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

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As a member of the Red Hat's Solutions Architecture & Systems Engineering Group, you will focus on ensuring solid integration between the products within Red Hat's portfolio including Red Hat’s Linux OS, virtualization, cloud computing, storage, and middleware products. You will work in a hands-on lab environment deploying, managing, and assessing early release software solutions. Once the products are released, you will develop reference architectures for popular ‘solution stacks’. You will engage both the Red Hat engineering teams and Business Units with the goal of achieving more usable, consistent, and integrated products which deliver the value our customers have come to expect. Primary job responsibilities
As a member of the Red Hat's Solutions Architecture & Systems Engineering Group, the prospective candidate will: (i) Identify high-value Red Hat Enterprise Linux based ‘solution stacks’ in physical / virtualized / cloud configurations, (ii) Develop "reference architectures" which include Implementation / Installation / Configuration Guides, Migration Guides & Performance & Scalability Characterizations, Tuning & Optimization Guides / Best Practices that will help Red Hat sales, support, professional services, customers and partners to architect/design, install/configure and tune/optimize selected Red Hat Enterprise Linux based solutions, (iii) Design, setup and execute use cases in the lab to generate content for the above ‘reference architectures’ , (iv) Negotiate cooperation from other Red Hat groups and Red Hat partners to leverage their staff and labs to complement the work done in our own lab, (v) Drive all aspects of a project with minimal supervision, and (vi) Lead and direct the work of others.
Visit to see samples of reference architectures you will be expected to produce. Required skills
B.S. or M.S. in Computer Science or Computer Engineering or equivalent. Minimum 10 years of broad experience with design / architecture / deployment of Unix/Linux based enterprise solutions. RHCE/RHCA certification preferred. Experience as a technical system administrator for some of the following technologies is highly desirable: clustering/high availability, storage software, virtualization software, IaaS and PaaS cloud software, JEE middleware, Windows integration & interoperability. Experience as a solution architect with specific experience supporting the field/sales and consulting organization in working with customers is a definite plus. Excellent writing skills are a must. Good presentation skills (to small and large groups of mixed audiences: business, technical, management). Self-starter who will take charge of a project and drive all aspects of it with minimal supervision. A wide degree of creativity and latitude is expected. Keywords Systems Engineering, Reference Architectures, Solutions Architectures

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