Linux Kernel Driver Developer

Idaho Scientific3.4★
Boise, ID
$80,000 - $150,000 / Year 
Senior level

Job Description

Life is Short. Solve Hard Problems with Cool People.

Idaho Scientific is the Goldilocks of technology firms, combining the spirit and growth of a startup, with a financial footing and safety of a stable corporation. The perks of working at Idaho Scientific include all the benefits you'd expect from an employer who prioritizes a balanced human experience:

  • Competitive Pay
  • Flexible Work Schedule
  • Health Benefits and Insurance
  • Retirement Fund Contributions
  • Profit Sharing
  • Generous Paid Time Off Policy

Solve the Problem, Not the Symptom.

Idaho Scientific designs and deploys secure system solutions through novel CPU design, crypto cores, purpose-built system-on-a-chip architectures and hardened operating systems. Our solutions are the foundation for how military systems will remain safe and secure in the conflicts of the future. We need smart people like you to join us in solving hard problems that matter.

What You’ll Do:

  • Design, develop, and deploy Linux kernel drivers for a variety of novel hardware devices
  • Collaborate with hardware team to design hardware/software interfaces
  • Bring up Linux on new hardware
  • Modify key kernel subsystems to facilitate novel hardware capabilities
  • Participate in all aspects of the product design life cycle including system architecture, design, development, and verification
  • Document design and results
  • Work individually and with a team to complete tasks

Required Qualifications Experience

  • US Citizenship
  • Ability to get a security clearance
  • Degree in Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Electrical Engineering or related field
  • Ability to clearly capture complex technical concepts in writing for both technical and general audiences
  • Strong analytical and problem solving skills
  • More than 3 years of relevant professional experience
  • In-depth understanding of drivers, interrupt handling routines, and kernel subsystems

Preferred Qualifications Experience

  • Active US Security Clearance
  • Working knowledge of applied cryptography
  • Experience applying principles of cyber security to operational technology and embedded systems
  • Experience reverse engineering hardware and software
  • Expertise in multiple software systems design tools and languages including C and other languages such as Python
  • Designing software systems running on multiple platform types
  • Software systems testing methodology, including writing and execution of test plans, debugging, and testing scripts and tools
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills; proficiency in English and local language. Ability to effectively communicate product architectures, design proposals and negotiate options at management levels.


  • The preferred work location is at Idaho Scientific headquarters in Boise, Idaho or Salt Lake City, Utah

Commitment to Diversity.

Idaho Scientific is an equal employment opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will not be discriminated against due to race, color, creed, sed, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition including pregnancy, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws.

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $80,000.00 - $150,000.00 per year


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Boise, ID 83702: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)


  • Bachelor's (Preferred)


  • Linux: 3 years (Required)

Work Location: In person


  • 401(k)
  • 401(k) matching
  • Dental insurance
  • Flexible schedule
  • Health insurance
  • Health savings account
  • Paid time off
  • Vision insurance
  • Day shift
  • Monday to Friday
  • Boise
  • ID 83702: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)
  • Bachelor's (Preferred)
  • Linux: 3 years (Required)
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