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Posted about 1 year ago

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.


The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us. In this role, you will focus on Red Hat Middleware, Red Hat OpenShift, and Kubernetes, the cloud-native experience of these offerings, and their use in microservices, API management, business rules, business process management (BPM), and other domains. You’ll work as part of the System Engineering middleware team, which is a group of experienced engineers who have direct experience with the full portfolio of Red Hat's offerings, especially Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform, and middleware offerings. As a Principal Software Engineer, you will help us couple enterprise development and middleware skills with experience and expertise in cloud technology, particularly Kubernetes and Red Hat OpenShift, in order to contribute to Red Hat’s cloud-native offerings. You’ll need to be a senior technical leader with both the direct technical capability required to contribute in a fast-paced environment, and the ability to lead and supervise senior engineers on the team. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.


  • Work closely with engineering, product management, and field teams to collect requirements and determine how to contribute to our offerings
  • Plan and lead development and integration efforts as required by the context
  • Participate in or lead scrum teams to reach objectives during each development sprint
  • Work with the Product Management, Quality Engineering (QE), Documentation, and Product Marketing Management throughout the life cycle of our offerings
  • As solutions become generally available, help create collateral and enable field teams

  • Bachelor's or master's degree in computer science, computer engineering, or equivalent
  • 15+ years of software development experience
  • Very good analytical and programming skills
  • Experience with Red Hat OpenShift or Kubernetes
  • Expertise in Java and JEE development
  • Solid understanding of multi-tier architectures and environments
  • Comfortable developing in and configuring a Linux environment
  • Experience with Red Hat Middleware
  • Excellent people and leadership skills
  • Excellent communication (written and presentation) skills
  • Motivated, quick learner who can guide all aspects of a project with minimal supervision
  • Wide degree of creativity and latitude
  • Team leadership and management experience is a plus
  • Experience with the Go language development is a plus


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