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J&J Family of Companies Software Engineer - Linux Specialist in Santa Clara, California

Auris Health Inc, part of the Johnson & Johnson family of companies, is recruiting for a Software Engineer- Linux Specialist, located Santa Clara, CA.

Auris Health Inc is part of Ethicon, Inc., a global leader in surgery with products and solutions found in almost every operating room around the world. Ethicon has made significant contributions to surgery for more than 100 years from creating the first sutures, to revolutionizing surgery with minimally invasive procedures. Our continuing dedication to Shape the Future of Surgery is built on our commitment to help address the world's most pressing health care issues and improve and save more lives. Through Ethicon's surgical technologies and solutions including robotics, digital solutions, sutures, staplers, energy devices, trocars and hemostats and our commitment to treat serious medical conditions like obesity and cancer worldwide, we deliver innovation to make a life-changing impact. For more information, visit

Overall Responsibilities

We are looking for a Linux specialist with hands on experience in developing and maintaining custom OS Images for multiple platforms. The candidate should have a proven background working with the Linux systems, experience in OS configurations and troubleshooting issues.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Build and maintain custom OS Install images for Linux machines.

  • Track OS lifecycle and investigate and recommend solutions to handle obsolescence.

  • Research and recommend innovative, and where possible automated approaches for image creation and flashing procedures, as well as recurring Linux utilization scenarios to improve team efficiency.

  • Configure bare OS with additional software as required, compile and install third party packages.

  • Work with engineering teams to support their business requirements.



  • Bachelor's Degree in computer science or equivalent work experience with 2+years in Software Engineering with Linux Development and Imaging experience is required

    Required Skills & Experience:

  • Deep knowledge of Linux system, kernel/drivers, software components, and management tools

  • Experience with one or more Linux scripting languages (bash/shell, zsh, etc)

  • Experience with one or more automated OS install methods (kickstart, cloud-init, preseed, etc)

  • Working experience with Filesystem tools, network configuration, system, Linux packages (rpm/deb), GRUB, KIWI/Packer/etc, Docker, etc

  • Experience with troubleshooting issues on Linux based systems

  • Excellent analytical, problem-solving skills and interpersonal skills

    Preferred Skills & Experience:

  • Experience with Ubuntu or Debian-based distributions

  • Experience with QNX and Yocto

  • Experience working in medical devices

  • Experience with CI/CD pipeline support using Jenkins

  • Experience with cloud and containerization technologies

  • Experience with code repository management tools like Git, GitHub, Bitbucket, etc.

  • Experience with debootstra


  • This position is located in Santa Clara, CA and requires up to 10% (Domestic/International) travel

    At Johnson & Johnson, we’re on a mission to change the trajectory of health for humanity. That starts by creating the world’s healthiest workforce. Through cutting-edge programs and policies, we empower the physical, mental, emotional, and financial health of our employees and the ones they love. As such, candidates offered employment must show proof of COVID-19 vaccination or secure an approved accommodation prior to the commencement of employment to support the well-being of our employees, their families and the communities in which we live and work. For more information on how we support the whole health of our employees throughout their wellness, career and life journey, please visit

    Johnson & Johnson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability.

Primary Location

United States-California-Santa Clara-5490 Great America Pkwy


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