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RedHat Principal Software Engineer in Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat OpenShift Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join our global team positioned at the heart of Red Hat’s hybrid cloud strategy. In this role, you will contribute to the engineering of etcd and supporting componentry in the core of Kubernetes and the Red Hat OpenShift platform. You will work as part of a Red Hat team, and with a larger upstream community of top Kubernetes project contributors, to create features and to improve the stability of Red Hat OpenShift. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will be a key contributor in implementing customer requirements and ensuring the evolving needs of Red Hat OpenShift’s rapidly growing customer base are met. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Create and guide new feature development; contribute to high profile and strategic open source projects

  • Create and submit patches for bug fixes and review patches from other contributors

  • Continuously test your component and code on all levels and continuously improve our continuous integration (CI) system

  • Provide support for your component and code in production for internal and external customers

  • Improve current solutions and workflows; prefer appropriately simple, repeatable solutions over more complex and failure-prone ones

  • Communicate and work effectively with all levels of associates including senior management

  • Document and demonstrate solutions by developing documentation, diagrams, code comments, and clear code where necessary

  • Collaborate with other engineers across the Red Hat OpenShift engineering team and work alongside members of the Documentation, Support, and Quality Engineering (QE) teams

Required skills

  • Solid experience in an software engineering role

  • Experience with Linux operating systems

  • 3-5 years of experience writing code in either Go, Java, C, C++, or equivalent

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Problem-solving and troubleshooting skills including performing root cause analysis

The following are considered a plus:

  • Experience with etcd

  • Experience managing databases at scale

  • Experience with Prometheus and performance metrics

  • Experience working with Red Hat OpenShift

  • Solid understanding of the Kubernetes Control Plane components and architecture

  • Knowledge of distributed systems

  • Record of contributing to an open source project or community including Kubernetes special interest groups (SIGs)

  • Graduate of computer science or software engineering or equivalent work experience

  • Presentation and public speaking skills for conferences and demos

  • Enjoy solving challenging problems and working with emerging technologies


About Red Hat

Red Hat ( is the world’s leading provider of enterpriseopen source ( software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.


  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage

  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care

  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan

  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match

  • Paid time off and holidays

  • Paid parental leave plans for all new parents

  • Leave benefits including disability, paid family medical leave, and paid military leave

  • Additional benefits including employee stock purchase plan, family planning reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more!

Note : These benefits are only applicable to full time, permanent associates at Red Hat located in the United States.

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

Posting Location : Location Remote US MA

Posting date 4 weeks ago (2/8/2021 4:42 AM)

Job ID 84174

Category Software Engineering