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RedHat Senior Software Quality Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

Quality Engineers (QE) at Red Hat are not just testers; they are developers who design and automate creative ways to break software to identify potential problems.

The Red Hat Portfolio Integration team is looking for a Senior Quality Engineer to join us in Westford, MA. In this role, you will be working with Red Hat’s complete portfolio of products and the related technologies, including virtualization, cloud, middleware, and storage. You'll be required to interpret test requirements for multi-product customer use cases and develop innovative automated solutions for testing real-world customer workflows in test environments containing multiple integrated Red Hat products. You’ll need to have development capabilities in Linux, and testing or automation experience in complex systems. Collaboration is key at Red Hat and you will have the opportunity to influence the future of our technology along with many other developers in the open source community.

You will be a part of Red Hat’s open culture that makes us unique in the industry, enriched withOpen Management Practices ( ,Open Decision Framework ( , anddiversity and inclusion ( , to name a few. Regardless of your role, you will have an opportunity to collaborate and influence as you define and manage your career at Red Hat. Find out more about what it is like to work in Red Hat QE directly from our engineers inthis video ( .


Primary job responsibilities

  • Design, develop, and maintain test automation using Ansible to deploy and configure test environments, Python to test complex multi-product workflows, and Jenkins to manage the automated execution of the test in a continuous integration (CI) and continuous delivery (CD) test environment

  • Provide guidance to the team on lab infrastructure configuration and administration

  • Participate in the test planning and product planning processes

  • Come up with innovative ideas for testing and automating multi-product stacks

  • Design and automate new and unique test cases for incoming customer use cases

  • Carry out automated and manual tests in multi-product environments and deliver clear status for testing areas in a timely manner

  • Document and advocate the resolution of new bugs with developers and communicate the impact on customers to developers and support

  • Constantly learn new technologies and apply it to enhance the existing test workflows

  • Communicate with other globally distributed quality engineers and developers working on various Red Hat products involved in the customer use case

  • Participate in code reviews and provide input on the code design

  • Design and develop new test frameworks and automation; analyze current solutions and suggest improvements

  • Take responsibility for a multi-product customer use case and supervise its successful testing in a timely manner

Required skills

  • Bachelor's degree or higher, or equivalent in computer science or a related field

  • Solid experience with Linux-based infrastructures, Linux or UNIX administration, and AWS

  • Experience administering and deploying development CI/CD tools like Git, Jira, GitLab, or Jenkins

  • Excellent understanding of network services like DNS, VPN, TLS, and load balancing

  • Solid understanding of basic networking concepts including routing, subnets, and firewalls

  • Basic experience with a configuration management tool like Ansible, Chef, or Puppet

  • 6+ years of experience working in QE

  • More than two years of experience in a DevOps Engineer role or similar role

  • Familiarity with testing methodologies and techniques

  • Knowledge of networking, storage, and operating systems

  • Programming skills in Python, Ansible, Shell, or another programming language

  • Motivated and dedicated to learning and collaboration

  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment and learn quickly

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills in English

  • Familiarity with container orchestration services, especially Kubernetes, is plus

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 Remote United States

Posting date 1 month ago (4/7/2021 9:47 AM)

Job ID 84238

Category Quality Engineering, Software Engineering