Staff 1 Developer/Engineer FoundationDB – Aria Operations for Applications (AOA, A.K.A Tamzu Observability, A.K.A Wavefront)
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The Elevator Pitch: Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?
You have a creative mind, attention to detail, and a genuine passion for the craft of software engineering. You love solving problems, learning new technologies, and making data-centric software scale massively.
Aria Operations for Applications offers many opportunities for applying your creativity and skills to a cutting-edge cloud observability platform that leads the industry in scalability and usability. We are a growing team developing a SaaS product that is used 24/7 by development and site-reliability teams at leading enterprises such as Lyft, Doordash, Reddit, Snowflake, Intuit, Box, Workday, and many more!
What is the primary need, technical challenge, and/or problem you will be responsible for?
As a Staff Engineer, you will help drive our database/data management strategy, design, and implementation.
You will be working on high-performance data ingestion and querying of metrics, histograms, events, and other data, along with working directly with the FoundationDB open-source community in the improvement of scale, security, and resiliency of the Tanzu application.
You will be working closely with software developers, back-end engineers, product managers, the Office of the CTO, and the FDB community; as you design and implement these critical features as a member of the Metrics observability subgroup under Aria Operations for Applications
What differentiates Aria Operations for Applications in the current observability landscape is our scalable and extremely powerful data platform and UI, and you will play a key role in taking our platform to the next level.
Success in the role: What are the performance goals over the first 6-12 months you will work toward completing?
You will work on various implementation improvements centered around our data management engine, with a focus on performance, security, and availability.
You will lead design efforts associated with our data pipeline and investigate distributed key-value store alternatives.
You will collaborate with the FoundationDB open-source community in order to implement necessary improvements within the core codebase.
You will interact with other VMware technical leads in order to maximize the efficiencies of our Ingest and Query workflows.
What type of work will you be doing? What assignments, requirements, or skills will you be performing on a regular basis?
You will be part of design and code reviews, collaborating with the greater engineering team to set and maintain a high technical standard.
You will be part of the On-Call 24/7/365 Team and will be supporting issues and bugs for the FOundationDB Team.
You will participate in bi-weekly sprints in our agile process and work on features that fit the agile timeline. You will also participate in demos!
You will participate in the learning culture at Aria Operations for Applications and attend and even deliver tech talks. You will also likely get to participate in hack-a-thons to showcase your creativity in applied observability.
Work is non-routine and very complex, involving the application of advanced technical/business skills in areas of specialization.
The technical experience in your background which may help your success in this new role include:
12+ years of related experience with a Bachelor’s degree; or 8+ years and a Master’s degree; or a PhD with 5 years experience working on database internals and/or large scale distributed systems
Background in database internals in domains such as query execution, query optimization and/or storage engines, database architectures and development
Experience in the design/implementation of NoSQL databases and ordered key-value stores such as FoundationDB, RocksDB/LevelDB, DynamoDB, Redis, etc.
Excellent C/C++ and Java programming skills
Strong Operating System fundamentals- Windows Server, Unix and Linux
Experience in the DevOps tools: Jenkins, Hudson, Docker, Kubernetes and Familiarity with Cloud environments
Demonstrated mentor and technical team leader in a professional software team
Ability to dive into a large polyglot codebase and contribute as you learn
Experience debugging, diagnosing, and trouble-shooting complex production software
Skilled at drawing on your technical domain knowledge, design patterns, and experience to build maintainable software
Nice to Haves
Previous experience with observability or monitoring such as Grafana, Prometheus, TICK stack, StatsD, DataDog, SignalFX, is a plus.
User-level familiarity with source control systems such as GIT or Subversion is highly desirable
Contributed to an open-source project
Experience with Kubernetes, vSphere, Docker, or cloud deployment technologies
Experience with Test Driven Development (TDD)
Experienced with Agile Methodologies
Experience handling customer escalation
We know from experience that not ticking every box on the skills sections stops many from applying. Please apply regardless of your self-assessment -- we want to hear from you! We have seen engineers succeed with a diverse range of skills and experiences.
What is the leadership like for this role? What is the structure and culture of the team like?
This role will be reporting to the Manager, Engineering. Our team's focus is on challenging the status quo by innovating but, at the same time, getting stuff done. We believe in hiring engineers with a strong self-directed work ethic and a "make-it-happen" mindset. We are especially interested in versatile and enthusiastic folks who are driven by owning and tackling new challenges on their own as we build upon our solution. The team is organized based on modules to define clear responsibility and accountability. At the same time, teams are fluid enough to own up to whatever is needed for the larger product to be successful.
Where is this role located?
Flexible: The role is considered flexible and will be a mix of working from a local VMware office and / or remote depending on your preferences, which can be discussed during the interview.
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 .
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, training, coursework, etc.)
Wellness reimbursement and online fitness and wellbeing classes
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Category : Engineering and Technology
Subcategory: Software Engineering
Experience: Business Leadership
Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time
Posted Date: 2022-09-22
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