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RedHat Software Engineer in Westford, Massachusetts

Job summary

The Red Hat Performance and Scale Engineering team is looking for a Software Engineer to join our growing team in Westford, MA. In this role, you will work with a diverse team of passionate engineers in the Performance and Scale team focused on the performance and scale characterization of artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning (ML), and high performance computing (HPC) frameworks and applications on Red Hat software stack - Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL), Red Hat Virtualization, and Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform - on multiple hardware architectures, cloud platforms, and with a variety of hardware accelerators. You will be part of a growing team which focuses on adoption of Red Hat’s software platforms for running these specialized workloads by establishing performance superiority compared to the competition.

Primary job responsibilities

  • Work on debugging and benchmarking AI, ML, and HPC frameworks and applications on Red Hat software stack using industry standard benchmarks like mlperf or those developed on multiple hardware architectures, cloud platforms, and with a variety of hardware accelerators

  • Contribute to building a continuous performance testing and data analysis framework for these specialized workloads

  • Analyze and document results via Red Hat performance briefs and reference architectures

  • Present your work in Red Hat internal forums like team and group meetings and external forums like industry conferences


Required skills

  • Good programming and debugging skills in Python or C and C++ and willingness to learn new programming languages

  • Passion for optimizing software performance

  • Good knowledge of popular AI, ML, and HPC computing frameworks

  • Good knowledge of operating systems fundamentals

  • Ability to convert raw data into meaningful graphs, draw conclusions, and present results with recommendations for improvement

  • Good written and verbal language skills in English

  • Comfortable working with globally distributed teams

The following are considered a plus

  • Knowledge of containers and Kubernetes

  • Knowledge of Golang and experience working with GPUs and other hardware accelerators

  • Knowledge of data collection and visualization tools like Prometheus, Grafana or Kibana, and Elasticsearch

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, veteran status, 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 US-MA-Westford

Posting date 4 days ago (9/14/2021 5:42 AM)

Job ID 89621

Workday ID R-015635

Category Software Engineering