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VMware Software Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Boston, Massachusetts

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Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) IAM team. TKG is a Kubernetes platform acting as the foundation of the Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU) product suite. We research user needs and understand identity and security problems within the Kubernetes ecosystem, then build and integrate our solutions into the platform. We work with Go, YAML, Kubernetes, and various open-source projects. TKG IAM teams focus on securing Kubernetes and providing tooling to secure workloads running on the platform. We believe sustainable pace and psychological safety foster creativity and a productive work environment. We care deeply about collaboration, both with the open source community and within our own teams. Teammates are always accessible to lend a helping hand both remotely and in-person.

This role is remote-friendly for US time zones. Most of our team members work from the SF Bay Area (Pacific time zone).

The Opportunity

The TKG IAM team is seeking a Software Engineer. In this role you will:

  • Build key security features in our foundational Tanzu Kubernetes Grid product.

  • Define identity toolsets and APIs that will apply across the Tanzu products.

  • Create Kubernetes components and plugins that will serve as reference implementations for other teams and ship as part of production commercial offerings.

  • Contribute to open source Kubernetes projects.

  • Become a local expert on securing Kubernetes.

  • Become a local expert in identity systems & protocols.

Desired Skills & Experience

  • Experience building & deploying distributed systems, ideally with Kubernetes.

  • Collaboration with Open Source communities.

  • Openness to or experience with XP-flavor Agile Practices like pair programming, test driven development, and continuous integration.

  • Minimum three to five years of professional software development experience.

Nice to Have:

  • Expertise in standard authentication and authorization protocols such as SAML, OAuth, OIDC, SPIFFE.

  • Experience with Directory services (e.g., LDAP and Active Directory).

What Is It Like To Work At VMware?

We believe that teams should spend more of their time delivering incremental value and less on building infrastructure. We’re building platforms, tools, and automation, including Tanzu Application Service, Tanzu Kubernetes Grid, and Tanzu Mission Control, to enable our customers to easily and confidently develop and run the software that powers their business. Hundreds of companies rely on our platform to meet the needs of millions of their customers. Our engineers adopt appropriate processes as a way to go fast forever and deliver remarkable results. Our product managers and product designers work side-by-side with our engineers in small, empowered teams, using Lean and UCD as guides. We measure success by making our customers more productive, as both software developers and platform operators. We spend time with our customers to understand and build empathy for the jobs that they need to get done.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-07

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