||San Francisco Area
||Software engineering opportunities in infrastructure, backend
systems, cluster management, operating systems, and related areas.
Senior Staff Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA (June 2004-Present)
- Technical lead for Kubernetes,
a container cluster management system (open-source).
- Co-founder of the project.
- Helped grow the team from 4 to almost 40 Google engineers,
across 3 sites, scores of regular external contributors and
hundreds of occasional external contributors.
- Responsible for networking, storage, plugins, and other facets of the system.
- One of the top contributors.
- Presented Kubernetes and Containers at dozens
of companies, meetups, and conferences.
- Contributor to Docker.
- Advisor and co-maintainer of the appc spec (an alternative to Docker).
- Advisor on the Open Container Project
- Primarily written in Go.
- Technical lead for re-invention of Google's internal cluster
node agent (part of Borg and Omega).
- Lead 3-10 engineers across 2 sites in a major rethink and
rewrite of critical software components.
- 1 patent pending.
- Instigated open-sourcing Google's container isolation code
- Primarily written in C++ with some Python.
- TechLead/Manager of Google's internal cluster node agent team
(part of Borg).
- Grew the team from 7 to 22 engineers across 2 sites.
- Faced significant "legacy code" challenges with a massive,
- Interfaced with many teams across the company to balance
priorities and co-design solutions to whole-company problems.
- Lead a major effort to stabilize system overhead
management and accounting.
- Primarily written in C++.
- TechLead/Manager of Google's Platform Infrastructure System
- Forked from the BIOS team with 6 engineers, grew to 15.
- Lead total rewrite of the main hardware-aware software
used by all of Google's machine-management systems.
- Worked on or advised dozens of related hardware and
- Primarily written in C and C++.
- Engineer then TechLead/Manager of Google's BIOS and Board
- Grew the team from 1.5 to 13 engineers.
- Developed and maintained custom BIOS and EFI firmware for
all of Google's server machines.
- Deployed 7 full platforms and many addon boards and
- Primarily written in assembly and C.
Staff Engineer, Linux Sofware Engineering
Menlo Park, CA (Dec. 2000-May 2004)
- Technical lead for Sun project to enhance autofs on Linux
- Author and maintainer of the Linux ACPI daemon (acpid), which
is shipped in most Linux distributions.
- Consulted with groups across Sun on Linux kernel and low-level
issues, including writing drivers and porting apps.
- Maintainer of Linux's driver for National Semiconductor dp8381x
- In charge of cleaning and pushing Linux kernel patches back to
- Maintainer of Linux kernel for Sun Linux and Cobalt
- Worked with key customers on Linux kernel and low-level
- Developed tools/methods for enhanced use of SunRay clients with
- Developed SunRay/Linux loopback audio driver.
- Helped establish the first BitKeeper installation at Sun.
- Lead architect for Cobalt's CCE product (part of the Sausalito
- Developed internal software development processes.
- Wrote several specifications for portions of the Cobalt software
Systems Software Engineer
Mountain View, CA (May 1999-Dec. 2000)
- Ported Cobalt Linux kernel work to Linux 2.4.
- Co-architected and implemented Cobalt's backend architecture
"Sausalito" (responsible for the Cobalt Configuration Engine).
The Sausalito architecture was eventually open-sourced, and is the
basis for several projects.
- Modified, debugged, and enhanced Linux kernel for various needs:
network drivers, TCP stack, various device drivers, PCI
- Implemented Sausalito Internationalization (i18n) library.
- Wrote Sausalito-based Active Monitor application and UI.
- Wrote large portions of the Sausalito Developers Guide (SDK).
- Co-developed and maintained firmware (BIOS) for RaQ3, RaQ4,
Qube3, RaQ XTR, and RaQ550 products (x86).
- Developed tools to help developers flash BIOS and use newer
kernels on Cobalt x86 hardware
- Developed PCI BIOS subsystem for x86 firmware.
- Debugged and helped diagnose board-level problems.
- Responsible for partial schematic reviews for new boards.
- Maintained CVS servers for internal and external access.
- Maintained and debugged Mips/x86 kernels and libraries.
- Cobalt acquired by Sun Microsystems.
- Programming Languages:
- Fluent: Go (aka golang), C++, C, sh/bash
- Conversant: Python, Awk
- Familiar with, but stale: Java, x86 assembly, Lex, Yacc, Perl,
- Operating Systems: Linux (since 1994)
- Open Source Contributions:
Kubernetes, Docker, Linux kernel, various Go libraries, GMPI,
Cistron RADIUSD, Samba, shadow suite, RPM, GLibc, PThreads, GLib,
GNOME, PPPd, FreeS/WAN, ethtool, acpid, mcedaemon, SWIG, flam3,
prettyprint (hwpp), and more.
- Once-frequent contributor to the Linux kernel in various areas.
- Leader of the Generalized Music Plugin Interface (GMPI)
working group (an MMA sanctioned group designing an open-standard
audio plugin API), now defunct. Many of our ideas were incorporated
into Steinberg's VST3 standard.
- Helped in the initial conversion of the shadow suite for use
on Red Hat Linux 4.2 (ca. 1995).
Illinois State University, Normal, IL
- Bachelor of Science, Computer Science, May 1999
- Cumulative GPA 3.5/4.0
- CS Department GPA 3.95/4.0
- President and founding member of ISUnix (UNIX users group)
- University Honors program
- Honors Student Organization
- Golden Key National Honor Society
- Fine art minor
||Tim Hockin, San Francisco Area