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Senior Python Backend Engineer

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Job ID R1914371

VMware's Open Source and Security team is seeking a strong backend software developer to develop security scanning solutions aiming to improve the productivity of VMware R&D unit. The RDOSS team is a central engineering group within Cloud and Productivity Engineering (CPE) who builds and operates world-class services. We are a seamless engineering partner for Product R&D, Product Security, the Open Source Program Office, and Release Management.

Our development group drives huge business and engineering impact for VMware. We have a proven track record of solving complex problems and offering efficient solutions to our end users that reduce and automate complexity.

The ideal candidate will be proficient in core software engineering skills, including debugging, analysis, problem resolution, writing maintainable software, and translating requirements into implementation.

Experience in the realms of Open Source development methodologies, “Upstream” contribution, License Compliance, and/or DevSec is desirable but not required.

Role and Responsibilities:

  • Design and implement backend solutions to satisfy Open Source and Security development business processes and automation requirements
  • Develop deep technical understanding of VMware Product Engineering, and Release Management processes to help build the best solutions
  • Champion solutions that create the highest possible impact to the productivity of VMware R&D.
  • Rapid prototyping and iteration of solutions that demonstrate the effectiveness of new ideas
  • Be a technical leader by driving design, translating requirements, reviewing code, and mentoring peers.
  • Maintain a healthy development community using Open Source development practices

Skills and Requirements:

  • Solid experience in software development
  • Strong programming skills in Python
  • Experience with Web Application frameworks such as Django or Node is a plus
  • Experience in software architecture, design patterns, algorithms, and data structures is a plus
  • Ability to write elegant and optimal code as well as refactor existing code to meet high design standards
  • Good relational database experience. Postgres preferred.
  • Effective communication skills in a geographically dispersed team
  • Degree in Computer Science or related field

Preferred Skills:

  • Experience with K8 and/or Docker, Artifactory, Jenkins
  • Experience building or using CI/CD development tools/pipelines
  • Frontend development experience in Javascript, and Angular

VMware offers:

  • Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long-term incentives
  • Individual career path - management and technical career growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, opportunity to work with international teams of IT professionals
  • Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical insurance program, food and beverage program, sport activities, open communication
  • Work-life balance – 25 days paid vacation, regular team buildings and celebrations.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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

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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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