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Isovalent is the company founded by the creators of Cilium and eBPF. Isovalent builds open-source software and enterprise solutions solving networking, security, and observability needs for modern cloud native infrastructure. The flagship technology, Cilium, is the choice of leading global organizations, including Adobe, AWS, Capital One, Datadog, GitLab, Google, and many more. Isovalent has headquarters in Cupertino, CA (US) and Zurich, Switzerland (EU) and is backed by Andreessen Horowitz, Google, M12 (Microsoft), Grafana Labs and Cisco Investments.


The Community you will join:

The Cilium team is a distributed group of subject matter experts in Kubernetes, Cloud Native technologies, networking, eBPF and Linux Kernel development. 


About this role

As an integral member of the Cilium team, you will be at the forefront of innovation, contributing to the development of high-performance eBPF code for our open source projects—Cilium, Hubble, and Tetragon. Embrace the opportunity to shape the future of Kubernetes, Cloud Native technologies, networking, and Linux Kernel development. Your expertise in eBPF, Linux Kernel development, and cloud-native technologies will be instrumental in driving innovation and delivering cutting-edge solutions to our global community of users.


A typical day:

Developing high-quality eBPF code for the Cilium, Hubble & Tetragon open source projects while following open source development principles and best practices.

Linux Kernel upstream development

Active participation in the open-source community

Possibility to speak at public conferences about achievements (if desired)

Job requirements

Your Expertise:

Computer Science degree, or equivalent experience.

Multiple years of experience with C and eBPF knowledge. GO knowledge is a plus.

Strong knowledge about Linux systems design and either security or networking.

Desire to write high quality and efficient code.

A public track record of open source code commits is a plus.

Experience in public speaking at technical open source conferences is a plus.


Who we are:

Isovalent is driven by a simple goal: Building amazing technology and making our customers successful with it. Beginning with our open source roots, building outstanding technology with a great team continues to be at the core of everything we do. We work every day to inspire our customers with our products and exceed their expectations. Beyond technology, many Isonauts share a love of the outdoors, running, hiking, skiing, climbing and biking.


Our Core Values:

Remote First: We strongly believe in a remote-first philosophy. Our work and communication culture allows teams to be successful regardless of their location.

Mutual Respect: It is the cornerstone of our values to foster trust and create a safe space for growth and innovation and is at the heart of everything we do.

Open- Source & Transparency: Our culture is deeply rooted in Open Source principles. We thrive on openness, transparency, and inclusion.

Work & Adventure Balance: The work we do is very exciting and challenging. We encourage hard-work but also encourage our team to take the time needed to recharge and balance life. We are here to support each other in that personal balance.

Personal Growth: This means different things to each of us and at Isovalent, we are dedicated to supporting your unique growth objectives, whatever they may be.


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