Linode is working to simplify the way people work in the cloud. We currently host hundreds of thousands of virtual machines spanning thousands of servers and petabytes of data for our customers around the world. We are seeking a Systems Software Engineer to create and maintain integrations between our hardware and the software that makes our products usable.. In this role, you will work on some of our most interesting projects and help us bring new products to market .

Our expectations of this role are for you to be able to understand Linux administration and engineering, have some automation experience in your portfolio, and is someone who is generally curious and strives to learn and develop themselves in a rewarding and engaging environment. Strong conceptual knowledge of the Linux Kernel, virtualization technologies (KVM and QEMU) and Networking are important, and at least some hands on experience with an aptitude to grow are a huge plus.

If that sounds exciting, then Linode may be the place for you.

Our work environment fosters creative solutions, rapid development cycles and open communication.

We're a closely knit team with a focus on agile development and innovative solutions. We encourage and reward curiosity, ingenuity, and technical aptitude. If you enjoy working on ambitious projects that have a big impact, you'll enjoy working at Linode!


You don’t have to have experience with all of these, but you should have experience with some of them and an interest to learn others

  • Debian, KVM, QEMU
  • Perl, GO, Bash, Python, C
  • SaltStack
  • Ceph, RADOS
  • MySQL
  • Git

Must haves:

  • Professional experience in software development and/or systems engineering
  • Thorough understanding of Linux administration
  • Working knowledge of networking troubleshooting and protocols including TCP/IP, UDP, IPSEC, HTTP/S and BGP
  • Educated views on technology and software design to bring to the table
  • A love for technology and a genuine curiosity for the things you don’t know


  • Bachelor's degree in Computer Science or a related field
  • Contributions to open source projects as well as your own projects
  • Systems Architecture and Design Skills
  • Knowledge of servers, switches, and various infrastructure management solutions
  • Comfort maintaining live production systems
  • Experience in a hosting environment or other IAAS or SAAS provider

Work With Us

    • Philadelphia office: HQ is one of the coolest tech buildings in Philly; join us on N3RD street!
    • Flexible work hours: We offer a flexible work schedule, a generous paid time off package, and two work from home days on a weekly basis.
    • Unbelievable benefits: We provide comprehensive health insurance, 401(k) contributions, a profit- sharing program, and pension plans.
    • Monthly wellness reimbursements: up to $100 towards gym memberships, diet plans, massages, etc.
    • A Macbook Pro: to use around the office and at home.
    • Free hosting service: Take advantage of some Linode service - we’ll pick up the tab.
    • Linode Lunch: What goes better with technology than food? Nothing. We bring in a catered lunch every week.
    • Competitive salary: It all begins with fair compensation. We believe in paying people well and rewarding those who go the extra mile.

    Since 2003, Linode has been providing cloud computing services to customers around the world. Linode offers compute, storage, and networking services from ten data centers in regions spanning across North America, Europe, and Asia. We are committed to making Linode the most simple, powerful and reliable hosting provider that thousands of customers—from the fastest-growing startups to established enterprises—trust. This industry moves fast, but we strive to hire the kind of people who can stay a step ahead and keep us - and themselves - at the top. We are an equal opportunity employer and we are committed to building a diverse, inclusive, and welcoming workplace for all.