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VMware Staff Engineer - Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service (Remote) in Charlotte, North Carolina

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

The Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Service (aka Guest Clusters), a critical element of the VMware Tanzu portfolio, is seeking a Staff 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 and enabling customers to run general-purpose Kubernetes workloads in a fully upstream compliant Kubernetes.

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

We need someone to handle level five engineering challenges in designing, implementing and improving our in-cluster services including networking, storage, authorization integrations such as supporting ReadWriteMany persistent volumes, adding third party Kubernetes CSI drivers, vm storage usage rollups to Kubernetes storage quota, supporting identity providers other than vSphere, supporting multiple CNIs.

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 operators to drive Cluster lifecycle management

  • Drive Guest Clusters integrations with Tanzu Mission Control and Tanzu Kuberneters Grid platform

  • Participate in the upstream Cluster API community to represent Guest Cluster

  • Work with Tanzu Portfolio products Product Management and Architects to technically drive guest clusters 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 Guest Clusters 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


Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Work From Home: No

Posted Date: 2020-03-26

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