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VMware Site Reliability Engineer - Cloud Management - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Wichita, Kansas

VMware’s Modern Apps & Management Business Unit is a catalyst to VMware's portfolio of cloud services. The Modern Apps & Management Business Unit is looking for a Site Reliability Engineer to play a pivotal role in advancing the team's goals for the vRealize product. The transformation to cloud is turning out to be an exciting journey and we are looking to add to an already solid SRE team.

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

You have an analytical mind and a passion for the craft of software engineering, and you love solving problems and learning new things. Technologies come and go, but that excites you because of the endless possibilities it creates.  You’re looking for an opportunity to work for a company whose software is utilized by every Fortune 500 company and significantly impacts every industry. You want to be a part of a collaborative environment whose teams care about the product they are creating, how they create it, and the impact it has on customers’ business objectives.

You’ll be working with a great team designing and building a SaaS application stack from the ground up, while providing actionable insights of the services running in AWS cloud. Additionally, you’ll be improving our internal CI/CD pipelines. You will ensure that all critical production systems remain online and stable for the organization.

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 contribute towards SRE & DevOps related automation efforts

  • You will contribute towards incident response processes, and work towards improving stability of underlying software components using automation

  • You will assume ownership of 1 or more DevOps/SRE functions by becoming a subject matter expert and increase adoption of this function across other engineering teams. Example functions are CI, CD, Infra-as-code, Config Management, Security, Compliance, Incident response automation, etc.

After 6 months+ Working with the team, you will propose improvements in existing cloud and infrastructure operations including a SaaS delivery model for K8s based services

  • Working with the team, you will propose next generation DevOps/SRE solutions to support and sustain higher scale requirements

  • You will embody an automation first mindset, and will be an influence across DevOps, SRE and engineering teams to achieve a 100% automation goal

  • You will improve reliability and resiliency of K8s based infrastructure and microservices using DevOps/SRE best practices across the engineering organization

  • You will help implement monitoring, logging and tracing functions across all DevOps/SRE services for a robust system where potential production incidents are identified and fixed before reaching production systems

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

As a new member of the DevOps and SRE Team, you will:

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

  • Write technical design documents and hold reviews

  • Participate in all team scrum meetings and demos

  • Help deploy microservices to K8s using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems

  • Deploy cloud infrastructure in an automated fashion and build CICD pipelines for the same

  • Maintain existing CI/CD systems and pipelines

  • Participate in on-call rotations, providing operational support to components owned by DevOps and SRE teams

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

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

This position reports to a Manager of Engineering on the SaltStack Configuration team, who has been working in the software industry for over 22 years. The team consists of highly competent senior and junior engineers working together as a close-knit group.  We focus on achieving engineering and operational excellence with an automation mindset in whatever work we do as a team. We thrive to get better every day and try to stay ahead of the industry technology trends to solve problems in a sustainable, automated manner.

Leadership and the team work hard towards maintaining a culture of true collaboration, mutual respect and communication. We encourage career growth to fulfill short and long term career ambitions. The leadership team is committed to evolve and maintain a culture of inclusiveness, honesty, and transparency. We believe people are the most valuable asset of our company and team. We put extra emphasis on providing great work life balance.

Where is this role located?

Remote: this role is fully remote and can be done anywhere in the USA.

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

Due to the Biden Administration issuing an Executive Order (EO) that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all U.S. based employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, all U.S. based VMware employees will be required to have their final vaccination dose (e.g., second dose of Pfizer or Moderna, or single dose of J&J) by January 4, 2022. Specifically, this means that all U.S. based VMware employees will need to be fully vaccinated by January 18th, 2022, or by their first date of employment if after that date, subject to legally required accommodations.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-10-26

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 http://careers.vmware.com.

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