Cloud Site Reliability Engineer

    • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

We are a diverse, highly-technical, and dynamic team of engineers that build and deliver critical virtual infrastructure services for use by VMware employees. Our mission is to enable VMware R&D teams to deliver and operate world-class cloud services. Our engineers ensure that our services meet the needs of our customers with the desired levels of reliability, performance and availability by developing continuous improvements, tools, and automation. Do you like the challenge of crafting solutions for meaningful problems and eliminating toil by building automation? We're looking for people who have a passion for technology, have intellectual curiosity, strong business ethics, and great interpersonal skills. VMware is actively revolutionizing the way it delivers software solutions and we need your help!


  • Ensure our services meet stability, performance and availability requirements
  • Develop and maintain performant, scalable, and maintainable software solutions and tools for internal use
  • Perform proactive troubleshooting and performance analysis of internal services and cloud environments
  • Build robust, self-healing features and automation that reduce operational effort and improve service up-time
  • Deploy and maintain production cloud environments that requires 24/7 availability
  • Participate in programs to deploy pre-release products/codes in production and provide direct feedback to product development teams
  • Interact with other product and development teams, gather requirements, and perform analysis to determine appropriate solutions
  • Actively engage in design reviews, code reviews, and operational reviews

  • Bachelor's preferably in Computer Science, Informatics, Mathematics, or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with scripting and automation
  • Experience with different programming languages and frameworks (Python, Ruby, PowerCLI, batch scripting, etc.)
  • Proficient in Linux/Unix operating systems
  • Systematic problem-solving approach

Strong pluses:
  • Very good understanding of network basics - routing & switching, TCP/IP concepts, common protocols like DHCP and DNS, network analysis with tools like Wireshark
  • Hands on experience with VMware vSphere or other VMware software and services
  • Experience with configuration management tools (at least one of the following: Puppet, Chef, Ansible, SaltStack)
  • Experience with containers and container orchestrators - Docker, Kubernetes, Mesos
  • Experience with relational databases (PostgreSQL, mySQL), NoSQL, or time-series databases
  • Knowledge in CI/CD pipelines, Jenkins

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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