Site Reliability/DevOps Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely at VMWare (Columbus, OH)

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Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

As part of the Workspace ONE FedRAMP Access and Intelligent Hub service team, you will help build, deploy, and operate the Workspace ONE Access and Intelligent Hub SaaS services platform hosted on AWS GovCloud. You will work with our team to continuously improve how we rapidly and securely deliver high-quality software services to VMware's US Local, State, and Federal Government customers, working with a variety of AWS-managed services (e.g., RDS Aurora, DynamoDB, Elasticsearch, SQS, SNS, CloudFormation, Lambda) in addition to deploying containerized micro-services. You will also have the opportunity to collaborate with the Access and Intelligent Hub Engineering team to help introduce improvements to the product across the full software development lifecycle, including identifying opportunities to reduce operational burdens and increase observability and monitoring through code and automation.

If you enjoy working with automation to continuously improve the delivery and operation of critical, secure SaaS services to support US Government customers, then this is the role for you.

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

Within your first 6 months:
  • You will be expected to contribute towards SRE & DevOps-related automation efforts.
  • You will be contributing to the incident response process, and work towards improving the stability of underlying software components with an automation mindset
  • You will assume ownership of 1 or more DevOps/SRE functions by becoming a subject matter expert at it and working across engineering teams. Examples of functions are CI, CD, Infra-as-code, Observability, Security, Compliance, Incident response automation, etc.

After 6 months+:
  • You will be expected to design and propose improvements in existing cloud operations and SaaS delivery models for AWS-hosted cloud services.
  • You will be expected to design and propose next-generation DevOps/SRE solutions to support and sustain at higher scale requirements, work towards the proof concept, and bring adoption of newly developed solutions across engineering teams.
  • You will embody automation first mindset and will act as a guiding force across DevOps, SRE, and engineering teams to achieve the 100% automation goal
  • You will be responsible for improving the reliability and resiliency of microservices by enforcing DevOps/SRE best practices across engineering org
  • You will adopt and evangelize a mindset of full-stack observability, implement monitoring, logging, and tracing functions across all DevOps/SRE functions to provide a system where production incidents are prevented by detecting and fixing things before it each production system.

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

As a new member of the DevOps and SRE Team, you will:
  • Work with the cloud team, service team, and product management to review and refine production readiness requirements
  • Deploy microservices to AWS GovCloud using Continuous Integration and Continuous Deployment (CI/CD) systems
  • Write and review automation supporting system deployment and operations
  • Participate in our on-call rotation, providing operational support to components owned by DevOps and SRE teams
  • Design and create the feedback loop to provide information from our running systems back to development to help improve performance, security, scalability, and feature usage
  • Identify and implement improved feedback loops early in the development process to fix issues before they reach production.
  • Design, document, and hold reviews of proposed technical solutions
  • Research and help select the technology upon which our next-gen deployment platform will be based
  • Participate in all team scrum meetings and demos

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

This position reports to a Manager of Engineering who has provided 16 years of engineering expertise to Government program offices and focuses on improving the delivery of systems from requirements to operational fielding. The team consists of highly competent senior and junior engineers working as a close-knit group. We focus on achieving engineering and operational excellence with an automation mindset in whatever work we do as a team. We thrive to get better every day at what we do and try to stay ahead of the industry technology trend to solve problems in a sustainable automated manner.

Leadership and the team strive to maintain a culture of true collaboration, succeed as a team, and enable career growth to fulfill short- and long-term career ambitions. The leadership team is laser-focused on evolving and maintaining a culture of inclusiveness, honesty, and transparency. We believe engineers are the most valuable asset of our company and team. We put extra emphasis on providing a great work-life balance.

Where is this role located?

This role is considered flexible, with a mix of working from a local VMware office and remote depending on your preferences and arrangements with your future manager. You will be expected to live within a reasonable commute of the office.

This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both requirements.

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

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
  • 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, pieces of training, course work, etc.)
  • Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes

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: Software Engineering
Experience: Manager and Professional
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-08-02

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