Performance Engineer – OS Virtualization

SeaMicro seeks an exceptional Performance Engineer. Candidate will be responsible for qualifying various Operating Systems and Hypervisors including both functionality and performance on our Data Center Server Solution product. In addition, they will work with different OS and Hypervisor vendors to get the systems certified and listed on their HCL.


  • Designing, automating and executing test plans for qualification of VMware, Xen, Windows and Linux on our Data Center Server Solution product
  • Maintain supported OS distribution and packages
  • Documenting scripts, configurations, procedures, test results, and defects
  • Working closely with Product Management and Engineering in product definition phase and design phase
  • Working with Engineering to debug defects reported during in-house release testing and verifying the fi.


  • Mastery in internals of Linux, Windows, Xen, KVM, Windows Hyper-V or VMware ESXi is a must
  • Experience with qualification of various flavors of Linux/BSD – RHEL, CentOS, Debian, FreeBSD, etc. on a server product
  • Experience building servers utilizing PXE – Jumpstart (Solaris), Kickstart (RHEL, CentOS), and Preseed (Debian), Windows Deployment Services
  • Experience testing device drivers and/or Linux kernel
  • Experience in testing of BIOS, Storage, and Network and Serial Interface sub-systems on server hardware
  • Familiarity with Linux Test Tools – LTP, IOZone, XDD, Netperf, Httperf, etc
  • Familiarity with System Admin tasks on servers
  • Familiarity with LAMP, Apache, PHP, MySQL, Java, Tomcat, and Ruby on Rails
  • Experience testing HP, Dell or IBM blade hardware is a plus
  • Experience in the NAS/SAN Storage Environment is a plus
  • Industry certification a plus
  • Must be able to automate test cases using a common scripting language/tool e.g. Tcl/Expect, Perl, Python
  • 2-4 years of experience with a BS degree in CS, EE, or Computer Engineering or 1-2 years of experience with MS degree in CS, EE, or Computer Engineering