Adding top talent

We’re always looking for talented professionals to help us grow. That’s why we work every day to secure top talent through our detailed hiring process.

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Our hiring process

We’re looking for creative problem solvers who have the courage to innovate. We need people who share our belief that we can do more by working together openly. If you’re ready to join an open organization based on a rich culture of inclusivity and collaboration, visit our careers site to explore current opportunities.

In the meantime, we’re here to help through every step of the hiring process. Here’s what you can expect:


Job application

Search on our careers site for a job that matches your interests and experience. To apply, click the job title and follow the steps in the application process. If you can’t find an opening that’s a good fit, join our Talent Community to stay connected for future opportunities.


If you already know someone at Red Hat, talk to them about the job you’re interested in, and ask them to refer you. Once they submit the referral, you will get an email with a link to apply.


Resume review

Once you’ve submitted your application through our careers site, your profile will be reviewed by our Talent Acquisition team. If you fit the position, we will contact you to arrange a telephone screening.

Preliminary phone screen

For most positions, our team will contact you first by phone to gauge your interest and get a better sense of your qualifications. This preliminary screen can include technical, language, and analytical aptitude assessments. If your preliminary interview goes well, we’ll invite you to a video interview.


Business/technical interview

A standard interview is typically 1-1 with the hiring manager or a member of the team. It is designed to help us to assess your expertise and previous experience.

Business case/technical presentation

Depending on the position you’re being considered for, you might be asked to present on a topic or project to a panel of interviewers. Be prepared to share your methods and findings, and to answer questions about your work.

Panel interview

After your business and technical interview, you’ll meet with our panelists. You will be asked competency-based behavioral questions to evaluate both your ability to perform the job and your motivation to contribute to Red Hat and our culture. Be prepared to explain your approach to solving complex problems and how you arrive at innovative solutions. You can use examples of recent work-related situations to describe your actions and their results.

Throughout the hiring process, we encourage you to ask questions about the position and our culture to help determine whether Red Hat is right for you.


If you are selected

We will contact you to discuss the terms of your job offer and a potential start date. Once your offer is agreed upon, you will receive the complete details of your job offer, as well as further instructions.

If you are not selected

We will inform you of the decision by phone or email. We will keep your resume in our database for assessment against future opportunities, and we welcome you to apply to other positions of interest on our careers page.

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