Principal Software Quality Engineer

Posting Location : Location Raleigh
Posting date 1 month ago(6/29/2021 2:55 AM)
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Job summary

The Red Hat Single Sign-On team is looking for a Principal Software Quality Engineer to join us. In this role, you will oversee all aspects of quality for Red Hat Single Sign-on, a solution that provides a universal and easy way to secure applications. You will gain a deep understanding of various aspects of complex technologies from Java Enterprise. As a Principal Software Quality Engineer, you will work together with developers and the upstream Keycloak community on the new core product features and capabilities. You'll need to have excellent technical and creative thinking skills, as you'll be encouraged to develop innovative solutions to technical issues on a daily basis. You will interact and closely collaborate with other internal teams at Red Hat consuming or utilizing Red Hat Single Sign-On. You will also have the opportunity to promote Keycloak and its community outside of Red Hat. This role will be based at one of Red Hat's offices. Working remotely is a possibility.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Develop new test applications for Red Hat solutions
  • Develop new frameworks and tools for test automation and execution
  • Design and implement complex test scenarios including the automation
  • Close cooperation with developers on the new product features and participation in sprint planning
  • Analyze and prioritize the quality risks and determine the tests required to mitigate them 
  • Act as an internal advocate for our customers  
  • Constantly learn new things and maintain an overview of current technologies 
  • Perform integration and automated testing
  • Develop examples and documentation in support of the usage of Red Hat Single Sign-On
  • Contribute to Keycloak upstream project 
  • Participate in the design and development of core features of Red Hat Single Sign-On product or related to the various types of integrations with other Red Hat products
  • Document new bugs and advocate their resolution with developers  
  • Communicate the impact of bugs to customers with developers and support


Required skills

  • 7+ years of professional experience in Java, including developing Java EE applications
  • Advanced experience with test automation, continuous integration (CI), and continuous delivery (CD)
  • Advanced knowledge of the Apache Maven and version control systems like Git
  • Good understanding of core concepts related to application security
  • Familiarity with modern token based application security standards like OAuth2 and OpenID Connect
  • Experience implementing, uncovering, or managing services on OpenShift or Kubernetes
  • Ability to learn quickly and solve issues as they arise
  • Ability to work within a distributed team and communicate effectively

The following are considered a plus:

  • Familiarity or practical experience with Keycloak codebase and core features 
  • Familiarity with service reliability engineering (SRE) and operational aspects of running software in production
  • Ability to learn quickly and solve issues as they arise
  • Knowledge of Kubernetes, Containers, and Istio Service Mesh
  • Knowledge and familiarity with Red Hat Application Services portfolio

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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