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Monthly Archives: May 2012

VMware University Relations is now on Instagram

 We are excited to announce that VMware University Relations in now on Instagram! Join "vmwareu" on Instagram to gain an inside look into the VMware Internship Program. Followers will connect with our VMware intern office sites around the globe. 

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 This year we will have interns in Bulgaria, China, France, Germany, India, Ireland, Israel, Singapore, the United Kingdom, and in the United States (Austin, TX, Cambridge, MA, New Brighton, MN, Palo Alto, CA, Pleasant Grove, UT, Portland, OR, San Francisco, CA, and Seattle, WA).         

 Be on the lookout for some of our latest photos from Instagram on our FacebookTwitter, and Google+ accounts as well! 

 Come have some fun, we'd enjoy connecting with you on Instagram!

 

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VMware is Hiring – Herzliya, Israel

 The VMware Israel office site is an R&D center, with a business core of next generation Cloud Ready IT Management Solutions. Together with the talented group of VMware Israel employees and managers, we aim to have the best Software Engineers, Quality Engineers, Software Architects, Interns and New College Graduates to join us and to take part in our work on VMware's Cloud Environment products. 

 We are looking to bring on individuals for four key roles at our Herzliya, Israel site. You may fit the below profiles:    

1. Team Leader – Scrum Master – Herzliya, Israel

We are looking for an experienced scrum team leader to join the management team of an innovative group, which develops VMware’s performance monitoring solution for the cloud era.

The product development includes working in modern technology, coping with cloud scale challenges, and being part of the world leader in cloud infrastructure and management solutions.

Roles and Responsibilities

Join the platform group which develops back-end server for the application performance monitoring product of VMware.

The Team leader and Scrum Master will be leading an enterprise software development team, using a variety of cutting-edge technologies such as vFabric, Java/Spring, database, and more.

Job requires taking leadership role and active software engineering from design to delivery. Work in Agile/SCRUM methodology. 

 To apply and learn more about the role click here: http://bit.ly/JqtQZH

2. Senior Software Architect – Herzliya, Israel

VMware is seeking a system architect for an application performance monitoring product in a highly competitive space. Responsible for leading the design of a complex product that works in a cloud environment and scale, performs complex monitoring data analytics and integrates with many Java/J2EE VMware products. Should be able to work closely with a large team working in the scrum methodology as well as perform technical proof of concepts.

 To apply and learn more about the role click here: http://bit.ly/Ka3KHJ

3. Java Engineer Job – Herzliya, Israel

Overview

Lead the development of an HTML / Javascript / CSS based UI framework for VMware's code monitoring solution.

Responsibilities

Build a pluggable UI framework to allow non-UI folks to easily add and manage content. 

Develop and maintain the various graphing and form based components of Insight.

Optimize UI performance.

Lead UX efforts

To apply and learn more about the role click here: http://bit.ly/Ka4IUb

4. QE Engineer Job – Herzliya, Israel

The QE group is working on application performance management products, supporting cloud environments, while using Agile methodologies.
As a QA engineer on the team, you are expected to own and drive the test plans, test case development and execution, and to develop automatic tests in JAVA. 

To apply and learn more about the role click here: http://bit.ly/KdNfdA  

Hear from current VMware employees from the Herzliya, Israel office:  

"For me, working at VMware is to have this daily thrill of being surrounded by the best people, being part of a winning team and being part of a company that changes the way the entire industry is looking at things." 

Yochai – Development Manager, Israel

"Two GREAT things I like about working at VMware: 1. The great interest and challenge in my role, and 2. The great people I work with!"

Gil – Software Engineer, Israel

"For me it is a combination of many factors that makes VMware the special workplace that it is. A fast growing company that has not lost its start-up spirit, a lot of bright people with passion and drive to innovate, a market leader and a cool technology that is redefining the IT industry."

Eitan – Application Performance Management Product Team, Israel

 

Have questions or interested in applying to one of these roles? Reach out to Niva via her social links below.

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About Niva: 

Niva have been with VMware since December 2011 as a recruiter in the Herzliya, Israel office. She has 5+ years experience in the recruiting and staffing industry. 

Find Niva Levran on:

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Current career opportunities in Israel: http://ow.ly/b2aak

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VMware Office Spotlight: São Paulo, Brazil

GilsonSilva

 The city of São Paulo, Brazil hosts the newest VMware office in Latin America. This new location will increase 33% of the company’s workforce in the country. The São Paulo office location is VMware’s billing champion in the region, with 52% of the total.  Gilson Silva, Manager of Technical Support sheds light onto the office culture, their current projects, and what he personally enjoys about working here at VMware. SaoPaloOffice

Can you tell us a little bit about the São Paulo, Brazil office? 

VMware’s commitment to the region and its customers is evident through the São Paulo office. Arlindo Maluli, Director of pre-sales and VMware Professional Services Latin America, indicates that the goal is to serve the whole region from São Paulo. However, there are future plans for VMware office expansion throughout Brazil and Rio de Janeiro. With the structure of São Paulo, VMware will reinforce the Cloud Computing offering in the region, complementing the already successful desktop virtualization.

What organizations are located at the São Paulo, Brazil office?

The regional Marketing, Channel, Professional Services, Pre-Sales, Support Services, Sales Support and Inside Sales teams are present at the São Paulo office. Our teams are looking forward to new professionals and there are a lot of positions opened. We are looking for the best people in the market! 

What types of projects are VMware employees currently working on at this office?

One of the most important projects that we are currently working on is MyVMware. MyVMware dramatically improves and transforms the way you manage your VMware product licenses and support. MyVMware support is offered in English as well Portuguese for Brazilian customers and in Spanish for all of the Latin American Spanish speaking customers.

What do you enjoy about working at the VMware São Paulo office?

Employees extensively use Socialcast; our tool for collaboration purposes so there is a lot of interaction among our local and global teams. Socialcast is a simple, secure, enterprise microblogging platform that helps employees easily connect and share in real-time.

Our facility has a good cafeteria area that offers free snacks, drinks and a good space for employees to get together for the weekly team breakfasts provided by VMware. VMware has a culture that promotes work-life balance. This balance can be seen throughout our office in Brazil. I personally feel this is the best place I’ve worked and encourage people to apply for our opportunities. 

 

Gilson Silva – Manager, Technical Support

 

Current São Paulo, Brazil career opportunities: http://ow.ly/aPWRM

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VMware Foundation – Employees Give Back – Jagriti Sewa Sansthan

Vishal Vachani

 

What was the nonprofit that you volunteered with and what is its mission?  

  The non-profit that I served is called the Jagriti Sewa Sansthan. It conducts an incredibly innovative and unique programme called the Jagriti Yatra (meaning “a journey of awakening”) whose mission is to awaken the spirit of entrepreneurship amongst youth and promote nation building through enterprise.

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The participants on this journey include 400 youth who are screened and selected on the basis of their entrepreneurial inclinations and passion for making a difference to society. These youth are then taken on a train that traverses 9,000 Kms over 18 days, visiting 12 locations across India where they are exposed to real heroes who have developed unique solutions to India’s socio-economic challenges.

 

A 90-second video created by a foreign participant last year captures the journey beautifully.

 

Who in the community benefited from your Service Learning project? 

The programme is meant to facilitate discussion, debate and deeper reflection on the power of enterprise in developing society. The genuine energy and optimism of the yatra is effective in catalyzing a personal transformation in the participant based on the learning’s from this experience. These participants also get access to a vast network of like-minded youth who want to find creative solutions to India’s burning issues. Interestingly, this event also impacts the role models visited who feel greatly appreciated and motivated by their sharing of experiences and insights. JagritiYatra8

What was your role? 

My role in this journey was of a facilitator. As a slightly older and experienced person, I was responsible for guiding a team of participants through the implementation of the program. This included helping my team make presentations, form business plans, and participate in a wide range of other activities ranging from art sessions to personal development and leadership training.

What surprised you about the experience? 

I was surprised by the efficiency and discipline with which 450 participants could be organized to maintain discipline in an event that is so complex to manage. The forces of engagement and interaction amongst the participants override the physical and emotional stresses of this journey. There were many examples of youth who had sacrificed their time and effort for social causes, others who had taken risks in starting enterprises early in life. I was pleasantly surprised that I could enjoy sharing space with 450 people from diverse socio-economic backgrounds for 15 days, eat, bathe, sleep and interact as bogeys moved from side to side on a moving train. JagritiYatra

What was a key learning? 

A key learning from this experience from myself was that social enterprises should not necessarily be thought of as non-profit. For profit enterprises with performance measured by social impact achieved need to be promoted. Innovations in models of earning revenue can help a social enterprise achieve long-term sustainability.

Where’s the next opportunity to serve and learn with the nonprofit? 

The Jagriti Yatra is conducted annually. Every year it receives over 3,000 applications (17,000 registrations) from individuals eligible to be yatri's or facilitators: a number steadily on the rise. There are over 40% women on average and this year the number of international participants was over 50 and represented 20 different countries from all the major continents. Also, previous year’s participants are encouraged to volunteer with the organizers as part of the Engine Room Club and co-manage the programme. JagritiYatra5

In addition to the yatra, the JSS is developing an enterprise network and a knowledge platform that it will use to assist young entrepreneurs in implementing their enterprise solutions across verticals such as healthcare, education, agriculture and information & communication technology, especially where such enterprises will affect communities in rural and semi-urban communities.

How has the Service Learning Program impacted you and your fellow co-workers in the VMware India offices?

The VMware Service Learning Program gave me an opportunity to explore my country, partner with likeminded people, and learn how to identify problems while creating innovative and effective solutions. I am now equipped with various techniques to deal with complex issues at an enterprise level and empower my community to take on the world. VMware provides a strong network that supports us in making a difference in society and impact millions of people today and everyday. My colleagues and I are moved with the possibilities that we see around ourselves and are excited to participate by facilitating such events which can help the nation grow.

 

Vishal Vachani - Sr. Business Systems Analyst

 

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VMware University Relations – Employee Insight – Parth Shah

Parth

 

 One of the biggest aspirations I had as a new college grad was to work on a revolutionary technology that completely changes the way people think about computing. Technology that disrupts industries and changes the way businesses are run around the world. Something that was non-existent a few years ago but now becomes the de facto standard for doing things. I was hopeful that I would work on something like that once in my career.

 Coming out of grad school I was hoping to work in a team where I could further explore my academic interests in distributed systems and algorithms. At the same time I was looking to work on shipping a mission critical product. When VMware offered me a position in the vSphere DRS team, it was clear that it was a rare opportunity. Not only does the team have a world-class group of engineers, but it has been instrumental in inventing and shipping some of the most disruptive VMware technologies – Distributed Resource Scheduler (DRS), Storage Distributed Resource Scheduler (SDRS), Storage IO Control (SIOC), etc. Working with the DRS team for the past one and half years has been like working for a small startup within a big company. I found the work environment to be very dynamic where things move at a really fast pace. There was little or almost no time to "ramp up". Right after a brief engineering “boot camp”, I was asked to jump in and fix bugs for the immediate release that was being shipped out. I was then very lucky to work with some amazing engineers on a couple of high impact projects and eventually got to take full ownership of a new feature to be shipped out in the next release. When I look back on the past one and half years it feels quite incredible that I've been able to learn so much and how little I knew when I got started.

 One of the many amazing perks of working at VMware is that I get to hang out with people who are not only brilliant computer scientists but humble, down-to-earth and fun. Their creativity and enthusiasm is inspiring and infectious. Although we’ve been growing rapidly, the hiring bar is higher than ever. The focus is not just on finding the best engineer out there but finding the right “cultural fit” for the team and the company. The teams and the people we have here are really at the foundation of everything we do.

 Working at VMware is challenging but highly rewarding at the same time. As developers we get to take the full ownership of the features we're working on and are really able to drive the product forward with our vision. It’s amazing that we get to ship our products around the world to so many great businesses (96% of the Fortune 1000). Whenever you swipe your credit card or buy your groceries, book a flight or shop online, claim an insurance or watch a movie, there's a very high chance that you're touching some piece of VMware technology running in the cloud. At VMware we really get to put a true meaning behind the buzz and hype of the cloud. And we're just getting started.

 If you’re a new college grad and you like to work on complex technology problems, VMware is a great place to start your career. A small handful of companies ship products that run at such massive scales. If you’re looking to dig deep into a particular technology or spread yourself across several technologies, we’ve got you covered. We have teams and products that work at different layers of the stack right from the kernel and hypervisor layer (ESXi) to the platform layer (vSphere, vCloud) and above (CloudFoundry, Socialcast, Sliderocket, Zimbra, etc.). There’s so much we do and there’s much more to come. If you’re looking for an opportunity to shape the direction of one of the fastest growing companies out there, this is where you get started.

 

About Parth:

Parth works as Member of Technical Staff in the core R&D team behind vSphere DRS. He likes to churn out C++ and listen to electronic music; mostly at the same time. He graduated from Carnegie Mellon in December 2009 with a Masters in Electrical & Computer Engineering. While not at work he’s mostly found travelling and indulging in photography.

 

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VMware University Relations – We’re Ready Interns!

LindaCondon

 

 Welcome!  ברוך הבא!  добре дошъл!  Accueil!  Willkommen!  Fáilte roimh chách! Nal-varravu!  ಸ್ವಾಗತ!  欢迎!

 There is a great buzz at VMware as we prepare to welcome our summer interns! 

 Our program continues to grow, with 7 locations in the U.S. that include Palo Alto, San Francisco, Austin, Cambridge, New Brighton, Pleasant Grove and Seattle; and 9 global locations that include India, Bulgaria, Israel, Germany, France, Ireland, Singapore, China and the UK.

 We’ve spent months attending career fairs, conducting tech talks, tech treks, and on campus interviews. Thousands of resumes have been reviewed; hundreds of candidates have been interviewed. Hundreds of managers have prepared challenging, exciting and impactful projects for our interns to work on. Mentors are preparing to teach and learn. Executives are booking time to chat with interns; top level managers are preparing to join MBA lunch chats; Principal Engineers are looking forward to having lunch discussions with our PhD interns. Facilities staff are trying to figure out where the heck all of these lucky people are going to sit! Break rooms are getting stocked with free snacks and drinks. Shuttles are being scheduled, travel booked and apartments filled. Events are being planned – ALL KINDS OF EVENTS!!!

 From the moment our interns arrive at our beautiful campuses they know they are in for a unique experience. The culture of the community is apparent from the first moment. Welcomed at New Hire Orientation; collaborative meetings, service learning activities, bagel Wednesday’s (Palo Alto), breakfast burrito Fridays (Austin), soccer games (Ireland); or cricket games (India); and of course the beer bashes!

 Everything seems so much better once the interns have arrived. There’s a new energy, and excitement; the anticipation and inspiration is contagious. Each week there are more people wearing intern tee shirts popping up and full-timers are heard saying, “I wish I was an intern”. Poster sessions and presentations prove the caliber of students that have been selected to be part of the coveted VMware intern program.  

 And so, as students prepare for their final exams and pack their bags for VMware, we want them to know – we are ready! We are excited to see what they have to bring to the table! We welcome the future of VMware. Now hurry up and get here!

 

Linda Condon – VMware University Relations Intern Program Manager

 

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VMware Foundation – Employees Give Back – Light Up My Life

Chinmay

 

 The measure of a nation’s progress is how successful it is in investing and nurturing its children. For a vast and populous country like India, where a majority of the people are under the age of 25, providing basic education and healthcare is the biggest challenge for the government. Millions of children in rural India face a lot of hurdles to complete basic education. Rural schools are plagued with a lack of basic infrastructure and teachers. The government bodies and NGOs have over the years tried to tackle these issues, but with little success. Light

  An oft neglected issue is the kind of support and help children get in their homes to continue education. Most parents are not learned enough to help their children with studies. Moreover many homes do not have electricity supply which prevents students from studying or any other productive activity in the evenings. Sometimes children have to study with the help of kerosene lamps. The smoke emitted from these lamps is a health hazard in the long run. These kids are left behind and fail to progress to the next grade, eventually leading to them dropping out of schools.

  To address the inadequate lighting at homes, we at VMware thought of an eco-friendly way to help these children light up their homes – Solar Lamps!! These lamps can be charged by the daylight and used in the evenings. This light during the critical evening hours can be the differentiating factor between progressing to the next class or leading to a school dropout. Light2

 We have distributed about 105 lamps to students in rural schools through funds raised by contributions from VMware employees. Two villages near Bangalore were chosen for this program. Volunteers from VMware visited these schools and donated the solar lamps to the children. We visited the homes of these children and it was very heartening to see the response of children and their families when they received their solar lamps.

  The project was aptly named “Light Up My Life” and we hope that the light from these solar lamps will make a big difference in brightening up their homes, aiding their study and help in realizing their dreams and aspirations. Light3

What were your personal takeaways from this experience?

  I was touched to see the support from my colleagues for the project. The outpouring of help to help create the posters, collecting funds and distribute the lamps reinforced my belief that I am indeed gifted to be working and interacting with such a great set of people. It is these relationships that I built with my colleagues that will last a life time.

 The service learning project gave me a firsthand insight into how we can give back to society and how every small action benefits people in ways we cannot imagine. There are some comforts in life that we take for granted, but once we are out on the field we realize how lucky and blessed we really are. It also forces us to think deeply of how we can make a difference and give back to society. There is no joy as great as the one derived by making a positive impact to someone’s life.

How has the Service Learning Program impacted you and your fellow co-workers in the VMware India offices?

 Our offices in India have been immensely impacted by the VMware Service Learning Program.Through this program awareness has been raised to issues that are being faced by children in rural schools. It has highlighted the importance of developing and providing eco-friendly, sustainable and renewable energy for power starved regions such as clean energy which can make a vital difference in rural areas.

 Volunteers involved in the project have been enriched by the experience and the satisfaction derived out of the project is prompting people to do more. There have been innumerable requests to re-launch the Light Up My Life project in a bigger way. Ultimately, it has developed a sense of oneness and camaraderie in the team.

Do you have any suggestions of how individuals in our global community can help out in their own local/global community to positively impact others and society as a whole?

 For projects of such nature, the mantra of “Think Global, Act Local” takes top priority. The need for clean, efficient, renewable energy is prevalent everywhere in the world. We can start on this journey of clean energy by helping local communities – one village at a time … thus making the world a better place to live in. 

 Chinmay Albal

 

 About Chinmay:

Chinmay works for the Continuing Product Development group at Bangalore, India. His main area of focus is Resource management on vSphere vmkernel. He also works on various serviceability and diagnostics projects for vSphere.

On the non-work related front Chinmay is actively involved in the activities of the VMware Foundation and has been involved with various social projects for the past 15 years. He likes taking long hikes and is a foodie.

 

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