Staff Engineer - Common Appliance Platform

    • Palo Alto, CA

Job Description

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.

Job description:
vCenter Server Appliance (vCSA) team is seeking a passionate, strong Lead Engineer to participate in the design and implementation of the next generation Common Appliance product that will lay the foundation of how appliances are constructed across the company.
As a senior technical member of the team, you will be expected to lead the team in the design, architecture and implementation of high quality, well-architected software products with specific focus on cloud, distributed systems, scalability, elasticity and SLA rollups into each component. In this role, you are expected to interact with Senior Architects, Product Managers, Solution Architects and occasionally, with Partners and customers to discuss and collaborate strategies for enhancing features and to come-up with the next generation products. Critical thinking and strong leadership skills is a must as the candidate will be involved in leading a team and making crucial road map decisions.


  • Lead a team of talented engineers to deliver feature roadmap items on schedule with high quality.
  • Lead sprint planning and daily scrum meetings.
  • Collaborate in large-scale distributed systems design discussions.
  • Employ test driven development practices as part of the development process.
  • Ensure project clarity with all stakeholders and team members.

  • 10+ years of software development experience
  • Bachelor of Engineering or Master degree in Computer Science/Electrical or Electronics is a must
  • Experience leading engineering teams technically
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Self-driven, self-motivated individual
  • Passion to build large scalable systems
  • Design and Architected large complex distributed systems

Required Skills:
  • Deep knowledge of data structures and programming
  • Ability to think of various Algorithms, given a problem
  • Strong development experience in C++/JAVA
  • PYTHON/GOLANG is a plus
  • Strong experience in Linux systems
  • Strong debugging and troubleshooting skills
  • Understanding about build systems, maven, make, ant etc. is a plus
  • Continuous integration and Continuous Deployment software development practices

Good to have:
  • In-depth subject matter expertise in one or more of the following: databases, multi-threaded multi-core systems, virtualization, cloud infrastructure

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