The Red Hat Engineering team is looking for an Associate Software Engineer to join our Telco Cloud-native Network Function (CNF) Workload engineering group in Toronto, Canada. In this role, you will be part of a team responsible to enable the Telco 5G partner ecosystem developing complex CNF workloads on Red Hat OpenShift. As a part of a geographically distributed team you will collaborate with multiple Red Hat engineering, business, and solutions architecture teams, as well as strategic partners and open source communities around the globe. To be successful in this role, you will need to have motivation, curiosity, passion for problem solving, and experience with telecom infrastructure, networking, container technologies, and open source development.Collaborate with CNF partners to accelerate containerization of their products and integration with the Red Hat OpenShift platform, to ensure best in class functionality, performance, and reliability for introduction into Tier 1 5G networks worldwideWork closely with the platform engineering team to improve and streamline the onboarding experience for partnersPlay an active role and contribute to multiple open source projects and communities like Cloud Native Computing Foundation (CNCF), O-RANPromote the Red Hat Telco stack, as for example universal base images (UBI), Red Hat Enterprise Linux (RHEL) data plane development kit (DPDK), and OpenShift Operator FrameworkUnderstand and assess 3rd party CNFs and guide vendors through the containerization, integration, and certification processTroubleshoot, analyze bug root causes and provide resolutions and recommendationsCollaborate with vendors to develop CNF certification and continuous integration (CI) test plugins and processesReview designs, enhancement proposals, and patches from other team membersWork with the quality engineering team (QE) to ensure CNFs are tested correctlyPublicize the team”s work through blogs, web postings, and conference presentationsBachelor”s degree in computer science or equivalent working experience2+ years of experience in a Linux environment with at least one of the following languages: Golang, Python, Java, or C/C++Experience with Linux system programmingExperience with product development and integration in a telco environmentExperience with telco cloud-native network development and deploymentAbility to quickly learn new technologiesGood written and verbal communication skills in EnglishThe following are considered a plus:Experience with CI continuous delivery (CD) systemsExperience with container related technologies like Kubernetes, cri-o, etcdInfrastructure development backgroundExperience leading or contributing to open source communitiesRed 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.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.