VMware Staff Engineer, NFV R&D in Palo Alto, California

VMware is looking for a lead engineer to drive the NFV R&D and VMware Integrated OpenStack engineering team to its next phase of becoming a core component in the NFV portfolio.

You will drive the team to translate this vision into a scalable, carrier grade, OpenStack and Kubernetes solution to address the needs of the Telco customers and partners.

You will mentor the engineers and drive towards building high quality, architecturally sound solutions that are aligned with our business needs.


  • Own the end-to-end responsibility for delivering a key part of the VMware NFV portfolio

  • Develop project plans and execute against them in an agile environment

  • Direct the day-to-day processes and activities, translate and clarify high-level requirements to user stories and tasks, remove roadblocks for the team

  • Manage and mentor a world-class engineering team, helping each individual achieve their career goals

  • Plan for long term growth and help recruit excellent engineering talent

  • Work with senior management as well as other teams and functions in developing a long term plan for our NFV solutions

  • Work with engineers and architects to define and develop the right architecture and user experience for our SaaS Services


  • 8+ years of combined experience in leading software teams

  • 5+ years in an engineering role in software development

  • Experience with Agile/Scrum methodologies

  • Comfortable in dealing with change and uncertainty during the software development lifecycle

  • Ability to work with and lead strong engineers

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in a geographically dispersed team

  • Experience OpenStack development

  • Knowledge of Telco/NFV market is a big plus

  • Bachelors in Computer Science; Masters preferred

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