DevOps Engineer (Linux Platform Services team) - Opportunity for Working Remotely @ VMware - Palo Alto, CA

Job Overview

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DevOps Engineer (Linux Platform Services team) - Opportunity for Working Remotely

VMware - Palo Alto, CA

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

As you join VMware, you will help grow a company that makes meaningful and significant technology solutions and is committed to being a "force for good" in technology. Our mission is to become the trusted foundation for accelerating innovation in an unpredictable world. VMware software is essential for making the applications and devices your family and friends use every day a reality. Which means your work is essential for transforming everywhere.

Our Team: The Linux Platform Services team consists of highly competent engineers spread across globe. Most the team works from India and rest of the team is spread across USA, Bulgaria and Costa Rica. The team culture is one based on building trust, on-going development through coaching, and giving back to the community through service learning. This position, with its focus on automating ITOps tasks and provide seamless services to Apps/Dev teams to use infrastructure without any dependency on operations team. This is a great opportunity for someone who likes to start new things and put their mark on a team and company.

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

Within 30 days: Analyze and intercept the requests or incidents coming to the team.

Within 60 days: Become competent with teams supported infra and responsibilities with respect to standard operations.

Within 90 days: Support 24 x 7 day-to-day operations within shift and rotational on-call duties.

Within 180 days:

  • Work on automation tasks/projects based on business priorities.
  • Identify opportunities for providing self-service portals using automation for Apps/Dev teams.
  • Work on DRaaS automation.

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

We are diverse, highly technical & dynamic team of engineers that build and deliver critical internal, infrastructure services. Our mission is to enable VMware R&D teams to deliver and operate world-class cloud and SaaS offerings. Our engineers ensure that our services meet the needs of our customers with the desired levels of reliability, performance, and availability by developing continuous improvements, tools, and automations. As part of the team, you will be engaged in cutting edge designing, automation, implementation, problem-solving and troubleshooting core Linux services like Deployments, Security fixes, Apache, File-transfer solutions, Config Management using Salt/Puppet/Ansible.

We're looking for people who have a passion for technology, have intellectual curiosity, strong business ethics, great interpersonal skills and like the challenge of crafting solutions for meaningful problems, eliminate toil by building automation then you will feel right at home. VMware is actively revolutionizing the way it delivers software solutions and If you are looking forward to working on the latest and top of the line technology stack related to Infrastructure which keeps you always engaging and gives you ample learning opportunity, then this is the place.

Typical assignment may include:

  • Deploying and maintaining production environments that requires 24/7 availability
  • Ensuring our services meet stability, performance, and availability requirements.
  • Developing and maintaining performant, scalable and maintainable software solutions, and tools for internal use.
  • Building robust, self-healing features and automation that reduce operational effort and improve service up-time.
  • Actively engaging in design reviews, code reviews and operational reviews.

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

This position reports to Manmohan Maniyar, Manager Cloud SRE of the Linux Platform Services team. Manmohan has 15 years' experience with a strong technical background in providing Linux and infrastructure solutions. He has been with VMware for about 7 years. He believes leadership is not a position or title, it is about the actions taken and setting examples, and would like to encourage team members to have ability to inspire others to do more and learn more to move forward on the established path.

Where is this role located?

Flexible: The role is considered flexible and will be a mix of working from a local VMware office and remote depending on your preferences and the arrangements determined with your future manager. You will be expected to live within a reasonable non-daily commute of the office.

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. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan
  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types
  • Generous Time Off Programs
  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community
  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities
  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)
  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

Due to the Biden Administration issuing an Executive Order (EO) that effectively mandates COVID-19 vaccination for all U.S. based employees of federal contractors and subcontractors, all U.S. based VMware employees will need to be fully vaccinated by December 8, 2021, or by their first date of employment if after that date, subject to legally required accommodations.

Category :
Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Site Reliability
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-10-27

VMware Company Overview: At VMware, we believe that software has the power to unlock new opportunities for people and our planet. We look beyond the barriers of compromise to engineer new ways to make technologies work together seamlessly. Our cloud, mobility, and security software form a flexible, consistent digital foundation for securely delivering the apps, services and experiences that are transforming business innovation around the globe. At the core of what we do are our people who deeply value execution, passion, integrity, customers, and community. Shape what’s possible today at

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement: VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. Vmware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

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