Graphics Engineering Manager

Did you know VMware does 3D graphics? The Core Graphics Team is responsible for making the 2D, video and 3D experience inside a virtual machine as good as native. We define our own virtual GPU, write guest device drivers to communicate with it and are responsible for the platform backend rendering engines.

We work on the latest industry standard 3D API’s for our desktop product line (Workstation and Fusion) as well as breaking new ground with server-based graphics for VMware’s ESX hypervisor. Our group makes it possible to have Direct3D applications running on top Linux or OS X. We allow for a running 3D application to be moved from an NVIDIA GPU to an AMD GPU.

We are seeking a manager for one of our engineering teams. Your skills will be critical in designing the next generation of our 3D virtualization product line.


  • Drives the development of multiple projects
  • Ensures technical integrity, scalability and stability of delivered products
  • Translate technology roadmaps into actionable plans.
  • Leverage experience and leadership to drive engineering best practices
  • Creates an effective work environment by developing a common vision, setting clear objectives, expecting teamwork, recognizing outstanding performance and maintaining open communications


  • BS or better in Computer Science or Software Engineering
  • 5+ years of software development experience
  • 2+ years of experience directly managing people
  • Experience managing the software development lifecycle
  • Knowledge of the latest 3D API’s a plus
  • Must be able to work full-time in Palo Alto, CA


Why work for our Division:

VMware’s world-class, award-winning R&D team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the R&D team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. R&D team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has R&D offices in: Silicon Valley; Burlington, MA; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

Why work with our Group:

Advertised Location:

Austin, TX, US

About Us:

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. Built on VMware's industry-leading virtualization technology, our solutions deliver a new model of IT that is fluid, instant and more secure. Customers can innovate faster by rapidly developing, automatically delivering and more safely consuming any application.

With 2015 revenues of $6.6 billion, VMware has more than 500,000 customers, more than 75,000 partners, and 19,000+ employees in 120+ locations around the world. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Do you dare to do the stuff you've always dreamed about? Dare to explore at

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