Senior Software Engineer

Location US-MA-Boston
Posting date 5 days ago(3/14/2018 10:12 AM)
Job ID
Quality 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

Design and implement storage solutions for containers and virtual machines. Red Hat’s Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join the KubeVirt project in Boston, MA. In this role, you will contribute to industry-leading technologies like Kubernetes, OpenShift by Red Hat, libvirt, and QEMU. As a part of a geographically distributed team, you’ll collaborate with multiple Red Hat engineering teams and open source communities around the globe. As a Senior Software Engineer, you’ll need to be motivated and curious and have passion for problem-solving, Linux technologies, and open source.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Play an active role in container and virtualization-related projects and communities like KubeVirt, Kubernetes, OpenShift by Red Hat, libvirt, and QEMU
  • Create and guide new feature development; contribute to open source projects in Golang and Python
  • Submit patches for bug fixes to the community and review patches from other members
  • Work with the Quality Engineering (QE) team to ensure projects are tested correctly
  • Publicize the team's work through blogs, web postings, or conference talks

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent working experience
  • Interest in the container ecosystem (Kubernetes, OpenShift by Red Hat) and Golang
  • Experience in storage and storage protocols (NFS, iSCSI, etc.)
  • 5+ years of experience in a Linux environment with at least one language like Golang, Python, Java, or C/C++
  • Experience with Linux system programming
  • Multi-threaded programming and management of shared resources synchronization in complex environments
  • Motivated with the ability to quickly learn new technologies
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

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