Red Hat Software Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts
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The Red Hat Networking Services team is looking for a Software Engineer to join us. In this role, you will collaborate with the open source community, focusing on the Linux networking kernel space and core networking areas in user space. You'll maintain our open source code base, as well as the code base for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL). As a Senior Software Engineer, you will get the opportunity to shape the modern Linux networking, both upstream and in the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) solutions.This role can be based anywhere in the U.S. or the Europe, the Middle East, and Africa (EMEA) region, but ideally in Westford, MA. Successful applicants must reside in a country or state where Red Hat is registered to do business.
Primary job responsibilities
Participate in the broader upstream Linux community
Contribute with new developments
Backport fixes to Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases
Emerge user space components like DPDK, containers, or Open vSwitch
Work with third-party partners on their hardware for networking offload features
Package different technologies for public consumption
5-10 years of experience working with Linux networking
Familiarity with SKB and how it is passed around in the kernel
Understanding of the differences between VLAN, bridge, bond, and subnet
Experience submitting patches upstream
Experience developing on Linux using C, Git, shell, common user, and kernel space APIs
Good written and verbal communication skills in English, allowing you to communicate on calls with other team members
Interest in advancing Linux networking globally to make it adequate for cloud and virtualization needs
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Job ID 63628
Category Software Engineering