Senior Software Engineer

Senior Software Engineer

Job ID 
Software Engineering
Posting date 
Remote base 

Job description

Company description

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

Job summary

The Red Hat Platform Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will work with exciting technologies like Project Atomic, containers, and kubernetes. You'll be part of a distributed team working both independently and in collaboration with other team members and upstream developers. You'll need to be passionate about software development and open source.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Become familiar with the different container and clustering technologies we use at Red Hat, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host and OpenShift by Red Hat
  • Work with the team to guide our Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host architecture
  • Develop and maintain Red Hat Enterprise Linux Atomic Host packages involved in advanced storage, network, clustering, administration, and configuration
  • Engage with the community to implement changes in upstream code as needed
  • Work with Red Hat engineers to ensure collaboration between teams

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent
  • 5+ years of significant software development experience
  • Experience in multiple programming languages, especially Python and C; experience with Go is a plus
  • Solid understanding of cloud computing and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (Iaas)
  • Ability to recognize and develop new architectures
  • Good knowledge of unit testing frameworks and methodologies
  • Passion for open source software development

The following are considered a plus:

  • Experience with KVM-based virtualization and libvirt
  • Familiarity with technologies like containers, Kubernetes, and systemd
  • Linux system administration expertise

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