VMware Member of Technical Staff, Software Development in Palo Alto, California

The VMware Engineering Operations team for the vSphere product line is looking for a full-time engineer to help drive technology delivery to high profile partners.

The vSphere product line is the core of VMware’s product profile. Our products are used by several Fortune 500 companies to run hundreds of thousands of machines in public and private clouds.

You will get to work on several challenging problems related to developing self-contained dev-environments that we deliver to our technology partners. This enables our partners to build out compelling eco-system that VMware is known for.

You will develop, test, package and release vSphere software development kits that enable key partners to develop ESXi server extensions. In addition, you will take part in managing our source program to ensure timely delivery of buildable redacted source code to key partners. Lastly, you will have the freedom to drive improvements in these core areas of responsibility through automation and healthy process control. This is a highly visible position across multiple engineering teams and therefore requires working closely with stakeholders across several R&D functions. Solid coding skills coupled with an orientation to operational efficiency will go a long way in making you successful in this highly visible, technically challenging role. You will be working on primarily with Python, C and C++ with a sprinkling of shell scripting and Makefiles.


  • Develop, test and package the next generation of software development kits (SDKs)

  • Maintain released SDKs working with partner teams to address defects found in the field

  • Drive source program ensuring that redacted sources can build and be delivered on time

  • Improve how we design and develop SDKs and deliver source code in a predictable manner through automation and process improvements

  • Develop a keen understanding of cloud architectures.


  • B.S. in Computer Science or related technical field, M.S. preferred

  • A deep understanding of core computer science fundamentals such as Algorithms, Data Structures, operating systems, distributed systems and multi-threaded programming

  • Familiarity with a programming language such as Python (preferred), C++ or similar

  • Flexibility in learning new languages, frameworks and tools

  • Prior proven experience in scripting, automation, build & test, SCM and DevOps methodologies a strong plus

  • Depending on your interest, familiarity with HTML5/JS/CSS

  • Ability to synthesize strategic solutions to interdependent and broad problems

  • Must have strong analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills with ability to drive to solutions both independently and working with teams


Come thrive in a unique work environment where the emphasis reflects our values of execution, passion, integrity, customers and community. Be a part of our journey and make a significant impact in delivering quality code in a fast-paced and highly energized environment. Apply today.

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