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Site Reliability - Professional 3

Chennai, India

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Job ID R1908059


Job Summary

To be a member of the Command Center with the focal point for the success of our enterprise class SaaS service offerings across all of VMware. The Command Center increases overall confidence in the services that are being delivered and ensures proper communication to VMware customers during any disruption of normal operations. This position requires experience developing integrations between monitoring and collaboration tools with service owners and establish processes to exercise judgment within defined procedures and practices to determine appropriate action.  This role offers an exciting opportunity to work across multiple technology domains and engage in the latest and greatest technology services being developed at a world class company.

Team Responsibility

The Command Center Engineer is a member of the highly visible Cloud Services Operations team and is a core member of the VMware Cloud Productivity and Engineering organization (CPE).  As a member of the Command Center, you will be functioning in a world-class team respected for its innovation, execution and collaboration operating a world-wide organization.  The team ensures continuity of VMware SaaS Services that impacts any significant disruption of normal operations of our enterprise service offerings and operates 24/7/365 days a year.

The Command Center is expected to provide a reliable service with an enterprise level SLA and must strive for 100% customer support satisfaction.  The primary objective of this team is to oversee and ensure critical applications and services provided are available and working as expected for customers and subscribers. The secondary objective is to develop and improve existing service monitoring tools through additional integrations, automation and collaboration.

Role Responsibility

The ideal candidate serves as the focal point for the success of our enterprise class SaaS service offerings across all of VMware providing technical skill and knowledge to the command center.  Along with working on complex issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of various factors this role will be required to help level up the technical skills of the team, develop tools and automation for VMware services, and assist services in automated problem resolution.  The ideal candidate will have strong technical background with Linux, AWS, Azure, GCP, Windows, and VSphere as well as development skills in modern scripting language like python, ruby, or go.

Required Experience

  • Strong communication skills with an ability to relay incident details expeditiously, concisely, and accurately
  • Highly motivated, quality conscious self-starter that requires little to no supervision
  • Investigates and resolves customer complaints and inquiries (i.e., emergency and non-emergency)
  • Identify, receive, triage and act upon events and incidents coming from various SaaS services
  • Consistently meets or exceeds established Command Center key performance indicators (KPI’s)
  • Work per escalation, notification and incident practices
    Monitor the availability or the CI/CD environments
  • Working under pressure in production environments running production customer workloads and services
  • Previous knowledge or strong desire to learn about crisis management issues.
  • Ability to work with geographically disperse teams part of a world wide operations team

Success in this role requires very strong technical and communication skills, a broad background and understanding of every layer of the software development, SaaS ecosystems, and the ability to identify the issue and escalate to the correct Dev Ops team. The ability to work independently and as part of a specialized team in diverse environment is a requirement.


  • At least 9 years of experience working with production SaaS/Cloud based systems.
  • Minimum 6 years of experience with Unix/Linux OS/ Docker
  • Strong organizational and multitasking skills.
  • Highly responsive and proactive, able to own tasks from start to finish.
  • Maintain high level of attention to detail.
  • Experience in one or more of the following languages: Python, Java, Go and/or NodeJS
  • Experience working with escalation applications: Pagerduty, VictorOps, OpsGenie, etc.
  • Experience working with communication tools: Slack, Azendoo, Hipchat
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must be highly self-motivated and customer-centric
  • Experience working with internal or external notification tools:,
  • Experience with building and improving cross integration across tools and components to build a world class monitoring platform
  • Experience administering Linux systems in a production environment
  • Domain knowledge of systems management and ITIL is strongly desired.
  • BS Degree in Computer Science, or a related field

Preferred Qualifications

  • VMware Product Knowledge in vSphere, ESX, Virtualization and other VMware Product families
  • Next generation application delivery and deployment methods, containerization, orchestration, etc.
  • Automation background (Rest-API, Ruby, Chef and more)
  • Good working knowledge of at least one public cloud such as AWS or GCP.
  • Experience with infrastructure configuration and/or workflows tools; i.e. Puppet, Ansible, etc.
  • Knowledge of build automation and continuous integration/delivery processes and tools: Git, Gerrit, Jenkins, Docker, Nexus, Artifactory. Selenium

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*For a full list of benefits, broken out by country, please visit our Benefits Website.

  • Parental leave for mothers and fathers

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Generous vacation, holiday, and paid-time-off plans

  • Ongoing development through monetary reimbursements and rotation programs

  • Neurodiversity, Backup Child Care and Employee Assistance programs support your loved ones

  • Medical and wellness plans that are inclusive of all family types

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