Senior Software Engineer - Kernel Virtual Machine in Madrid or Remote

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Job Description

The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Senior Software Engineer to join us. In this role, you will be working in a team of highly talented and renowned engineers on innovative virtualization technologies with a primary focus on real-time KVM. In your daily work, you will be contributing to Red Hat layered products like Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) and Red Hat OpenShift, interacting with various engineering teams, erasing borders between virtual machines and bare metal, and enabling our customers to implement the next generation of use-cases. Successful applicants must reside in a country where Red Hat is registered to do business.

What you will do

  • Resolve latency violations and complex kernel issues affecting KVMs and containers running real-time workloads
  • Perform latency analysis of KVMs and containers running real-time workloads
  • Work with the Linux kernel upstream community on getting changes integrated into the Linux mainline
  • Assist a multidisciplinary team of engineers working on cloud management software, like OpenStack and Kubernetes, on how to debug and implement real-time support
  • Assist Quality Engineering in creating test cases and reproducing issues
  • Backport Linux kernel features and bug fixes from the latest Linux kernel into older kernels

What you will bring

  • Proficiency in C or C++ programming
  • Proven 4+ years of experience in Linux kernel development
  • Excellent Linux kernel debugging skills
  • Good programming skills in Bash or Python
  • Proven familiarity with Linux kernel development tools (Git, make, GCC, etc)
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Good written and verbal communication skills in English

The following are considered a plus:

  • Experience in using kernel tracing or extended Berkeley Packet Filter (eBPF)
  • Basic understanding of core Linux kernel subsystems like the scheduler, memory management, and locking
  • Good understanding of the Linux virtualization software stack, e.g., KVM, QEMU, and libvirt
  • Familiarity with the Linux kernel community and open source development model
  • Familiarity with real-time systems; familiarity with the PREEMPT_RT patchset is a big plus




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Red Hat is the world’s leading provider of enterprise 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.

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