• Software Engineer, Performance and Scale

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 2 weeks ago(7/3/2018 6:24 AM)
    Job ID
    Software Engineering
    Remote base
  • 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 Performance and Scale Engineering team is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing team in Boston or Westford, MA. In this role, you will work with a diverse team of highly motivated engineers focused on the performance and scale characterization and improvement of current and future Red Hat’s offerings. You'll have the opportunity to collaborate with other engineering teams to optimize the components that make our open source offerings perform at the highest level for Red Hat’s enterprise customers.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Work on the performance and scale characterization and targeted enhancements for the next generation of Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and upstream Kubernetes
    • Collaborate with development and quality engineers to identify and resolve critical performance issues of our offerings and help guide solutions
    • Characterize application performance on OpenShift by Red Hat using industry standard benchmarks
    • Analyze and document results via Red Hat performance briefs and reference architectures

    Required skills

    • Bachelor's degree in computer science or a related field
    • 2+ years of experience in the IT industry
    • Passion for optimizing software performance and a background in software performance and scale engineering
    • Ability to convert raw data into meaningful graphs, draw conclusions, and present results with recommendations for improvement
    • Motivated with excellent judgement and decision-making skills
    • Good written and verbal language skills in English
    • Good knowledge of operating system internals and distributed systems
    • Experience with containers, Kubernetes, and Golang is a plus

    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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