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Req ID: R2009476

Job Opportunity in VMware?Research & Emerging Technologies?Group

Multiple Positions - Hiring for Modern Data Platform Software Engineers

Are you looking for a startup-like experience? Are you curious to explore and learn a large range of technologies? Join us to incubate?technology-forward products and services!?The VMware?Research?and Emerging Technologies?group?seeks to hire?talented?software engineers?who will help incubate new business?opportunities?based on cutting-edge research ideas?in the area of modern data platforms. These?research?ideas,?initially explored in?VMware’s internal research group and/or?our academic?collaborations, are?matured into new product offerings?via?VMware Research Translation (vRTX, pronounced “vortex”)?projects. Typically, vRTX projects?run for up to two years and?develop software artifacts (technology previews, proofs of concept, minimum viable products) that illuminate the advantages of early-stage research ideas and serve?as vehicles for collaboration with potential customers to assess product/market fit.

vRTX?software?engineers must have?exceptional software development abilities, and a desire to learn and work with different technologies in a short period of time.?Projects may pivot more frequently than roadmap products, and intensive customer interactions can put a high premium on rapid prototyping skills.?The ability to work effectively with customer engineering teams on POCs is important.?Teams are usually small, so versatility and teamwork are essential.

For the envisioned project, the ideal candidate will be?knowledgeable about?(and better still a contributor to)?the state of the art in storage systems,?embedded?key-value stores,?OLTP, OLAP,?and interactions between key-value stores and database systems higher in the stack.?SaaS experience is desirable.? Distributed systems expertise is also desirable.

Role and Responsibilities

  • You will be contributing to architecture, design, and implementation of?software project?based on emerging research ideas?in the area of key-value stores. These will initially be dynamic, evolving prototypes and MVPs
  • You will assist with debugging and verification of defects in your own and others' work
  • You may?participate in customer meetings to understand use cases and requirements
  • You may?participate in?advanced development?activities within VMware or in universities to?advance the state of the art
  • You may participate in POCs and customer interactions together with our customer engineering teams. 

Required Skills

  • Expertise in?the project-specific technical areas including storage systems, key-value databases, and the?integration of these components?in modern?big?data ingest and processing pipelines
  • Production-level?coding?experience in?C
  • Experience and demonstrated success in advanced development and/or research project implementation
  • Experience?engineering systems for high concurrency and many-core scaling
  • Experience with modern?storage-related data structures and algorithms


  • Experience with emerging technologies related to storage, such as?pmem?and?NVMe
  • Experience creating SaaS database or data processing systems
  • Experience benchmarking and optimizing data systems
  • Exposure to multiple programming languages is important, as the ability to pick up and use the language that suits a body of work is expected
  • Experience in a range of system programming languages beyond C


Master’s?(preferred) or bachelor’s?degree in Computer Science?with?comparable work experience.?

PhD in a relevant specialty would be a positive credential.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-04-29

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