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RedHat Release Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) Build team within the Software Production (SP) team is looking for a Release Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will deliver Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) offerings to Red Hat’s customers and strategic partners using innovative tooling and infrastructure. You will partner with your development, quality engineering (QE), and site reliability engineering (SRE) colleagues to streamline tooling, improve releases of our offerings, and guide team processes. You will focus on standardizing processes and creating solutions for product teams by delivering changes in a timely and methodical manner. As a Release Engineer, you’ll need to have passion for technology and development, balanced with the responsibility for improving the processes and procedures that support releases of our offerings. You will work in a fast-paced and sometimes chaotic environment, with the goal of making our end users and customers more effective with each release. You’ll have the opportunity to develop and enhance our tooling.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Build various artifacts for Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and multiple other Red Hat’s offerings while ensuring that content is delivered on time and to specification

  • Setup the build infrastructure for new offerings while maintaining and improving the existing infrastructure needed to continue building and shipping current offerings

  • Contribute to release engineering tooling to deliver and improve the functionality

  • Work with the product owner of your team to understand and scope stakeholder requests

  • Guide new processes and procedures in the solutions space to improve the quality, consistency, and automation of building artifacts for release

  • Work in a hybrid cloud environment where your software interacts with bare metal platforms as well as virtualized platforms like Red Hat OpenStack Platform and Red Hat OpenShift

  • Help the team adopt continuous integration (CI) and continuous development (CD) methodologies

  • Collaborate with users of our tools and other stakeholders to find solutions to their problems

  • Collaborate with multiple teams within Red Hat and upstream open source communities on relevant projects

  • Work in a fast-paced environment where timely deliverables are as important as the big ideas for potential growth

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree in computer science or equivalent experience

  • Experience with Linux command line tools and utilities; knowledge of shell (Bash) and command line text processing (grep, awk, sed, etc.)

  • Comfortable with Python

  • Familiarity with Git or other version control systems

  • Basic understanding of the continuous integration (CI) process

  • Experience with automation tools and frameworks like Jenkins and Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

  • Ability to troubleshoot technical issues and debug problems on your own as well as with your colleagues

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills in English, as you'll be working in a globally distributed team

  • Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to directly interact with other teams

  • Ability to help define, follow, and enforce processes and documentation

  • Ability to work under pressure, for example debugging and fixing issues during product releases

  • Ability to provide constructive feedback and understand criticism that directly impacts our business goals

The following will be considered a plus:

  • Experience with Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Experience with koji and modularity

  • Technical background in tools like JIRA, Confluence, and Red Hat Ansible Tower

  • Previous experience building and releasing multiple offerings in a production environment

About Red Hat

Red Hat ( is the world’s leading provider of enterpriseopen source ( software solutions, using a community-powered approach to deliver reliable and high-performing Linux, hybrid cloud, container, and Kubernetes technologies. Red Hat helps customers integrate new and existing IT applications, develop cloud-native applications, standardize on our industry-leading operating system, and automate, secure, and manage complex environments. Award-winning support, training, and consulting services make Red Hat a trusted adviser to the Fortune 500. As a strategic partner to cloud providers, system integrators, application vendors, customers, and open source communities, Red Hat can help organizations prepare for the digital future.


  • 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.

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, uniformed services, genetic information, physical or mental disability, medical condition, marital status, or any other basis prohibited by law.

Red Hat does not seek or accept unsolicited resumes or CVs from recruitment agencies. We are not responsible for, and will not pay, any fees, commissions, or any other payment related to unsolicited resumes or CVs except as required in a written contract between Red Hat and the recruitment agency or party requesting payment of a fee.

Posting Location : Location Westford

Posting date 1 month ago (4/8/2021 4:06 AM)

Job ID 84873

Category Quality Engineering, Software Engineering, Systems Engineering