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VMware Software Architect: Vulnerability Management Platform - Opportunity for Working Remotely in Charleston, South Carolina

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

You are passionate about security and solving problems. This is an opportunity to create something new that has a significant impact on the security risk to VMware and VMware customers. You will be using the latest technologies and development methodologies to create a brand new solution. You will be developing software solutions that eliminate manual inefficiencies and errors in mission critical areas.

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

With current solutions lacking features and requiring slow manual work, we need an advanced solution that exactly matches our business processes and best practices. With the pace of security discoveries and the growth of VMware, we need automated and scalable solutions for responding to vulnerabilities quickly. Having top level visibility into our exposure is crucial for executives to direct support.

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

  • Architect our next generation Vulnerability Management platform.

  • Work across the business to develop user stories and use cases for the new solution.

  • Provide working demonstrations for the technical feasibility of specific design considerations within each 2 week sprint.

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

  • You will architect full stack features in SQL, Java, and AngularJS, with possibly supporting languages such as python or golang.

  • You will investigate the use of a microservices architecture with RESTful APIs between each layer.

  • You will collaborate with the Vulnerability Management team and other product teams to understand the use cases required of the system you are designing.

  • You will work in a continuous delivery model with tools such as Gitlab and Jenkins where code is automatically promoted when quality gates are met.

  • You will deploy on immutable infrastructure using containers, with the potential of changing this model as the product matures.

  • You will be expected to meet sprint commitments and raise blockers early so we can work in a highly efficient manner.

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 Colin Minihan, Director of Cloud Application Security. A developer at heart, Colin has served in a variety of roles during his 6 years at VMware. Beginning in the End User Computing business unit, he was responsible for overseeing large architectural improvements, developing a performance testing program, and creating a product security & compliance team within R&D. He then took this product security background to the Security & Resiliency team where he manages the Vulnerability Management and Red Team, with the mission of preventing cyber security weaknesses and removing opportunities that attackers might use to do VMware and VMware customers harm.

Colin’s management philosophy is one of continuous improvement and that “none of us is as smart as all of us”. He encourages team members to always look for ways to work smarter, especially by automating as many tasks as possible. He likes building teams that are quick to share ideas and collaborate so that each team member has a multiplying effect on each other. He believes that work should be fun and team members should truly enjoy working together towards shared goals.

The Vulnerability Management and Red Team is comprised of highly technical professionals, most with developer backgrounds. Everyone on the team will be a contributor to our new Vulnerability Management platform, some developing features directly and others serving as “customers” who can explain system requirements. This position and two others will be full time dedicated to development of the next-generation Vulnerability Management platform.

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: 2021-02-04

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