VMware Staff Software Engineer - NSX Security / Firewall Management Plane in Palo Alto, California

As a Staff Engineer working in NSX R&D, you will have an opportunity to work on next generation firewall/Security solutions. Staff Engineers are flag-bearers of quality and engineering excellence. They lead by example and hold themselves and others to a high bar when it comes to engineering culture, design, code quality and execution. They have significant influence on our technical and product direction and help mentor other engineers on the team.


  • Be part of an engineering team building an enterprise class management platform for distributed networking services. 

  • Use agile methodologies to design, implement and test new features

  • Help maintain technical acumen in key technology areas to help guide the evolution of our platform.

  • Should be able to guide fellow engineers and collaborate with other engineering and product teams on new technologies and ideas.

  • Maintain existing code and support the service

  • Support our partners, customers and community users on support forums, mailing lists and issue trackers.

  • Help present at our internal tech meetings

Specific technology areas:

  • 10+ years of relevant industry experience preferably in Networking and Security

  • Strong understanding of networking, security and firewall technologies.

  • Development languages including Java, Spring

  • Familiarity with Python.

  • Strong understanding of database technologies including MySQL, postgres etc.

  • Object oriented programming techniques

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