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RedHat Senior Software Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

Red Hat's Real Time Kernel Linux Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us in working on Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) for Edge automotive Linux deployments. In this role, you will be part of a growing team focused on software development for both kernel and user space packages for the real-time Linux kernel. You will work to improve the real-time behavior of the kernel as well as package the kernel for delivery. As a Senior Software Engineer, you will also work with the Quality Engineering (QE) and continuous integration (CI) development teams to plan major Red Hat Enterprise Linux for Real Time (RHEL-RT) releases. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work with partners to determine kernel configuration

  • Ensure that the kernel and other components are following Functional Safety best practices

  • Package the kernel for delivery

  • Participate in the broader upstream Linux community

  • Backport fixes to the Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) releases

  • Contribute new development work

  • Collaborate in the automotive partner ecosystem

  • Collaborate with the Engineering, QE, Product Management, Documentation, and product build teams, as well as the open source community

  • Communicate and help coordinate dates, deliverables, feature requirements, roadmaps, etc., for the offering with the project community

Required skills

  • Expertise in Linux kernel development

  • Knowledge of Git and upstream Linux kernel patch posting procedures, or experience with upstream development

  • Experience with backporting upstream code to Linux distributions, kernel configuration, building, and testing

  • Ability to work on your own in a small team environment

  • Ability to coordinate and prioritize multiple tasks

  • Knowledge of the ISO26262 standard is a 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 2 weeks ago (6/9/2021 10:21 AM)

Job ID 84913