Low level programming (interaction with hardware) using C language in multi threaded, multi processor, highly available systems.
Understanding of various h / w architecture ( PCI, PCIe, DMA, I2C, SPI, etc.) and processors (MIPS, PPC, x86) .
Complete understanding of the Control and Data path internals of a device driver for a LAN / WAN protocol like Ethernet, ATM, PPP, POS, SONET, etc.
Expertise in OS internals and Device Driver development on Distributed & Real Time Embedded Systems and OS like IOS, pSOS, VxWorks, Linux, etc.
Hands on experience with NPU, ASIC, FPGAs with focus on Switching / Routing platforms is a plus.
Ability to understand and drive system level architecture and design.
Strong C programming, Data Structures, SW design, testing and debugging background using ICE (CodeWarrior, Lauterbach, etc.) , GDB, etc.
Experience in product life cycle and tools
Customer experience : Reproduction and debugging of customer issues, handling of field queries,