Senior Site Reliability Engineer

Posting Location : Location Westford
Posting date 1 month ago(3/9/2021 4:21 AM)
Job ID
Software Engineering

Job summary

The Red Hat Software Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join our Application Site Reliability Engineering (AppSRE) team in Westford, MA. In this role, you will help architect, modify, improve, and support the platform running all user-facing Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) offerings on top of Red Hat OpenShift. Using your expertise in SRE principles of automation and continuous improvement, you will help create an environment where availability, reliability, and security are threaded through the entire application life cycle, not treated as an afterthought. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will write new software as required to automate software deployments, upgrades, scaling, monitoring, alerting, and testing.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Develop secure service architecture using cloud-native technologies
  • Develop systems, primarily in Python and Golang, to prevent outages through automatic scanning and remediation
  • Establish and enforce SRE best practices through platform constraints and high-fidelity system modeling
  • Participate in an on-call rotation

Required skills

  • Understanding of distributed systems and common distributed system failure domains
  • Experience managing a production service with Red Hat OpenShift or Kubernetes
  • Solid background in computer networking, computer security, Linux or UNIX operating systems, system administration, Jenkins continuous integration and continuous delivery (CI/CD) pipelines, and Git or GitOps
  • Experience developing a Kubernetes controller, operator, or platform component
  • Experience writing reliable enterprise-grade software
  • Basic coding skills, scripting in Python; knowledge of Go and JavaScript are a big plus
  • Familiarity with cloud-based relational databases, object stores, and virtual machines
  • Ability to effectively work in a globally distributed team
  • Experience designing and carrying out security incident response procedures is a plus
  • Experience contributing to the design or codebase for a cloud-native service mesh solution is a plus
  • Operations experience with a production user-facing application is a plus

About Red Hat

Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.



  • Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision coverage
  • Flexible Spending Account - healthcare and dependent care
  • Health Savings Account - high deductible medical plan
  • Retirement 401(k) with employer match
  • Paid time off and holidays
  • Paid parental leave plans for all new parents
  • Leave benefits including disability, paid family medical leave, and paid military leave
  • Additional benefits including employee stock purchase plan, family planning reimbursement, tuition reimbursement, transportation expense account, employee assistance program, and more! 

Note: These benefits are only applicable to full time, permanent associates at Red Hat located in the United States. 


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