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Job Title: Senior Linux Build/Packaging Engineer
Location: San Francisco, CA, United States
Job Type: Full-Time

The world is experiencing explosive growth of digital content and unstructured data. The accelerating growth of user generated content, graphics intensive and enterprise applications, unified communications, and increased compliance requirements, combined with the increasing sizes of most file types is straining networked infrastructures worldwide. As a result, organizations are struggling to contain rising data delivery costs as well as operational expenses such as power, cooling and datacenter space.

A new solution is needed to optimize online content, reduce digital footprint, and accelerate real-time and business critical data.

Makani Networks is tooled up to pioneer the wide-area network services. Join our team and contribute to this industry-changing effort!

Job Summary:
Makani Networks is looking for an experienced build engineer to own build, packaging and configuration of kernel and system utilities for the Makani Optimization line of products. The candidate will create a build infrastructure that is both extensible and flexible, and work closely with the development team to provide support for production builds. Additional responsibilities include maintaining and extending the appliance install/upgrade tools and procedures.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Define and maintain system kickstart tools.
  • Design and maintain appliance install and upgrade tools.
  • Configure Linux for high performance as an Makani appliance.
  • Create and maintain tools for system imaging; these tools will be used internally and by Makani partners to image systems.


  • Minimum 10 years of experience with Linux based products.
  • Hands on experience with PXE boot or other network boot technology.
  • Hands on experience configuring and debugging boot-loaders such as GRUB.
  • Good Linux administration skills.
  • Strong knowledge of scripting languages such as Perl.
  • Experience with embedded Linux appliances.
  • BS in CS, EE or related field.

Travel required: none
Telecommute: no


Please submit an inquiry with your resume via email to

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