Senior Software Engineer - Multi-Architecture

Location US-MA-Westford
Posting date 2 months ago(1/23/2018 7:49 AM)
Job ID
Software Engineering

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

Expand the supported CPU architectures of OpenShift by Red Hat packages, monitor and investigate bugs, and develop patches. The Red Hat Multi-Architecture team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in Raleigh, NC or Westford, MA. In this role, you will work on the Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform across multiple CPU architectures. You'll work as part of a geographically distributed team and interact with the OpenShift by Red Hat upstream community. As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll need to have Linux and UNIX software development experience on multiple CPU architectures and experience with containers.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Expand Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform solution to multiple CPU architectures
  • Interact with the OpenShift by Red Hat upstream community to be able to respond to bugs and development needs; cooperate with upstream developers
  • Monitor our bug tracking tool for issues logged by customers or community members
  • Investigate bugs by recreating each customer's specific environment in our lab and determine solutions
  • Collaborate with partners to support their customer use cases
  • Develop patches to add support for multiple architectures
  • Collaborate with other developers across multiple teams and technologies

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or other technical field, or equivalent professional experience
  • Experience with Linux or UNIX software development
  • Understanding of multiple CPU architectures
  • Knowledge of containers and Go
  • Experience with Kubernetes or other container orchestration technologies
  • Previous contributions to open source projects
  • Record of carrying out test-based development
  • Willingness to work with a team geographically distributed around the world
  • Good understanding of the open source development model
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English


The following are considered a plus:


  • Familiarity with continuous integration (CI) software development models
  • Proficiency with RPM packaging
  • Experience with OpenShift by Red Hat as a user or developer

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