Senior Member of Technical Staff (Performance Engineering)
Company: VMware, Inc.
Posted on: May 3, 2021
The VMware Engineering Services (VES) team ensures our internal
and external customers enjoy a high-quality experience across the
entire product portfolio. Our goal is to provide compelling,
innovative, scalable, and seamless engineering services, which will
protect VMware's brand reputation bycontinually improving customer
satisfaction. We bring together key R&D functions such as
build, performance, security, developer tools, and more. We work
hand-in-hand with development teams to focus on product innovation
and industry-leading solutions. Our priorities include investing in
R&D talent, sharing best practices, and driving scale and
agility in VMware products.
Job Role and Responsibility
The VES Centralized Performance Team is seeking a Senior Member
of Technical Staff
VMWare's ESXi is the leading data center operating system in the
world, used by 100% of Fortune 100 companies and 99% of Fortune
1000 companies, due to its advanced capabilities, performance, and
quality. The vSphere Core Performance team optimizes the design and
implementation of core hypervisor components to deliver maximum
performance on emerging hardware. We are looking for an
enthusiastic Senior Member of Technical Staff with expertise in
performance optimization on ARM processors to be an integral part
of a development team bringing new features and functionality to
In this role, you'll...
Collaborate closely with other engineers on product design and
implementation to ensure performance and scalability of new
Understand customer and product requirements. Identify critical
workflows and opportunities to exploit new hardware capabilities.
Define performance targets.
Create performance optimization plans. Specify performance
evaluation criteria and measurement methodology. Scope, prioritize,
and sequence performance characterization and analysis tasks.
Design experiments to uncover problems in common and uncommon
use cases and configurations.
Analyze performance data from hardware counters, profiling
tools, custom experiments, microbenchmarks, and application
Identify bottlenecks and optimization opportunities. Devise
algorithms or code changes to maximize performance on both virtual
and real hardware.
Troubleshoot and debug performance problems that involve
multiple components and the entire stack (hardware, microcode,
device drivers, hypervisor, guest OS, networking, storage,
Effectively present data, conclusions, and recommendations. Be
able to excite and persuade both technical and non-technical
- Optionally author patents, papers, presentations, blogs, and
present at academic or industry conferences.
BS, MS, or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or
5+ years of relevant software industry experience with hands on
performance analysis, design, and test experience
ARM development (AArch64/ARMv8 preferred).
Solid understanding of computer system architecture and
operating system internals (e.g. memory hierarchy, memory address
translations, interrupts, NUMA, memory-mapped IO, PCI, etc.).
Kernel or networking driver development experience.
Proficient at Python or shell scripting.
Ability to exercise good judgement and operate
- Excellent communication, collaboration, and coordination
Understanding of modern Intel and AMD x86-based CPU
architectures and large multi-socket systems.
Solid understanding of virtualization technology.
Experience with virtualization environments (vSphere, Xen,
Hyper-V, KVM, etc).
Full-stack performance analysis and optimization experience.
- Ability to learn new technologies or product areas
This position is eligible for ProjectMonterey referral
For positions located in Colorado: The base salary range is Min
$105000 - $179000. Bonus, commission, and/or equity may be eligible
for this position. Additional benefits for this position can be
found at https://benefits.vmware.com/.
*Note: Disclosure of Colorado pay and benefits required per
VMware is an Equal Opportunity Employer and Prohibits
Discrimination and Harassment of Any Kind: VMware is committed to
the principle of equal employment opportunity for all employees and
to providing employees with a work environment free of
discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at VMware
are based on business needs, job requirements and individual
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physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual
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regulations in the locations where we operate. VMware will not
tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these
characteristics. VMware encourages applicants of all ages. VMware
will provide reasonable accommodation to employees who have
protected disabilities consistent with local law.
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