Lead Software Engineer / Staff, Architect – Cloud Foundation

    • Sofia, Bulgaria



Job Description

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
Get in a technical leadership role in VMware Cloud Foundation, put to practice your expertise, knowledge and skills to lead the design and development of areas of the software that runs some of the biggest datacenters and clouds in the world, based on the latest technologies - Kubernetes, software-defined networking and the latest VMware technology stack!

Be part of VMware, one of the best global software companies.
Join a rapidly growing, friendly team of professionals.
Lead challenging projects, design and implement solutions that change the business of Fortune 500 companies.
What is primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
The VMware Cloud Foundation team in Sofia is expanding and we are looking for Lead Software Engineers / Staff, Architect with passion for cloud, scale and simplicity for the user. Our mission is to make private clouds as ubiquitous and easy to consume as the public clouds, while providing better cost, performance and stability. Focus areas include single-click Kubernetes provisioning, monitoring and scaling, cross-site networking, security, lifecycle management, multi-zone operations. As the product evolves, so does its architecture too. It is measured against the Amazons and the Googles of the day.
Success in the Role: What will you face?

  • Contribute to the product roadmap and architecture evolution
  • Continuously improve the processes and the way we build our software
  • Software design, architecture, coding, CI/CD and development process
  • Java or related programming skills
  • Positive energy, drive and innovation
  • Specific technologies, like Spring, Kubernetes, distributed systems, Concourse, etc are, of course, a great help
  • Develop team talent, mentor and coach more junior team members
What type of work will you be doing?
You will be innovating with product management, customers and other senior engineers in the global team to define features and the product roadmap, design, work on and lead the implementation of features, including leading project teams and global initiatives, architecture evolution, contribute to the CI/CD and developing the more junior talent. And more! You will also grow professionally, learn from and work with top world-class engineers, get exposed and learn most actual technologies.
What is the leadership like for this role? Structure? Culture?
The hiring manager for this position is Dimitar Kostov, Director R&D and site lead for Cloud Foundation in Sofia since 2017. Our team culture is open and dynamic. People development, international and multi-cultural exposure is a focus for us. We work hard, get solid results and we know there's more to life - hobbies, fun, learning, charity causes, team outings. We value engineering excellence and teamwork.
What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?
You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com.
  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries
  • Top-notch new office


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