Technical Lead, TAS Migration Enablement (Kubernetes) - Opportunity for Working Remotely
Primary Location: Victoria,British Columbia
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The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
The Tanzu portfolio within the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) has a mission 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 the TAS Migration Enablement program, our overarching goal is to help Tanzu Application Service (TAS) customers and open-source Cloud Foundry users transition smoothly to Kubernetes over the next few years. Our charter is to show customers a clear bridge to the future, building confidence and partnership. Our guiding principle is to make it possible and then make it easy.
In this role, you will be responsible for ensuring success, coordination, and technical solutions to support our customers in their journey to Kubernetes. You will work closely with product, design, and engineering to help build the roadmap and collaborate with not only existing product teams but also the cutting edge.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
We are looking for a Staff I Technical Lead. In this role you will:
Define the technical vision for the program which will include the delivery of several distinct migration solutions for our customers, as well as continued collaboration with the CF open-source community.
Conduct research and develop proof-of-concepts to help scope possible technical solutions, perform analysis and synthesize results, and help drive recommendations to delivery.
Collaborate extensively across roles and organizational boundaries to deliver valuable outcomes to our customers. This includes both representing the technical architecture to outside stakeholders as well as ensuring our products integrate with the rest of our Tanzu portfolio.
Upleveling the engineering team with your understanding of technical quality and distributed systems.
Success in the role: What are the top priorities for your first 6-12 months in this role?
We expect our Tech Lead to prioritize the following three areas:
Embarking on technical exploration and proto-typing to help inform the product direction.
Working closely with the rest of the leadership team to build out the roadmap, owning technical scoping around cost and complexity of potential solutions.
Ramping up on our vision for migrationand joining the effort, including participation in conversations across the larger organization (Developer Application Platform or DAP).
Our ideal candidate would say:
I’m excited for the opportunity to dive in and have an impact from Day 1.
I’m experienced with distributed systems, specifically Cloud Foundry and Kubernetes.
I enjoy learning about a breadth of technologies and am able to ramp up quickly in new domains.
I have a strong technical background, jump at opportunities to solve hard technical challenges, and can perform analysis on complex systems.
I embrace a prototyping-mindset and believe in lightweight and frequent iteration.
I have strong communication skills and value collaboration with other engineers, product, and design.
Note: We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen engineers succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.
What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
This role is for the TAS Migration Enablement program within the larger Developer Application Platform pillar in MAPBU. The hiring manager of this role is Angela Chin, Engineering Lead of the program. You’ll be working frequently with the product lead, design lead, engineering managers, and report up through Angela.
Our program has 9 engineers at the moment, and is continuing to grow over the next few months. We have folks based across the West Coast, and we will continue to value high-quality remote collaboration even once COVID-19 precautions have relaxed.
Culturally, we value:
Psychological safety and kind, empathetic communication.
Continuous collaboration and collective ownership of our work. We strongly believe in including team members of all levels and backgrounds in decision-making and leadership opportunities.
A strong feedback culture - between teammates, with leadership, and between teams who work closely. TASK (Timely, Specific, Actionable, and Kind) feedback is our goal.
Agile engineering process, with daily paired programming, quick iteration, and flexibility to change direction. We are major proponents of experimentation and are always looking to improve our process.
Sustainable pace and regular reflection on team health. We keep to core 9 - 5 working hours and our virtual workday includes regular breaks and water cooler conversations.
Creating opportunities for continued development and career growth. We set aside time weekly for engineers to focus exclusively on learning new technologies and skills to ensure continuous learning.
Additional Product Background
Based on the open source Cloud Foundry project, VMware Tanzu Application Service (or TAS) is a $500 million revenue-generating cloud platform that enables application developers to build and run their applications quickly, easily, and repeatably. It manages containerization, traffic routing, logging, metrics, and build workflows, so that engineers can focus on what matters most to them -- solving problems for their customers.
VMware Tanzu is also heavily investing in providing strong developer and operator outcomes on top of Kubernetes through projects like Tanzu Build Service, based on kpack, and Cloud Native Runtimes for Tanzu, which builds on top of open source Knative. Our program will enable our strong TAS customer base to interoperate with our Kubernetes-based products and continue to build a strong story with our Tanzu portfolio.
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-07-19
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