Senior Software Engineer (Linux Kernel & Hypervisor Development)

Main Location
Ithaca, NY, United States

Exotanium, Inc. ( is searching for a Senior Software Engineer (Linux Kernel and Hypervisor Development) to build and lead a team of developers to extend our platform’s capabilities to new cloud services. Our company has offices in Ithaca, NY and Santa Clara, CA, and we also offer remote positions across the United States.

Exotanium, a startup created by two professors and one graduated Ph.D. student from the Department of Computer Science at Cornell University, is a cloud resource optimization and management platform that uses Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) to help enterprises reduce spending in the cloud by up to 90%, while enhancing both operational security and performance.

We recently closed a seed round and are looking for developers to join our brilliant, world-class team working to extend our next-generation containerization technology to new cloud providers, opening up our platform to a wide array of new customers.

Our team is passionate about maintaining our culture of diversity, and we especially encourage applicants of different backgrounds, cultures, genders, experiences, abilities and perspectives to apply. We’re actively working to increase the diversity of experience and perspectives on our team and believe that this creates the best possible working environment for all and maximizes innovation.

Key responsibilities:

  • Build and lead a team of 2-3 developers focused initially on extending our platform to Microsoft Azure.
  • Optimize the Xen hypervisor to support container applications, and modify the Xen tool stack to support required container architectures.
  • Optimize the Linux kernel for virtualization-based container runtimes.
  • Develop product installation tools and demos.
  • Contribute to our vision and long-term strategy
  • Drive engineering best practices.
  • Code, test, review, deploy!

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or more advanced degree in Computer Science or related programs.
  • Minimum of five (5) years of experience in kernel and hypervisor level programming.
  • Demonstrated expertise in Xen hypervisor development, and kernel development or kernel-level device driver development experience
  • Demonstrated understanding of operating systems, containers, micro-services, Docker, Kubernetes, and cloud computing.
  • Proficient communication skills and proficient in English (both written and verbal).
  • Growth mindset and a passion for learning
  • You can work effectively in a remote environment

Compensation: Competitive salary Depends on Experience (DOE), Health, Dental and Vision Insurance, 401K with match, Paid Time Off (PTO), Long Term and Short Term Disabilities, Life Insurance.

We are an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, age, physical disability, or length of time spent unemployed.

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Senior Software Engineer (Linux Kernel & Hypervisor Development)