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Senior Manager, ESXi Userspace OS

Company: Dell Inc
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: May 3, 2021

Job Description:

The foundation of VMWare's virtualization technology is ESXi operating system. ESXi is an OS and virtualization infrastructure built from scratch for the explicit purpose of running virtual machines. It is the leading data center operating system in the world, and is used by most large corporations, due to its advanced capabilities, performance and quality.

This position is for managing the ESXi operating system userspace team. The Userspace OS team is responsible system services such as container runtime frameworks, Kubernetes control plane, for how the userspace of ESXi can be extended, both by internal and external partners, thus is charge of daemon management, CLI, devkits, language runtimes, etc. This team works closely with the ESXi kernel team to deliver new features. The team engages directly with OEM partners (HPE, Dell, Cisco, etc.) and solution providers to help them extend ESXi for their needs. The team actively engages in research to identify and build future capabilities, thus files numerous patents. The team maintains a high bar for quality and works with customers as needed to solve issues faced by them.

In this role the candidate will be responsible successful delivery of complex projects across multiple ESXi and vCenter teams. The candidate should be comfortable with operating system concepts and be able to represent the team internally and externally with partners. In addition, the candidate is expected to work closely with Product Management to define new features and create product road maps; with partner engineering to enable key partner solutions on ESXi; with support teams to solve problems faced by customers. The candidate should be capable of building strong technical teams that are fully motivated and engaged. Further, the candidate is expected to foster a research mindset focused towards building future technology.


MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent. Or, a BS with strong operating systems industrial experiences.

Strong knowledge of operating system concepts.

Five or more years managing system software teams.

Strong project management skills and proven track record of successfully delivering multiple large, complex systems software features.

Excellent people management, interpersonal and communication skills.

Track record of building teams in system software area including hiring, mentoring and growing engineers.

Experience interacting with partners to enable and support new technologies.

Desirable skills:

Experience managing teams responsible for language runtimes, system libraries, SDKs.

Experience with distributed distributed system solutions, container runtimes, Kubernetes.

Familiarity with multiple virtualization platforms, such as ESXi, KVM, Hyper-V.

Experience with low-level / kernel-level code development.

Keywords: Dell Inc, Palo Alto , Senior Manager, ESXi Userspace OS, Other , Palo Alto, California

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