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Software Engineer (Remote Returnship)

Job Description

The Path Forward Return to Work program at VMware is an 18-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to women and men who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply. Applicants are not limited to the locations listed. Candidates may apply from anywhere within the US.

Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

The VMware Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) platform allows companies to make it easy for employees to work anywhere, any time, on any device, without compromising security. But making things easy for our customers is extremely challenging for us, so we are looking for unique thinkers of varying backgrounds that want to take on such complex, highly technical, customer-impacting challenges. We, the UEM team, have a large customer base that spans across industry verticals including a majority of the Fortune 500 companies. That means that the work you do here has a broad, measurable impact on the businesses and communities that these customers represent.

We use a wide range of technologies such as .NET Core/C#, Kubernetes, AWS/Azure, Linux/Windows, MSSQL Server, Postgres, Elasticsearch and Redis, just to name a few. And we have a large catalog of internal and external training content that you can leverage, if you need to brush-up on something you know or to learn something new.

***VMware is in the Top 20 tech companies for remote employees -

What is the primary need, technical challenge, or problem you will be responsible for?

The Unified Endpoint Management (UEM) product known as Workspace ONE continues to be industry leading in terms of customer adoption, capabilities and innovation. As a result of that success and of our customer's expectations, we are currently working to modernize the Workspace ONE platform to allow it to scale for the next set of new business opportunities and leading edge use cases. This modernization effort involves updating process, adding new tooling, adding support for mixed infrastructure (public cloud, on-premises, hybrid, containers), and improving the observability of the system.

Adding to the challenge, we are doing this while 'keeping the lights-on' for customers using the current platform version in their production environments. We are looking for a senior software engineer who can thrive in such an environment and help us execute this vision. You should have experience shipping production applications, the ability to identify the right tools and technologies for the problem being addressed, and understand the implications of technology choices on day-two operational challenges. We have high engineering standards and we want you to help make us better.

Success in the Returnship Role: What are the performance goals during the 18 week returnship you will work towards completing?

Success in the role is defined by the ability to consistently create high quality code that addresses the business requirement, and is well tested, performant and maintainable.

* You will develop a solid understanding of the platform and functionality it supports in the context of the larger platform. This would be demonstrated by your ability to deliver features and fix bugs, proficiency handling production escalations and being the established service owner for one or two key services

* You are actively participating in engineering design and development efforts, ensuring that the solution can be scaled horizontally and deployed on the UEM control plane using shared components for messaging, caching, logging, and monitoring

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

Most of your time will be spent writing high-quality code based on engineering team coding standards that include excellent test coverage using C# or Java. You can expect to be the owner and take accountability for the quality of your code. You will need to become very familiar with the market we operate in and problems the product addresses. Understand the challenges and limitations of the existing system. Demonstrate the ability to contribute to engineering roadmap and design discussions considering both these. Day to day activities include:

  • Designing and developing new features
  • Unit testing
  • Designing and implementing effective automation tests for our CI/CD pipeline
  • Addressing issues found in the CI pipeline or production
  • Code reviews

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Sagar Date, Sr. Engineering Manager UEM. He has been managing Core components for the UEM platform for last 4+ years. Sagar's management philosophy is to build a team culture that empowers technology experts like you to work autonomously and with your team, without concern of undue management oversight. He is there to ensure the team is working on the appropriate business priorities and ensure the team can work most effectively, given each team member's assigned platform area.

Sagar will expect that you know how and when to communicate with your manager to maintain productivity, address blockers or major decisions requiring management attention, and share appropriate status or informational communications necessary for upper management, product management or other teams. The team currently has 15 developers and growing. The team works with individuals from other teams and across geographies and time zones, so you will need to manage expectations for your availability and delivery times with your teammates and with the various other teams with whom you will be working.

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-06-15

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