There's an open job in my group, which does Virtualization Software bringup and certification on Sun's x64 servers. We're looking for somebody with
Good knowledge of x86 BIOS (e.g. ACPI, SRAT, MPS)
Strong x86 internals and architecture knowledge
Experience writing device drivers, especially for Linux or UNIX operating systems
Strong C and ASM skills.
Bonus points if you have experience working with VMware software or other virtualization technologies (e.g. Xen), if you know something about storage. The rest of Sun is a bit stodgy, but things move very quickly in the x64 server group and you must be capable of learning new thigs quickly, putting that new knowledge to work immediately, and working with a large team of people. If you ride a bike that's a double bonus; you can join me on my Friday lunch rides.
This job is in Menlo Park, California. Working remotely is not an option for this job -- you'll spend quite a bit of time in a lab messing with wires and replacing ruined flash ROMs.