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RedHat Senior 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 Performance and Scale Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in Austin, TX, Westford, MA, or Raleigh, NC. In this role, you will work as part of a team focused on performance characterization and improvement of Red Hat’s offerings for real-time kernel processing for telco 5G and other edge use cases. You will analyze systems for performance optimization under well-known workloads to test network performance in terms of packet rates and flows. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will collaborate regularly with other Engineering teams across diverse technical and business disciplines to continually improve upstream open source projects and our offerings that are built from them.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with the kernel real-time team at Red Hat characterizing performance with a goal of reducing network latency and improving network determinism

  • Analyze performance characteristics of network components for telco 5G cloud-native network functions (CNF) workloads running on Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, including IPv6, Multus, Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK), single-root input/output Virtualization (SR-IOV), software-defined networking (SDN), Open Virtual Network (OVN), bonding and VLANs, and field-programmable gate arrays (FPGAs)

  • Collaborate with other performance engineers to devise and execute test plans

  • Contribute to the continuous development of benchmark, reporting, and automation tooling used within and beyond the Performance and Scale team

  • Interpret performance and system metrics to identify limitations and bottlenecks, isolate solutions and improvements where possible, and provide continuous feedback to engineering groups and leadership

  • Document your research and results clearly and concisely, and communicate findings both internally and externally

Required skills

  • Master’s degree in software or computer engineering or equivalent experience

  • 5+ years of experience working in the IT industry

  • Demonstrated skills across network technologies from in-node packet processing to scale-out system architecture

  • Passion for optimizing system performance; background in software performance and scale engineering

  • Experience with open source software, Linux, containers, Kubernetes, or Red Hat OpenShift

  • Scripting experience, particularly with Bash, Python, or Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform

  • Experience with system monitoring and troubleshooting

  • Good knowledge of operating system internals and distributed systems

  • Ability to convert raw data into meaningful graphs, draw conclusions, and present results to audiences with recommendations for improvement

  • Motivated with excellent judgement and decision-making skills

  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Eagerness to share knowledge and improve the skills of others around you

  • Willingness to speak up and to take part in a healthy debate

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.

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Location US-MA-Westford

Posting date 3 weeks ago (9/9/2020 5:43 AM)

Job ID 76992

Category Software Engineering