Senior Software Engineer - ZFS / Linux Kernel

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You will report to the Senior Manager of Cloud Engineering.

A Look Inside the Job:

  • Linux/ZFS file system kernel engineering in C
  • Work with other ZFS engineers to implement and code review ZFS enhancements
  • Collaborate with our Mac and Linux engineers on enhancing and improving our existing kernel drivers
  • Work with engineers to design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable automation frameworks
  • Identify and fill automated test coverage gaps
  • Respond to operational issues in after hours work
  • Oncall coverage as required

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or related field or equivalent work experience
  • 3+ years of C programming experience
  • A desire to build filesystems, and break others
  • Advanced Linux kernel development experience
  • Prior experience developing with ZFS or other file systems
  • Ability to comprehend and develop functional changes to large code bases
  • Previous experience successfully delivering Linux kernel solutions
  • Proficient understanding of Linux kernel module debugging

Bonus Points:

  • Strong understanding of file systems
  • Mastery of C
  • Proficient experience with version control tools (Git)

Note: We are looking only for candidates willing to join us directly as W2 employees (No 3rd party candidates)


  • At Datto, we believe our employees are our greatest asset and offer all full-time employees a wide-ranging benefits package, including:


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