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MTS - Virtual Machine Monitor Test Engineer
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VMware | Palo Alto, CA
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# About Us

VMware is the leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure solutions that enable our more than 500,000 enterprise and mid-market customers to thrive in the Cloud Era by simplifying, automating and transforming the way they build, deliver and consume IT. We empower our customers by radically simplifying IT through virtualization software with a focus on three core missions: End-User Computing (EUC), Hybrid Cloud and Software-Defined Data Center (SDDC). Join our community - instigators of innovation and transformers of technology - as we envision and create what's next in IT. Get connected to an engine of opportunity fueled by the transformative products and solutions we bring to market, the passion and trust we inspire in our customers, and our collaborative drive to imagine, define and deliver the future of IT. With 13,000+ employees and 50+ locations worldwide, we are passionately driven to make an impact while contributing back to the community. Ranked on the Forbes 100 Most Innovative Companies in the World list. Learn more at vmware.com/careers today!

# Why work for our Division

VMware's world-class, award-winning RD team is comprised of thousands of top-notch computer scientists and software engineers that are transforming computing through virtualization. Members of the RD team voice their creative ideas and watch them become initiatives, participate in exciting short-term and long-term products on the VMware roadmap, initiate advanced research projects, and/or write and test code that ships. At VMware, our engineers continue to learn and grow by working with top professionals from around the world and recent graduates of top universities and by taking advantage of our extensive internal training opportunities and generous external education assistance program. RD team members work on the latest computing equipment and have access to the ACM and IEEE libraries. VMware has RD offices in: Silicon Valley; Cambridge, MA; Broomfield, CO; Sofia, Bulgaria; Aarhus, Denmark; London, UK; Herzliya, Israel; Bangalore, India; and Beijing, China.

# Why work with our Group

Engineers interested in problem solving, developing testing tools, and hardware and software interoperability get to design automated tests to find bugs in our products or design plans to ensure that the products operate efficiently with all hardware and software systems. They work with the latest hardware, software and devices to ensure that our software executes flawlessly. They design and build test infrastructure, including automation framework and tools, coverage analyzers, and custom test tools.

# Job Description

This position is for System Software Engineer in Testing, working on testing the stability & functionality of the Virtual Machine Monitor and its interaction with other product (ESX and Workstation) components and features. The candidate will be working closely with the world-class Virtual Machine Monitor R&D; Group working on CPU virtualization technology that makes the core of VMware Products.


An Engineer in this position will work with different people and teams during different phases of the product development lifecycle. Some of the responsibilities include -

* Planning/Design/Implementation - Work with the Product Management, Development counterparts & other team members to understand & review the feature specs, develop & review feature test plans, test design specs and implement tests.

* Development - Architect and design test frameworks and implement various types of automated tests to validate different aspects of the product feature. Typical test types would include - Functional, Stress, Limits, Interoperability, and Customer Scenarios etc.

* Product/Feature Stabilization - Setup test configurations, execute test cases, analyze the test failures, debug test code, report bugs, work with Development counterparts to get the bug fixes.

* Release - Compile and report test results and provide accurate assessment of the feature quality to Product QA leads to help make the overall decision of shipment.

As a member of the team, the engineer will also

* help come up with test strategies to ensure better test coverage and optimize the test cycles.

* drive improvements to our tools and processes.

* coordinate work with internal and external partners.

* connect with customers via forums and other available medium.


This is a Development position in Test and candidates applying for this position must have strong technical and software development skills.

* Bachelor's or Master's Degree in CS/CE (preferred) or related field with at least 2 years of industry experience or equivalent research experience.

* Strong programming skills in C, C++/ Java & Perl / Python

* Strong problem solving, analysis and debugging skills.

* Very good knowledge of computer architecture and x86 based microprocessor architecture

* Very good understanding of operating systems internals

* Command of the Linux development environment

* User level understanding of Linux and Windows operating systems is highly desired

* Strong verbal and written communication skills and ability to work in a team environment.

* Knowledge of software engineering processes and software quality assurance methodologies is a plus.

* Knowledge of x86 virtualization is a plus

* Experience in writing system level software is a plus

# EEO Statement

VMware is an equal opportunity employer committed to the principles of equal employment opportunity and affirmative action for all applicants and employees. Equal opportunity and consideration are afforded to all qualified applicants and employees in personnel actions, which include: recruiting and hiring, selection for training, promotion, rates of pay or other compensation, transfer, discipline, demotion, layoff or termination. VMware does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, gender identity, gender expression, family medical history or genetic information, citizenship, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, medical condition, veteran status, military status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local law, ordinance or regulation. VMware also makes reasonable accommodations for disabled employees consistent with applicable law. Further, it is the policy of VMware to maintain a working environment free of all forms of harassment.

*Posting Title:* MTS - Virtual Machine Monitor Test Engineer

*Advertised Location (Select only ONE location):* Palo Alto, CA, US

*Is this a remote or multiple location position?:* No

*Requisition Number:* 43294BR

*LinkedIn Recruiter Account Email:* jtrotter@vmware.com

*Level of Job (LinkedIn):* Mid-Senior Level

*Advertised Group (Place a checkmark to select multiple groups):* Engineering

About VMware

Company Description

VMware (NYSE: VMW): VMware (NYSE:VMW), the global leader in virtualization and cloud infrastructure, delivers customer-proven solutions that accelerate IT by reducing complexity and enabling more flexible, agile service delivery. VMware enables enterprises to adopt a cloud model that addresses their unique business challenges. VMware’s approach accelerates the transition to cloud computing while preserving existing investments and improving security and control. With more than 400,000 customers and 55,000 partners, VMware solutions help organizations of all sizes lower costs, increase business agility and ensure freedom of choice.