Our Meet the Hiring Manager series allows you to get to know the people who grow teams at VMware. You’ll learn about our hiring managers’ career paths and what they look for in candidates during the interview process. This week we’d like you to meet Georgi Georgiev, Manager R&D, VMware Cloud on AWS team.
What’s unique about the team you’re leading?
It is grounded in the uniqueness of the essence of work my team does, which is organized around tree main pillars:
- A containerized monolith which is currently in production and that we support and continue adding features to.
- Decomposing and breaking the monolith down into microservices.
- And third and most significant state of art – we do the above in an agile way by making these microservices live in production and continuously growing and developing them.
This way we have a unique blend of the architecture which makes a smooth transition from the monolith to microservices and which provides the engineers with the experience to create a microservice architecture and take part in growing one.
What is your team’s tech stack?
In the modern world of cloud development and microservice architecture the technical stack is more or less familiar to the engineers in our niche. What makes our work interesting is not the technology we use, but the technology we create – such as cloud infrastructure virtualization. The technology we create is truly innovative and used by other engineers as a cutting edge solution. If you ask our engineers what do they know about cloud infrastructure virtualization, they’ll answer “We have created it”.
If you can use one to three words to describe your team, what would they be?
Dedication, Engagement, Professionalism
Share some interesting details about your colleagues?
VMware Talent Boost for one – it’s an upskill program for IT students. The most successful ones are the offered internship positions at the company. This is a fantastic chance for our engineers to share knowledge and experience, and to be the inspiration and example for success in the eyes of the students. There is no greater reward than the Thank you from someone who you have reached something.
Tell us about your career journey to date?
My career journey is a quite straight forward one – I started as a junior developer back in 2007 and followed the path to senior engineer, team lead and later on as an engineering manager. At first I planned to deal with networks and administration. In my first year at the university I was part of the university network team and thought that networks would be my future. However, programming was already a passion and won the battle against networks.
How is VMware different from any other tech company you have worked for in the past?
With VMware being a top technology Silicon Valley company, I work with world class engineers. This makes a difference everywhere – in the type of work we do, the pace and the access to knowledge.
What has been the biggest lesson you have learned as you moved upwards in your career?
You never stop learning. We are in a high pave industry, things change very quickly and you need to keep the level of knowledge all the time.