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RedHat Senior Software Quality Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat Quality Engineering (QE) team is looking for a Senior Software Quality Engineer to join us in Westford or Boston, MA. In this role, you will have the opportunity to make a difference in the way the kernel works. You will gain a deep understanding of a variety of technologies, including Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), kernel, and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time kernel. You will make sure that our solutions fulfill the highest possible enterprise quality, performance, usability, and supportability criteria. As a Senior Software Quality Engineer, you will serve as the last instance before applications are released to the public. You'll create and carry out test plans, research new features, and develop automated tests. You'll need to have the ability to think creatively and adapt to rapid change, as well as a willingness to learn new things. You will be a part of Red Hat’s culture that makes us unique in the industry, a culture enriched with ourOpen Management Practices ( ,Open Decision Framework ( , anddiversity and inclusion ( , to name a few. Regardless of your role and designation, you will have the freedom to showcase your leadership skills and ability to bring innovative solutions to complex problems at any level that will help you to get wider visibility in our organization.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Create and review test plans and suggest improvements for product planning processes and work with the complete Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time solutions portfolio and be responsible for the delivery of Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL)

  • Develop new automated and manual tests; develop frameworks to simplify test development and automation to speed up implementation

  • Onboard automated tests into a continuous integration (CI) workflow

  • Take responsibility for kernel (and Realtime Kernel) testing, supervising that it is done successfully and in a timely manner

  • Analyze and prioritize quality risks and identify tests required to mitigate them

  • Monitor the automatic execution of the existing test scripts and debug failures in the test cases

  • Document and maintain test specifications and test reports

  • Collaborate with kernel developer counterpart, product and project manager, and release engineering teams across the globe to ensure that the development and delivery of kernel (and Red Hat Enterprise for Real Time kernel) fixes meet both the schedule and high-quality standards

  • Mentor junior team members

  • Contribute bug fixes to upstream and provide demos of the solutions and technologies


Required skills

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science or a related engineering field, or relevant professional experience with 4+ years of experience in Linux quality engineering (QE) or software engineering

  • Solid skills and background in Linux; kernel is a plus

  • Solid skills in scripting, e.g., Python, Shell, Bash or C programming, etc.

  • Experience with software test planning, test cases design, test script automation, and documentation

  • Excellent debugging, troubleshooting, and analytical skills

  • Ability to identify potential risks connected to test development of assigned features and mitigate them

  • Ability to remain patient and diligent when working on detailed tasks

  • Ability to collaborate and communicate effectively with a global team

  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and work under tight deadlines

  • Experience with virtualization, containers, or cgroups is a plus

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English

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 (4/6/2021 2:34 AM)

Job ID 83985

Category Quality Engineering, Systems Engineering