Friday, July 30, 2010

Looking for Linux kernel and C programmers (jobs)

Ok, we have been paining our HR for a while for this. But, day by day I am losing my confidence on getting any good resumes from them. We are looking for people with C and Linux internal skills. We have three openings. The first one is for Linux system programmers. The second one is for a device driver expert (PCIex, PCI, USB...). Last but not least, we are also looking for someone good at Linux (and optionally VxWorks) BSP. Knowledge of uboot will be an added advantage. If there is someone who is good at all these you are very much welcome. Also, it goes without saying that you should be very good at C.

If you have some extra Java or C++ skills, its going to be and added plus point. But, they are strictly optional. Btw, though we are mostly known for our memory chips and mobile phones, this opening is for our printer division. If you are interested, please send in your to suseelan at

Google Cloud printing

Today we had a demo of Google cloud print. There were two teams which participated in the cloud demo. The first one made a client for the printer. It was an inbuilt client and we had our first "Web enabled" printer. We could submit a job at Google cloud service and the printer will fetch it and print. The interesting part was that it was done on the legacy printer.

The second one was an adobe AIR application that we developed and we in fact developed two application. We developed a proxy where one can register the legacy printers to cloud and an application which will allow a user to submit a print job to cloud. We demoed both the applications to our management.

There is one more application that we developed. This allows a user to e-mail a document to an address and the document will get printed on a given printer. The beauty of this application is that the printer does not have to be web enabled. The application works from a PC and does the job of submitting the print jobs to printer

Btw, I just noticed this; I was posting from chrome browser and when I tried to enter the tags, it was automatically selecting some tags for me. I tried to tag it with print and when I put a coma there, it changed the tag to suggested "Serial printer" tag (must be from my old tag cloud). Same way, it was replacing the "Cloud" with cloud computing etc. Had to put fight to make it understand that I am a superior intelligent being ;)