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VMware Staff Field Engineer – Tanzu Platform Services - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Staines, United Kingdom

Our Company

At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our compute, cloud, mobility, networking and security offerings form a digital foundation that powers the apps, services and experiences that are transforming the world.

Since our founding over two decades ago, our 33,000+ employee community and ecosystem of 75,000 partners have been behind the technology innovations transforming entire industries – from banking, healthcare, and government to retail, telecommunications, manufacturing, and transportation.

Every day, we work to solve our customers’ toughest challenges through disruptive technologies like edge computing, artificial intelligence, blockchain, machine learning, Kubernetes and more – to define the digital foundation that will accelerate the next wave of innovation.

Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s 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.


You are unique: as an exceptional, passionate, customer facing, hands-on Solution Architect you will help customers transform to realize the benefits of modern applications and architectures on the VMware Tanzu portfolio. You will also work closely with the Tanzu engineering and Solution Engineer (SE) teams to transform the way our customers build and run their software. You are a problem solver and the thought of collaborating with a team to help companies transform to meet the challenges of tomorrow excites you.

The Team

At VMware we believe that Kubernetes, and by extension Modern Applications, will transform the next generation of enterprise infrastructure and applications the way Virtualization and Java have in the past. Customers are looking to containers to avoid lock in with public clouds and the industry has aligned around Kubernetes as the orchestration engine for these containers. The complete Tanzu portfolio consists of products and services that transform how enterprises build and operate modern applications on Kubernetes. The Platform Services team helps customers derive the value of Tanzu technology to deliver the benefits of container application platforms.

Platform Services Engineers are responsible for:

  • Delighting our customers by ensuring successful outcomes to their platform and application journeys.

  • Hands-on deployment and optimization of complex architectures, and advancing customer thinking and awareness within the Modern Applications space

  • The ideal candidate is action-oriented, collaborative, a continuous learner, has strong customer presence and must have a desire to contribute to VMware’s intent to capture modern application workloads

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Deploy and operationalize platforms built on Kubernetes, designing for storage integration, container networking, service routing, observability, and platform security

  • Drive platform adoption by working with application teams to embrace modern practices around developer workflow, application enhancements, build and packaging, application lifecycle, and observability

  • Support a written culture and contributes to our technical content library

  • Gives and takes guidance to/from customers, teammates and leadership where needed d

  • Drives high quality output of both self and team for customers and internal initiatives

  • Work with customer platform engineers to minimize and automate toil

  • Design and implement continuous integration and continuous delivery processes to deliver customer apps to production, fostering a culture of continuous process improvement

  • Helps with pre-sales, conferences and general Kubernetes evangelism as time permits

  • Is an effective member of the broader Open Source and Modern Applications ecosystem, contributing to Kubernetes SIG’s, Meetups and similar

  • Fosters a sense of collaboration through activity and presence

  • Reports and manages time with minimal oversight

  • Works effectively with a remote and distributed team

  • Content development: consistently produces high quality artifacts for marketing, sales and product.

  • Assists all team members when they are stuck, and helps others level up their skills by providing kind and direct feedback

Desired Skills:

  • Domain expertise in infrastructure or programming concepts

  • Robust proficiency in Linux & CLI, several years of experience in VM infrastructure

  • Ideal candidates will have familiarity with programming concepts and general SDLC practices

  • Familiarity with application developer challenges, interests and deployment patterns for Modern Applications

  • Hands on experience with distributed systems and concepts in a real-world environment

Some specific technical competencies you will be able to leverage:

  • Kubernetes, OpenShift, Cloud Foundry, Docker, Mesosphere, Rancher, Chef, Ansible, Puppet, or related automation / orchestration tools

  • Linux - As the de facto base operating system for all public cloud providers and Modern Applications technologies effective skills working with Linux on the CLI are required.

  • Networking & Security - Some of the more complex scenarios which occur with Modern Applications projects and technologies involve both east / west and ingress /egress networking and security considerations.

  • Observability - Experience configuring, using and optimizing observability tools such as Prometheus/Grafan, Wavefront, Datadog

  • Reliability Engineering - A drive towards constant iteration and improvement of technologies and processes is a fundamental part of being successful with Modern Applications projects and technologies.

  • Go & Programming - Some of our projects require building and extending tooling and projects. GO is preferred, but any modern language is acceptable as a starting point.

  • Cloud Hyper-scalers Amazon Web Services, Microsoft Azure, Google Cloud experience

  • Demonstrated ability to initiate change across large enterprises including strategy and adoption of platforms, processes and modernization initiatives

  • Strong presentation skills.

  • Leads by doing

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or alternative education such as bootcamp graduate or relevant professional experience

  • 5+ years of experience in a technical presales, support, or consulting role

  • Knowledge of and operational experience with methodologies related to agile and DevOps

  • Ability to travel up to 10% of the time

Category : Services and Consulting

Subcategory: Consultant

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-10-13

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at

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