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VMware Open Source Engineer: Open Source Technology Center - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Indianapolis, Indiana

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

You will be part of the Open Source Technology Center, a team of experienced open source developers all over the world. The role will be focused on upstream development on open source projects relevant to the Container Software Bill of Materials. You will be contributing code, working on feature development, working to help build credibility, and growing influence in open source projects relevant to VMware. You will also grow your general open source skills through various internal engagements such as role modeling open source best practices to colleagues within VMware. You will interface closely with senior architects inside VMware as well as existing communities of contributors for these projects outside of VMware.

What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

A successful candidate will be proficient in core software engineering skills, including translating requirements into implementation, writing maintainable software, following revision control best practice, debugging, analysis, and problem resolution. Open source software development is a highly collaborative effort; strong communication skills are required for effective code review, written technical discussions, including advocating for a specific solution to a given problem in a geographically dispersed set of contributors.

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

  • Can quickly engage and create meaningful contributions to upstream projects.

  • Show expertise in open source development and contribution as well as relevant technical skills in one or more prominent projects.

  • Communicate clearly the role of these projects in the context of related projects.

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

  • Contribute impactful features to container related open source projects such as Tern, Buildah, Podman, Buildpacks, Umoci, ORAS, and/or Docker Distribution

  • Relevant skills and experience include: Golang, Python, Kubernetes, Docker, containers, SPDX, OCI, SBoMs

  • Present your work both internally and externally at conferences, tech talks, and brown bags.

  • Coach and mentor internal groups on how to effectively contribute within an open source community.

  • Advise internal teams on open source licensing, technology adoption, and best practices.

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

The hiring manager for this role has been at VMware for over 7 years with a background as an open source engineer and currently maintains an open source security linter, Bandit ( . He also focuses on open source use in various VMware products. Likewise, both the Sr. Director and VP in the Open Source Program Office come with extensive open source engineering backgrounds and continue to contribute actively to open source projects.

The team consists of engineers distributed globally, focusing on leading edge open source projects within domains such as Cloud Application Services, Container Packaging, Linux, Machine Learning, and Security.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. You can view the complete benefits package by visiting .

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-02-11

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