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Field Engineer – Cloud Native Applications

Sydney, Australia

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Job ID R1911993

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Job Description: Field Engineer – Cloud Native Applications

At VMware we believe that Kubernetes, and by extension Cloud Native, will transform the next generation of enterprise infrastructure and applications the way Virtualization and Java have in the past. Customers will look to containers to avoid lock in with public clouds and the industry has aligned around Kubernetes as the orchestration engine for these containers. VMware is investing in building a modern stack that focuses on this next generation of enterprise computing incorporating both traditional workloads and cloud applications with our core platform. For these reasons, we believe no one is better positioned than VMware to win in the multi-cloud era.

To that end, VMware is investing in a new strategic function to activate recent investments in container orchestration, cloud workload mobility and cloud native application development.This team will be responsible for realizing our strategic direction and accelerating customer adoption of emerging technologies and our cloud native platforms. This function will be the link between engineering and professional services and will serve as a center of gravity for an ecosystem of customers, developers and partners focused on driving the VMware technology agenda.

Field Engineers are responsible for:

  • Delighting our customers by ensuring successful outcomes to their projects.
  • Hands on deployment and optimization of complex architectures, and advancing customer thinking and awareness within the Cloud Native space
  • The ideal candidate is action-oriented, collaborative, a continuous learner, has strong customer presence and must have a desire to contribute to VMware’s intent to capture modern application workloads.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Execute on customer engagements both as a member of a team for complex engagements and solo for simpler engagements
  • Install and optimizing Kubernetes clusters and dependencies
  • Write simple programs, perform research on new technologies and architectures
  • Supports a written culture and contributes to our technical content library
  • Takes guidance from customers, teammates and leadership where needed
  • Drives high quality output of both self and team for customers and internal initiatives
  • Fosters a sense of collaboration through activity and presence
  • Reports and manages time with minimal oversight
  • Works effectively with a remote and distributed team

Desired Skills:

  • Domain expertise in infrastructure or programming concepts.
  • Robust proficiency in Linux & CLI, several years of experience in infrastructure
  • Ideal candidates will have familiarity with programming concepts and general SDLC practices
  • Knowledge of tools required to drive solution relevance and scale. 
  • Hands on experience with open source and commercial container tooling including Docker, Mesosphere, Red Hat OpenShift Container Platform and Rancher
  • Some specific technical competencies desired:
    • Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker & Cloud Native Application development platforms.
    • Linux - As the de facto base operating system for all public cloud providers and Cloud Native technologies effective skills working with Linux on the CLI are required.
    • Networking & Security - Some of the more complex scenarios which occur with Cloud Native projects and technologies involve both east / west and ingress /egress networking and security considerations. As such we highly value expertise and experience in these areas.
    • Reliability Engineering - A drive towards constant iteration and improvement of technologies and processes is a fundamental part of being successful with Cloud Native projects and technologies.
    • Go & Programming - Some of our projects require building and extending tooling and projects. GO is preferred, but any modern language is acceptable as a starting point.

Other Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or alternative education such as bootcamp graduate or relevant professional experience
  • 2+ years of experience in a technical presales, support, or consulting role
  • Knowledge of and operational experience with methodologies related to agile and DevOps
  • Ability to travel up to 50% of the time
  • Locations: Sydney

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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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