SENIOR LINUX KERNEL ENGINEER

Are you an experienced Linux Kernel engineer?  Would you like to help build the next generation Wi-Fi chips that will enable a new generation of Internet of Things (IoT) devices? Then join Australia’s hottest semiconductor startup. You’ll work with the team that invented Wi-Fi 20 years ago, and help them shape the  future of Wi-Fi for IoT.

You will join a software team implementing the IEEE 802.11ah standard on Morse Micro’s state-of-the-art RISC-V multi-core chip architecture, along with its supporting Linux device drivers and applications. Your main focus will be the Linux device drivers, but there will be necessary involvement in writing Python scripts, device drivers, firmware, interrupt handlers, and other related areas.

Responsibilities include:

  • Working on and maintaining Morse Micro Linux device drivers

  • Integration with Linux Wifi blocks, such as soft/full MAC, wpa_supplicant and hostapd

  • Participating in various testing and certification efforts.

  • Implementation of Wi-Fi Alliance test suite software as required

  • Various Optimisations for Performance, Footprint and Power consumption

  • Writing elegant Python scripts to facilitate testing and other tasks

  • Providing an overall technical expertise and brilliance

  • Wi-Fi interoperability testing may necessitate some travel (mostly USA)

  • There will be some customer interaction, e.g. implementation of customer requested features, resolution of customer found issues etc


Minimum qualifications:

  • BSc in Electrical / Electronics / Communication Engineering or Computer Science

  • 4+ years relevant industry experience in embedded software projects

  • Proven experience in Firmware and Embedded projects using C programming language

  • Experience in Linux kernel development

  • Experience in Linux applications for embedded devices

  • Experience using software version control and issue tracking systems

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills

  • A hands-on, practical attitude

Desired qualifications:

(key skills that you should have 70% of) :

  • A good understanding of the IEEE 802.11 standard including 802.11 Linux Soft MAC and Full MAC architectures and 802.11 security model

  • Experience with wpa_supplicant and hostap

  • Experience in working on GNU/Linux, GCC and Make development environment

  • Experience with wireshark for testing and debugging of 802.11 systems

  • Experience with various hardware interfacing buses, like SDIO, SPI and I2C

  • Experience using Python for tools and scripts.

  • Experience in using static analysis and automated testing tools.

Bonus skills:

(if you have those you can stand out among the crowd, don’t sweat it if you don’t):

  • Good understanding of C++

  • Familiarity with embedded processors and RISC-V in particular

  • Bonus points if familiar with software defined radio (SDR) such as GNURadio

  • Familiarity with digital design languages such as VHDL, Verilog and SystemVerilog or IC design flows from Cadence or Synopsys

  • Familiarity with Matlab

If you would like to apply, send your resume and cover letter to Careers@morsemicro.com.