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Staff Engineer II - Kubernetes Pipelines - Opportunity for Working Remotely

Primary Location: Toronto

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Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s new and exciting Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team, made up of products and services under the Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run and manage their most important applications. We build applications with velocity to run in a cloud-native environment, run open-source Kubernetes with consistency, and manage our customers' entire footprint with confidence to help them achieve their business outcomes.

As a Staff II Engineer in the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) team you will work within a team of 30+ engineers, product and design to develop and execute best practices in designing out our systems, frameworks and products.  You have seen the power of empowered, balanced teams and believe in Outcomes over Output.  You have strong architecture instincts, and have an appreciation for systems thinking and understanding of lean startup, agile and software delivery methods. You believe in doing the right thing and doing what works.  To learn more about Tanzu watch this video. #TeamTanzu

What you’ll be doing

You will be a software developer with an emphasis on open source and community engagement. You will focus on a solution for the architecture and components that make up the pipeline for deploying workloads in kubernetes, Your role will encompass sharing your technical experience and architecture opinions as part of a team working on this effort.  

This will involve responsibility and accountability for:

  • Articulating workflow and pipeline best practices

  • Supporting a Framework and Vision for teams to coalesce around to build and distribute context

  • Helping ensure a  shared context on the architecture across the Pillar 

  • Helping distilling the vast technology possibilities to down to concrete priorities

  • Being a force multiplier - Supporting the growth in knowledge of your colleagues through mentorship and example

  • Bringing clarity where there is uncertainty, managing risk and continuously delivering value. 

Scope of the role

  • You will report into the Engineering Manager on the same team as you.

  • You will focus on all the technologies that enable a pipeline tool that includes open source and internal 

Desired Skills & Experience:

  • 8+ years Engineering experience, especially with large scale, distributed technical solutions

  • Familiar with and knowledge of pipeline tools including tekton, concourse, spinnaker, argo, jenkins etc.

  • Able to breakdown complex problems into simple solutions 

  • Strong leadership and communication skills and the ability to mentor others

  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and navigate complex decision making

  • Demonstration of applying systems thinking to solve organizational problems.

  • Ability to collaborate well with engineers, designers, and other partners

  • Experience with Agile development methodology (such as Extreme Programming) and/or experience with development methodologies suitable for large, community-driven OSS projects.

  • Comfortable with ambiguity. We work in an iterative and incremental way, balancing many different inputs and constantly making trade-offs.

What’s it like to work at VMware

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure.  We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business.  Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers adopt appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides.  We measure success by making our customers more productive, as both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.


Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2020-12-16

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