Tokyo, JapanJob ID R1911716 Date posted Aug. 20, 2019
Senior Field Engineer - Cloud Native Applications
VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and automation technologies, VMware simplifies IT complexity across the entire data center to the virtual workplace, empowering customers with solutions in the software-defined data center to hybrid cloud computing and the mobile workspace.
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Job Description: Senior Field Engineer – Cloud Native Applications
At VMware we believe that Kubernetes, and by extension Cloud Native, will transform the next generation of enterprise infrastructure and applications the way Virtualization and Java have in the past. Customers will look to containers to avoid lock in with public clouds and the industry has aligned around Kubernetes as the orchestration engine for these containers. VMware is investing in building a modern stack that focuses on this next generation of enterprise computing incorporating both traditional workloads and cloud applications with our core platform. For these reasons, we believe no one is better positioned than VMware to win in the multi-cloud era.
To that end, VMware is investing in a new strategic function to activate recent investments in container orchestration, cloud workload mobility and cloud native application development. This team will be responsible for realizing our strategic direction and accelerating customer adoption of emerging technologies and our cloud native platforms. This function will be the link between engineering and professional services and will serve as a center of gravity for an ecosystem of customers, developers and partners focused on driving the VMware technology agenda.
Senior Field Engineers are responsible for:
Delighting our customers by ensuring successful outcomes to their projects.
Hands on deployment and optimization of complex architectures, and advancing customer thinking and
awareness within the Cloud Native space
The ideal candidate is action-oriented, collaborative, a continuous learner, has strong customer presence and
must have a desire to contribute to VMware’s intent to capture modern application workloads. Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Execute on customer engagements both as a member of a team for complex engagements and solo for simpler engagements
Install and optimizing Kubernetes clusters and dependencies
Write reference programs, perform research on new technologies and architectures
Supports a written culture and contributes to our technical content library
Gives and takes guidance to/from customers, teammates and leadership where needed
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Drives high quality output of both self and team for customers and internal initiatives
Helps with pre-sales, conferences and general Kubernetes evangelism as time permits
Fosters a sense of collaboration through activity and presence
Reports and manages time with minimal oversight
Works effectively with a remote and distributed team
Can help set and execute on technical vision
Assists all team members when they are stuck, and helps others level up their skills by providing kind and direct
feedback Desired Skills:
Domain expertise in infrastructure or programming concepts
Robust proficiency in Linux & CLI, several years of experience in infrastructure
Ideal candidates will have familiarity with programming concepts and general SDLC practices
Knowledge of tools required to drive solution relevance and scale.
Familiarity with application developer challenges, interests and deployment patterns for Cloud Native
Hands on experience with distributed systems and concepts in a real-world environment
Some specific technical competencies desired:
o Kubernetes, OpenShift, Docker & Cloud Native Application development platforms.
o Linux - As the de facto base operating system for all public cloud providers and Cloud Native
technologies effective skills working with Linux on the CLI are required.
o Networking & Security - Some of the more complex scenarios which occur with Cloud Native projects
and technologies involve both east / west and ingress /egress networking and security considerations. As
such we highly value expertise and experience in these areas.
o Reliability Engineering - A drive towards constant iteration and improvement of technologies and
processes is a fundamental part of being successful with Cloud Native projects and technologies.
o Go & Programming - Some of our projects require building and extending tooling and projects. GO is
preferred, but any modern language is acceptable as a starting point.
• Hands on experience with open source and commercial container tooling including Docker, Mesosphere, Red Hat
OpenShift Container Platform and Rancher Other Requirements
Bachelor’s degree in relevant field or alternative education such as bootcamp graduate or relevant professional experience
6+ years of experience in a technical presales, support, or consulting role
Knowledge of and operational experience with methodologies related to agile and DevOps
Locations: Tokyo (Hamamatsucho)