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VMware Software Engineer Public Sector - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

Job Description

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new exciting Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. ( #TeamTanzu

About You

You have a passion for high-quality, reliable and maintainable code. You’re comfortable working side by side with product managers, designers, and clients, making decisions together in order to quickly deliver valuable working software to clients and their users. You’re agile and retrospective, and not afraid to identify what we’re doing wrong so we can fix it, and what we're doing right so we can improve on it. Above all, you judge your success by the success of your team and the happiness of your customers.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be working on the VMware Tanzu Labs Public Sector Services team, helping US Government, State, Local, and Education product teams to design and deliver modern, mission-critical, cloud-native applications serving a variety of mission and user needs. 

As a software engineer, you will pair daily with client software engineers, coaching them in Extreme Programming (XP) methodologies and approaches while helping them to define, validate, communicate, and execute product vision and strategy. You will work with a team of product managers, designers, and engineers to enable your client team to go fast forever. 

All of our product team positions are highly collaborative consulting roles, with 85-90% of time spent in direct, 1:1 pairing or larger team collaboration.

The VMware Tanzu Labs Public Sector Services team is a national organization. You will be joining a growing team working with our Federal customers daily. The expectation for this role is that there will be negligible travel requirements as the work is to be conducted locally. However, as part of a national services team, this role comes with a standard travel clause of up to 30%.

You Will Be Responsible For

  • Working with your client engineers to enable them in XP software development practices and/or application modernization practices

  • Pair programming with clients and other VMwareTanzuLabs engineers to build/modernize software based on the team’s backlog

  • Leading one or more teams through complex engineering efforts

  • Managing risk and uncertainty while moving the team forward

  • Teaching your client pairs how to do the above for themselves

  • Enabling client leadership to grow their own engineering practice

  • Contributing back to VMwareTanzuLab's engineering practice through mentorship, giving talks, and experience reports

Required Skills and Experience

  • Experience in training, mentoring and/or upskilling others

  • Strong communication skills and interest in a pair-programming environment

  • Experience in Test Driven Development (TDD) and agile methodologies, including refactoring

  • 4+ yearsof Software Development experience in a variety of programming languages

  • Passion for growing your skills, tackling interesting work and challenging problems

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

  • Experience developing cloud-based enterprise software

  • Experience leading a product or development team

  • Ability to incrementally define and improve system architecture as a product evolves

  • Experience modernizing legacy applications/systems in languages such as Java or C#/.NET

  • Experience with Continuous Integration (CI) tools

  • Experience working directly with clients

Desired Skills and Experience

  • Experience adapting or contributing to open-source frameworks

  • Experience in release management

  • Experience supporting production systems using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices

  • Experience with Kubernetes, Chef, Ansible, BOSH, or related automation / orchestration tools

  • Some experience working with NTP, SAML, OAuth 2, Active Directory

  • Experience using VMware vSphere /ESXi/ NSX-T

  • Experience with networking and related technologies (e.g.load balancing / DNS / SSL / firewalls / NAT / SDN)

  • Strong experience with full-stack development

  • Experience with Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud or OpenStack

  • Experience with a platform as a service product such as Cloud Foundry, Heroku, Elastic Beanstalk, or similar

  • Solid understanding of systems monitoring, alerting and analytics

  • A background in Windows deployment, automation, and related technologies


  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements

All work within the VMware Pivotal Labs Services team is with the Government,  in support of multiple Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), Federal Civilian agencies, State, Local, and Education programs/customers.

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure.  We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers embrace Extreme Programming (XP) as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as software developers, product managers, and product designers. We enable our customers to build high quality products to serve the people of the United States.

Our Principles

  • Empower Teams - Diverse teams with shared context, psychological safety, and decision-making authority move faster.

  • Start Simple - Learn just enough to begin and let the work inform the direction.

  • Embrace Change - Expect change and turn it into opportunity.

  • Deliver Early and Often - Ship value to users and measure impact to lower risk.

  • Improve Continuously - We are always learning and humbled by what we don’t know.

  • Contribute to Open Source Communities - Share our time, tools, and methodologies to maximize our impact.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-04-08

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