Open source giant Red Hat is opening a new office in Boston and will be adding new jobs there, the company said Thursday.

Red Hat, which has more than 9,000 employees and is headquartered in Raleigh, has said it plans to double its work force over the next several years while aiming to more than double revenues to some $5 billion.

According to the Boston Globe and the Boston Business Journal, Red Hat has leased 40,000 square feet at an office building in South Boston.

The office is expected to open in spring 2017.

Paul Cormier, Red Hat president of products and technologies, told the Globe that will employee up to 150 people at the new location and most will be new jobs.

Red Hat (NYSE: RHT) already has an office with 550 people in Westford, Mass.

Cormier will be based in Westford and Boston, according to the Globe.