Security Software Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely @ VMware - Palo Alto, CA

Job Overview

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Security Software Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely

VMware - Palo Alto, CA

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Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

You are passionate about security. You are naturally curious and persistent and do the right thing when no one is looking. As a member of our team you will enable the Digital Transformation of Information Security by driving efficiency through code and automation. We are changing the way Information Security works and we want you to be a part of it.

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

We are looking for an experienced software developer to join our team as Sr Information Security Software Engineer. As VMware grows, automation will help to increase the efficiency, productivity and consistency of our organization. We are striving for a world where security and compliance are achieved through code.

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

  • As an experienced developer you will make an impact from your first day on our team. You will contribute to some existing products in development and help to engineer new, highly visible solutions.

  • You will help to build a balanced team and promote software development best practices throughout the organization. Your will use your experience to help shape the way our team works.

  • You will augment your existing skills and experience as you learn the ins and outs of our dynamic environment. Each member of our team has at least one personal development goal at any time and continued learning is expected.

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

  • You will be part of a team that designs, builds and maintains security products that enable the security organization to manage risk for VMware and increase visibility in an increasingly complicated world. These products must perform at scale.

  • We collaborate with other internal engineering teams to ensure we all produce standardized, reusable components that can be shared throughout VMware.

  • You live and breathe Python and have worked extensively with source code management tools (GitHub/GitLab) and issue tracking tools such as Jira. You have implemented and managed CI/CD environments in a large organization. Comfortable with Cloud environments like AWS and Azure (and associated technologies boto3 and Azure SDK), you will be to quickly pivot to pick up new skills as required.

  • Excellent collaboration and communication skills are also required, with the ability to explain complex security and technical concepts simply.

  • You are committed to continuous security learning and have a clear vision of your future. It would be awesome if you have experience facilitating product design and management exercises. You should be familiar with common orchestration tools such as CloudFormation and Terraform. API Design and development are part of the job so experience in that area will be an advantage.

  • Ideally you have a track record of community participation with local meetups, Conference speaking and open source contributions.

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

The team is led by Brendan Higgins, based in Palo Alto, California. Brendan joined VMware from Pivotal where he built and led the Information Security team for several years. He is one of the leaders of the OWASP Bay Area Chapter.

This is a new team with an important mission. We are a distributed team who can work anywhere. We follow agile development methodologies including pair programming, experimentation, iteration and are committed to learning from rapid feedback. We spend as little time in meetings as possible, instead focusing on adding real value and making meaningful use of our time. We evangelize and drive adoption of these methodologies across the security teams at VMware.

We engage with the broader security community by participating in local meetups, conferences and open source contributions.

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.)

  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

Category :
Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Information Security
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-05-23

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

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