Software Engineer - Linux Kernel


Company description:[

At Red Hat, we connect an innovative community of customers, partners, and contributors to deliver an open source stack of trusted, high-performing solutions. We offer cloud, Linux, middleware, storage, and virtualization technologies, together with award-winning global customer support, consulting, and implementation services. Red Hat is a rapidly growing company supporting more than 90% of Fortune 500 companies.

]Job summary:

The Red Hat Kernel Engineering team is looking for developer with experience using C on Linux to join us as a Software Engineer in Westford, MA. In this role, you will design, code, debug, and test software from a kernel perspective and help resolve security issues by enabling countermeasures to mitigate the exploitation of security vulnerabilities. You’ll work closely with internal cross-functional teams and participate in upstream open source projects, communities, and mailing lists.

Primary job responsibilities:[


  • Perform threat modeling; implement attack surface reduction and kernel hardening features


  • Identify security vulnerabilities in the Linux kernel and drivers


  • Perform design and code review of Linux kernel code to improve software security


  • Debug and fix security issues in Linux kernel software


  • Implement tools and security tests to identify and verify security issues


]Required skills:


  • Proficiency with the C programming language


  • 1-3 years of experience developing software using C on Linux


  • Understanding of how to build the Linux kernel and familiarity with developing kernel code


  • Excellent knowledge of Linux scripting tools like Bash and Python


  • Experience with Git


  • Outstanding problem-solving and collaboration skills


  • Ability to set priorities, meet deadlines, and work with minimal supervision


  • Motivated and dedicated to learning




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