VMware Staff Engineer - VMware Kubernetes Engine in Bellevue, Washington

Business Summary: Cloud Native Apps, VMware Kubernetes Engine

The Cloud Native Applications team is one of the leading innovation groups at VMware. Building and delivering cloud-native solutions for private, hybrid and public cloud, this VMware team brings extensive expertise for container networking, security, storage, operations and monitoring to our enterprise and service provider solutions. VMware Kubernetes Engine (VKE) is an enterprise-grade Kubernetes-as-a-Service cloud service that provides an easy to use, “secure by default”, and cost-effective Kubernetes runtime. VKE runs natively on AWS today in several regions, and will be expanded to additional clouds in the future.

For more information view the following links:

VKE Product Information at https://cloud.vmware.com/vmware-kubernetes-engine

Introduction to VKE video

Job Role and Responsibility:

This staff engineer will serve as a technical leader for VKE smart cluster optimization, which dynamically configures Kubernetes clusters to have the right number and type of virtual machines to support the needs of the container workloads while minimizing costs. This engineer is expected to make significant, direct and high quality contributions to the product that lead to increased market share and customer happiness. This person will not only design new functionality, write code, contribute solutions and perform code reviews, but will provide technical leadership across the team, act as a mentor to less experienced team members and collaborate with other teams within VMware. This staff engineer should have a deep understanding of Kubernetes and related cloud-native technologies.

  • Design and develop VMware Kubernetes Engine, with a focus on smart cluster optimization.

  • Design and implement solutions which will be delivered at a high cadence to our cloud service.

  • Write automated feature and regression tests as part of daily development.

  • Play an active hands-on role across the entire software development life cycle, including helping to deliver your software into production and ensuring that it continues to operate as designed. This includes participation in periodic on-call duty.

Required/Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with containerization technologies such as Kubernetes and Docker, as well as familiarity with microservice architectures.

  • Experience with performance modeling and optimization.

  • Practical experience developing and running a service in a public cloud.

  • Experience with Linux/Unix.

  • Programming experience with Go.

  • Understanding of distributed computing systems.

  • Strong oral and written communication.

  • Effective in working both independently and in a team setting.

  • 8+ years of experience

  • BS/MS in Computer Science or equivalent

This position is eligible for the JoinCNA at https://source.vmware.com/hr/Pages/Employee-Referral-JoinCNA.aspx referral campaign.

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