• Principal Software Engineer

    Location US-MA-Boston
    Posting date 3 weeks ago(1/24/2019 7:13 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

    The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join the KubeVirt project in Boston, MA. In this role, you will enable community contributions for containers and virtual machines, contributing to industry-leading technologies like Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, libvirt, and QEMU. As a part of a geographically distributed team, you will collaborate with multiple Red Hat’s engineering teams and open source communities around the globe. As a Principal Software Engineer, you’ll need to be motivated, curios, and passionate about problem-solving, Linux technologies, and open source.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Serve as the technical lead for all Kubevirt community activities; proactively engage in upstream conversations on mailing lists, forums, GitHub, etc., to accelerate the community know-how and increase project adoption
    • Gain technical proficiency in KubeVirt and its ecosystem (Kubernetes, Red Hat OpenShift, KVM)
    • Lead meaningful conversations with developers and users
    • Guide productive discussions with multiple stakeholders in the community
    • Help organize and produce documentation, READMEs, blog posts, and website pages
    • Ensure quality and technical correctness, maintainability and freshness of information, and continuous integration for documented procedures
    • Manage website statistics and proactively guide activities for increased traffic
    • Participate in an agile group activities (planning, implementation, and retrospective)
    • Collaborate with other community managers to increase momentum of Red Hat’s technologies
    • Be responsible for event planning and participation; identify relevant conferences, find speakers and organize booth presence (e.g., material and demo), present sessions and technical demos, prepare labs (interactive courses) and assist during their realization, and manage budget and order swag as needed

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent working experience
    • Experience working in the container ecosystem (Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift)
    • 5+ years of experience in a Linux environment with at least one language like Golang, Python, Ruby, JavaScript, Java, or C or C++
    • Ability to quickly learn new technologies with minimal guidance; willingness to learn and work in languages like Go and React.js
    • Proficient written and verbal communication skills in English

    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.

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