Senior Software Engineer

Location US-MA-Westford
Posting date 1 month ago(7/15/2020 9:12 AM)
Job ID
Software Engineering, Solution Architecture, Systems 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 Performance and Scale Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will be part of a small team focused on performance characterization and improvement of Red Hat’s offerings for telco 5G and other edge use cases. You will analyze systems for performance optimization under well known workloads and work to eliminate limitations to massive cluster scaling. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will collaborate regularly with other Engineering teams across diverse technical and business disciplines to continually improve upstream open source projects and our offerings that are built from them.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Analyze performance characteristics of network components for telco 5G network functions virtualization (NFV) workloads running in Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, including IPv6, Multus, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), SR-IOV, software-defined networking (SDN), Open Virtual Network (OVN), bonding and VLANs, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)
  • Collaborate with other performance engineers to devise and implement test plans 
  • Contribute to the continuous development of benchmark, reporting, and automation tooling used within and beyond the Performance and Scale teams
  • Interpret performance and system metrics to identify limitations and bottlenecks, isolate solutions and improvements where possible, and provide continuous feedback to Engineering teams and leadership
  • Document your research and results clearly and concisely and communicate findings both internally and externally

Required skills

  • Master’s degree in software or computer engineering or equivalent experience
  • 5+ years experience working in the IT industry
  • Demonstrated skills across the network stack from in-node packet processing to scale-out system architecture
  • Passion for optimizing system performance; background in software performance and scale engineering
  • Experience with open source software, Linux, containers, and Kubernetes or Red Hat OpenShift
  • Experience with scripting, particularly with Bash, Python, or Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

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