• Principal Software Engineer

    Location US-MA-Westford
    Posting date 1 month ago(11/6/2019 4:28 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

    Red Hat's Performance Engineering team is looking for a Software Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will collaborate with a small team focused on performance characterization and improvement of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). You’ll analyze workloads related to changes in the kernel, KVM virtualization, and containers with Kubernetes. You’ll work on optimizing performance while implementing important security patches.

    Primary job responsibilities

    • Do performance characterization and enhancements of libraries and tools for existing and new hardware architectures on Intel 64, AMD64, and ARM designs
    • Benchmark current solutions
    • Collaborate with other members of the Engineering team and kernel developers
    • Receive guidance from others in the Performance Engineering team
    • Work with Red Hat's kernel and library teams to characterize and optimize specifically with security mitigations

    Required skills

    • Bachelor’s or master’s degree in software or computer engineering
    • Interest in performance testing, optimization, or monitoring
    • Experience with Linux, virtualization, and containers
    • Familiarity with a variety of related concepts, practices, and procedures
    • Experience with scripting
    • License and certification may be required

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