Member Of Technical Staff - Platform Automation Engineer

Vmware, Inc. Chicago , IL 60602

Posted 3 weeks ago

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Your next adventure at VMware is only a click away!

At VMware, we are committed to helping our people grow professionally. Our talented employees exemplify our shared values and continue to drive our company to new heights.

If you see a position that might be right for you, we encourage you to apply and continue to be a part of our EPIC2 community.


Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware's new Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU), made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications.

About Our Team: Platform Automation

Platform Automation enables our customer's Platform Engineers to automate the installation and updating of workloads running on VMs, and collaborates with teams doing the same for workloads running in containers on top of Kubernetes. We aim to create tools and documentation that make deploying and upgrading workloads simple, fast, and consistent.

We value continuous collaboration with our users to allow for tight feedback loops when developing the product. We value test-driven development, pair programming, retrospectives, continuous integration and working at a sustainable pace. We nurture psychological safety within teams and empower them to drive the changes necessary to obtain successful outcomes. We build software and solve problems collaboratively. Teammates are always accessible to lend a helping hand remotely. Mentorship from senior engineering leadership is built into our process.

The Platform Automation team is primarily based out of Denver, and works closely with teams distributed across San Francisco, Santa Monica, Denver, New York, and Seville. For this role, we're looking for someone who can collaborate closely with teammates in Mountain Time.

What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

First 30 days

  • Learn about the suite of platform automation products, and the customer problems they solve. Understand how platform automation fits into our long term support strategy.

First 60 days

  • Work with the team to identify and build improvements to the platform automation products to support customers using Tanzu products with multiple foundations and with long term support products.

First 6 months

  • Work with the team to identify a path to ramp down the team to a minimal maintenance mode team and shift engineering efforts to supporting customers running their Tanzu platforms on top of Kubernetes.

About you

Interested? Here is what we look for in candidates:

  • You are a strong collaborator and actively foster safe and inclusive teams

  • You are interested in the Deployment and Packaging space and are looking to grow your expertise in this domain

  • You are interested in projects transitioning from the fast growth phase to the steady support of existing customers phase

  • You actively seek to create a blame-free learning environment; you enjoy mentoring others as much as you like learning from them

Technical skills and experience:

  • Ability to dive into large codebases (especially those written in Golang or Ruby) and contribute as you learn

  • Ability to research problems with technical ambiguity, break them into discrete parts, and make incremental progress

  • Ability to write clear technical docs and comfort with the idea that sometimes the right solution for users is excellent technical documentation, not code

Nice to Haves:

  • Familiar with a CI/CD tool, such as Concourse CI

  • Familiar with systems built with BASH and Docker

  • Familiar with working in diverse and highly collaborative environments

  • Familiar with Test Driven Development (TDD) and pair programming

  • BA/BS in Computer Science or related field, or equivalent experience

We strongly encourage you to apply even if you don't tick all the boxes because we want to hear from you and learn about what you can bring to the role.

Working at VMware

VMware offers numerous benefits to support your life. You can see more on our benefits page. Our benefits include

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Paid Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Charity donation matches

  • 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.)

Working during COVID-19

Our team is currently working full time from home, and will have the choice of whether and when to return to a VMware office when it is safe to do so. We offer pandemic leave, a home office stipend, health and well being programs and more to support employees in working from home during a pandemic. You need to have some core hour overlap to collaborate with your team, however, we do our best to be flexible to support employees in dealing with the challenges of this time. Your family comes first.


VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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Member Of Technical Staff - Platform Automation Engineer

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