VMware Senior Software Engineer, Sustaining Engineering - VMware Tanzu Application Service - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Denver, Colorado
VMware Tanzu (https://tanzu.vmware.com/tanzu)
About Our Product
Based on the open source Cloud Foundry (https://www.cloudfoundry.org/) project, VMware Tanzu Application Service (or TAS) is a cloud platform that enables application developers to build and run their applications quickly, easily, and repeatedly. It manages containerization, traffic routing, logging, metrics, and build workflows, so that engineers can focus on what matters most to them -- solving problems for their customers.
About Our Team
Our team is responsible for sustaining engineering of TAS. Our mission is to maintain our codebases, partner with customers when they have issues, drive structural technical changes to improve quality and long-term maintainability, and ensure the success of a product that brings in $500 million each year. We work closely with the Enhancement teams to enable them to add new functionality. We also collaborate in the open source Cloud Foundry community and enable contributors there.
Our team's philosophy has roots in XP values and Agile concepts like feedback, communication, empathy, and shared understanding. We have a whole host of practices around test-driven development (https://martinfowler.com/bliki/TestDrivenDevelopment.html) , pair programming (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pair_programming) , team retrospectives (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retrospective#Software_development) , technical retrospectives, and continuous integration (https://martinfowler.com/articles/continuousIntegration.html) that support those. We wouldn't be truly agile without focusing on continuous improvement, so we also re-evaluate our processes on a regular basis, and encourage process experimentation.
We value working at a sustainable pace (https://www.sustainablepace.net/what-is-sustainable-pace) and stick to a 8-hour-a-day schedule. We have an on-call rotation, but if you’re answering pages after hours, you’ll get to take some extra time off in return.
We’re a collaborative bunch; from pairing to 1-on-1 time with your manager, there is always a teammate there to lend a helping hand. Mentorship from senior engineers is built right into our process.
The team is distributed across our offices in San Francisco, Santa Monica, Seattle, Denver, London, and remote home offices. We’re flexible on locations and schedules, but given our collaborative approach to working, we prefer candidates whose schedule overlaps considerably with those of their teammates.
Sustaining Engineering is a new process for our team. We’re looking for engineers who are excited to experiment, solve problems, troubleshoot complex distributed systems, and invest in stability and scale.
In this role you will
Progress from learning about the product, to fixing bugs, to working with support to resolve customer escalations. Don’t worry: you’ll pair with other sustaining engineers during escalations to watch live and learn the types of issues and debugging process.
Collaborate with your team to improve our escalation processes and iterate on our model for sustaining engineering
Help build out and train our sustaining engineering team
Advocate for and implement changes to make the product easier to support and troubleshoot
Improve the health and stability of our codebases
Collaborate with Enhancement teams to help implement features in your team’s codebase
Engage with the Cloud Foundry open source community
We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. You should apply regardless of your self-assessment because we want to hear from you.
Here are some qualities we look for :
Preference for working collaboratively -- for example, with pair programming and code reviews
Ability to dive into a large polyglot codebase and contribute as you learn
Being okay with the uncomfortable feeling that comes while learning new things
Interest in exploring new programming paradigms, languages, and patterns
Demonstrable ability to research problems and break them into discrete parts
Enthusiasm for improving both products and processes
Empathy for customers and users, and comfort engaging with them during support escalations
Nice to Haves:
BA/BS in Computer Science or related field
Operations or Systems Administration experience, particularly on Linux
Experience with large Go or Ruby/Rails codebases
Practiced Test Driven Development (TDD)
Worked in a pair programming environment
Contributed to an open source project
On-call experience with production grade systems
Has mentored others in a professional setting
To learn more about Tanzu watch this video (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYO4WrPKWI8) . #teamtanzu (https://tanzu.vmware.com/)
For positions located in Colorado: The base salary range is Min $82000 - $250000. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be found at https://benefits.vmware.com/. *Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay and benefits required per sb19-1428
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-01-12
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