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VMware Senior Staff Engineer - VMware Tanzu - Foundation Services - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Houston, Texas

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and 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. We build applications with velocity to run in a cloud-native environment, run open-source Kubernetes with consistency, and manage our customers' entire footprint with confidence to help them achieve their business outcomes.

The Opportunity

Becoming an effective member of Foundation Services Pillar Leadership team by providing a technical perspective when balancing people, product, and technical outcomes. As the Senior Staff Engineer for the pillar, you will provide technical leadership for the common components, frameworks, and practices in the Tanzu portfolio. Alongside the Product and Engineering Lead, you are responsible for driving technical outcomes that drive consistency in Tanzu products and efficiency in Tanzu development teams. This is a high-impact leadership role; success will be achieved through enabling others to be successful.

This will involve ownership and responsibility for:

  • Providing a technical perspective and input to Pillar activities such as forming OKRs, Charters, Program Reviews, etc

  • Communicating and driving technical alignment within the Tanzu portfolio and partnered Business Units

  • Driving technical high-level technical strategy by identifying stretch opportunities as well as areas of adoption and investment

  • Attending Leadership Liason (LL) meetings with programs to discuss progress and program health

  • Growing and maintaining a healthy culture around technical architecture, engineering process, and technology choices

  • Owning the “cost of change” for architecture across the pillar and affected products; maintaining the ability of our technology to adapt and respond to changing product priorities

  • Balancing when to deliver high-level technical strategy, when to code with the teams, and everything in-between

Scope of the role

  • You will report into the Director of Engineering that spans the 6+ Programs and 150+ people within the Tanzu Foundation Services Pillar within MAPBU.

  • You will focus on all products, frameworks and systems that support these themes in the Foundation Services Pillar, currently 6 programs.

  • You will foster the growth of the existing technical leads assigned to each program and help support having this role filled for each program.

  • You will proactively engage with cross pillar technical leads in developing & optimizing R&D standards in context sharing, process and enablement of our engineering efforts.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Engineering experience with large scale distributed technical solutions

  • Exposure navigating large enterprise organizations with an understanding of IT partnerships

  • Demonstrable experience of discussing large scale systems, emerging technologies and innovation.

  • Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to mentor others

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making

  • Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve organizational problems.

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners

  • Experience with Agile development methodology (such as Extreme Programming) and/or experience with development methodologies suitable for large, community-driven open source projects.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs.

What is it like to work at VMware?

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure. We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers adopt appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.

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Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Remote: Yes

Posted Date: 2020-09-30

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