The Elevator Pitch: Why would you enjoy this new opportunity?
Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) provides Enterprise organizations with a consistent, upstream compatible, Kubernetes substrate across SDDC, Public Cloud, and Edge environments that is ready for end-user workloads and ecosystem integrations. TKG builds on trusted open source and community projects and delivers an engineered and supported Kubernetes platform for end users and partners.
We’re building the networking layer to enable the truly consistent infrastructure experience. You’ll work with engineering teams across our products to solve challenging problems in the designing, shaping and building of networking infrastructure APIs and features. You’ll have the opportunity to contribute directly to Kubernetes upstream community, and distill knowledge and best practices in our commercial offerings.
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
You will be a part of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid Networking team, working as a Staff I engineer with an impactful and motivated team of engineers. You will be effectively working and collaborating from distributed locations to deliver networking features in TKG releases on time with good quality. You will be leading components design and implementation of enterprise networking features. The role partners with product managers, engineering managers, and senior staffs from different teams across Business Units. Effectively communicates with many types of audiences. Facilitates collaboration and communication to ensure all perspectives are heard and considered.
Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months, you will work toward completing?
As a Staff I engineer, you will be expected to:
Provide technical support and hands-on work for the team that will focus on building TKG with your deep technical skills across both proprietary and open-source, and a good breadth across many technologies.
Unblocks team by resolving key technical challenges with your knowledge spanning multiple platforms and architecture with deep understanding of Kubernetes.
Design and develop the networking APIs and features.
Align upstream and downstream innovation to show a strong presence in community, as well as build better products
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments or requirements will you be performing on a regular basis?
Most of time will be spent on working with product managers, engineering manager and workstream tech lead and team members to translate requirements into design and functional specs, provide technical guidance for the team members and solve critical technical problems.
You will help to build and adopt a development process to enhance productivity and efficiency.
You will need to handle multiple tasks and projects simultaneously.
Participate and influence code reviews, design reviews.
You will also work closely on convergence with TKGS and TKGm deliverables as well.
You will need to be on top of industry trends and able to incorporate innovations in our product offerings
What is leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
The hiring manager for this role is Fangyuan Li who manages the networking team for the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (TKG) product. His management style relies heavily on leveraging the diverse and varied experiences of those on my teams and encouraging independent though and out of the box thinking. I believe that my approach is due to my own nontraditional journey: I studied math in college, started in a start up as a data engineer intern, came to VMware as a software engineer working on infrastructure, and became an engineering manager over time. To this end I tend to take a hands off approach on my teams, letting them decide for themselves what to work on and the best approach to take.
This role is on the TKG Networking team. Currently that team is composed of seven engineers who work in a very collaborative environment and split their attention upstream and downstream.
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-07-26
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