Networking developer

Igalia is looking to hire a developer for the networking team. Our networking team builds routers and other network functions using LuaJIT and the Snabb Switch networking toolkit  As a hacker in our group, you will write software that powers the internet access of millions of people, and you get to do it all in Lua!


  • Experience programming in at least one dynamic language, such as Lua or Scheme. We write almost all our software in Lua. You don't have to know Lua, but you should be ready to learn it.
  • Self-motivation and self-direction. The team meets in person at the head offices in Spain a few times per year, but main way that we work is remote, and that requires a bit of personal responsibility.
  • Willingness to learn and work on a team, on a challenging project. Our group is most effective and fun when we are able to learn from each other.
  • Ability to participate in technical discussions, and explain technical ideas clearly.

Work environment

Igalia is a worker-owned, employee-run company with 16 years of experience building open source software in a wide range of exciting fields. We work on the core of such widely-deployed projects as the WebKit and Blink browser engines, the Mesa graphics drivers, the V8 and JavaScriptCore language runtimes, and the GStreamer multimedia toolkit. We are also at the cutting edge of high-speed software-defined networking with our work on Snabb Switch. At Igalia, you can develop your career in a unique environment, participating equally in the management of the company via our democratic, consensus-based assembly structure.

Igalia is a remote-friendly working environment, enabling employees all over the world to participate fully in the company culture. Our team includes employees based in Asia, Europe and America, spanning both timezones and cultures.

One of the core principles of Igalia is equality, so we feel a deep and continual obligation to acknowledge and counter the structural discrimination that permeates our industry and our world. In a practical sense this means that we use principles of diversity and inclusion to help shape company policy and to maintain a safe and just work environment. We also feel that one of the best ways to accomplish these goals is to grow and maintain the diversity of Igalia itself. We welcome applicants regardless of their age, disability, gender, race, marital status, religion, sexual orientation or whatever type of systemic discrimination that they have faced.

The process for the position has been completed.