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Open Source Engineering Manager

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Job ID R1912441

The Open Source Technology Center goals are to:

  • Establish VMware as an open source good citizen
  • Build VMware’s presence and influence in relevant projects through meaningful contributions and participation for the good of the projects and the industry
  • Develop and promote VMware standards for best practices in open source development and engagement with external communities
  • Mentor internal teams to increase VMware’s open source competency and expertise


  • Lead an open source development team in creating meaningful contributions to select projects
  • Identify opportunities for recruiting diverse open source software developers
  • Communicate with management any risk areas; come up with risk mitigation plans
  • Look for improvements in software development and testing processes
  • Promote innovation and software engineering best practices
  • Hire, retain, and develop the careers of the developers on your team
  • Coach and motivate your team to ensure high productivity and teamwork, and help each individual achieve his or her potential
  • Collaborate with peer managers and senior leadership to continually improve internal process


  • Bachelor’s or Master degree (preferred) in Computer Science or equivalent and 5+ years of related experience in software industry
  • 3+ years of experience managing and growing a high-performing software engineering team
  • Excellent people management skills - communication, teamwork, and leadership
  • Ability to coach and motivate team members for their ongoing career growth
  • Proven success leading projects in fast-paced, growing-organization environment
  • Srong cross-functional organizational skills
  • Experience in managing distributed, remote teams; Have a track record and the ability to influence geographically distributed teams
  • Experience with the software development process is a must
  • Experience working with open source projects and tooling such as GitHub is a plus
  • A passion for delivering well-written, high-quality, well-architected and well-documented code. Willingness and ability to participate in technical designs and code reviews is very welcome
  • Good business sense and strong analytical skills are required
  • Fluent verbal and written English

VMware offers:

  • Opportunity to be part of the top management and decision making team of the subsidiary and improve skills and knowledge by working in an enterprise multinational, multicultural environment of overseas and distributed teams
  • Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long term incentives
  • Individual career path and personal growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, teams of world-wide IT professionals

As part of the VMware global standards for integrity you will be required to go through a pre-employment screening process before you join.

All job applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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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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