Staff Engineer, NFV R&D

VMware - Palo Alto, CA (30+ days ago)4.0

VMware Integrated OpenStack extends the power of VMware infrastructure in the cloud. The VMware OpenStack and Kubernetes group focuses on ground breaking engineering and advanced projects around containers and OpenStack. Our OpenStack distribution makes it easy to deploy an enterprise-grade OpenStack cloud on top of VMware virtualization technologies and boost developer productivity by providing developers with simple, standard and vendor-neutral OpenStack API access to VMware infrastructure. You will be part of a team who will deliver a scalable, carrier grade, OpenStack solution to address the needs of Telco customers and partners. You will mentor the engineers and drive towards building high quality, architecturally sound solutions that are aligned with our business needs.


You will join the VMware NFV R&D team passionate about bringing software innovation to the Telco market focused on 5G / IOT / Edge Computing / Network Slicing etc. Your role as an architect in this team will involve bringing technical expertise and thought leadership to the VMware Telco engineering initiatives
You will bring a full understanding of the telco world to VMware to contextualize the design and development of products and services for the NFV market to customer use cases
You will have knowledge around the standards body experience around IETF/ETSI etc to allow VMware to be a leader in the Telco standards definition process
You will participate with a wider team to work on NFV/OpenStack cloud infrastructure software platform involving distributed systems, high speed Telco data-planes, multi-site management planes and end-to-end Telco software orchestration
Lead internal and external requirements balancing internal and open source community priorities.
Strong passion for developing new software that is scalable
Work with engineering leaders and architects to ensure usability, robustness and performance of the product.
Strong ability to influence others and build consensus using good written and verbal communication skills and customer facing skills
Developing visioning skills and ability to see the big picture
Communicate with all partners and team members and provide updates perform other duties and responsibilities as requested or required

10+ years of experience working with the following: Container technologies (Docker, Kubernetes), Infrastructure-as-as-Service (IaaS) products (OpenStack), Distributed systems protocols (AMQP, LDAP, RPC, DNS), and Security protocols (Kerberos, SRP, NTLM, OAuth2/Open ID Connect, SAML)
Managing a team working on open source technology
Strong coding skills in Python, with emphasis on writing modular, scalable code
Experience contributing to the open source communities of the above projects
Experience with architecting elegant software solutions driving market value from VMware’s OpenStack and Telco initiatives
Communication skills for a highly collaborative software development process.
Knowledge of Telco/NFV market is a huge plus
Proven knowledge of operating systems
Strong analytical and diagnostic skills with ability to work independently
Bachelors or Masters Degree in Computer Science or equivalent