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

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Lead the Java Enterprise Edition (JavaEE) Java Connector Architecture (JCA) project within Red Hat.

Primary job responsibilities

Define the project roadmap based on input from Product Management and discussions with the Sales and Support organizations as well as feedback from the open source community. Align the roadmap with other Red Hat projects, especially the JBoss Application Server. Design and implement critical components within the JCA architecture. Coordinate the work performed by the other JCA team members. Perform regular design and code reviews. Onboard and mentor less experienced engineers. Deliver regular project releases and integration code for inclusion in other projects or products. Build an open source community around the project through community interaction in user and developer forums and social media. Take part in specification work within organizations such as the Java Community Process (JCP) and the OSGi Alliance. Periodically work with the Support team on advanced customer cases resulting in patches or often new product feature requests. Review test cases with the Quality Engineering team to determine appropriate code coverage. Promote the JBoss/Red Hat brand and technologies at national and international conferences.

Required skills

Bachelor’s degree (US or foreign equivalent) in Computer Science, Computer Information Systems, or a related field. Five (5) years experience in the job offered or a related Java developer role that includes project management. Must have five years of Java programming experience in developing mission-critical applications using Java Enterprise Edition technologies. Must have experience coordinating small development teams and managing the software development cycle of applications or frameworks of a significant size or complexity. Must have demonstrated non-trivial contributions to one or more Open Source server-side Java frameworks and/or JBoss projects.

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