Cloud Architect, SaaS Performance


Job title: Cloud Architect, SaaS Performance

Company: VMware

Job description: Job Description

Cloud Architect – SaaS Performance

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

The Performance Engineering team is growing with the purpose of making VMware’s SaaS offering fast and scalable. You will be joining a newly formed team responsible for performance and scaling of VMware’s Saas Solutions.

This role offers many opportunities for applying your analytical skills to help identify and fix performance bottlenecks in many complex SaaS services built on VMware integrated stack. You also have opportunities to use & co-develop performance tooling like API scalers and simulated-user scalers.

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

As a Cloud Architect, you will be understanding the existing architecture of VMware services, designing experiments to help you identify efficiency/scalability issues before they impact SaaS SLA & SLO. You will help ensure that our SaaS services meet high availability, scalability under load and customer response time targets.

Your challenge will be to analyze solutions built using multi-cloud stack – in combination with home grown services.

You will need to work with our automation team to help drive improvements towards the availability and scalability of VMware’s services.

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

  • Develop methodology to load, analyze, monitor, and improve the performance of VMware’s services. Examples:
  • API scaling
  • Simulated user scaling
  • Real user metrics analysis
  • Work together with development teams to investigate performance issues and design/implement the necessary solutions.
  • Demonstrate ability to work on analyzing and improving performance of multiple services simultaneously.

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

  • Demonstrate deep knowledge of debugging/monitoring services – AWS or VMware services preferred
  • Demonstrate understanding of web services, including transport (primarily HTTP), common data formats (JSON and XML), and standard API patterns (e.g., REST).
  • Proven experience in building blocks for cloud infra i.e., Cloud Networking, Cloud storage, Compute, IAM, OKE, Load Balancers, Disaster Recovery etc.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of APM tools (Application Performance Monitoring) like Wavefront/CloudWatch/DataDog
  • Demonstrate coding/scripting experience in python/java

On a regular basis your work will entail:

  • Active participation in sprint planning and demonstrate timely execution
  • Work towards medium-term team goals and provide continuous feedback to improve our process
  • Clear communication on progress and clear documentation for use by stakeholder teams
  • Be a self-starter with a high attention to detail.
  • Have effective communication and presentation skills.
  • Be able to collaborate remotely via Slack/Zoom etc.
  • Once comfortable with travel and as supported by the company, be willing to travel occasionally for strategy sessions, team building events, etc.

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 .

  • 401k Matching
  • 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, course work, etc.)
  • Healthy and local inspired snacks in all our pantries when visiting an office

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law.

This job may require the candidate to comply with travel restrictions and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

This job may require the candidate to travel and/or work from a facility that requires full vaccination prior to entry.

VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and to providing employees with a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, family medical history or genetic information, family or parental status, or any other status protected by the laws or regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have protected disabilities consistent with local law. ​

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Location: Palo Alto, CA

Job date: Thu, 14 Apr 2022 22:18:13 GMT

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