Sr Manager, R&D - SDDC Management Infrastructure, VMC on AWS

    • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

VMware Cloud (VMC) on AWS enables customers to consume the full range of vSphere-based infrastructure products and a broad portfolio of tightly integrated VMware SaaS services, managed through a unified control plane and common infrastructure. We are on a journey to create a common infrastructure to manage VMware's core Software Defined Data Center (SDDC) products for VMC on AWS, and to extend the same to VMC on Dell EMC, VMware Partner cloud, and other SDDC solutions.

We're looking for a highly motivated Senior R&D Manager to provide oversight and technical leadership in handling Development and Operations of SDDC Life Cycle Management & Fleet Management. You should have a proven software development background with experience in the successful delivery of high-quality software infrastructure management. You should be highly technical, detail oriented with a focus on implementation excellence as well as sound project management expertise.

If you aspire to work on industry-changing technologies and deliver high quality product that delights customers, if you are a dynamic, highly-motivated person, who is looking for professional growth and is up for the challenge, this is the place for you.


  • Build and maintain an effective team by recruiting, mentoring and coaching a team of engineers to accomplish goals that support business objectives.
  • Lead engineering execution through all phases of service lifecycle, from Architecture, Design, Implementations to Operations of features and services in a DevOps model.
  • Lead Life Cycle Management of our Fleet by ensuring seamless upgrades of our customers SDDCs within given SLAs.
  • Work with Product Management, Release Management, QE, SRE and other engineering partners to deliver and maintain the enterprise class software solutions.

  • BS or MS degree in Computer Science with 10+ years of software development experience, out of which at least 4 years managing and growing a high-performing software engineering team.
  • Experience leading and running software development teams and projects in virtual infrastructure or datacenter management. Experience with AWS, Azure or Google Cloud is a huge plus.
  • History of significant contributions to shipped products and services as individual contributor and in leadership role.
  • Experience in scalable distributed systems in Go, C/C++, .Net or Java.
  • Experience in delivering enterprise class highly available & highly scalable software or services.
  • Proven ability to handle multiple, complex technical projects and have the flexibility to work in a very dynamic environment.
  • Ability to broadly influence and collaborate with a broad set of Business, Engineering and Operations functions
  • Ability to discuss, present, document and provide architectural and technical mentorship to a team of highly skilled engineers.
  • Excellent communication skills - should be comfortable presenting to other managers, architects, stake holders, and customers as needed.

Our values
  • Excellence and innovation
  • Straightforwardness and open communications
  • A sense of fun and an appreciation of a balanced life
  • Delivery on our promises to our partners, our customers and ourselves
  • Passion for what we do and the value we deliver

This position is eligible for the JoinVMC Enhanced ERP Campaign

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