Staff Engineer

 •  VMware Palo Alto, CA

11 - 15 years experience  •  Information Services

Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/11/17
Palo Alto, CA
11 - 15 years experience
Information Services
Salary depends on experience
Posted on 12/11/17

Staff Engineer

We are the Cloud Native Apps Business Unit at VMware and we focus on solutions for developers to leverage VMware’s infrastructure platform. We are building a strong team of open source developers who know how to engage and collaborate in open source projects. We aspire to make a difference through contributions to upstream projects, and tying those projects back to the core of our business. This is a small team that is growing fast and we are looking for experienced engineers to join us in envisioning and building open source solutions focusing on the container ecosystem including Docker,  Kubernetes, and Cloud Foundry. Our focus is open source software development and its usage across the data center. Together we will move the needle and change VMware's role in this space.

Are you a team-oriented, collaborative person who knows how to coordinate across diverse teams? Do you have a strong work ethic, a make-it-happen mindset, and a track record of successful self-directed engagement with and leadership of upstream projects? In your role you will lead the process to identify opportunities to improve upstream open source projects, from bug fixes to performance and security enhancements and feature additions. Under your guidance, you and other members of the team will work collaboratively with upstream on code, community, documentation, and anything and everything that is part of creating successful open source projects.

What are we looking for:

- a BS, MS or Ph.D. in computer science or a related technical field

- at least ten years of software development experience

- a track record as active committer and maintainer / project lead in one or more open source projects

- solid skills in relevant programming languages and environments, for example Go, C, C++, Python, Ruby... there are so many choices; you don't have to know them all, but you should be able to show your skills in a couple of them

- an open mind set, a collaborative problem solving attitude and the ability to engage in and lead diverse, global teams of developers

Job ID R173062

 

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