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Sr/MTS-Automation framework development, GO, Python & Kubernetes - Opportunity for Working Remotely

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Job Description – Sr/MTS, Core Test Platform – Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 

The Elevator Pitch: Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

Enterprises are running mission critical software in more places than ever before -- in their datacenter, hybrid cloud, public cloud, and at the edge.  In order to catalyze Enterprise transformation through software, VMware envisions a world where Kubernetes is as available as a utility — like electricity — customers need to deploy a consistent Kubernetes grid across all their operational environments.  Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) provides Enterprise organizations with a consistent, upstream compatible, Kubernetes substrate across SDDC, Public Cloud, and Edge environments that is ready for end-user workloads and ecosystem integrations. TKG builds on trusted open source and community projects and delivers an engineered and supported Kubernetes platform for end users and partners.  

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

You will be a part of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Core team, working as a senior software developer with a focus on developing and shipping our product faster. As such, this role requires equal parts technical and interpersonal skills. We are looking for a passionate and experienced engineer with 5 - 12 years of experience who has proven experience with Continuous Integration systems, automation testing framework. Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and collaborative environment.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months, you will work toward completing?

As a senior software developer, you will be expected to:

  • 100% automate build process, fast and reliable CI/CD for TKG.
  • Build a unified test platform to be consumed by all TKG stakeholders.

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

On a regular basis,

  • You’ll spend decent amount of your time understanding how the various components of our product fit together with particular attention to build, test, release automation for TKG.
  • You’ll spend most of your time on coding to develop tools and systems for automating build, test and release for TKG, you will be responsible for developing a full CI/CD platform for TKG.
  • Identify useful new technologies that can improve efficiency and reliability and incorporating them into the CI & build release workflows.
  • Design and implement features, triage, review and respond to incoming issues and pull requests, ensure high code quality and correctness through testing and factoring, and maintain documentation, release notes, etc. for the testing framework.
  • Participate in reviews, discussions in the slack, mailing lists and meetings.
  • Collaborate in the internal architecture planning and design meetings.
  • Collaborate with internal teams to solve issues involving the testing framework.
  • Mentor, provide direction and guidance to junior engineers and new hires in the team.
  • Work in a distributed team across multiple geographical locations.

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

The hiring manager for this role is Sudheesh Sudhakaran, Director of Engineering. Sudheesh recently joined VMware with the mission to build the TKG engineering team in India. He spent more than 12 years with VMware in various engineering roles prior to becoming the Head of Engineering and India MD for OVHcloud last 3 years.

TKG India team will work closely with the global TKG Core release engineering, Test Infrastructure and Dev productivity team.   

Sudheesh will work with you to set the direction, provide guidance, and remove impediments. He will expect you to be autonomous, innovative, and passionate to achieve the team’s mission.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our pantries

This role is eligible for #TeamTanzu referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-12-03

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