Manager R&D - Clustering and Distributed Storage Job
VMware - Palo Alto, CA

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Manager R&D - Clustering and Distributed Storage

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Job Description
Job Description: The Datacenter Platform organization is responsible for vSphere, our Core Virtualization Infrastructure, and Solutions for Enterprise Virtualization.

As the Engineering Manager, you will be responsible for providing deep technical expertise on our next generation storage initiatives. In addition to technical architecture support, the manager will collaborate with Engineering and Product Management to distill customer needs into use-cases and requirements, work within VMware to highlight solutions requirements for the vSphere storage platform, and work with key VMware technical leaders to influence and execute vSphere storage initiatives.

- Provide technical leadership for next generation storage platform technology
- Work with the Engineering and Product Management organizations to establish and deliver the product road-map
- Innovate and develop new storage and storage management technologies
- Assist in technically managing initial storage implementations including proof-of-concepts and pilots
- Mentor and lead a strong team of developers
- Maintain deep technical and business knowledge of storage platform industry directions and trends
- Work collaboratively with Engineering and Product Management during the development, launch, and continuing refinement of VMware storage related technologies
- Document best practices and architectural references in developing and deploying product solutions


- 6+ years of storage platform architecture experience with significant knowledge around designing, implementing, and managing critical cross-functional integration projects
- 4+ years of people management experience is required for this role
- Multiple years of experience in developing storage kernel modules and management software
- Strong knowledge in storage technology and protocols
- Knowledge of FileSystems and Clustering will be a huge plus.
- Ability to see and present "the big picture" and offer solutions to make it better
- Track record of mentoring and leading development teams
- Excellent communication skills, both written and oral are required
- Graduate of Degree in Computer Science, Engineering, related field or equivalent experience

Palo Alto, CA, US

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