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RedHat Principal Software Engineer in Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat OpenStack Networking team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us remotely. You will work in a globally distributed team focused on Red Hat OpenStack Networking projects, Neutron, and TripleO in particular. You'll write and review code while working with upstream community members and fellow Red Hat’s associates. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Become a contributing member of the open source community

  • Write and review code; implement new features

  • Participate in upstream and continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD)

  • Work closely with technical support to resolve customer issues

  • Inspire and guide technical direction and content within the community and Red Hat

  • Attend conferences and events to present team's contributions and collaborate with other upstream developers in design and implementation aspects

  • Improve our testing infrastructure

  • Participate in RPM packaging

Required skills

  • 2+ years of professional software development experience with Python; C and Go are a plus

  • Experience working with Linux

  • In-depth knowledge of network fundamentals like bridging, switching, and routing

  • Cloud networking experience with VXLAN or Geneve tunneling, network namespaces, Open vSwitch (OVS), etc.

  • Virtualization technology, cloud, and Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS)

  • Sharp troubleshooting skills

  • Comfortable communicating and collaborating with upstream community members both inside and outside of the team and company

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent is a plus

Familiarity with any of the following is a plus:

  • Red Hat OpenStack Platform development

  • OVS or Open Virtual Network (OVN) development

  • Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform, Puppet, TripleO, or Heat


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, uniformed services, 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 3 weeks ago (7/1/2021 6:43 AM)

Job ID 87800

Category Software Engineering