Senior Software Engineer - Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service (Remote)

    • San Francisco, CA

Job Description

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

The Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service for vSphere, a critical element of the VMware Tanzu portfolio, is seeking an Engineer to help advance our mission of making vSphere the best place to run Kubernetes. This team is focused on building Cluster and Infrastructure Lifecycle Management capabilities to deliver a Kubernetes as a service offering to enable customers to deliver a Kubernetes as a service offering that allows their users to to run general-purpose Kubernetes workloads.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

We're seeking someone to join our Workload Infrastructure team, which is responsible for the components which allow Kubernetes clusters to seamlessly integrate with the Supervisor Cluster and underlying infrastructure, spanning container registry, container storage, and container networking. Part of this team's charter is to surface differentiating capabilities, such as integration with the vSphere Pod Service..

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

You enjoy researching and developing cutting edge cloud-native software, you participate in open source community and you thrive in technically leading initiatives. You believe in agile software development methodologies, you take ownership of your code and believe in test driven development. You are passionate about understanding customer needs and give priority in delivering the highest quality code. You are a team player, you enjoy mentoring junior engineers and also a willing learner.

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
· Design and Implement Kubernetes workload infrastructure components
· Drive integrations with Tanzu Mission Control and Supervisor Services
· Participate in the upstream Cluster API community to represent Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service
· Provide feedback to peers through code and design reviews
· Work with Tanzu Portfolio products product management and architects to technically drive Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service forward

What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Kiran Patchigolla, Sr Engineering Manager in MAPBU. Kiran joined VMware about a year ago. Prior to this role, Kiran has spent 6 years in startups working on data platforms and more than a decade building enterprise performance management & analytics products at Oracle. Kiran leads a collaborative team which consists of engineers, tech leads and managers from multiple business units with a shared passion of making it easy for application developers to adopt Kubernetes.

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
· 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 pantries


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