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VMware Software Engineer - Returnship - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Indianapolis, Indiana

The Path Forward Return to Work program at VMware is an 18-week paid returnship for experienced professionals returning to the workforce after taking time off for caregiving. The program is open to individuals who have at least 5 years of professional experience and have been out of the paid workforce for at least 2 years to focus on caring for a child or other dependent. If you meet these criteria, we welcome you to apply. Applicants are not limited to the locations listed. Candidates may apply from anywhere within the US.

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

Do you love working on state of the art technology on a collaborative and high performing team? Are you ready to help VMware build a new cloud service that enables management of fleets of Kubernetes clusters in any cloud? VMware's Modern Application Platform Business Unit is looking for a passionate and curious engineer to deliver VMware's strategic offering, VMware Tanzu Mission Control.

Tanzu Mission control is a new cloud service that is part of the VMware Tanzu Portfolio. VMware Tanzu Portfolio enables enterprises to adopt Cloud Native technologies and automate the modern application lifecycle on any cloud. Tanzu Mission Control is designed to give customers a single pane of glass for all their Kubernetes clusters so they can monitor, verify, apply policy, back-up and restore with ease. To learn more about this business group, check out our Tanzu page!

*VMware is in the Top 20 tech companies for remote employees -

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

We need someone who can collaborate with product management and engineering teams to design, develop, test, release and operate cloud services that provide top notch user experiences with high scalability and availability.

Success in the Returnship Role: What are the performance goals during the 18-week returnship you will work toward completing?

  • You will implement modules in microservices in Go language. Your code needs to have readability, extensibility and good quality.

  • You will write unit tests and integration tests to ensure code quality.

  • You will be expected to show case your ability to troubleshoot and mitigate issues in production.

  • You will first be guided in completing projects. With growth of your experience, you will be expected to independently solve problems and complete projects.

  • You will be regularly evaluated on the quality of the product you create and the code you write to ensure continued advancement of your technical skills in an environment that looks to expand them.

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

  • Most of your time will be spent writing high-quality code with excellent code coverage using Go. You can expect to be the owner and take accountability for the quality of your code.

  • Under the guidance of senior team members, you will have opportunities to improve your system design and component design skills.

  • You will collaborate with teammates to solve problems during service development lifecycle.

  • You will collaborate with other functions such as program management, QE engineers, and SRE engineers to improve the product.

  • You will take on-call responsibilities to ensure smooth operation of microservices this team owns.

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

The hiring manager for this role is Sudheer Gollapudi, Engineering Manager. Prior to VMware, Sudheer was a Software Manager leading a team to build highly scalable and reliable cloud native applications that leverage cutting edge technologies.

Tanzu Mission Control Fleet services team consists of 3 micro teams and data platform is one of them. Sudheer leads the data platform team which consists of 5 engineers. Fleet services team mission is to enable customers to centrally manage their cluster capabilities across all K8S clusters in their fleet and to empower customers to gain insights of their clusters and workloads b providing visualization and intelligence.

The team values customer obsession, strong ownership, commit and deliver. In the meanwhile, we learn, explore, grow and have fun together.

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.

This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware.


Category : University and Recent Grads

Subcategory: Internships

Experience: Internship

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-01

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