Sr. Software Engineer / Architect Job
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Sr. Software Engineer / Architect

About Us
VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and mid-market customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. We enable people and organizations by radically simplifying IT through software virtualization with a focus on three core missions: End-User Computing (EUC), Hybrid Cloud and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Join our community – instigators of innovation and transformers of technology – as we envision and create what’s next in IT. Get connected to an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are passionately driven to make an impact while contributing back to the community. Learn more at today!

Why Work for Our Division
VMware’s world-class, award-winning R&D team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the R&D team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. R&D team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has R&D offices in: Silicon Valley; Burlington, MA; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Burlington, MA; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

Job Description
VMware Inc., a pioneer in virtualization software for industry-standard computers, is seeking an engineer with strong distributed systems or scalable applications development experience.

Providing vision and hands-on technical expertise to a team building large mission-critical systems. An excellent understanding of building three-tier applications is desired. Designing for performance, reliability and scalability.

VirtualCenter is the flagship management software for VMware's™ server virtualization offerings. In addition to managing ESX server hosts, the VirtualCenter Server is rapidly becoming a platform on which virtualization solutions are developed, both inside and outside VMware.

The key challenges facing the VirtualCenter Server platform in the coming years are scaling to manage thousands of servers, tens of thousands of virtual machines and managing hosts spread across multiple geographical locations. Interoperability between multiple VirtualCenter Server instances to enable federation is a key architectural change that will enable may of these solutions to be delivered.


- Design & develop scalable, distributed, multi-threaded applications in Java or C/C++
- Advanced development in Security, Distributed Systems, Messaging, and Databases highly desirable
- Proven ability to deliver commercial quality software
- Experience in object-oriented design methodology and techniques
- Understanding of system architecture, including processors, storage and networking is highly desirable
- Must be comfortable developing for Windows and/or Linux environments
- Must be able to interface with customers
- Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills

Cambridge, MA, US

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VMware is the leader in cloud infrastructure, business mobility and virtualization software. A pioneer in the use of virtualization and...