development.
  • Own the design and development of new eBPF code for packet processing
  • Tune Linux Networking Stack to best performance
  • Collaborate, maintain, and develop Kernel patches and modules


  • 8+ years of Linux kernel networking development experience and/or Linux network driver development experience.
  • Proficiency in C/Golang programming languages.
  • Strong eBPF networking experience, particularly in developing and coding networking solutions.
  • Experience running and developing Linux systems as a router, focusing on coding and software implementation.
  • Strong understanding of CPU architecture, particularly in relation to optimizing network packet processing.
  • In-depth understanding of the architecture of the Linux operating system.
  • User space packet forwarding experience with frameworks like DPDK/VPP, focusing on high-performance packet processing and software development.
  • BS in Computer Science, Electrical Engineering, or Computer Engineering, with a strong foundation in coding and software development.

US Pay Range

The US annual base salary range for this full-time position is $205,000-$285,000 + benefits + 401(k) match + equity. The pay range is determined by the role, work location, job-related skills, level, experience and relevant education. [Certain roles are eligible to earn sales commission, depending on the terms of the applicable plan.] The range displayed is the minimum and maximum target base salary and is applicable only for new hires for the listed position located in the US. Your Talent Advisor can share more details regarding salary ranges, benefits, and equity for your location during the hiring process.



US: We cover 100% of employee premiums and 88% of dependent(s) premiums for medical, dental and vision coverage, 401(k) match, short and long-term disability, life/AD&D insurance, $1,000/year education reimbursement, and a flexible vacation policy.

Outside the US: We offer a comprehensive benefits package which, (subect to regional variations) could include pension, private medical for you and dependents, generous holiday allowance, life assurance, long-term disability, annual wellbeing stipend

Your total compensation package will be based on job-related knowledge, education, certifications and location, per our aligned ranges.

About Aviatrix
Aviatrix is the cloud networking expert. We’re on a mission to make cloud networking simple so companies stay agile. Trusted by more than 500 of the world’s leading enterprises, our cloud networking platform creates the visibility, security, and control needed to adapt with ease and move ahead at speed. Combined with the Aviatrix Certified Engineer (ACE) Program, the industry's leading multicloud networking and security certification, Aviatrix empowers the cloud networking community to stay at the forefront of digital transformation.


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