- Communication skills
- Distributed systems
Why might you be interested in this opportunity?
Ready to build? So are we. Come join VMware’s Knative OSS team. We’re focused on providing Kubernetes abstractions that speak to application developers. We build the foundational developer component of Modern Applications Business Unit (MAPBU)’s Tanzu portfolio to help customers build, run, and manage their most important applications.
Knative simplifies running serverless containers by taking care of “boring but difficult” details such as networking, autoscaling (even to zero) and revision tracking, allowing developers to focus on business needs. Additionally, Knative provides universal subscription, delivery and management of events, enabling developers to declaratively manage complex event-driven workloads.
We care deeply about
building the right thing: our team has a deep expertise in building components on Kubernetes
open source software: our team holds several leadership positions in the Knative community
While focused on the upstream OSS community, we also collaborate with VMware product and infrastructure teams to bring the benefits of Knative to VMware and VMware’s customers.
We’re looking for someone who is passionate about helping application developers be more productive and open source software development. The Staff II Engineer role provides an opportunity to drive tremendous impact for the OSS community as well as VMware’s customers. It is primarily a hands-on technical role focused on design, execution and delivery. It also requires influencing and collaborating with adjacent communities in order to drive successful outcomes on behalf of the end users.
The Knative community organizes itself in small groups known as Working Groups (WG), each focusing on a domain. In this role, your primary focus will be contributing to the Knative Scaling WG.
In this role, you will;
research and improve performance of Knative Serving in regards to scaling, cold start time and resource utilization
develop and manage performance benchmarks
keep abreast of and influence upstream Kubernetes to drive enhancements in Knative
explore and drive differentiated downstream opportunities
provide support and guidance to internal teams leveraging Knative as a scaling subject matter expert
collaborate with WG members by reviewing proposals and defining the roadmap
contribute code and review pull requests
setup and manage test infrastructure and release process to deliver quality releases
Chop wood carry water - helping behind the scenes & completing often thankless tasks for the ecosystem’s benefit
We believe the following skills/experience are required to be successful:
thorough understanding of scaling Serverless or other distributed systems
experience working with and debugging Kubernetes and Serverless systems
experienced in Go
The following are desired:
previous collaboration with open source communities
previous experience with Knative
previous experience with vSphere and Tanzu Kubernetes Grid
What is the structure and culture of the team like?
The Knative OSS currently has 10 members (engineers, product manager and technical writers) and is still growing. The team is distributed spanning from London, UK to Seattle, Washington and a few places in between. Given our distributed nature, we prefer candidates who are comfortable working fully remote and have strong communication skills as we tend to leverage asynchronous means of collaboration.
Culturally, the team is focused on user value, innovation, execution, growth and kindness. We believe sustainable pace and psychological safety foster creativity and a productive work environment. We strive to focus on what is right for the users and optimize for the overall project rather than a subcomponent.
Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2021-10-06
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