VMware Systems Open Source Engineer in Sofia, Bulgaria

You will be part of the Open Source Technology Center, part of a team of experienced open source developers all over the world. This role will be mainly focused on development on upstream open source projects. The focus of this role is to contribute to and ultimately grow into more influential positions in existing open source projects relevant to VMware in operating systems and tracing. This role will interface closely with senior architects inside VMware as well as existing communities of contributors for these projects outside of VMware.

A successful candidate will be proficient in core software engineering skills, including debugging, analysis, and problem resolution, writing maintainable software, and translating requirements into implementation. Open source software development is a highly collaborative effort; strong communication skills are required for effective code review, written technical discussions, including advocating for a specific solution to a given problem in a geographically diverse set of contributors.

We are looking for a motivated developer who can quickly engage and create meaningful contributions to upstream projects. A successful candidate will be able to show expertise in open source development and contribution as well as relevant technical skills in one or more prominent projects. They can communicate clearly the role of these projects in the context of related projects.

Skills and Requirements:

  • Strong English skills, including persuasive writing

  • Good at collaboration, across time zones and geographies

  • Interest in learning, understanding other points of view, growing existing ideas and combining them with new ones

  • Strong programming skills in C.

  • Unix/Linux systems programming

  • Ability to interact with the open source community

  • Kernel programming experience is desirable but not required

  • Good algorithmic and problem solving skills

  • BS or better in computer science or related field

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, teams of world-wide IT professionals

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

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

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