Associate Software Engineer
Red Hat, Inc. - Westford, MA

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The RHEL Security team is looking for an enthusiastic software engineer to develop and maintain software packages for both our enterprise class operating system Red Hat Enterprise Linux and the community maintained project we sponsor, Fedora. This is an ideal position for a entry or associate level developer looking to break into the open source world. In this role, your contributions will have high visibility within the company and externally in the community.

Primary job responsibilities
  • Take ownership of a set of RHEL and Fedora packages; they could be daemons, command line utilities, configuration or supporting tools
  • Learn to work with upstream communities to be able to respond to bugs and development needs, cooperate with upstream developers
  • Monitor our bug tracking tool for issues logged by customers or community members
  • Investigate bugs by recreating the customer’s specific environment in our lab and determining solutions
  • Respond to Requests for Enhancements (RFE) from upstream communities or customers by developing new features for assigned packages
  • Use your C or Python programming skills to develop patches and/or new features
  • Based on your interests and talents, contribute to other open source projects

Required skills
  • Knowledge of SELinux
  • University degree in computer science (or related field) or relevant working experience in open source development
  • C programming experience; professional or academic experience ok
  • Scripting experience: Python, Ruby, or Perl
  • Knowledge of Linux operating system; any distribution OK
  • Self motivated, proactive personality; the most successful developers in this role are always in touch with the communities to identify new coding opportunities
  • Enthusiastic- we encourage developers to get involved in community based activities including user groups, conferences and workshops
  • Supportive- we encourage learning and development in a friendly, supportive atmosphere

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