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RedHat Senior Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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 Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us in Boston, MA. In this role, you’ll work on an initiative that includes a container-optimized Linux-based operating system called Red Hat CoreOS and a container orchestration and build platform called Red Hat OpenShift based on Kubernetes. You’ll work with our Multiple Architecture team, coordinating work with other engineers, architects, product managers, scrum masters, and community members to write new features for a rapidly changing container technology. You’ll write code, review pull requests, fix bugs, update docs, and work with other teams to design complete solutions. Since container technology is new, it’s not expected that every candidate will come in with the experience required to start submitting pull requests on day one. This is a great opportunity to learn how to work in a fast-paced environment. You’ll get to work on many emerging technologies, and maybe even create some new ones. You’ll need to be comfortable working with minimal supervision because sometimes with these new technologies documentation isn’t abundant; however, there are always architects and team leads around to help.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work as part of a scrum team

  • Complete tasks on a given timeline

  • Give demos to your peers on work you’ve completed each sprint

  • Design technical solutions to abstract problems

  • Work with upstream communities like Docker and Kubernetes

  • Ensure that test plans for the code you create exist and that documentation is correct

  • Design automated test plans

  • Quickly respond to security threats

Required skills

  • Working knowledge of Linux operating system

  • Ability to learn new programming languages; experience with Go is a plus

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Familiarity with Linux containers, Docker, or Kubernetes is a plus

  • Ability to deliver presentations to both customers and stakeholders is a plus

  • Understanding of how open source and free software communities work

  • Experience with continuous integration (CI) and delivery (CD)

  • Ability to thrive in a rapidly changing environment

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Job ID 69310

Category Software Engineering