Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or relevant technical field or equivalent practical experience
  • 3 years of experience coding in C/C++
  • Experience with development within embedded systems/firmware design
  • Ability to speak and write in English fluently

Preferred qualifications:

  • Experience working with Linux kernel and other open source projects
  • Experience with multiple contributions to the upstream Linux kernel or other open source projects
  • Experience in using and developing features for Linux in shipping products
  • Experience in debugging and instrumenting complex problems, involving multiple operating system components and tools
  • Knowledge of one or more of the following: Linux device drivers, embedded camera/ISP, virtualization, memory management, scheduling

About the job

Google's software engineers develop the next-generation technologies that change how billions of users connect, explore, and interact with information and one another. Our products need to handle information at massive scale, and extend well beyond web search. We're looking for engineers who bring fresh ideas from all areas, including information retrieval, distributed computing, large-scale system design, networking and data storage, security, artificial intelligence, natural language processing, UI design and mobile; the list goes on and is growing every day. As a software engineer, you will work on a specific project critical to Google’s needs with opportunities to switch teams and projects as you and our fast-paced business grow and evolve. We need our engineers to be versatile, display leadership qualities and be enthusiastic to take on new problems across the full-stack as we continue to push technology forward.

As a Software Engineer on the Chrome OS Kernel team, you will improve the Linux kernel on Chrome OS for users.

In this role, you will develop new features and improve existing features to support the Chrome OS roadmap, bug fixing, integrating new code from upstream, and upstreaming Chrome OS code. You will work with kernel subsystems like memory management, scheduling, cameras/ISPs, virtualization, devices and drivers, and work higher in the stack in Android and Chrome, working with upstream.

You'll work on making sure existing devices continue to get better, and new devices are shipped with great performance from the start.

Google is an engineering company at heart. We hire people with a broad set of technical skills who are ready to take on some of technology's greatest challenges and make an impact on users around the world. At Google, engineers not only revolutionize search, they routinely work on scalability and storage solutions, large-scale applications and entirely new platforms for developers around the world. From Google Ads to Chrome, Android to YouTube, social to local, Google engineers are changing the world one technological achievement after another.


  • Design and develop kernel features, subsystems, application programming interfaces (APIs), and device drivers for Chrome OS devices and upstream Linux.
  • Collaborate with hardware partners to bring up Chrome OS on new hardware platforms.
  • Design, develop, test, deploy, maintain, and enhance new products, ecosystem, and features.