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VMware Livefire Solutions Lab Engineer/Architect

Business Summary:

The charter of the VMware Livefire Solutions (LS) within Worldwide Readiness, Assessment, Certification, and Enablement (WWRACE) is to incubate the next generation of deep technical architectures, solutions, and services by working with Product Development and Field/Partner Sales & Delivery organizations. VMware's Livefire group is responsible for building the highest level of solutions based technical enablement to support our field, partners, and customers. The Livefire Group addresses VMware's primary focus of Any App. Any Cloud. Any Device. By focusing on the five fundamental technology thrusts: Multi-Cloud Infrastructure, Modern Applications, Digital Workspace, Intrinsic Security, and Virtual Cloud Networking.

Job Role and Responsibilities:

The Livefire Solutions Lab Engineer is a hands-on Compute Specialist with significant experience in the design, deployment, and administration of cloud-capable infrastructure. In other words, this person will be skilled in all phases of developing and administering the benefits of virtualization and higher-order abstraction (compute, storage, network, and management) in customer environments and is fluent in disseminating that information to a given audience.

Are you curious what the day-to-day would look like within this role?

  • Supporting Day-to-Day Operations of VMware Infrastructure across the entire Product Portfolio for a high churn, always on Lab environment
  • Provision/Decommission virtual lab infrastructure on an as needed basis in the support of in-person and virtual enablement
  • Patching and implementation of software updates manually or via automation
  • Documentation of current architecture and run-book level procedures
  • Develop solution labs and toolkits, best practices & architectural references for developing and deploying VMware solutions – building product integrations to aid solution demonstration and selling
  • Provide expert technical architectural support and mentorship for LS focus area opportunities
  • Expert technical assistance in managing or consulting on VMware focus areas regarding initial implementations for emerging solutions offerings
  • Develop and maintain technical/business expertise on industry directions and trends
  • Work collaboratively with Product Management and Engineering during the development, launch and continuing refinement of VMware products
  • Identify product gaps and participate in the specification, design, implementation, testing, UAT and near-production migration
  • Provide in-person and virtual enablement on current and emerging solutions and services offerings for Field and Partner Organizations

Required Skills:

  • Minimum of 5 years in a Systems Administrator or Consulting role, with experience in VMware products, solutions & service including
    • VMware vSphere 6.x or higher
    • VMware vCloud director
    • vRealize Automation/ vRealize Operations
    • NSX-T and NSX-V
    • VMware Horizon View and VDI Implementations
    • Hyperconverged Infrastructure
  • Deep understanding of multi-tenant cloud computing constructs
  • Administrator level experience of Windows (Active Directory) and Linux
  • Strong attention to detail and the ability to spot misconfigurations
  • Able to work undirected in support of the mission at-hand
  • Demonstrated ability to capture, develop, and share IP, knowledge with the community at large, as well as specific individuals
  • Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, Mathematics, or equivalent experience
  • Strong interpersonal skills, both written and oral
  • Proficient with the English language
  • Locations Considered; Remote Home Office Position, Eastern European time zones preferred (Bulgaria)
  • Standard Hours: Monday-Friday, some weekends and late night/early mornings

Preferred Skills:

  • Broad knowledge of and experience with programming languages is a plus
  • Scripting using bash, PowerShell, or PowerCLI command line tools
  • Experience with Docker and Kubernetes is a plus
  • VMware Certifications including VCP, VCAP or VCDX
  • Experience as a technical instructor or curriculum developer
  • “Start-up Style" creativity and execution
  • Strong architectural skills in infrastructure solutions such as systems management and business continuity
  • Experience with VMware Tanzu, VMware Cloud Foundation and VMwareCloud Health

VMware offers:

  • Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long term incentives
  • Individual career path - management and technical career growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, teams of world-wide IT professionals
  • Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical program, food and beverage program, sport activities, open communication
  • Work-life balance – 25 days paid vacation, regular team buildings and celebrations

As part of the VMware global standards for integrity you will be required to go through a pre-employment screening process before you join

All job applications will be treated with strict confidentiality


Category : Services and Consulting
Subcategory: Solutions Architect
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-03-12

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. Job ID: R2019475
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