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VMware Lead Engineer - Inner Source, Office of CTO - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Newark, New Jersey

Job Description

VMware’s Office of the CTO (OCTO) is responsible for leading research and development across VMware in order to build upon our 20 year history of innovation and disruption. The group has dual goals of ensuring VMware’s technical future as well as advancing the state of the field; focusing on both internal impact on the Company and external impact on the R&D community.

OCTO operates an InnerSource Program Office which helps to promote the inner source practice within VMware to increase reusability and quality of the code, shorten projects’ time to market and drive innovation through collaboration between teams. This initiative will include outreach and community building across the company, helping to define the onboarding processes, working with teams to onboard, defining success metrics, and tracking progress on metrics. We are seeking an experienced architect with a strong development background, who will design and ensure engineering best practice for InnerSource projects.


  • Ensure consistency and engineering best practice across all the projects.Use youropen sourceexperience on what makes a well-run and collaborative project to makeInnerSourceprojects successful.

  • Work with the project teams to resolve technical issuesor obstacles toInnerSourcetheir projects.Provide technical advice and support toInnerSourceprojects.

  • Work withtheInnerSourceProgramManagerand core teamto evangelize and promotetheInnerSourceprogram.

  • Work with engineering teams, managers, andexecutives to promote the use ofInnerSourceand help remove any barriers to adoption.

  • Analyze, architect, and implement tooling necessary for onboarding and discovery of projects, along with metrics gathering to track and analyze success of the program.


  • BS or above in Computer Science or equivalent.

  • 6-10+ years of industry work experience and hands-on development.

  • Significant experience working withmultiplemodern languagessuch as Golang, Python, and Java.

  • Familiarwith common development processes, methodologies, and collaboration tools.

  • Familiar with multiple language toolchains and ecosystems.

  • Experiencewith participationintheopen sourcecommunityandcontributing to open source projects.

  • Leading and/or architecting experience on software development projects.

  • Experienced in cloud native technologies such as containers and Kubernetes.

Nice to have:

  • Experience working on internalInnerSourceprojects or programs.

  • Experience working with globally distributed teams.

  • Experienced in building and designing solutions based on VMware and advanced technology products.

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Software Engineering

Experience: Business Leadership

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-06-08

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