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VMware Lead Software Engineer – Control Plane (Multi-cloud Security) - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Wichita, Kansas

Lead Software Engineer – Control Plane (Multi-cloud Security)

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

We’re at the cross juncture of multiple transformations disrupting the existing networking and security solutions. Apps are transforming from monolithic to being distributed micro-services. Infrastructure is transforming from being homogenous to heterogenous, multi-cloud and cloud native. Together app transformation and infrastructure transformation are leading the organizational transformation and leading the adoption of DevSecOps and NetSecOps.

Existing connectivity and security solutions needs to evolve in this new paradigm. A new architectural approach is needed for connecting and securing modern distributed apps.

Be a part of the team that is leading the innovation and developing networking and security solutions for the multi-cloud & distributed modern applications. Join us if you share a passion for crafting software that has a significant impact for the world and future of cloud computing.

We need someone design, develop, and deliver software to facilitates various security and connectivity features of the Global SaaS controller for a multi-cloud security and connectivity solution. These deliverables must provide a scalable and distributed control plane, that provides configuration and operational framework for enabling configuring and managing a globally distributed set of POPs from a logically centralized SaaS controller.

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

Within your first 6 months

  • You will be expected to produce software designs that provides the framework for Global SaaS controller management and operational features. The solution must be scalable & extensible. Additionally, it must meet VMware and industry standards and provide a consistent user experience to internal and external customers.

  • You will define and develop configuration and operational object model infrastructure to enable the various security, connectivity, and services policies.

  • You will define and develop APIs (REST and graphQL), SDKs and CLI interfaces that enables interface. You will also deliver automated tests and documentation to support the adoption of these interfaces.

After 6 months+ As an early member of the team, you will be expected to work with and lead its Kubernetes based microservices architecture, and all your deliverables must align with the group’s development and deployment standards.

  • You will be responsible for designing and delivering the supporting infrastructure functions to deliver your solutions at cloud-scale, including features such as usage tracking, diagnostics, monitoring, and alerting.

  • You will be working with partners and early customers to deploy the solution in real world deployment.

  • You will be regularly evaluated on the quality of the product you create and the code you write to ensure continued advancement of your technical skills in an environment that looks to expand them.

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

As an early member of the Multi-Cloud Security Team (aka “Team Watchmen”), you will:

  • Design & Develop Microservices to implement various features in Go.

  • Design & Develop Interfaces & APIs for interfacing with backend logic using JSON, GraphQL, gRPC etc.

  • Design & Develop framework for policy distribution/synchronization in a distributed environment.

  • Extend K8s based controller architecture with CRDs and K8s Operator based add-on business logic.

  • Work with distributed systems & applications that may span across multiple clouds such as AWS, Azure, GCP etc.

  • Deploy microservices to Kubernetes using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems

  • Work with the team and product management to review and refine delivery requirements

  • Write technical design documents and hold reviews

  • Participate in all team scrum ceremonies

  • Communicate with internal consumers of the team’s software and gather requirements and facilitate adoption of your solutions

The technical experience in your background which may help your success in this new role include:

  • 10+ years of experience in Go or C++/C programming language is required.

  • Development/hands-on experience with K8s Operators, Protobufs (Proto3), JSON/gRPC is required

  • Development experience developing Micro-services architecture based software components on K8s is required.

  • Strong Knowledge of Typescript programming language is a big plus.

  • Strong background in developing policies/control-plane for Application Security related products like Secure Web Gateways, API Gateways, Reverse Proxies, Forward Proxies is desired.

  • An ideal candidate will have deep expertise in control plane/policy frameworks and distributed systems

  • Must be able to work with product management teams to understand and converse on high-level technical details.

  • Excellent verbal & writtencommunicationskills and ability to work with remote teams

  • BS/MS degree in Computer Science, or equivalent

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

This position reports to the Director of Engineering in NSBU (CTO Office), an experienced software engineer and manager who has built and led multiple teams in application & cloud security space and have delivered multiple market leading and innovative solutions. The team consists of highly competent senior engineers. We focus on iterative development, both of software and our software development practices.

You will be an early member of the team that is leading the charter of multi-cloud connectivity & security, the expectation is that you will help blaze a new trail for the team and organization in Multi-Cloud connectivity & security. This position, with its role to define the initial architecture and design, is anticipated to eventually be the beginnings of a new team focused on SaaS controller infrastructure. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes to start new things and put their mark on a team and company.

Where is this role located?

Fixed: this role is based out of VMware’s Palo Alto, California office and open to candidates in the surrounding area.

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 www.benefits.vmware.com .

  • 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.)

Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2022-05-12

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