Senior networking developer

Igalia is looking to hire a senior developer for the networking team. Our networking team builds routers and other network functions using LuaJIT and the Snabb networking toolkit . We're able to provide high-performance, competitive solutions because we know how networks and virtual machines work, and are able to take that knowledge and put it into practice. As a member of our group, you will get to use some seriously delightful tools: the world-class LuaJIT virtual machine, a suite of special-purpose compilers from Pflua on down on-the-fly generation of optimized assembly routines via DynASM, and all this within a small community of developers, many of them experts in their domains, all of them having fun, learning from each other, and building cool stuff.


  • Deep knowledge and experience making fast programs. We make fast networking programs with LuaJIT. We recognize that a great candidate might not have experience with all of LuaJIT and networking and compilers and assembly-level optimization and ponies and rainbows, but a good candidate will have at least one of these.  Tell us about some high-performance code you have written!
  • Good communication skills. Your peers will be a distributed team of engineers who primarily communicate via email and chat, so thoughtful, empathetic communication skills are a hard requirement.
  • Willingness to take responsibility for the success of projects. As a senior developer, your skills and experience will shape the software we make. If turning RFC documents into working code is your thing, this is the job for you!

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.