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RedHat Software Engineer, OpenShift Workloads in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Software Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will work on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, which is Red Hat’s premier container initiative which oversees multiple lines of offerings. This includes Red Hat CoreOS, a Linux-based operating system optimized for containers, and Red Hat OpenShift, an orchestration Platform-as-a-Service (PaaS) framework based on Kubernetes. As a Software Engineer who is part of this effort, you will work in an agile environment to help keep our offerings and services competitive with the ever-changing container landscape. You should be interested in working on Red Hat OpenShift, Kubernetes, operating systems, continuous integration (CI), and more.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Develop features and bug fixes in Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift within a scrum team

  • Become responsible for the quality of our offerings, participate in peer code reviews, CI, and continuous delivery (CD), and respond to security threats

  • Serve as a point of escalation for customer and internal teams

  • Participate in architectural discussions of system designs, programming interfaces, and inter-dependencies of control plane, operators, CI, etc., both in the Kuberntes upstream communities and in the Red Hat OpenShift project

  • Collaborate with other engineering teams on integrations

Required skills

  • Knowledge of the Go programming language

  • Demonstrable expertise in at least one language from a list including Python, C, C++, Rust, or Ruby

  • Understanding of the Kubernetes architecture and internals

  • Experience troubleshooting complex issues in distributed systems

  • Experience building and deploying container-based applications

  • Previous contributions to open source projects or experience being an open source maintainer are a plus

  • Experience building cloud infrastructure software is a plus


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 Westford

Posting date 2 months ago (2/16/2021 11:41 AM)

Job ID 83897

Category Software Engineering