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Job Description Senior Staff Engineer - Technical Lead Job
Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and 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
As a Senior Staff Engineer in the Modern Applications Business
Unit (MAPBU) team you will enable a team of 100+ engineers, product
and design to develop and execute best practices in designing out
our systems, frameworks and products.
You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe
in Outcomes over Output .
You have strong leadership instincts, and have an appreciation
for systems thinking and understanding of lean startup, agile and
software delivery methods.
You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.
To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #TeamTanzu
What you’ll be doing You will be the engineering,
architecture-focused leader on the Developer Runtime and
This will involve responsibility and accountability for:
Supporting the Pillar with Technical Acumen, Architecture and
Providing a Framework and Vision for teams to coalesce around to
build and distribute context
Ensuring there is a sense of shared context on the architecture
across the programs in the Developer and Runtime Operations.
Distilling the vast technology possibilities down to concrete
Being a force multiplier - Building a bench of engineers through
mentorship and example
Working with leadership, product leads, technical leads,
designers, and people managers in figuring out how to prepare for
future work and promote context on current and future design.
Bringing clarity where there is uncertainty, managing risk and
continuously delivering value.
Advocates for and helps create consistent/repeatable process o
Makes the appropriate tradeoffs between understanding requirements,
architecture/design and ensuring quality implementation to deliver
against the business goal
Scope of the role You will report into the VP of Engineering
that spans the Secure Software Supply Chain, Developer Growth and
Developer Runtime and Operations themes within the Developer App
Platform MAPBU Organization.
You will focus on all products, frameworks and systems that
support these themes in the Developer and Runtime Operations
currently 3 programs.
You will foster the growth of the existing technical leads
assigned to each program and help support having this role filled
for each program.
You will engage regularly with pillar technical leads in
developing R&D standards in context sharing, process and
enablement of our engineering efforts.
Desired Skills & Experience: 8+ years Engineering experience,
especially with large scale, distributed technical solutions
Exposure navigating large enterprise organizations with an
understanding of IT partnerships
Demonstrable experience of discussing large scale systems,
emerging technologies and innovation.
Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions
Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to
Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex
Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve
Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other
Experience with Agile development methodology (such as Extreme
Programming) and/or experience with development methodologies
suitable for large, community-driven OSS projects.
Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and
incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly
What’s it like to work at VMware We believe that teams should
spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on
building infrastructure. We’re building platforms, tools, and
automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes
Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily
and confidently develop and run the software that powers their
business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the
needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers adopt
appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver
remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work
side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using
Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers
more productive, as both software developers and platform
operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build
empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.
This position is eligible for JoinTeamTanzu referral
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-09-11
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