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Member of Technical Staff, Deployment and Operations - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Company: VMware
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 22, 2022

Job Description:

**Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?**

Here at VMware, the Telco Cloud foundation development team is looking for a software developer to join their fully remote distributed team.

This team builds core services for Telco Cloud products, including Telco Cloud Service Assurance and the pioneering VMware RAN Intelligent Controller (RIC), which help our customers manage hundreds of thousands of devices and millions of subscribers. Scale and performance are central to everything we do; we use the latest tools and technologies, blending the best of Open Source with home-grown development to build robust, scalable, telco-grade software. The team's roster of services ranges from installation and deployment, through high-performance streaming message processing, to configuration services, authentication, and self-monitoring. Kubernetes operators, Flink, HDFS and Kafka stream processing, Prometheus, Grafana, and Kibana are all part of our day-to-day.

This position for a mid-level software developer in the Telco Cloud foundation development team, with focus on product lifecycle management in Kubernetes, including initial deployment, and post-installation operations such as upgrade, backup and scale up/out.

**Success in the Role: What are the performance outcomes over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?**

+ Short-term (1-3 months)

+ Establish development and test environments

+ Understand and be able to build and deploy at least one product built on the SEBU Telco foundation

+ Be familiar with tools (JIRA, Confluence, Slack) and development processes, including those for design, coding and testing

+ Identify key personnel in the team and know who to go to when you have questions

+ Have committed code to resolve a few defects or small features, with guidance from senior team members

+ Medium-term (3-6 months)

+ Participate in a complete product release cycle

+ Help drive a small project to completion, from requirements definition and refinement, through estimation, coding, and testing, to delivery

+ Actively participate in release and sprint planning activities

+ Identify areas of potential specialization

+ Long-term (6-12 months)

+ Become expert in a particular service

+ Have resolved moderately complex problems with minimal supervision

+ Help drive a substantial project to completion, in cooperation with senior development staff, from requirements, through estimation, coding and testing, to delivery

+ Have established working relationships with senior development staff

**The Work: What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?**

Key responsibilities include:

+ Analyzing feature requirements, and preparing functional specifications and designs to meet them

+ Scoping and preparing estimates for new features, and actively contributing to the release planning process

+ Implementing new features in a carrier-grade, scalable software platform, and maintaining existing features

+ Implementing and maintaining test automation suites

+ Collaborating with system architects, management, and peers to drive projects to completion

+ Preparing documentation and training materials

Skills, qualifications, and experience required:

+ Degree in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or related discipline (advanced degree preferred)

+ 4+ years of experience in software architecture, design, and development

+ Extensive experience with UNIX/Linux system management and software development

+ Proficient in Go or Java

+ Proficient with shell scripting and at least one scripting language such as Python or Groovy

+ Knowledge of one or more relational database management system, such as Postgres or Oracle

+ Knowledge of one of more no-SQL databases, such as Cassandra, MongoDB, or ElasticSearch

+ Experience with microservice architectures, Docker, Kubernetes, and one or more public cloud platforms such as AWS or Microsoft Azure

+ Direct experience building and deploying enterprise-grade microservices

+ Experience with virtualized infrastructure such as VMware ESXi, vCenter and vCloud Director would be a plus

+ Strong problem solving and debugging skills

+ Highly motivated team player

+ Excellent communication and presentation skills

+ Comfortable working with a distributed, fully remote team

**What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?**

The hiring manager for this role is a Senior Manager R&D, leading the Telco Cloud foundation development team from Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The manager and his team joined VMware from Dell EMC in 2018. This position will report to him.

The team is primarily located in the United States (65%), with smaller contingents in India (15%), Canada (15%), and the United Kingdom (5%), and embraces a diversity of backgrounds, skills, and experiences. We make heavy use of modern communication tools to stay connected and collaborate, and follow a 'remote first' mindset, where being in the office is the exception rather than the norm.

The team culture is informal and results-oriented; we expect developers to be accountable for their commitments, processes to serve purposes, managers to act as catalysts for high performance, and embrace forthright discussion before committing to a decision. Work-life balance is critical to our success, and we strive to make choices, use technology and processes, and share the load to make the balance a reality.

**Where is this role located?**

Remote: This role is flexible and can work from our Palo Alto office or be fully remote, allowing you the flexibility to work from the location you feel most productive and comfortable. You will be expected to live within 0-4 time zones of the Palo Alto office.

**What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware? (Write your own or add the prepared statement below)**

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com .

+ Employee Stock Purchase Plan

+ Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

+ Generous Time Off Programs

+ 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

+ Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

+ Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)

+ Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

FOR COLORADO-BASED CANDIDATES:

The hiring range for this position is typically $110,000.00- $187,000.00. Actual offer will be based on the individual candidate. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://benefits.vmware.com/ . *Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay and benefits required per sb19-968.

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

**Category :** Engineering and Technology

**Subcategory:** Software Engineering

**Experience:** Manager and Professional

**Full Time/ Part Time:** Full Time

**Posted Date:** 2022-05-23

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what's possible today at http://careers.vmware.com.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

Keywords: VMware, Palo Alto , Member of Technical Staff, Deployment and Operations - Opportunity for Working Remotely, IT / Software / Systems , Palo Alto, California

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