Principal Software Engineer, NFV



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]Job summary:

The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for a Principal Software Engineer to join us in the U.S. In this role, you will contribute with design of end-to-end deployment use cases of network design in the telco and service provider segment, in line with software defined fully programmable data center fabric guidelines. You will interact with our internal Partner Integration teams and with external vendors as needed from our network equipment providers (NEP), software-defined networking (SDN), Smart NIC and virtual network function (VNF) ecosystem. You’ll also work closely with the PM and field teams and represent NFV integrated solutions to our service provider and telco networks. You’ll represent Red Hat’s NFV strategy in relevant community events, summits and partner conferences. Succesful applicants must reside in a state where Red Hat is registered to do business.

Primary job responsibilities:[


  • Author the system requirements to benchmark network performance characterisation for NFV deployments


  • Work in multi-vendor integrations, especially with SDN vendors, to further the NFV charter to deploy; ensure that the service provider service-level agreement (SLA) is taken care of


  • Work on methodologies to build congestion analysis and latency analysis on our offering platform to help onboard VNF vendors successfully along with our Smart NIC and Silicon vendor ecosystem


  • Work with network original equipment manufacturer (OEM) vendors to ensure interoperability and protocol state transition in our various deployments


  • Work on methodologies to integrate pre-deployment validation mechanisms to map security access-control lists (ACLs) with the customer SLA


  • Serve as the custodian of system requirements that are needed to be addressed on our platform for various upcoming telco use cases


]Required skills:


  • Familiarity with fast data path; experience with Open vSwitch (OVS) and Data Plane Development Kit (DPDK) and ethernet subsystem like FD.io


  • Experience with network automation like Red Hat Ansible Automation Platform


  • Experience with network observability tools, e.g., sFlow, NetFlow, validating network configuration and other day 2 dashboards


  • Knowledge of network protocols, e.g., BGP, IGMP, PIM, Control plane for netvirt (EVPN),


  • Knowledge of infrastructure like Red Hat Openstack and CNI architecture Kubernetes


  • Solid programming skills in Python, GO, and C


  • Knowledge of Linux and real-time operating system (RTOS)


  • Experience with debugging; knowledge of GNU Debugger (GDB), Valgrind, and perf tools




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