VMware Architect, PS CoE in Sofia, Bulgaria

The major focus of the engineers in the Professional Services Center of Excellence is working with VMware technologies that build the automation, orchestration and management of virtual infrastructure and cloud. The team delivers solutions that help customers to fully benefit from the capabilities of a virtual infrastructure by integrating open source and third party products and automating processes. To achieve this, the following VMware products are mainly but not solely used:

• vRealize Orchestrator

• vRealize Automation Center

• vRealize Operations Management Suite

Our team is looking for talented professionals who share our passion for technology, innovation and excellence to help us exceed customer expectations and increase our market-leading position. We are targeting the enterprise markets and our solutions must scale well with millions of objects so please bear in mind that we need developers who understand or are willing to learn the specifics of the enterprise level programming.


  • Build and maintain confidence of colleagues and customers

  • Independently conduct small to medium engagements with customers

  • Work as part of a project team on larger projects

  • Maintain current knowledge of the entire VMware product line

  • Analyze customer requirements to produce technical solutions based on VMware technologies

  • Provide level of effort based on requirements and assumptions

  • Create customer-facing solution documentation and specifications

  • Write code and script solutions in PowerShell, JavaScript, C#, Perl, Python, Java, etc.

  • Break down high level requirements in low level ones, as well as design and implementation of Pre-packaged solutions.

  • Help document best practices in developing and deploying VMware solutions, and feed them into our knowledge base for reuse by the team, customers and partners

  • Research new technologies and provide technical guidance to management.

  • Perform methodical and structured QAT of code

  • Help deploy and configure products and custom solutions on customer site as needed

  • Help amend and refine custom solutions on-site in agile manner as needed


  • Experience as a professional services consultant or software engineer, preferably with an Internet, Cloud or “Big 5” consulting organization

  • Experience with modern software development methodologies, with emphasis on software and hardware architecture, infrastructure design and development

  • Strong application software development for one or more of the Linux, Unix (e.g. Solaris) and Windows operating systems. Systems programming or OS internal level skills would be an advantage

  • Strong ability to synthesize customer business requirements and convert into technology solution based on VMware Management product stack

  • Strong programming skills in one or more of the following OOP languages: Java, C#, C++, .NET / Visual Studio

  • Strong scripting skills in any of the following: JavaScript, Python, Perl, Powershell, Bash, etc.

  • Willingness to use different programming languages to address specific product needs

  • Familiarity with systems management concepts, processes and standards (e.g. SNMP); capacity/performance management and tuning; and storage and network management

  • Understanding of modern IT production datacenter and Internet (ISP/ASP) hosting operations

  • A good practical understanding of Web-based application development, including cgi-bin, and Apache or IIS server platforms

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English

  • German, French, Spanish, Italian or another European language would be considered a plus

  • Ability to travel throughout EMEA up to 25% if needed would be considered a plus

  • Science degree (BSc, MSc) degree or equivalent technical training

VMware offers:

  • Attractive compensation package - competitive salary, flexible bonus scheme, company sponsored mobile phone plan and additional long-term incentives.

  • Individual career path - management and technical career growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, opportunity to work with international teams of IT professionals.

  • Healthy work environment - company sponsored medical insurance program, food and beverage program, sport activities, open communication.

  • Work-life balance – 25 days paid vacation, regular team buildings and celebrations.

All applications will be treated with strict confidentiality.

As part of the VMware global standards for integrity you will be required to go through a pre-employment screening process before you join.

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