VMware Manager, R&D in Sofia, Bulgaria


  • You will be responsible for leading a top-end engineers to build and deliver high quality products that delight VMware's users

  • Manage the successful execution of projects as part of the release cycle

  • Develop and track detailed schedules, dependencies and critical paths

  • Effectively collaborate with all project stakeholders: Product Management, Development, Quality Engineering, Technical Publications, Release Management

  • Clearly communicate with upper management any risk areas; come up with risk mitigation plans

  • Constantly look for improvements in software development and testing processes

  • Encourage and drive initiatives which promote innovation and technical excellence

  • You are responsible for hiring, retention, and career development of the software developers and quality engineers in your team

  • You will coach and motivate your team to ensure high productivity and teamwork, and help each individual achieve his potential

  • You will interface with other internal teams to prioritize features and functionality based on the resources available, business priorities and needs


  • Bachelor’s or Master degree (preferred) in Computer Science or equivalent and 8+ years of related experience in software industry

  • 5+ years of experience managing and growing a high-performing software engineering team

  • Excellent people management skills - communication, teamwork, and leadership

  • Ability to coach and motivate team members for their ongoing career growth

  • Proven success leading projects in fast-paced, growing-organization environment

  • Strong cross-functional organizational skills

  • Experience in managing distributed, remote teams; Have a track record and the ability to influence geographically distributed teams

  • Deep (hands-on) knowledge in software development process is a must - excellent understanding of software development and project management fundamentals is required

  • Should have done substantial amount of software development, testing and design work - experience with object-oriented programming language in at least one of the following languages is required: C++, Java or C#

  • Experience managing the development and testing of multi-tier, distributed, multithreaded applications in C++, Java or C#

  • A passion for delivering well-written, high-quality, well-architected and well-documented code. Willingness and ability to participate in technical designs and code reviews is very welcome

  • Good business sense and strong analytical skills are required

  • Experience with MS Project, Visio, and open source tools preferred

  • Fluent verbal and written English

VMware offers:

  • Opportunity to be part of the top management and decision making team of the subsidiary and improve skills and knowledge by working in an enterprise multinational, multicultural environment of overseas and distributed teams

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

  • Individual career path and personal growth, enhanced by learning and development program, regular performance assessment, teams of world-wide IT professionals

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