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Linux Software Developer Required

My buddy Curtis is at it again with his awesome company, Bluecherry. For those of you who don’t know what Bluecherry is, a quick introduction. Bluecherry is a US based company out of the sticks in Missouri. They specialize in creating high quality Linux supported video capture cards as well as surveillance software. Those of you who work in a tight-security data center might be familiar with the Windows surveillance systems that out there, since more than likely you are hosting those servers as well. Well Bluecherry lightens the load by supplying the same type of equipment, just in a Linux environment.

Well Curtis hit me up on IRC this evening, and it seems my previous post where he was looking for a Qt dev worked out well for him. He asked me again to help out, and of course I am more than happy. Seems I am doing better at getting other people employed than I am with getting myself employed. Oh well.

This time around they are looking for someone who can hack on drivers and the kernel for their equipment, as well as a little bit more. I know the salary is competitive, the atmosphere is great, and if it is warm, you can wear shorts. My type of job, except for the fact I couldn’t hack myself out of a wet paper bag when it comes to creating drivers. Here is a quick breakdown on what they are looking for:

  • Prior experience in Linux based software design / implementation including design
  • Extensive knowledge of Ubuntu, including building / maintaining Debian packages
  • Extensive knowledge of the Video4Linux2 and ALSA sound API
  • Prior experience with gstreamer and RTSP
  • Prior experience with SQLite, Postgres and Mysql
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Linux operating system development (device and kernel level) recommended
  • Strong knowledge of C, PHP, Javascript required. Knowledge of Perl and Python suggested
  • Strong knowledge of Apache2 and prior experience in writing PHP modules
  • Played a leading role in the design and develop of previous client / server based applications
  • Previous work with and understanding of working with video / audio formatting / codecs including MPEG4 and H.264
  • Internet and operating system security fundamentals
  • Sharp analytical abilities and proven design skills
  • Strong sense of ownership, urgency, and drive
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve goals in a highly innovative and fast paced environment

Sound like your type of job? If so, head on over to the Monster page for the position, Linux video surveillance software developer. In the past Curtis was looking for someone in the US to fill this position. And just so you know, you don’t have to live in Missouri, but if you happen to live in any of the US time zones, then you would be a groovy candidate. I do happen to know they are using Qt as well as Ubuntu (cough, someone get him on Kubuntu fast!) so I am sure knowing a little of that wouldn’t be to bad either, but I am sure it isn’t necessary.

There are great perks, so hurry up while it lasts!

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  • denny

    There seems to be an error here. You’re referring to a ‘someone’, while you obviously meant ‘group of five developers and a PR person’ 🙂

  • Yann

    Same here, I doubt there is anyone with that set of skills. A Kernel developer that happens to know perfectly alsa, video encoding algorithms, that is also a sharp web developer, that works quickly AND is not a complete asocial? I’d like to see that 😉

  • Thanks for the comments. Actually the driver work is already finished, and what little remains is being handled by Ben Collins.

    This job posting is for more of a Linux software developer with Ubuntu ninja skills then it is a kernel / device / web developer. To get a feel for the type of work involved you can see the roadmap, focusing on anything related to ‘Server’: http://improve.bluecherrydvr.com/projects/v2tracker/issues.

    Thanks!

  • Thanks for such a good article
    Regards
    Ned

  • Thanks for great info.This article is highly appreciable.

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