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Director, Core Blockchain SW - Blockchain Engineering

Company: VMware, Inc.
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 8, 2021

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Director, Core Blockchain SW - Blockchain Engineering


Exciting opportunity to lead our Core Blockchain SW team in our Blockchain Engineering team.

You will be leadingVMware'sCore BlockchainEngineering team for our VMware Enterprise Blockchainplatform. At VMware, we are building Enterprise Blockchainsolutions usinginnovative technology, enterprisegradequality, andcutting-edge softwareapproaches.

The SW platform is a highly scaled distributed storage system, with core resiliency, security, and immutability of the data to withstand failures or malicious attacks. This is a "built from the ground up" SW platform to enable the next generation of Blockchain applications at scale - from research to prototype to enterprise grade products.

You will be part of a talented and supportive team from across the world as well as members of the academic community and VMware's Research Group in this role. Our team values diversity, collaboration, and open thought while supporting VMware's EPIC2 values.

Are you ready for your next great challenge with the Blockchain Engineering team in VMware?


  • Drive the direction and execution of the core Blockchain SW platform using your experience in distributed systems, storage, security and building enterprise software products at scale.
  • Develop and implement the short- and long-term strategies for technology, development, and productization.
  • Build a high performing engineering culture that is technical, innovative, and data driven.
  • Guide decisions regarding building new vs. open source vs. internal leverage
  • Champion quality as a collaborative effort across the organization by building out a successful community of practice within product development.
  • Lead the day-to-day activities of the Core Blockchain SW team across the globe, including detailed project management.
  • Hire, retain, and motivate a diverse team of hardworking, critical thinking, and productive people
  • Drive continuous innovation, making decisions based off data, and collaborating with partners, peers and team.


  • 10+ years of relevant software engineering development experience, preferably in large scaled distributed systems, such as databases, storage, networking for high end enterprise products.
  • 8+ years senior leadership management experience leading, recruiting, and retaining premier software engineers. 2nd line manager experience managing a global team. Proven track record growing a team from 25 to 100.
  • Deep technical acumen and expertise, ability to navigate through high level system and software architecture, down to detailed design decisions. This is a highly technical role.
  • Be the senior technical leader and systems-level voice across the Blockchain and VMware Engineering and Executive teams; acting as a strong partner and influencer to ensure the best technologies and products are developed and taken to market.
  • Excellent understanding of all aspects of software development, project management, quality assurance, and customer advocacy in a large-scale enterprise environment.
  • Demonstrate a history of successfully delivering large, complex, and elite enterprise solutions to the customer base.
  • Strong organizational capability including building and executing on aggressive roadmaps, leading the everyday activities of a global engineering team.
  • High level of energy, ability to lead and gain respect among peers, team and other business partners; be viewed as a trustworthy motivator and leader with vision in the organization.
  • Entrepreneurial, metrics minded, strategic thinker who can move and act at operational and tactical levels when required.
  • Extraordinary engineering vision and customer advocacy orientation; a track record of anticipating technical challenges, understanding and identifying development solutions, with the operational foresight to achieve and launch scalable platforms.
  • Possess extraordinary organizational, priority settings, and planning skills, written/verbal presentation, and the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences in large and small groups.
  • Demonstrate the skills and personality to operate effectively in a fast-paced complex business
  • Strong leadership, adroit influencer, management communication, and presentation skills with experience maintaining relationships with internal business customers at an executive level.

Who you are:

  • Self Starter - Thrive in a fast paced and changing environment.
  • Strong collaboration skills with a "Team First" mentality.
  • Technical engineering excellence, innovation in everything you do.
  • "Growth" mindset in tackle problems and creating great solutions.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • MS/BS in CS/EE or equivalent

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.

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