Want make Linux run better on laptops?

So we have two jobs openings in the Red Hat desktop team. What we are looking for is people to help us ensure that Fedora and RHEL runs great on various desktop hardware, with a focus on laptops. Since these jobs require continuous access to a lot of new and different hardware we can not accept applications this time for remotees, but require you to work out of out office in Munich, Germany. We are looking for people with people not afraid to jump into a lot of different code and who likes tinkering with new hardware. The hardware enablement here might include some kernel level work, but will more likely involve improving higher level stacks. So for example if we have a new laptop where bluetooth doesn’t work you would need to investigate and figure out if the problem is in the kernel, in the bluez stack or in our Bluetooth desktop parts.

This will be quite varied work and we expect you to be part of a team which will be looking at anything from driver bugs, battery life issues, implementing new stacks, biometric login and enabling existing features in the kernel or in low level libraries in the user interface.

You can read more about the jobs at the jobs.redhat.com. That link lists a Senior Engineer, but we also got a Principal Engineer position open with id 53653, but that one is not on the website as I post this, but should hopefully be very soon.

Also if you happen to be in the Karlsruhe area or at GUADEC this year I will be here until Sunday, so you could come over for a chat. Feel free to email me on christian.schaller@gmail.com if you are interested in meeting up.

6 comments ↓

#1 Sudhir Khanger on 08.12.16 at 10:29

>So for example if we have a new laptop where bluetooth doesn’t work you would need to investigate and figure out if the problem is in the kernel, in the bluez stack or in our Bluetooth desktop parts.

I thought bluez was the desktop part. Is it not?

#2 SAB on 08.12.16 at 13:50

Mint Linux works fine on every laptop I tried in the last 5 years.
What you should do is to announce Fedora LTS which will be maintained for at least 3 years.

If you keep the current 6 months cycle, do not expect any experienced IT guy to use it on daily basis which is mandatory for quality response

#3 Hugo on 08.12.16 at 15:29

Please point to support better battery life.

#4 WooHoo on 08.12.16 at 16:34

Please fix the font rendering issue. Everything else is golden with Fedora, even immature Wayland works flawlessly.

Keep up the good work.

#5 e X t 7 3 on 08.13.16 at 13:07

I have to admit, that we already doing this job … but we are doing it for Ubuntu/Kubuntu/Mint/etc ;) look at this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oWp3KiMDXH4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zFE_mSm50CQ

and other my videos:

https://www.youtube.com/user/ext73/videos

Regards

#6 Richard Porteous on 08.20.16 at 23:16

make it work on tablets, and any tablet!