Senior Kubernetes Engineering Lead

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Job Description

Req ID: R2106031

This is an opportunity to work in the Office of the CTO at VMware, working in the Cloud Data Platforms team, focused on solution development of cloud-native workload migration capabilities across multiple clouds and Kubernetes platforms. The ideal candidate must have recent exposure to programming in Go and Java, extending Kubernetes with custom controllers, deployment experience with cloud service providers (AWS, GCP, etc.), knowledge in Linux/Unix and a solid understanding of development and deployment of enterprise software in production environments. The ideal candidate must have experience with Site Reliability Engineering (SRE) practices, CI/CD deployment automation, and deployment experience with large scale distributed application workloads in cloud and hybrid cloud production environments. Preferably, the candidate has a track record of open-source community engagement and contributions.

The candidate must have 5+ year experience in the above areas of practices and feels comfortable with various aspects of working in an agile software development environment.

Detailed Job Function

  • Work with lead engineers to understand designs and follow through on implementation in the areas various flavors of Kubernetes
  • Work on design, and implementation of containerized application workload migration products
  • Develop code in multiple programming languages including Go, Java/SpringBoot, Ruby, Python, and C++
  • Development of Kubernetes operators and controllers technologies
  • Follow test driven development, build test regression libraries
  • Leverage agile development and CI/CD process automation
  • Be versatile and comfortable working with different technology stacks
  • Be passioned about technology and strive to learn everyday
  • Work with a geographically distributed team


  • 5+ years of experience with Java or Python and at least 2 years with Go
  • 2+ years of experience with Kubernetes and related technologies (containers, etcd, service mesh and others) in production environments
  • Knowledge of Linux/Unix
  • Understanding software lifecycle and associated tools such as Git, Jira, Confluence, etc.
  • Understanding of current trends in software architecture, e.g. Microservices, container technology, scalable architectures and backend systems
  • General understanding of distributed systems architectures, challenges and design implications
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ideal candidate should have bachelor’s degree in Computer Science or equivalent industry experience, min 5 years of experience in IT and product engineering
  • Exposure to VMware products, Service Mesh, and Load Balancer technologies is a plus

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-03-23

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Company Info.


VMware, Inc. is an American cloud computing and virtualization technology company headquartered in California. VMware was the first commercially successful company to virtualize the x86 architecture. VMware's desktop software runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, and macOS, while its enterprise software hypervisor for servers, VMware ESXi, is a bare-metal hypervisor that runs directly on server hardware without requiring an additional underlying.

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    Information Technology
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  • Location
    Palo Alto, California, United States
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