Release Engineer

Location US-MA-Westford
Posting date 1 month ago(7/8/2020 10:00 AM)
Job ID
Information Technology, Software Engineering, 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 Cloud Build team is looking for a Release Engineer to join us in Massachusetts or North Carolina. In this role, you will streamline tooling, improve releases of our offerings, and guide team processes. You will focus on standardizing processes and creating solutions for product teams by delivering changes in a timely and methodical manner. As a Release Engineer, you’ll need to have passion for technology and development, balanced with the responsibility for improving the processes and procedures that support releases of our offerings. You’ll need to be able to work in a fast-paced and ever changing environment, with the goal of making our end users and customers more effective with each release.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Guide new processes and procedures in the solutions space to improve the quality, consistency, and automation of releases
  • Contribute to release engineering tooling to deliver the functionality according t established requirements
  • Help your team understand and prioritize requirements
  • Support multiple offerings and releases by helping ensure that content is delivere on time and to specification
  • Manage and support build configurations for product team developers
  • Interact with multiple teams within Red Hat and the open source community
  • Communicate with engineering and management teams across the globe
  • Work in a fast-paced environment where timely deliverables are as important as th big ideas for potential growth
  • Communicate with end users through IRC, Google Talk, forums, and email

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English
  • Experience with Linux or Unix
  • General knowledge of Python
  • Knowledge of Unix shell (Bash), command line text processing (grep, awk, sed, etc.)
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to directly interact with other teams
  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and understand criticism that directl impacts our business goals
  • Ability to help define, follow, and enforce processes
  • Ability to work under pressure, e.g., fixing issues during the releases of our offerings
  • Previous experience releasing multiple offerings in a production environment is a big plus
  • Technical background in tools like JIRA, Bugzilla, Koji, Pulp, Maven, and Docke is a big plus

The following are considered a plus


  • Skilled at building and designing object-oriented frameworks that can abstract services in a simple manner to enable other developers to rapidly prototype and build their own services and software
  • Previous experience with builds and packaging (RPM, JAR, etc.)
  • Ability to debug issues across multiple software layers, previous experience with code reviews, and experience with continuous integration (CI) and minimum viable products (MVPs)

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