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RedHat Senior Software Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Company description

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Job summary

The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will work with the Quarkus team but also engage with other Red Hat Middleware product teams to help them push requirements into Quarkus and use Quarkus. Recently Red Hat created the Quarkus, a next generation Kubernetes-native Java stack and framework. It is based on many existing Red Hat and JBoss projects that have been re-architected to take into account Kubernetes-specific requirements like immutable architectures. Quarkus is a Kubernetes-native Java framework tailored for GraalVM and HotSpot, crafted from best-of-breed Java libraries and standards like Istio and Eclipse MicroProfile. As stated, whilst Quarkus is optimised for Kubernetes and OpenJDK Hotspot, it also utilised GraalVM, and specifically SubstrateVM, to compile Java to native executables, making it a better runtime for serverless and Functions-as-a-Service (FaaS) environments. All Red Hat Middleware offerings are now looking to adopt Quarkus either directly within their developer environments or as an enabler to achieve better Kubernetes integration.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with various teams using Quarkus and with the Quarkus team

  • Support the design and development of core modules, components and APIs for Quarkus, and projects building upon Quarkus

  • Educate the team on new features by pull request reviews or small team presentations

  • Publicize the work of the team via blog posts, web postings, or conference talks

  • Work with the quality engineering (QE) team to ensure that Quarkus-related projects are tested correctly

  • Submit patches for bug fixes to the community; review patches from other community members

Required skills

  • Java programming experience

  • Knowledge of or experience with Java EE and Jakarta EE applications

  • Knowledge of or experience with Eclipse MicroProfile

  • Experience with Red Hat OpenShift or other cloud provider technologies; knowledge of Kubernetes is a plus

  • Experience with development tools like Git, Apache Maven, IDE (Eclipse, Intellij IDEA, or similar)

  • Excellent communication skills; fluent written and verbal skills in English

  • Positive attitude and desire to share ideas

  • Passion for open source software

  • Proven ability to work under minimal supervision

  • Knowledge of GraalVM and SubstrateVM

The following are considered a plus:

  • Middleware development experience

  • Quarkus experience

  • Knowledge of Spring Boot

  • Familiarity with other compiled Java, like Avian or Excelsior JET

  • Experience with Eclipse Vert.x

  • Knowledge of serverless architectures, including Amazon Lambda

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Job ID 73213

Category Software Engineering

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