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VMware Senior Cloud Engineer - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Pierre, South Dakota

This job requisition is not eligible for employment-based immigration sponsored by VMware

Employment contingent on candidate ability to pass required background check and additional clearances may be required.

This position will perform work that the U.S. government has specified can only be performed by a U.S. citizen on U.S. soil, and therefore any offer will be contingent upon verification of both of these requirements.

Why will you enjoy this new opportunity?

You will have the opportunity to be involved in and help lead the VMware Federal security engineering team. Working with a team of security engineers, you will be positioned at the forefront of multiple company critical programs to help shape the future of the company. You will be able to apply your security and infrastructure knowledge to the multitude of projects advancing the VMware security posture within the FedRAMP environment. You get to do this while being a part of a team that values teamwork and responsibility while sharing laughs and working in a relaxed atmosphere. Above all, you get to work in a culture where new ideas are welcome and personal ownership of tasks is encouraged and appreciated.

As this is a senior level position, we are seeking candidates with extensive experience in challenging environments and advanced knowledge of cloud infrastructure supporting saas services. You will have extensive knowledge working in a large-scale enterprise environment in an array of roles including cloud application support, tool and infrastructure architecture and implementation, and software development/infrastructure management/and automation.

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

We need someone who can hit the ground running in a high-octane environment. They will be expected to provide leadership support for multiple long-term projects and show understanding of the compliance efforts that impact the team. Additionally, developing and advancing the security tool stack from an automation and operational management perspective through infrastructure as code is paramount.

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

  • Focus on understanding the key security tools and their implementation as well as the service teams involved to understand the compliance effort and possible immediate needs

  • Integrate with the development process for the security tool stack including the key pieces of infrastructure as code

  • Working with other members of the engineering team as well as key stakeholders on other teams to establish a cadence for addressing ongoing implementations

  • Develop key pieces of code for the automation and management of our tool stack in restricted environments

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

  • You would be testing, developing, and programmatically configuring security tools for automatic deployment in distributed environments

  • You would be supporting VMware Federal Programs with security solutions to meet compliance objectives

  • You would play a key role in enhancing the security engineering portfolio from a development and architectural stance

  • As an SME, you would actively assist in managing security tool infrastructure in AWS environments

  • As a senior engineer, you will provide support to the team and assist in oversight of large-scale projects

  • You shall assist in evaluating security solutions as well as play a pivotal role in developing novel security solutions

Required Skills and Experience

  • Extensive understanding of Cloud Infrastructure and Architecture (Terraform, CloudFormation)

  • Comfort with devops and automation mindset and the tools required (Jenkins, Ansible, Puppet, Chef, Lambda)

  • Scripting, Programming, Coding knowledge (Python, Bash, Powershell)

  • Linux and Windows system administration (Windows 2016, Centos, Amazon Linux, RHEL)

  • Ability to build working relationships with critical stakeholders

  • Ability to constructively challenge status quo while adhering to corporate ethics and leadership principles

  • Ability to execute with passion. Lead and follow with Integrity, in a collaborative manner

Desired skills/experience/certification:

  • Certifications like CISSP, Security+, CEH, CISM

  • Experience in regulated environments regarding change management, security controls, compliance efforts (FedRAMP, PCI, FINRA, SOC2)

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 Jason Alcock, Senior Manager, Federal/Cloud Security Engineering. He has experience working with teams across VMware on developing and implementing security solutions. He has been with VMware for 4 years now.

Jason believes in collaboration, teamwork, and providing his team with the best opportunity to succeed. Doing the best possible job and helping other VMware teams is essential to success on the team. The team atmosphere is relaxed even in stressful times and appropriate work/life balance is essential. Leading projects and driving items to completion is a valuable quality.

The team consists of security engineers with all manner of background based in Atlanta. The team works regular hours with monthly rotations for patching or after-hours visibility.

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 .

  • 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

Category : Engineering and Technology

Subcategory: Information Security

Experience: Manager and Professional

Full Time/ Part Time: Full Time

Posted Date: 2021-03-24

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