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RedHat Principal Software Engineer in Boston, Massachusetts

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

Become part of our OpenShift team and use your passion for technology and development, balanced with the responsibility of running a hosted service and supporting an offering. The Red Hat OpenShift team is looking for an experienced developer to join us as a Principal Software Engineer to enhance our Operator Lifecycle Manager (OLM) team. In this role, you will be a key member of our OpenShift engineering team and focus on developing a solution to manage advanced stateful applications and their life cycles running on Kubernetes. You’ll help us provide a service that will change how development is done, using the power of Red Hat’s technologies and services hosted in the cloud. As a Principal Software Engineer, you'll need to be able to work in a fast-paced and sometimes chaotic environment with the goal of making our end users and customers more effective with every release.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work closely with engineers on the Red Hat OpenShift and Operator Framework team to provide seamless developer experience

  • Interact with multiple teams within Red Hat and with the open source community

  • Use your excellent communication skills to communicate with other Red Hat OpenShift engineers, product managers, and management across the globe

  • Serve as an engineering contributor to OLM-related projects upstream and Red Hat OpenShift to deliver the functionality needed

  • Provide solutions and pipelines to enable seamless integration of Kubernetes operators onto running clusters

  • Work in a fast-paced environment

  • Communicate with end users through IRC, Slack, forums, and email

Required skills

  • 5-8 years of experience with enterprise software development

  • Master’s degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to directly interact with customers

  • Ability to quickly learn and work on a day-to-day basis with technologies like Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Fedora, cgroups and SELinux, and everything containers and Kubernetes-related

  • Experience contributing to or participating in open source projects like Kubernetes

  • Experience with operators, controllers, and Kubernetes, or equivalent distributed systems experience

  • Familiarity with Red Hat OpenShift is a plus

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Job ID 72171

Category Software Engineering

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