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Red Hat Principal Program Manager - Technical in Westford, Massachusetts

Lead and coordinate complex, multi-phased software product releases by guiding cross-functional teams in the definition, planning, fulfillment, and delivery of high-quality software.

*Telecommuting permitted: work may be performed within normal commuting distance from the Red Hat, Inc. office in Westford, MA.

What You Will Do:

  • Oversee all aspects of new and existing programs through the full product life cycle, including conceptualizing, designing, planning, executing, testing, launching, and maintaining company products and services across the product portfolio.

  • Develop and maintain the master plan, schedule, dependency log, and status for multiple software product releases.

  • Develop and nurture relationships with key stakeholders while fostering an environment of collaboration, trust, and accountability within and across teams.

  • Facilitate recurring team meetings and drive teams to collaborate effectively for final product delivery. Identify risks, issues, and problems in software engineering processes and develop detailed recovery, mitigation, and scaling plans.

  • Identify and track cross-product dependencies between various product and service deliverables across the products and technology organization and identify touchpoints between these workstreams through complex analysis and planning.

What You Will Bring:

  • Bachelor’s degree (U.S. or foreign equivalent) in Engineering (any) or related field and five (5) years of experience in the job offered or related role.

  • Must have five (5) years of experience with waterfall or agile methodologies to deliver complex software development programs, or technology-related services or products;

  • Must have five (5) years of experience with Jira (or other program management tools) for program or portfolio management;

  • Must have five (5) years of experience with risk management at a portfolio level, including identifying, evaluating, and preventing or mitigating risks.

  • Must have at least one program management related certification, including Project Management Professional (PMP), Six Sigma Black Belt, Portfolio Management Professional (PfMP), or Prince2.


The salary range for this position is $144,660.00 - $238,650.00. Actual offer will be based on your qualifications.

Pay Transparency

Red Hat determines compensation based on several factors including but not limited to job location, experience, applicable skills and training, external market value, and internal pay equity. Annual salary is one component of Red Hat’s compensation package. This position may also be eligible for bonus, commission, and/or equity. For positions with Remote-US locations, the actual salary range for the position may differ based on location but will be commensurate with job duties and relevant work experience.

About Red Hat

Red Hat ( is the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source ( software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver high-performing Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Spread across 40+ countries, our associates have the flexibility to choose the work environment that suits their needs from in-office to fully remote to office-flex. Red Hatters are encouraged to bring their best ideas, no matter their title or tenure. We're a leader in open source because of our open and inclusive environment. We hire creative, passionate people ready to contribute their ideas, help solve complex problems, and make an impact. Opportunities are open. Join us.


● 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.

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion at Red Hat

Red Hat’s culture is built on the open source principles of transparency, collaboration, and inclusion, where the best ideas can come from anywhere and anyone. When this is realized, it empowers people from diverse backgrounds, perspectives, and experiences to come together to share ideas, challenge the status quo, and drive innovation. Our aspiration is that everyone experiences this culture with equal opportunity and access, and that all voices are not only heard but also celebrated. We hope you will join our celebration, and we welcome and encourage applicants from all the beautiful dimensions of diversity that compose our global village.

Equal Opportunity Policy (EEO)

Red Hat is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and an affirmative action employer. We review applications for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, citizenship, age, veteran status, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

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We’re the world’s leading provider of enterprise open source solutions—including Linux, cloud, container, and Kubernetes. We deliver hardened solutions that make it easier for enterprises to work across platforms and environments, from the core datacenter to the network edge.

At Red Hat, our commitment to open source extends beyond technology into virtually everything we do. We collaborate and share ideas, create inclusive communities, and welcome diverse perspectives from all Red Hatters, no matter their role. It’s what makes us who we are.

Some of the most knowledgeable and passionate people in the technology industry work here. Whether we’re building software, championing our products, or training new associates, we’re collaborating openly to make a difference in the world of open source and beyond.