With over 50+ 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 Bangalore office in India is like today!
Bangalore, also known as Bengaluru, is the capital of the Karnataka. Located in the southeastern part of the state, Bangalore is India’s third most populous city and fifth-most populous urban body. A demographically diverse city, Bangalore is a major economic and cultural hub and the second fastest growing major metropolis in India.
Home to many well-recognized colleges and research institutions such as Indian Institute of Information and Technology, Bangalore and Bangalore University, Bangalore has taken the position of the nation’s leading IT exporter, and has become known as the Silicon Valley of India. Numerous public sector industries, technology companies, aerospace, telecommunications, and defense organizations are also located in the city.
Areas of Opportunity
In addition to the Bangalore site, VMware India houses another major R&D center in Pune. Together these two sites makeup the largest and oldest R&D center outside of VMware headquarters in Palo Alto, California. These R&D centers have deep technical expertise in all areas of virtualization and cloud computing.
The Bangalore center has close to 600 engineers and is specialized in the core vSphere platform, quality assurance and sustenance engineering. Other areas of focus in Bangalore include storage virtualization, application virtualization, application management and cloud services. With over 130 engineers, the Pune site is focused on cloud networking and security, vFabric cloud platform and Zimbra. Overall, the R&D centers in India assist with all aspects of the software development lifecycle including product development, quality assurance and sustenance.
Outside of R&D, VMware India houses Field Sales, Channel Sales, Systems Engineering, Professional Services, Field Marketing, Education & Enablement, Business Operations, World Wide Operations, Legal, Human Resources, IT, Finance, License & Compliance, Global Technology Solutions, Global Support Services & Customer Advocacy as well as Real Estate & Workplace.
Culture in action at the Bangalore office
There’s a strong sense of teamwork, innovation, active learning, and execution, which is driven by our employees’ passion to excel in all aspects of the job. From participating in innovation events both within and outside of the company, to partnering with customer facing groups to further strengthen engagement and product development, our employees are always finding ways to work together to continuously define, develop and deliver the future of IT.
Giving back is an important part of what makes us special too. Through events such as Charity Day, where over 15 NGOs (non-government organizations) came to share Service Learning opportunities with our employees, the Bangalore and Pune sites have actively contributed their time and talent to make a difference in the communities where we work and live.
But, more than anything else VMware India is a fun place to work! Our employees are passionate and enjoy the opportunity to work on challenging projects every day.
The year ahead
VMware India has a firm foundation and is deeply rooted in the technologies and products offered by VMware. The year ahead is filled with opportunities to further strengthen this foundation and build upon our successes. The teams here will be actively participating in product innovation around cloud computing, platform-as-a-service, as well as solving challenges around managing big data and end user computing. Because of this, there will be several opportunities for people to join our India sites to help contribute towards this next phase of evolution in the IT industry. We also plan to take bigger strides in giving back to our community.
-Ananda Bhyravan, Sr. Recruiter
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