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Daring to Drive Change for Networking & Security

What inspires you to do what you’ve always dreamed of? For Senior Engineering Manager, Mary Firenze, it is the understanding that her work will help redefine an entire industry. Connect with Mary, and see how the community at VMware empowers her to make a unique mark on Networking & Security.

 

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Name:  Mary Firenze

Role: Senior Engineering Manager, Networking & Security Business Unit

VMware Office Location: Palo Alto, California

Fill in the blank: Dare to Transform Networking.

 

 

The Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) is a very dynamic, fast changing environment. It combines the ambitiousness of a startup with the market impact of a big player. VMware’s customer sites are growing tremendously, and we’re right there growing with them.

I like solving problems with code because it’s fun to translate a technical problem into a product that people use. As part of the NSX Controller team, I help configure the virtual network. We have a strong team, and I look forward to the new things I learn every day from my coworkers. I work with people who pioneered software defined networking am excited about the new products we have coming. The team is very smart and very nice, so it’s a great place to learn. Our customers love VMware, so the halo effect is great for NSX. They have seen what virtualization can do for them in compute and are eager to do the same for networking.

This is a good time to join the NSBU team because we are changing the way networking works, and you have a chance to help shape what it looks like. My teammates and I are doing for networking what VMware did for physical hardware, and our customers are eager to work with us. It’s a time of great change and it’s a great opportunity to make a difference.

 

 

 

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Revolutionizing the Way Customers Work Across the Network

Being a part of redefining moments in Information Technology are finite. It takes an extraordinary person who is fueled by the idea that innovative thinking can transform the way the world works. Ian Jenkins of the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is one of these people. He is driven to connect others with the right technology at the right time, and because of this, is empowering businesses to succeed across the network and across the world. Continue reading to hear how the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is daring Ian to do the stuff he has always dreamed about.  

  

 

Ian Jenkins-3Name: Ian Jenkins

Role: Head of Network & Security, United Kingdom & Ireland

VMware Office Location: Staines, United Kingdom

Fill in the blank: Dare to transform customer networks and their ability to deliver against today’s business needs.

 

 

Pursuing a Passion for Technology

I’ve always had an interest in IT – be it computers with the latest gadgets or learning about IT organizations as a Business & Marketing major. During university, I had a number of core study topics, including Information Technology and Organizational Behavior that allowed me to dive deeper into IT industry trends. These experiences fueled my passion for IT and drove me to pursue a career where I could partner directly with customers looking to improve their businesses’ technology practices.

Why VMware

After having spent fourteen years selling IT infrastructure within big “blue chip” organizations, I was ready to be at the forefront of a new technology. The evolution from Hardware-defined to Software-defined allowed me to see the importance software played in the conversations that I was having with customers. I wanted to work with technology that turned an existing practice (networks) on its head and challenged the way our customers and partners deliver network services to achieve real business outcomes.

Life Within the Networking & Security Business Unit

 For me, a typical day at VMware is spent driving customer engagements. I work with our core account managers and customers to address their business needs and challenges, while evangelizing VMware NSX with our partners, eco-systems, and key stakeholders across the business. The Networking and Security Business Unit (NSBU) at VMware is a fantastic community that enables my team’s collaboration and success at a local, regional and global level. We have leaders and individual contributors who are all extremely passionate and want to work together to drive positive outcomes for our customers and VMware. From protecting against cyber crime to delivering IT at the speed of business, we are empowering organizations to achieve their business objectives through the mobility of applications, data between data centers, and cloud platforms that allow for application continuity, flexibility in choice and disaster recovery.

Join VMware NSX 

NSX is experiencing massive growth, and our customer interest and excitement is high – they want to be a part of our journey. Joining the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware is an opportunity to revolutionize the network and the way IT delivers infrastructure, applications and services to their businesses.

 

 

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Daring to Redefine the Way VMware Connects with Global Talent

Late in 2015, VMware embarked on a mission to reimagine how we connect with candidates around the world. The technology we use in our everyday life is constantly evolving and changing. We were inspired to create a modern platform that allows for similar online experiences for people interested in learning more about working at VMware.VMWare101327_Stock-Image-Photoshop_Facebook_1200x630

Our goal was to create a place where the needs of a job seeker are at the core of the candidate experience. We also wanted to build a path for us to get to know people who are interested in a future career here in a differentiated way.

This destination – VMware’s new careers site – is a space that we’re proud to call our own. While it is only just the beginning, we’re thrilled to see the transformation we’ve made over the past several months. Some notable features include: mobile-friendly apply with LinkedIn Sign In, an interactive map feature which allows you to explore our global office sites, and the VMware CareerHub, a destination for you to get a unique glimpse into our community, including jobs tailored to your skill set and sneak peaks into our world so you can see why VMware is one of Fortune‘s 100 Best Companies to Work For. Future releases will include event information, and a robust culture page that will host content curated by our people so you can get to know us better from the inside out.

As we continue to seek out meaningful ways for you to engage with us and learn more about who we are at VMware, we invite you to take a look at our new site and let us know if we’re accomplishing our goal.

So what are you waiting for? Go ahead, discover how you can push us, amaze us, and inspire us as a community. Dare VMware.

An Inside Look at VMware Bulgaria

With over 120+ locations throughout the world, VMware is truly a global community made of passionate employees who thrive on collaborating together to bring industry-changing IT innovations to life. Each site also carries its own uniqueness, which is why we are highlighting office stories through our VMware Office Spotlight series. Get a flavor for what the VMware Bulgaria office in Sofia, Bulgaria is like today!

 

Who We Are

The VMware Bulgaria office is located in Sofia – the capital of Bulgaria. Sofia is the largest city in the country, situated in western Bulgaria at the foot of the beautiful Vitosha Mountain. The city abounds in rich history and is an important cultural and historic center not only for Bulgaria but also for the whole Balkan region. Today, in the backdrop of its rich history, Sofia is a modern, youthful city that is home to several major universities, cultural institutions, and thriving businesses.VMwareBulgariaOffice

Established in 2007, VMware opened its doors in Sofia due in large part to the talent of the local engineering community in Bulgaria. Today, VMware Bulgaria is home to over 500 employees. As the largest Research & Development site for VMware in EMEA (Europe, Middle East & Africa), VMware Bulgaria boasts some of the best software developers, quality engineers, technical writers and product managers in the world, who are at the forefront of developing key VMware products focused on cloud management and automation.

Building on the success of its first site in Bulgaria, VMware opened a Professional Services Center for Excellence in Sofia in 2015. Closely tied to VMware Bulgaria’s R&D Center, the Professional Services Center for Excellence supports VMware’s customer and partner needs across EMEA. Over the years, VMware Bulgaria has transitioned from an R&D facility to a multifunctional hub with product, professional services and business operations teams.

Employees in the Sofia offices come from diverse ethnic backgrounds (Bulgarian, American, Spanish, Greek, Polish, Syrian, Russian, and Israeli to name a few). Collaborating through audio and videoconference meetings or visits to sites around the world, our people are empowered to work on global projects that foster cultural and professional growth.VMware Tech Awards 2015-031

 

Our Culture in Action

The culture in Sofia is all about passion for what we do, innovation in everything we do, and seamless execution together. Our passion to continuously innovate comes from the realization that we are working on products that are helping our customers solve their toughest business challenges. Through technology preview events onsite, VMware customers have the opportunity to meet our developers, test new product updates, and share real-time feedback on products, which allows us to create best in class products.

VMware Bulgaria’s progress as a site would not have been possible without an open and collaborative environment. Through internal technology events, including product demos, poster sessions, and borathons (employee-led hackathons), our people are able to get hands on with products allowing for continuous learning and innovation.

Teamwork goes hand-in-hand with team play. Apart from having sports groups in futbol, biking, and yoga, VMware Bulgaria is proud to have taken home first place during VMware’s Amazing Race 2015 challenge, a global employee health and wellness contest that encourages our people to live balanced lives.DSC_2154-48

Giving back to the communities that we live and work in is important for our people. Through the support of the VMware Foundation, employees join forces to organize skills-based Service Learning events that make an impact on the Sofia community. From technical conferences and contests aimed at local expert groups in Software Development, Quality Engineering and Technical publications, to career counseling and virtualization courses at the local universities and high schools, taking time out of the workday to serve the causes closest to our hearts is making change happen in Bulgaria.

Defining the Future

As we look to into 2016 and beyond, we’re thrilled for what’s in store for our community. We will soon be introducing the VMware IT Academy at the leading universities in Bulgaria. Through the Academy, students will receive instruction on the latest virtualization innovations from VMware engineers. Its rewarding to see firsthand the imprint our people are making on our future technology leaders and the Software-Defined era.

 

 

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The National Collegiate Sales Competition: How a Community of Students is Transforming Customer Success

In just a few short days, my teammates and I will be heading off to Kennesaw, Georgia with one goal in mind – hire professional selling majors for the 2016 U.S. VMware Sales Academy at the National Collegiate Sales Competition (NCSC).VMware_Sales_Academy_Logo

Based in the lively city of Austin, Texas, the VMware Sales Academy is a competitive 12-week training program designed to launch new graduates into a successful career in Information Technology Sales. From its inception in 2015, VMware has welcomed 24 students into the U.S. and U.K. divisions of the program. From one-on-one mentorship, to technical, product and sales training, to meaningful interactions with key Sales leaders, VMware Sales Academy participants leave the program with their own customer accounts and the necessary tools to highlight how VMware products can solve businesses’ toughest technology constraints.IMG_4748 (1)

It has been inspiring to see the growth of the 2015 U.S. VMware Sales Academy class. Each of its members took the leap to move to Austin post graduation to join our community. They have successfully navigated the transition from student-life to work-life, and are thriving in their new roles at VMware.

This year we have five Inside Sales Representative positions that we are looking to fill at the National Collegiate Sales Competition. We will be interviewing students on Saturday, April 2 and Sunday, April 3. Final hiring decisions will be shared with candidates at the conclusion of the competition on Monday, April 4.

I am thrilled to be heading back to Kennesaw later this week to meet our newest team members. Throughout the competition, I will be sharing real-time updates on the VMware University Relations Instagram and Twitter accounts. Be sure to follow along if you are interested in learning more about life at VMware or have a general question about our latest opportunities, as we would enjoy connecting with you. For questions about interview slots at #NCSC2016, email me at condonf@vmware.com.

 

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Daring to Launch a Career in Information Technology Sales

For Western Kentucky University graduate and 2015 VMware Sales Academy participant, Natalie Koppel, choosing an employer that would empower her to grow to her fullest potential was important. Continue reading to hear how daring to launch a career in Information Technology Sales at VMware has landed Natalie exactly where she wants to be. Natalie will also be sharing an inside look at life at VMware Austin on Tuesday, March 29 on the VMware University Instagram account.

 

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Name: Natalie Koppel

Role: Inside Sales Representative

VMware Office Site: Austin, Texas

University: Western Kentucky University

Fill in the blank: Dare to spread confidence!

 

 

Choosing VMware

While interviewing with VMware at the 2015 National Collegiate Sales Competition, I quickly recognized how much effort the VMware team put into connecting with students. From the beginning I felt welcomed and appreciated for being myself, rather than just another potential candidate. After evaluating my options upon graduation, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to join a company willing to train, invest, and believe in me. I knew that VMware would challenge me to step out of my comfort zone and allow me to grow to my fullest potential. Joining the VMware Sales Academy has been the best decision that I could have made for my professional career and personal development.

Journey to Growth in Sales

During my six months in the VMware Sales Academy, I was challenged to grow in several ways. One of my biggest moments of growth at VMware so far has been realizing that you can’t master everything on your own. There are so many products, processes, and sales cycles to take into account on a daily basis. As someone who thought they could learn it all, I quickly noticed that it takes each individual’s strengths to keep our sales engine running. This was a very important lesson to learn because I now understand that I don’t need to know everything, I just need to know where to go to find the answer. At VMware you don’t have to be afraid to ask a silly question or bring an improved process to the table. Confidence is spread when people’s passions are embraced, whether it be having expertise on a certain product, mentoring others, or being a guru at Microsoft Excel.

Welcome to Austin

The VMware Austin office consists of a great group of people. As a new Austinite, my co-workers have been quick to give me local insight. Whether it’s giving me the scoop on the best salon, inviting me to a BBQ cook-off, or sharing ACL Music Fest tips, I’ve never been disappointed in people’s genuine friendliness. The office environment is full of motivation, knowledge sharing, and good humor.

Daring to Explore

When I reflect back on the last year of my life, I focus on a few things. I received an amazing opportunity with VMware, graduated from college, moved from Kentucky to Texas, made 10 new lifelong friends, and launched my career selling a solution that I honestly believe in. As I’ve headed into 2016, I couldn’t be more confident that I’m exactly where I need to be. I’m looking forward to seeing VMware tackle the challenge of helping customers as they face increasingly complicated IT problems. I have no doubt that my peers from the VMware Sales Academy will have an amazing year at VMware as we sprint towards our career goals of promotions to the field, management, or partner tracks. We celebrate our victories together and serve as a voice of reason when someone is having an off day. I’m personally looking forward to continually building relationships with my customers, collaborating with my peers, and mentoring the new grads that will be joining the 2016 VMware Sales Academy in the fall.

Advice for the 2016 VMware Sales Academy

Don’t worry if you don’t know the ins and outs of VMware’s products. Instead, take the time to understand the values we stand for and how we’re changing the way our customers run their businesses.

 

 

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VMware Propels New Graduates into Sales Careers in Ireland

For University and VMware Sales Academy graduate, Neils van Iwaarden, finding a workplace community that aligns with his personal values and professional goals is important. Get Niels’ take on participating in the VMware Sales Academy, and hear how strategic learning and development opportunities driven by people invested in his growth have empowered him to advance as an IT Sales professional in Cork, Ireland.

 

Rough Cut Cork 2016 007Name: Niels van Iwaarden

Role: Inside Sales Associate

VMware Office Location: Cork, Ireland

Fill in the blank: Dare to be the best.

 

Knowing Who You Are to Launch a Career in Sales

I absolutely love working and talking with people. Knowing this and the fact that I have an outgoing personality, a career in Sales seemed the right fit for me. During my internship with the U.S. Embassy, I received my first introduction to Sales through my work in the Commercial Services Department. Later, during my Board year with Asset | Economics, a study association related to Tilburg University, I gained further knowledge in Sales as the External Affairs Officer. The work I did covered both cold calling as well as warm calling, setting up events and being responsible for projects. This served as an excellent base for the VMware Sales Academy.

I leaped at the opportunity to start my Sales career at VMware. Nothing is more exciting for me than building relationships with both customers and partners, as well as helping shape a deal to both of their likings. I also enjoy consulting, which I’ve been able to practice during my 8-months as an Inside Sales Associate.

 

An Insider’s Look at the VMware Sales Academy

The VMware Sales Academy is a two-year training program that focuses on soft and hard skills that empower new graduates to launch a successful career in Information Technology Sales. An external speaker was brought in to help us develop several of these skills. This individual helped us get comfortable in new situations, and helped to find our strengths and weaknesses. Since every participant in the VMware Sales Academy is starting his or her professional life, the focus is also on team building and growing a network inside of VMware. In the weeks following the start of the 2015 VMware Sales Academy in Cork, Ireland, my coworkers and I had the opportunity to meet a variety of colleagues, including our managers and Buddies (former graduates of the VMware Sales Academy). We met them during special events set up for us, such as dinners, workshops and master classes.

One of the most interesting weeks during the VMware Sales Academy was when we participated in START (the onboarding program for Sales new hires), which took place in VMware’s Staines, UK office. Through product trainings and workshops, we developed a holistic understanding of VMware’s product portfolio and role in the IT marketplace from more senior colleagues in the company.

After the first two months in the Academy, it was time to hit the floor and hit the phones. During the first calls, I was shadowed and coached by my Buddy. It was a great way to receive real-time feedback on my work. In the months to follow, I took on more responsibilities until I was ready to take on my own territory. These responsibilities include handling deal registrations from partners, working on under $20,000 deals and creating more pipeline for the territory executives. Taking on a territory means being fully responsible for a certain market/geography and being the executive here. Sales Academy participants have the opportunity to drive business and collaborate closely with field sales.

  

Growth & Development in the VMware Sales Academy 

For me, the biggest takeaway of participating in the VMware Sales Academy were the skills I developed. During my academic career, I developed important skills like academic thinking and analyzing. However, beginning my first job after university showed me that I still have room for growth. By receiving extensive training in the first few months of my career, I was able to identify my current strengths and areas that I can further develop as a new professional in Sales.

Another aspect of the VMware Sales Academy that stood out for me was the importance of creating meaningful connections. By participating in START and having a manager and Buddy, I saw how the employee community at VMware valued who I was and what I could contribute to the company.

Finally, VMware really invested in my personal and professional development. Whatever I wanted to achieve, there was always someone there willing to help me work through ideas to find the best solution to achieve my goals. From financial assistance to pursue additional training and education to online tools to develop myself further, I know that I can count on the community at VMware to listen to my questions and share their advice along my journey to growth.

  

Taking Flight at VMware

The VMware Flight Program helps new graduates transition into their new career after graduation. Realizing that professional life is completely different from university life, the Flight program helped me take the necessary first steps to launch a successful career post university. Additionally, the Flight Program provided additional insight into VMware’s IT solutions, which really helped me with customer conversations. The big difference between START and Flight is that Flight is a long-term program, which is especially focused on new graduates, while START is only a week and designed for Sales new hires.

 

Advice for New Grads Interested in Pursuing a Career in Sales in Ireland

The best advice would be: Just do it. Ireland and Cork itself are wonderful, with a lot of friendly people, pubs, and nice restaurants. Having lived in Brussels, Belgium and London, Canada already, I can easily adapt to different cultures, and the Irish culture is close to the Dutch one, which made it easy for me to make the move to Ireland.

The key for the job interview is to be yourself. Every conversation in Sales is different, so you need to be flexible, which in my opinion is a personality trait. Be confident and you might be my next colleague!

 

 

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Leveraging Passion: How a University College Graduate from Cork, Ireland is Achieving Success in Sales at VMware

How are you using your passions to reach your career goals? Connect with University College graduate and VMware Sales Academy graduate, Niamh Dorgran, to hear how knowing what fuels your drive can inspire you to do what you have always dreamed of professionally.

 

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Name: Niamh Dorgan

Role: Inside Sales Associate

VMware Office Location: Ballincollig, Cork – Ireland

Fill in the blank: Dare to become a VMware Evangelist for all wonderful things IT.

 

 

 

Leveraging Passion to Launch a Career in Sales

When I was five years old, I thought that I wanted to be an artist or hairdresser when I grew up. However, I didn’t possess much talent in either of these departments, so as I grew older, I started to seriously consider what career path I wanted to take. Like most people, I wanted to have a successful career that I enjoyed. I knew that I wanted a job that would allow me to meet new people and help them find solutions to their challenges because I enjoy making meaningful connections with others and having a positive impact on their lives.

While at the University College Cork, I majored in Management and Marketing. Through my studies and a particular course on Commerce, I became certain that a career in Sales was the right path for me because it is all about interacting with people. It is a career that can empower you to help make positive changes in other’s careers or businesses, which would give me the opportunity to make an impact on others.

  

Achieving Career Goals at VMware

VSA_Fin_Campus_ExchangeUp until my final year of university, I did not know much about VMware. Then two friends of mine got summer internships at VMware in Ballincollig, Ireland. From the day they started, each of them sang VMware praises. VMware’s company culture sounded fantastic. My friends gushed that everyone at VMware was extremely nice, collaboration was encouraged across the board, and most importantly, employees were proud to work there.

Both of my friends encouraged me to apply to VMware after college. I did more research and discovered that VMware is a global software giant leading the way in Information Technology. The VMware Sales Academy, a six-month placement program for new graduates interested in a career in Sales, sounded like an excellent platform to launch my career. I applied for a position online, went through the assessment process, and happily accepted a position as an Inside Sales Associate graduate.

From the moment I started at VMware, it was clear that my success, along with the success of the other Sales Academy hires, meant a lot to our management team. Within the first week, our Graduate Manager, Brian, allocated time for each of us to design our career plan. Along with the other grads, I thought of my short and long-term goals. We have kept these plans and have been reviewing them as we’ve progressed through the program. It has been very reassuring to know that management is so invested in my career success. Within my first week, I knew that my friends had been right about VMware. Everyone wants to get to know you, and essentially, see you flourish.

 

A Day in the Life as a VMware Inside Sales Associate

 As an Inside Sales Associate, I work alongside our Inside Territory Executives (ITEs) to manage prospects and customer accounts in the $20k-$100k space. I am on the UK / Ireland team and am in charge of managing activity in the London region with my respective ITEs. A typical day entails contacting prospects that have been generated by our dedicated Marketing team. I speak with prospects to clarify their needs and how VMware can help them. I also process opportunities that come from our large partner network in the UK. The team has been very welcoming from the beginning, and I’ve had some fantastic mentors along the way.

 

Shaping Career Paths at iWish

On February 11th, I had the unique opportunity to volunteer at the iWish event with VMware in Cork, Ireland. iWish is an initiative aimed to inspire, encourage, and motivate young female students to pursue careers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math). During the event over 2,000 young women stopped by our stall to learn more about VMware and the concept of virtualization. One of the highlights for me was hearing my colleagues share their career journeys. I had not realized that many of my coworkers had not pursued a career in STEM while in university. From business to sociology, many paths were taken by my colleagues and the event speakers to get where they are today in the technology industry. It highlighted the fact that passion and determination can shape the overall success of ones career, and that people do not have to necessarily obtain a degree in STEM to work in the technology industry. Overall, my participation in I Wish was a great learning experience that I enjoyed. I cannot wait to go back next year, and who knows, maybe one day I will have the opportunity to share my career journey at I Wish in the future!

 

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An Inside Look at VMware Costa Rica

With over 120+ locations throughout the world, VMware is truly a global community made of passionate employees who thrive on collaborating together to bring industry-changing IT innovations to life. Each site also carries its own uniqueness, which is why we are highlighting office stories through our VMware Office Spotlight series. Get a flavor for what the VMware Costa Rica office in Heredia, Costa Rica is like today!

  

Growth of VMware Costa Rica

Located in the heart of three provinces (Alajuela, Heredia and San José), VMware opened its doors in Costa Rica in 2012. Costa Rica is an ideal location for VMware due to its proximity to the General Cañas Highway and Juan Santamaria International Airport, exceptionally talented and bilingual workforce, and universities offering technology-focused careers that are empowering young professionals to do what they’ve always dreamed of at companies like VMware.vmware-35 (2)

Costa Rica is a vibrant country that has many components that make it unique. With a small area of just 51,100 square kilometers, people have access to white sandy beaches, lush rainforests, volcanoes and more. Costa Ricans take pride in having a green country that works to preserve its wildlife and national parks so that future generations can have a beautiful country to live in.

But what makes Costa Rica truly unique is its people. Costa Ricans are friendly, warm and hard working. They’re always looking to enjoy life and make sure visitors feel at home so that they can experience first-hand Costa Rica’s motto, Pura Vida (pure life). Costa Ricans infuse life in all that they do: work, family and friends.

Areas of Opportunity

Today, VMware Costa Rica has more than 480 employees who continue to share their passion and talents every day. Here, we provide services in areas such as Marketing, IT, Finance, HR, Sales, Engineering, Technical Support, and Legal.Photo ( Studio Maxima Creacion ) (88)

Global Services in Costa Rica is one team that continues to grow, especially in our Technical Support and Customer Support groups. Costa Rica is now one of our major global centers where frontline customer calls are handled, and our passionate team of customer support representatives provides support in English, Spanish, and Portuguese.

In Technical Support we have recently hired a new team that is dedicated to English-language support for our customers in North America, adding to the size of the department that was previously focused on just our Latin American market. With strong results from both teams, the future of Global Services is bright in Costa Rica, and part of our global growth strategy. 

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Our Culture in Action

_MGL4009 (2)VMware’s shared values (Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, and Community) are embedded into our site’s vision, mission, and culture. We reflect these values in every interaction with our peers, visitors, managers and the community.

In December of 2015, we celebrated a very special milestone – our site’s inauguration. The President of Costa Rica, Luis Guillermo Solis, along with other government representatives, VMware partners, vendors, and clients joined our community onsite for a special ribbon cutting ceremony. Our amazing new five-story facility has an open, modern design to promote innovation, collaboration and the development of productive working relationships. A dream come true for us, our new home is truly a motivation to continue shaping the future of IT.

12715724_995909300456340_4636735916309029253_n (2)In February 2016, our community attended the 11th annual CINDE Job Fair – the largest bilingual job for in Costa Rica where more than 20 companies and academic institutes joined together to empower Costa Ricans to achieve what they’ve always dreamed of professionally. VMware had an amazing stand filled with enthusiastic employees eager to share more about who we are and the latest opportunities at VMware Costa Rica.

As we continue to work together to define the future of Information Technology, we invite people who are looking to push us, amaze us, and inspire us. If you are passionate about reinventing an entire industry, dare VMware.

 

 

 

 

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How Knowing Oneself Fosters Meaningful Change for Information Technology

What inspires you to pursue what you’ve always dreamed of professionally? Connect with VMware Security Specialist, Julie Starr, and hear how knowing her career goals and finding a workplace community that embraces her strengths empowers her to make an impact on Information Technology.

 

 

headshot 3Name: Julie Starr

Role: Security Specialist

VMware Office Location: Home office – West Virginia

Fill in the blank: Dare to transform now.

 

 

 

 

Achieving Career Goals in Information Technology

When I was 18, I knew that I wanted to pick a major where I could have my own career and support myself. I first chose civil engineering. After a co-op quarter working for a state D.O.T. supervising road construction, I knew that I wanted a more cutting-edge engineering major, and switched to computer engineering when I was 19. I landed a co-op job with the information technology group at my college campus and have been in IT ever since.

 

A Day in the Life at VMware

I’m either on the road on in the office. When on the road, I meet with customers, from executives to front-line engineers to convey the value of VMware products and help determine the best use of Networking & Security Business Unit (NSBU) products for their organizations. When in the office, I split my time between lab work to verify customer use cases and questions; support sales teams on WebEx and conference calls; and produce collateral to help scale our sales teams – all with a focus on security. As an overlay (security specialist) to an overlay (NSBU field sales teams), I bridge the gap between field sales and our product management and technical product management teams in the corporate office.jms - 1 Radia Perlman

Every morning, I look forward to working with my teammates. Even though I’m in sales, I can’t do it all alone. I’ve worked at a number of successful companies based in Silicon Valley, and by far – I’ve found VMware has the most open culture to embrace my potential. We’re not all the same. We all bring different skillsets and experience to the table. While no company is perfect, I’ve found VMware to have a healthy culture, led from Pat Gelsinger on down. We’re not put on earth just to work – family and our lives are important. But if we’re going to spend so much time working, we might as well have fun and figure out how much it is we are capable of. I feel VMware offers a great environment, and I look forward to what I become at VMware.

 

A Passion for Transforming Networking & Security

NSX is unlike any other product. VMware is not a security company; and NSX is not a security product. BUT – NSX impacts security by opening up a completely new environment – your virtualized environment – to security products. Up until NSX, there have only been two places in the overall environment to ‘do’ security – in the OS (operating system); or in the network. With vSphere, a new part of the environment opened up. NSX gives a completely new way to enable security by opening up the virtualized environment for security companies to hook their products into. They are no longer limited with the legacy constructs of redirecting traffic to enforce security. I joined VMware because we as a community have not had a product to affect security so greatly since we started securing networks in the 1990’s with firewalls and IPS’s.security_team_racing

 

Joining the Networking & Security Business Unit at VMware

Transformational technologies are rarely birthed whole, in one fell swoop. NSX is ready for organizations to begin the journey, taking advantage of the unique network and security capabilities only available in hypervisors. Now is a great time to join VMware, and the NSBU in particular, as we embark on the drive to bring network virtualization to hypervisor customers.

Every morning, I’m challenged to convey the promise and benefits of NSX to organizations that aren’t aware of how much their daily operations will change – how much their business or mission will change – with our software, for the better. All sectors and businesses are under pressure – you can either make incremental changes and try to linearly scale what you’ve always done, or make a bet on a solution that significantly changes the environment, allowing productivity gains otherwise unavailable.

 

 

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