Staff Engineer - Performance Engineering

VMware   •  

Palo Alto, CA

Industry: Information Services


8 - 10 years

Posted 373 days ago

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Staff Engineer - Performance Engineering

The VMware Performance Engineering Team ensures that the performance of all VMware products and solutions exceed customer expectations. The team defines performance standards, characterizes performance and develops solutions to optimize performance and increase scalability. We work on platform, storage, networking, end user computing, management products and hybrid cloud. The team is closely involved in design and architecture of products and solutions to ensure that they are fundamentally designed for high performance and scalability. The team plays a critical role in taking products to market by generating performance highlights and deep technical papers to educate customers on sizing and performance best practices. Research is ingrained in every individual of the team. We invent new technologies that enable our products to scale to next generation hardware and applications.

Job Description

Vmware is looking for a Staff Engineer to join the Management Platform Performance team to drive work on key scalability and performance challenges facing virtual platforms on premise and in the cloud.

The management suite consists of vCenter Server (VC) and Emerging Cloud Management software. As a performance engineer in this team, you will work on optimizing the end to end performance at scale for control plane workflows. This involves understanding and improving the performance of the hardware, hypervisor and application stack. You will get the opportunity to develop performance management and diagnostic tools to measure and analyze bottlenecks and prototype improvements. You will work closely with passionate performance engineers and developers to improve performance, author blogs and whitepapers and present technical best practices at academic and customer conferences.


* Contribute to architectural planning and design with development engineers

* Design and deploy cloud scale environments to study performance

* Develop and automate performance measurement and data analysis tools

* Develop performance diagnostics tools in the products

* Understand the products in depth to be able to identify bottlenecks in code/design/architecture

* Implement or prototype optimization ideas

* Publish research papers and product performance technical whitepapers

* Research next generation architectures for cloud scale performance


* Masters degree or PhD in computer science or engineering

* 7 or more years of relevant professional experience

* Strong programming skills in C/C++ and/or Java and Perl/Python scripting

* Strong Operating Systems fundamentals and Linux administration skills

* Excellent analytical, debugging, and troubleshooting skill

* Experience in performance benchmarking, analysis and optimization of distributed, multi-threaded applications in Java or C/C++

* Solid understanding of CPU, memory, network, and storage hardware and software subsystems as they relate to performance

* Proven ability to work well with others in a fast paced, iterative development environment

* Excellent communication skills

Desired Skills:

* Strong understanding of system architecture, including processors, storage and networking

* Expertise with application profiling tools such as Yourkit/Jprobe/xperf/zoom

* Working knowledge of database tuning and administration

Job ID 81379BR