Senior Consulting Engineer, Application Development

Senior Consulting Engineer, Application Development

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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 Open Innovation Labs are looking for a Senior Consulting Engineer to join us in our new, state-of-the-art Seaport office facility in Boston, MA. Our vision at Red Hat is to be the defining technology company of the 21st century. We’re powered by open source, and our culture reflects it. You will help us guide the strategic success of our customers using Red Hat’s open source software. You'll work as part of a team composed of some the of brightest developers in the open source industry, partnering with our customers to build innovative software systems. As a Senior Consulting Engineer, you will work in a residency-style engagement, where consulting engineers work together with customers in small teams to build, test, and iterate over application prototypes attached to real business value. You’ll use a variety of modern application development practices along with emerging technologies from the communities of open source to get it done.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Team up with Red Hat and the open source community to engineer Open Innovation Labs-based software solutions designed to further accelerate our customers’ success at the Open Innovation Labs
  • Become a trusted advisor to our customers, helping them achieve business success in an ever-changing technology landscape
  • Use your critical thinking skills to tackle tough problems in an innovative way
  • Willingness to travel to client locations up to 75%


Team up with our customers to rapidly build application prototypes in our Lab, using modern application development practices and open source emerging technologies that cover the following:


  • Microservices, API management, and web-scale architectures
  • DevOps engineering and application delivery
  • Container-based continuous delivery (CD)
  • Cloud automation and everything-as-code

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related technical discipline
  • Experience working as part of a modern software development team
  • Working knowledge of design patterns applicable to modern software development
  • Applied knowledge of working in agile, scrum, and DevOps teams
  • Ability to perform customer-facing activities in a fast-paced environment with short timeframes
  • Comfortable working with highly distributed teams, including interaction with open source communities
  • Significant development and delivery experience with multiple programming languages, including Java
  • Experience with the design, development, testing and deployment of large, distributed applications
  • Solid object-oriented skills and applied knowledge of software design patterns
  • Applied knowledge of modern software delivery methods like TDD, BDD, and continuous integration (CI) and CD
  • Experience with Docker, Kubernetes, or other container tools
  • Experience working with automation tools such as Ansible by Red Hat, Puppet, or Chef
  • Solid written and verbal communication and presentation skills
  • The ability to study on your own and quickly learn and put into practice new topics
  • Passion for open source software

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