VMware Intern - Product Development- Engineering Operations in Palo Alto, California

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Business Summary:

VMware is a global leader in cloud infrastructure and business mobility. VMware accelerates customers’ digital transformation journey by enabling enterprises to master a software-defined approach to business and IT. With VMware solutions, organizations are building extraordinary experiences by mobilizing everything, responding faster to opportunities with modern data and apps hosted across hybrid clouds, and safeguarding customer trust with a defense-in-depth approach to cybersecurity.

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Job Role:

The VMware Engineering Operations team for the vSphere product line is looking for a summer intern to help drive technology delivery to high profile partners. The vSphere product line is the core of VMware’s product profile. Our products are used by several Fortune 500 companies to run hundreds of thousands of machines in public and private clouds.

You will get to work on several challenging problems related to developing self-contained dev-environments that we deliver to our technology partners as an intern on our team. This enables our partners to build out compelling eco-system that VMware is known for.



As an Intern at VMware, you’ll create innovative solutions and solve complex problems. You’ll take ownership of meaningful, big-picture projects and springboard an impactful career. Become immersed in all aspects of our innovative and collaborative culture, and ensure you get the full VMware experience. You’ll interact with industry thought leaders at one of our world class campuses and enjoy networking, community service, and career development events.

You will develop, test, package and release vSphere software development kits that enable key partners to develop ESXi server extensions. In addition, you will take part in managing our source program to ensure timely delivery of buildable redacted source code to key partners. Lastly, you will have the freedom to drive improvements in these core areas of responsibility through automation and healthy process control. This is a highly visible position across multiple engineering teams and therefore requires working closely with stakeholders across several R&D functions. Solid coding skills coupled with an orientation to operational efficiency will go a long way in making you successful in this highly visible, technically challenging role. You will be working on primarily with Python, C and C++ with a sprinkling of shell scripting and Makefiles.

On our team you'll have the opportunity to:

  • Develop, test and package the next generation of software development kits (SDKs)

  • Maintain released SDKs working with partner teams to address defects found in the field

  • Drive source program ensuring that redacted sources can build and be delivered on time

  • Improve how we design and develop SDKs and deliver source code in a predictable manner through automation and process improvements

  • Develop a keen understanding of cloud architectures.

Required Skills:

  • Pursuing a BS or MS in Computer Science or related technical field, M.S. preferred

  • Experience and strong interest in scripting, automation, build & test, SCM and DevOps tools such as Jenkins and JIRA.

  • A good understanding of core computer science fundamentals such as Algorithms, Data Structures, operating systems, distributed systems and multi-threaded programming

  • Familiarity with a programming language such as Python (preferred), C++ or similar

  • Flexibility in learning new languages, frameworks and tools

  • Ability to synthesize strategic solutions to interdependent and broad problems

  • Must have strong analytical, diagnostic and problem-solving skills with ability to drive to solutions both independently and working with teams

Preferred Skills:

  • Previous internship experience is a plus

  • Ability to work independently

  • Strong teamwork and communication skills

  • Knowledge of availability/fault domains

  • Willingness to contribute to open source projects is a plus

We hire interns in the following location for this team:

Palo Alto, CA

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