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VMware Staff Engineer, Kubernetes Security -- Tanzu Kubernetes Grid (Remote, US Time Zones) in Detroit, Michigan

The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

Enterprises are running mission critical software in more places than ever before -- in their datacenter, hybrid cloud, public cloud, and at the edge. In order to catalyze Enterprise transformation through software, VMware envisions a world where Kubernetes is as available as a utility — like electricity — customers need to deploy a consistent Kubernetes grid across all their operational environments.

Tanzu Kubernetes Grid 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.

This opportunity supports delivering on VMware’s highest priorities and supporting our customers with a platform to support their developers and modern applications.

What is primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?

You will be a part of the Tanzu Kubernetes Grid leadership team, helping ensure and implement security practices into VMware’s Kubernetes distribution. As a Staff engineer in the program, you will work both on the downstream product and contribute to the upstream Kubernetes project.

Success in the Role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?

  • Reinforce a secure by default expectation for the platform through consulting and code contributions

  • Analyze and respond to CVEs in both upstream community and downstream product

  • Get approval for features with internal security teams

  • Create test suites that ensure a more secure and relevant product for Enterprises

What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?

  • Collaborates with Kubernetes and Cloud Native Ecosystem projects and community security groups on vulnerability investigation, evaluation of threat models, and responses

  • Validates and ensures resolution to upstream and downstream vulnerabilities and incidents

  • Participates in TKG development lifecyle and provides guidance for architecture and configuration balancing business requirements with enterprise technology standards

  • Coordinates with internal security teams on threat assessments during feature development

  • Leads the development of TKG security standards with product management team and contributes tests to ensure compliance in development lifecycle

  • Partners with product management teams to help prioritize work internally and across across organizational boundaries

  • Support product compliance efforts around FIPS, CIS Benchmarks and others

What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?

The hiring manager for this role is Clint Kitson, R&D Director. Clint has been in the cloud native eco-system for 5+ years and helped build, coordinate, and grow VMware’s Kubernetes contributor and product teams. Clint’s team is responsible for delivering TKG and building teams that innovate with global communities to further the production readiness of Kubernetes.

What are the benefits and perks of working at VMware?

You and your loved ones will be supported with a competitive and comprehensive benefits package. Below are some highlights, or you can view the complete benefits package by visiting www.benefits.vmware.com at http://www.benefits.vmware.com/ .

  • Employee Stock Purchase Plan

  • Medical Coverage, Retirement, and Parental Leave Plans for All Family Types

  • Generous Time Off Programs

  • 40 hours of paid time to volunteer in your community

  • Rethink's Neurodiversity program to support parents raising children with learning or behavior challenges, or developmental disabilities

  • Financial contributions to your ongoing development (conference participation, trainings, course work, etc.)

  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our on-site pantries

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Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Remote: Yes

Posted Date: 2020-10-08

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