Kernel Manager

Prague, Bohemia, Czechia
Software and Services


Weekly Hours: 40
Role Number:200142216
The CoreOS software team is looking for an exceptionally talented software engineering manager to lead kernel development for Apple products. This team is responsible for development of new kernel features on all products, as well as evolving our software for new ARM & Intel platforms to contribute to the success of the iPhone, iPad, and Mac product lines. CoreOS works with many teams across the company to provide a stable, fast, and high-quality foundation on which iOS, macOS, watchOS, and tvOS frameworks and applications can be developed. Job responsibilities include: Leadership and management of a team of hard working kernel engineers in a fast-paced and demanding development environment Ownership of kernel and other low-level software components Working with Apple's silicon team, ARM, Intel, and hardware teams to add support for new CPU and chipset features to develop the best in class products by optimising the software stack to the hardware Creating and promoting a development environment that encourages innovation and sets high standards for quality and efficiency Identifying and mitigating risks in development activities Strengthening the team by hiring and retaining top-flight engineering talent

Key Qualifications

  • Experience leading a platform or kernel software development team
  • Direct experience with kernel or device driver development
  • Experience with local management of a satellite engineering team
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field
  • In-depth knowledge of Intel and/or ARM CPUs
  • Cross-platform project development experience is a huge plus
  • Experience working in an embedded environment is very helpful
  • Experience with macOS device drivers and IOKit a huge plus
  • Experience working with Linux/UNIX device drivers is very advantageous


In-depth understanding of kernel internals • Strong understanding of hardware design as it relates to operating systems • Proven track record of successful and timely product delivery • History of setting bold yet attainable goals, and motivating teams to achieve them • Evidence of driving technical innovation • Passion to dig in and lead the development of ground-breaking embedded products • Strong communication skills, both inward and outward

Education & Experience

A degree in Computer Science or equivalent experience and skills

Additional Requirements