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Our Bulgaria office, located in the heart of the capital Sofia, was established in 2007 and is the largest Research and Development center for VMware in Europe, the Middle East and Africa. Building on the success of our R&D facility, in the past few years VMware Bulgaria has grown to become a multifunctional hub with product, revenue generating professional services and business operations teams. Here, we focus on VMware’s future technological innovations in the areas of Software-Defined Data Center, cloud management and automation. We provide a welcoming environment for our employees, with a modern building that includes recreational and fitness areas, chill-out zones, a spacious cafeteria with a stunning city view, car and bike parking lots, and much more.

As part of our team, you’ll work on both local and global projects with other talented and passionate Product Managers, Technical Operations. Professional Services Center of Excellence and other experts. Our employees enjoy ample growth opportunities, and all of the benefits of being part of the global leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility, and virtualization software.

Sr. Manager R&D - Platform and APIs

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Job ID R181923

VMware vCenter Server provides centralized management of vSphere, which is the industry-leading virtualization platform. It enables users to run business-critical applications with confidence and respond to business requirements faster, while operating at the lowest possible cost.

With vCenter Server, IT administrators can ensure security and availability, simplify day-to-day tasks, and reduce the complexity of managing virtual infrastructure. It is a key part of the VMware strategy to deliver best-in-class software-defined data center (SDDC) for private, public and hybrid cloud solutions.

As an Engineering Manager in the vCenter Server group, you will:

Lead an RnD team delivering key product enhancements

Drive the successful execution of projects by managing schedules, resources and dependencies

Coordinate cross-functional teams on the delivery of new product features

Work together with highly talented and professional engineers recognized as world-class specialists in their areas

Collaborate with Engineering Managers, Release Managers, Architects and Software Engineers from multiple geo locations

Motivate and develop your team to achieve high productivity and morale

Introduce and sustain development processes aimed at high quality and efficiency

Recruit and retain top talent engineers in your team


8+ years of experience in the software development industry, 4+ years of management experience

Proven ability to execute, meet deadlines and ensure high quality

Strong software development background and understanding of the whole SDLC

Deep experience in project management and product development

Past hands-on experience in development of complex applications in C++, Java or python

Excellent people management skills - communication, teamwork, and leadership

Passion to develop and motivate team members

Ready to embrace change and adapt to quickly changing conditions

Strong analytical and interpersonal skills

Fluent verbal and written English

Desired Skills:

Experience in virtualization technologies

Management and coordination of international teams

Experience with multiple software development techniques and processes

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

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

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