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Sr. Manager - Open Source Kubernetes

Palo Alto, California

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Job ID R172692

VMware's Pivotal Container Service (PKS) is chartered with making vSphere, our flagship Software Defined Datacenter platform, the best platform for enterprises to run containerized workloads using Kubernetes, docker, Cloud Foundry and other emerging container technologies.

The CNA PKS organization is seeking a highly motivated strong manager to lead a newly formed Kubernetes open source engineering team in Palo Alto. As a manager, you will lead and manage a team of highly motivated engineers to contribute to the Kubernetes open source project. You will be the VMware Kubernetes developer evangelist to participate in SIG, conference and meetup to increase VMware’s visibility and influence on the Kubernetes open source community. You will need to attract and recruit talented Kubernetes developers. In addition, you are part of the PKS product team, responsible for a few of the PKS product components development.

You are someone who has track record participate in technical committee of an open source project, who knows how to establish influence in an open source community and directly engage with the developer communities, who is an active committer and maintainer of an open source project. Excellent communication skills are a must, but will also need experience effectively using tools such as github, blog and twitter. While most OSS collaboration takes place online, public speaking and presentation skills is required for the conferences and meetups. In addition, the candidate should have a proven software development background with experience in the successful delivery of high quality software projects. This candidate should also have experience with agile software development techniques, test driven development, and working in using with hybrid and innovative SDLC methodologies. The ideal candidate will be highly technical, detail oriented with focus on implementation excellence as well as have significant project management expertise in large scale commercial enterprise product development. Experience and knowledge of the management of virtual and non-virtual data center environments is highly desirable.


  • Hands on experience with Kubernetes
  • Ability to work in a community and help drive agreement and decisions
  • Ability to evangelize Kubernetes in the community. Able to present at conference, meetup as well as ad-hoc presentations.
  • BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical fields and 8+ years of related experience in the software industry
  • 5+ years of experience managing and growing a high-performing software engineering team through multiple releases
  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously
  • Experience working with matrixed organizations across multiple geographical locations
  • Knowledge of multiple software lifecycle methodologies including Agile and Waterfall
  • Experience in scalable distributed systems in Go, C++, or or Java
  • Excellent leadership, people management, communication and documentation skills
  • Champion innovative environment with peers and staff
  • Ability to discuss and provide architectural and technical guidance to a team of highly skilled engineers

Highly Desirable Skills:

  • Apply with your github id and your blog site
  • Customer/partners facing experience
  • Experience in using vSphere and/or Virtual Center products
  • Experience in delivering SaaS solutions
  • Experience in using or delivering Cloud based services
  • Knowledge of performance analysis and distributed systems
  • Experience with Continuous Integration processes


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