Who We Are

Based in Austin, Texas, Acumera provides managed network security and automation services for the payment systems and operations of multi-site businesses.

Our clients focus on growing their companies by using Acumera’s remote systems visibility, strong data security and simplified compliance services. Since 2002, Acumera has been our clients’ trusted network partner. 

What We’re Looking For

Acumera is seeking a talented Linux Software Developer who develops, modifies, and maintains applications that may be customized or standardized. The Linux Software Developer will work within the development team maintaining and developing applications on a Linux based embedded security appliance. The applications consist mostly of Bash/Shell scripts with some C programs and may involve socket and network programming. The applications obtain configuration and push status to our high availability network infrastructure. The ideal Linux Software Developer for this position has experience in working with Linux applications and development tools in a cross build environment.  Strong networking knowledge and experience with Linux firewall is a plus.


Acumera is a small company with a respectful environment, a competitive compensation and benefits package, a laid-back work culture and a lot of job flexibility.  Acumera offices are located in Central/North Austin.  We encourage a certain amount of telecommuting, as appropriate, but this is primarily an office-based position.

What is Expected

The successful Linux Software Developer candidate will have responsibility for the following:

  • Develop and maintain Linux applications typically in Bash/C on an embedded Internet security appliance

  • Perform unit testing and work with technical support team in performing alpha testing

  • Debugging and investigating customer issues reported by the technical support team

  • Collaborate with the web development team to interface with UI components of the management platform

  • Working in an Agile software development environment, where compliance with secure software development processes is critical

What is Required

  • Strong Linux background, networking, and administration

  • Thorough knowledge and experience in data networking, TCP/IP protocol suite, and VPN technologies

  • 3+ years of experience and proficient in C/C++ with emphasis on performance

  • 2+ years of experience and proficient in shell/bash, sed, and awk scripting

  • Familiarity with network software development in the Linux environment

  • Familiarity with socket programming and routing concepts

  • Knowledge of network security protocols such as IPSec and TLS

  • Knowledge of Linux Firewall and IDS technologies

  • Excellent troubleshooting, analytical, and problem-solving skills

  • Experience in building and working with open source software in a cross build environment for ARM architecture based platforms

  • Experience in GIT version control system, defect tracking, and peer code review

  • Good verbal and written communication skills

What is Desirable

  • Experience in developing TensorFlow ML applications

  • Experience with Xen or KVM virtualization stacks

  • Experience with Windows or Linux thin clients

  • Experience with Continuous Integration

  • Experience with Verifone, Gilbarco, NCR, or Radiant point-of-sale devices

  • Familiarity with Flexbuild/Yocto build system is desirable

  • Understanding of Amazon Web Services is desirable

  • Understanding of Linux internals is desirable

Required Education and Experience

B.S. in Computer Science, Engineering, or a related field.

Preferred Education and Experience

  1. Knowledge of Networking fundamentals and routing concepts

  2. Knowledge of Linux networking concepts, network software development, and tools

  3. Knowledge of VPN technologies

Other Desirable Skills and Qualifications 

  • Self-motivated and task-oriented

  • Flexibility in taking on a variety of development tasks

  • Ability to work independently with little supervision

  • Strong analytical skills and a desire to learn

  • Good interpersonal skills

Perks of Acumera

Competitive salary

Health benefits upon hire

Stock option grants

401(k), FSA, HSA, Long and Short Term Disability options

Life insurance and Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Casual dress code

Paid company holidays

Discretionary time off policy

Central Austin location with free parking

Flexible work environment and an opportunity to grow as we grow

This position is located in Austin, Texas

Acumera is an equal opportunity employer.  All final candidates will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

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