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VMware Staff Engineer - Tanzu Mission Control - Resource Management and IAM - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Wichita, Kansas

The Elevator Pitch: Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?

Are you passionate about working on the fastest-growing Kubernetes technology on a collaborative and high-performing team? Are you ready to help VMware to build cloud services that enable the policy and identity/access management of fleets of Kubernetes clusters in any cloud? VMware's Modern Application Platform Business Unit is looking for a passionate engineer to deliver VMware's strategic offering, VMware Tanzu Mission Control.

Tanzu Mission control (TMC) is a new cloud service (SaaS), part of the VMware Tanzu Portfolio. Mission Control gives customers a single pane of glass for all their Kubernetes cluster needs so they can monitor, verify, apply policy, back up, and restore with ease. You can learn more at https://cloud.vmware.com/tanzu-mission-control .

Using TMC, the customers can tighten the security and reliability of Kubernetes clusters by defining various policies like identity and access management (IAM), security and resource quota policies. The TMC Policy team is responsible for building the infrastructure to support this policy management across a fleet of clusters.

What are the primary needs, technical challenges, and problems you will be responsible for?

As a Staff Engineer and Tech Lead of the Policy team, we expect you to:

  • Partner with the Leadership and product team to establish a vision and a roadmap for the data model and authorization and access management (Role-based access management (RBAC) and Authorization (AuthZ)) for TMC and the fleet of Kubernetes clusters.

  • Provide technical leadership for the team focused on the TMC resource and data model for and access management.

  • Scope, Design, Plan, and Build a highly scalable and high-performance platform and solutions to meet customer and internal partner team's data model and RBAC requirements.

  • Collaborate with stakeholders from partner engineering, product, security, infrastructure, and operation teams.

  • Act as a role model for fellow engineers by establishing and improving engineering standards and processes.

  • An empathetic leader who coaches and mentors other engineers in the team.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

Within your first six months

  • You understand the vision, architecture, and data model of the Tanzu Mission Control backend control plane.

  • You will have a good understanding of Kubernetes policy management (RBAC, Network, Pod security policy, and OPA)

  • You are expected to produce software designs that define and extend TMC's resource model, RBAC, AuthZ service APIs, and related infrastructure. These interfaces must meet VMware and industry standards and provide a consistent programming model across multiple programming languages.

  • You will be expected to design, implement, test and deploy microservices developed in Go.

After six months+ Take ownership of the TMC data model, authorization, and access policy management and lead the team of exceptional software engineers to implement cloud-scale solutions.

  • Work with product and leadership to evaluate, prioritize and provide solutions for customers and partner service teams.

  • Representing the team and product in cross-team design discussions, identifying dependencies and areas of impact.

  • Leads developer efficiency efforts and takes personal ownership of improving the culture of innovation of the team.

  • Mentoring fellow engineers in their role, and coaching them into influential voices in the department.

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

As part of the Tanzu Mission Control - Policy Team:

  • Most of your time will be developing microservices using cloud-native technologies like Kubernetes, gRPC, REST APIs, databases, message queues, distributed tracing, monitoring, and more. All of our services are written in Go.

  • You will write automated tests in Go to validate and secure critical customer functionalities.

  • You will be responsible for delivering your code changes to production and monitoring/maintaining our CI/CD pipelines.

  • You will take on-call responsibilities where you will triage, troubleshoot, and mitigate production issues.

  • Work directly with Technical Project Managers and Product Managers to better understand requirements, and define the scope of work

  • You'll be given responsibility for high-level epics, and be asked to help define requirements and tangible deliverables. You will be expected to break down the work into individual work items that can be assigned to the team and lead in estimating and scoping.

  • You can expect to collaborate with partner teams to identify dependencies and align on delivering cross-team initiatives.

  • You'll work closely with management to understand priorities and advocate for them on the team.

Where is this role located?

Remote: This role is fully remote and can be done anywhere in North America.

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

The hiring manager for this role is Suresh Chellappan, Senior Engineering Manager. Suresh has been at VMware for over six years, where he has been closely aligned with identity, distributed systems, and Kubernetes.

Suresh currently leads the Policy and Resource manager team, consisting of 12 engineers distributed across the US. The Policy and Resource manager team delivers many of TMC's core features, including Access Management and Kubernetes Policy Management.

We believe sustainable pace and psychological safety foster creativity and a productive work environment. We care deeply about collaboration. Teammates are always accessible to lend a helping hand both remotely and in person.

You might like working with us if you:

· Like working as a part of a balanced team empowered to make its own decisions

· Focus on customer outcomes rather than the number of features delivered

· Prioritize equitable treatment, inclusivity, and diversity both within your team and in the broader organization

This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry. Further, depending on various factors, including legal challenges to the Executive Order on Ensuring Adequate COVID Safety Protocols for Federal Contractors, VMware may require employees to be fully vaccinated effective January 18, 2022.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-11-19

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