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VMware Software Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Waltham, Massachusetts

Software Engineer

About Us

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 our customers.

What You’ll Be Doing

You will be working on the VMware Tanzu Labs Public Sector Services team, helping US Government 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 government 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 Tanzu 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 Tanzu Labs 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 VMware Tanzu Lab'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

  • 8+ years of 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

  • 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 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

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

In order for you to support these agencies, U.S. citizenship is a requirement. As a consultant for many of these agencies, you may be asked to obtain and maintain Public Trust Clearance and/or Secret clearance and/or higher levels of clearance.

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 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.

This position will support client work across a variety of Department of Defense (DoD), Intelligence Community (IC), and Civilian agency programs and customers.

This position is eligible for TanzuChallenge referral campaign


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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