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System Test and Partners, Senior Manager – Blockchain Engineering

Primary Location: Palo Alto, California
Additional Location(s): Palo Alto, California

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Exciting opportunity for a System Testand Partner, Senior Managerin our Blockchain Engineering team.  You will be building and leading the Blockchain System Test team – everything from continuous test and integration in our pipelines, to full System Testing, Customer Test, and Deployment Test, and SRE.

A key focus on the role will be managing the System Test partner organization while delivering the whole function end-to-end with your dedicated staff.

At VMware, we are fundamentally building the Enterprise Blockchain with innovation, enterprise-grade capability, and solutions that will power blockchain in every market sector including financial, retail, and supply chain.   The VMware Blockchain solution is deeply engrained with unique technical innovation as well as ensuring it meets enterprise product needs for real world Blockchain applications.

VMware’s blockchain platform is a multi-cloud, multi-blockchain hybrid SaaS solution. Our team works on cutting edge technology to deliver improved management and security tools for our own blockchain environment as well as others from across the industry. You will work with a team of talented and supportive individuals from across the world as well as members of the academic community and VMware’s Research Group in this role. Our team values diversity, collaboration, and open thought while supporting VMware’s EPIC2 values.

Are you ready for your next great challenge with the Blockchain Engineering team in VMware? 


  • Overall responsibility for System Test for the Blockchain product and serviceoffering

  • Key focus will be managing our partner test team in conjunction withthe yourteam

  • Additional focus on customer specific testing as we scale the product and customers

  • Develop and implementtheshort and long termstrategies for Quality in our products throughout the whole development, test, and deployment pipelines

  • Drive the direction & execution of our quality function and strategy across all
    Blockchain products including SaaS andOn-premiseBlockchain deployments of the coreBlockhainPlatform.

  • Defined the overall testing methodology and approach including automation testing strategy in collaboration QA leaders, Architects and Engineering peers.

  • Contribute to building a high performing engineering culture that is technical and data driven.

  • Guide decisionswith regard tobuilding new vs. competing internal implementations vs. buy services.

  • Champion quality as a collaborative effort across the organization by building out a successful community of practice within product development.

  • Analyzing quality data, identifying areas of improvement and implementing solutions.

  • Leading the day-to-day activities of the System Test teams in an Agile/Scrum environment.

  • Working closely with software development leaders, product managers, business partners, and customer success organization to industry leading applications.

  • Hiring, retaining and motivating a team of hardworking, critical thinking, and productive people

  • Driving continuous innovation, making decisions based off data, collaborating with partners, peers and team.


  • 12+ years of relevant software engineering design and testing experience.

  • 8+ years senior people management experience leading, recruiting, and retaining premier software engineers within the area of test who have diverse experience in SaaS/Systems programming/Python, and system level testing of complex and large-scaleddistributed systems environments.

  • Be the senior technical leader and systems-level voice across the Blockchain and VMware Engineering and Executive teams, including the customer; acting as a strong partner and influencer to ensure the best technologies and products are developed and taken to market. 

  • Hands on experience managing partner teams in a fastpaced and dynamic environment.

  • Must havebuilt and testedmultipleproductsfrom inception to scale.

  • Experience in customerspecific testing and management of the customer.

  • Experience with leading the everyday activities of a global engineering team using Agile/Scrum processes.

  • Excellent understanding of all aspects of quality assurance, customer advocacy, automation tools, software development in a large-scale enterprise environment.

  • Experience developing and using automation frameworks for regression/system level testing in Linux,on-premise, and SaaS environments.

  • Experience developing system level testing for complex environments to focus on stress, scalability, destructive testing, customer scenarios, and system integration (including partners, and customers)

  • Consistent history of successfully delivering large, complex, and elite enterprise solutions to the customer base.

  • Experience delivering complex, enterprise class high volume transactional system with high quality.

  • Experience working with Support and escalation organization during critical escalations and feeding back (RCA) learnings to test organizations

  • High level of energy, ability to lead and gain respect among peers, team and other business partners; be viewed as a trustworthy motivator and leader with vision in the organization.

  • Entrepreneurial, metrics minded, strategic thinker who can move and act at operational and tactical levels when required.

  • Extraordinary organizational, priority settings, and planning skills, written/verbal presentation, and the ability to present complex information in a clear and concise manner to a variety of audiences in large and small groups.

  • Skills and personality to operate effectively in a fast-paced complex business

  • Strong leadership, adroit influencer, management communication, and presentation skills with experience maintaining relationships with internal business customers at an executive level.

  • Extraordinary engineering vision and customer advocacy orientation; a track record of anticipating technical challenges, understanding and identifying development solutions, with the operational foresight to achieve and launch scalable platforms.

Who you are:

  • Self Starter– Thrive in a fast paced andchangingenvironment.

  • Strong collaboration skills with a “Team First” mentality. 

  • Technical engineering excellence, innovation in everything you do.  

  • “Growth” mindset in tackle problems and creating great solutions.

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • 10+years experiencein an equivalent role

  • MS/BS in CS/EE or equivalent

This position is eligible for JoinBlockchain referral campaign

Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Product Dev Management
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-07-29

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