Principal Kernel Software Developer for Windows

As Acronis is dedicated not just to Cyber Protection but to the general protection of its potential and current employees, recruitment and onboarding process are being held online during the current g

As Acronis is dedicated not just to Cyber Protection but to the general protection of its potential and current employees, recruitment and onboarding process are being held online during the current global COVID-19 situation.

Acronis leads the world in cyber protection – solving safety, accessibility, privacy, authenticity, and security (SAPAS) challenges with innovative backup, security, disaster recovery, and enterprise file sync and share solutions that run in hybrid cloud environments: on-premises, in the cloud, or at the edge. Enhanced by AI technologies and blockchain-based data authentication, Acronis protects all data, applications and systems in any environment, including physical, virtual, cloud, and mobile.

With dual headquarters in Switzerland and Singapore, Acronis protects the data of more than 5 million consumers and 500,000 businesses in over 150 countries and 20 languages.

Principal Kernel Software Developer for Windows reports to the Kernel Team Director of Development. He is responsible for kernel and other system R&D tasks, software architecture and interfaces design for existing and forthcoming components. He may also be responsible for consulting, educating and managing tasks of other developers in the cases when this might be required and delegated to him by the Kernel Team Director of Development.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Be effective in the role of highly experienced kernel-mode and user-mode components developer for Windows platform with the focus on Cyber Protection solutions.
  • Be effective it the role of experienced reverse engineer. Communicate with security analysts, malware researchers and reverse engineers in the common tasks.
  • Participate in software architecture and interfaces design for both Windows-specific and cross-platform components developed and maintained by the Kernel Team.
  • Participate in integration of those components to higher-level components or products developed by other teams.
  • Maintain existing codebase that Kernel Team is responsible for, fix bugs in drivers and components in a timely manner.
  • Communicate with other teams to investigate and resolve complex issues that might require efforts from several different teams.
  • Be capable of creating and assigning tasks, managing other developers both locally in Singapore and remotely in other Acronis offices (in the cases when this might be required).
  • Drive professional growth of the Team Kernel members by sharing knowledge and experience in the following areas: Windows internals, kernel-mode development and information security.
  • Ensure that development progress, current issues and risks are clearly communicated to the Kernel Team Director of Development.

SKILLS & EXPERIENCE:

  • 15+ years of overall development experience on Windows in kernel-mode components development
  • Deep knowledge and coding experience in C/C++ languages
  • Experience in writing production-grad, asynchronous, thread-safe and concurrent code
  • Deep knowledge of Windows platform internals
  • Knowledge in information security field
  • Experience in developing security solutions
  • Good reverse engineering skills, experience with IDA Pro or other similar tools
  • Good knowledge of assembly language on x86/AMD64 CPU architectures is required
  • Malware-specific analysis skills are highly desirable
  • Experience in development of file systems and/or file systems filters/minifilters drivers would be a strong plus.
  • Experience in development of network filter drivers, especially Windows Filtering Platform drivers, would be a plus.
  • Advanced kernel-mode and user-mode debugging skills. Experience in developing extensions / plugins for any debugger would be a plus.
  • Knowledge and experience in software architecture and interfaces (API) design is mandatory. Experience in developing robust and scalable software solutions, performance analysis and tuning would be a plus.
  • Fluent in English

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