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Principal Engineer - Linux Architect

Longmont, CO | Engineering

Job Description

Linux Architect - Colorado

The Linux Architect will lead the architecture and design of the Linux-based Storage Controller software. If you're passionate about developing innovative storage solutions while working with a collaborative, down-to-earth and top-tier team of engineers, we'd love to you hear from you!

Key Job Responsibilities

Include the following. Other duties may be assigned

  • Design, develop, build and enhance an embedded Linux system including:
    • Kernel – high familiarity with Linux open source kernel versions and planned Linux community enhancements
    • Kernel modules – ability to add and modify kernel modules as our application requires.  This includes familiarity with device drivers.
    • User-space and Application integration
    • Storage and networking protocols and interfaces
  • Strong problem solving skills
  • Development with using cross-compilation and embedded hardware bring-up
  • Mentor and train the development teams through the migration to the new platform
  • Deliver working product based on the new platform
    • Work with management to schedule the successful product delivery
    • Work with the test organization to plan and implement QA
    • Lead the debug effort as the product moves through test
    • Support manufacturing through any changes in process

Individual Skills and Knowledge

  • Work effectively in a team environment
  • Leadership skills
  • Strong communication skills
  • Documentation skills
  • Architect-level vision
  • Knowledge of storage controller software is highly desired


  • 10+ years in Linux kernel and embedded storage development.


  • Bachelor, Master or Ph.D. of Science degree in Electrical Engineering, Computer Engineering or Computer Science



About Dot Hill Systems

Solutions for SAN Storage

Dot Hill Systems Corp. is a recognized leader in software and hardware solutions for storing, sharing, protecting and managing data. Read the Dot Hill Snapshot Report.

Dot Hill’s solutions combine storage software with the industry’s most flexible and extensive hardware platform to deliver best-in-class SAN storage solutions with Five 9′s of availability. Our SAN solutions are trusted by the world’s leading storage manufacturers and their channel partners.

Solutions for SAN Storage

A public company (NASDAQ: HILL) since 2000, Dot Hill is stable and holds numerous patents related to storage technology. In fact, Dot Hill was recently recognized as one of the top five companies in its peer group for its significant amount of intellectual property by ipCapital Group. Dot Hill’s pillars of innovation include software, platforms, and systems, which combine to create advanced SAN storage and unified virtual storage solutions. Dot Hill’s world-class supply chain allows the company to deliver innovative, high-quality, high- value products quickly and efficiently.

Leveraging its proprietary Assured family of storage solutions, Dot Hill solves many of today’s most challenging storage problems – helping IT to improve performance, increase availability, simplify operations, and reduce costs. Dot Hill’s storage solutions deliver outstanding storage performance, efficiency, flexibility and scale.


We offer a comprehensive compensation package and a great team-oriented work environment.

Dot Hill is an equal opportunity employer and requires a pre-employment drug screen. EOE M/F/D/V

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