VMware Senior Software Engineer in Cambridge, Massachusetts
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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 our customers.
What You’ll Be Doing
You will be working on the VMware Pivotal Labs Services team, helping customer 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. During the COVID-19 crisis, this collaboration is all managed remotely, with the expectation that face-to-face engagement in a VMware Pivotal Labs office will pick up again once the crisis is resolved. Additionally, once the crisis is resolved, you may be asked to travel up to 50% of the time.
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 VMware Pivotal Labs engineers to build/modernize software based on the team’s backlog
Working with your team to provide technical input on product, design, and architectural decisions (such as technical complexity and feasibility)
Help the team manage risk and uncertainty while moving the team forward
Teaching your client pairs how to do the above for themselves
Help enable client leadership to grow their own engineering practice
Contributing back to VMware Pivotal Lab's engineering practice through mentorship, giving talks, and experience reports
This position may perform work with the U.S. government, which has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any potential offer of employment will be contingent upon verification of U.S. citizenship.
This job opportunity is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsorship by VMware.
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
5+ years of full-stack Software Development experience in a variety of programming languages
Strong experience with full-stack development
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
Up to 50% travel is expected in this role
Ability to Work From Home until sufficient resolution of the COVID-19 Crisis
Desired Skills and Experience
Experience building and deploying in a continuous delivery environment
Experience working directly with clients
Experience adapting or contributing to open-source frameworks
Experience in release management
Experience supporting production systems using Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices
- BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-11-12
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