Red Hat Software Engineer in Westford, 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

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

Required skills

  • 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