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RedHat Principal Back End Software Engineer - Advanced Cluster Security in Remote, California

About the job

The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Software Engineer with a Linux Systems and Kernel focus to join our Advanced Cluster Security (ACS) team. In this role, you will develop runtime data collection for Linux nodes secured by ACS, which will help our customers safely run the world's largest commercial Kubernetes clusters in private and public clouds. The ACS Engineering team is growing and that means you'll be able to make an immediate impact on the product, APIs, architecture, and engineering processes. In addition, our team constantly faces new challenges, like using eBPF across a wide variety of Linux kernel versions, improving performance to support massive workloads, or developing new data monitoring methods -- all of this ensures our product just works for those getting started with Kubernetes and experts alike.

Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security (RHACS) Engineering is responsible for building security solutions for our customers. We design workflows to secure our customers' OpenShift and Kubernetes deployments across the full software development life cycle as part of Red Hat Advanced Cluster Security, formerly StackRox. Combined with KubeLinter, a solution to lint security and operational readiness best practices, our mission is to continue to differentiate Red Hat OpenShift as the most secure distribution of Kubernetes. Successful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

What you will do

  • Be responsible for the development, maintenance, and quality of our Linux data collection software

  • Contribute to the technical roadmap for Linux data collection

  • Perform performance analysis and optimization

  • Develop build and test automation to ensure smooth interoperability with all major vendors and platforms

  • Engage with open source communities for projects we depend on and contribute to upstream enhancements

  • Assist our customer support team in troubleshooting and resolving customer issues

  • Improve engineering standards, tooling, and processes

  • Build a personal brand through technical blog posts, open source contributions, and presentations at meetups and conferences

  • Write high-quality, maintainable software in modern C and C++ Help your team members through code reviews

What you will bring

  • Experienced with Linux user-space and kernel development and debugging

  • Have a solid understanding of Linux internals

  • Previously experimented with or developed and debugged extended BPF (eBPF) programs

  • Ability to effectively use languages like Bash, Go, and Python to build tooling and automation

  • Enjoy delivering high-quality software through a principled, design document-first approach

  • Believe in the always be automating (ABA) principle, be it for development, building, or testing

  • Thrive in a collaborative environment involving different stakeholders and subject matter experts


About Red Hat

Red Hat (https://www.redhat.com/) is the world’s leading provider of enterpriseopen source (https://www.redhat.com/en/about/open-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.

Posting Location : Location US-CA-Remote

Posting date 1 month ago (9/10/2021 10:21 AM)

Job ID 87982

Workday ID R-013483