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VMware Senior Staff Engineer - Tanzu App Stack in Chicago, Illinois

Senior Staff Engineer - Technical Lead Job Description

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and exciting Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. We build applications with velocity to run in a cloud-native environment, run open-source Kubernetes with consistency, and manage our customers' entire footprint with confidence to help them achieve their business outcomes.

As a Senior Staff Engineer in the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team you will enable a team of 100+ engineers, product and design to develop and execute best practices in designing out our systems, frameworks and products.

  • You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe in Outcomes over Output at https://vimeo.com/206617354/a4f8a1f8e8 .

  • You have strong leadership instincts, and have an appreciation for systems thinking and understanding of lean startup, agile and software delivery methods.

  • You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.

To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #TeamTanzu

What you’ll be doing

You will be the engineering, architecture-focused leader on the Developer Runtime and Operations.

This will involve responsibility and accountability for:

  • Supporting the Pillar with Technical Acumen, Architecture and Best Practices

  • Providing a Framework and Vision for teams to coalesce around to build and distribute context

  • Ensuring there is a sense of shared context on the architecture across the programs in the Developer and Runtime Operations.

  • Distilling the vast technology possibilities down to concrete priorities

  • Being a force multiplier - Building a bench of engineers through mentorship and example

  • Working with leadership, product leads, technical leads, designers, and people managers in figuring out how to prepare for future work and promote context on current and future design.

  • Bringing clarity where there is uncertainty, managing risk and continuously delivering value.

  • Advocates for and helps create consistent/repeatable process o Makes the appropriate tradeoffs between understanding requirements, architecture/design and ensuring quality implementation to deliver against the business goal

Scope of the role

  • You will report into the VP of Engineering that spans the Secure Software Supply Chain, Developer Growth and Developer Runtime and Operations themes within the Developer App Platform MAPBU Organization.

  • You will focus on all products, frameworks and systems that support these themes in the Developer and Runtime Operations currently 3 programs.

  • You will foster the growth of the existing technical leads assigned to each program and help support having this role filled for each program.

  • You will engage regularly with pillar technical leads in developing R&D standards in context sharing, process and enablement of our engineering efforts.

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years Engineering experience, especially with large scale, distributed technical solutions

  • Exposure navigating large enterprise organizations with an understanding of IT partnerships

  • Demonstrable experience of discussing large scale systems, emerging technologies and innovation.

  • Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to mentor others

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making

  • Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve organizational problems.

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners

  • Experience with Agile development methodology (such as Extreme Programming) and/or experience with development methodologies suitable for large, community-driven OSS projects.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs.

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure. We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers adopt appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.

This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Remote: Yes

Posted Date: 2020-09-11

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