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Are You VMware’s Next New Grad Kernel Engineer?

If you have lived or worked in Silicon Valley or any other tech hub in the United States, then the following statement may ring close to home: Specific engineering positions have been ranked among the hardest jobs to fill in America.

So why are engineers so hard to find? It’s not necessarily about finding an engineer per say, but it’s about finding the right engineer.borathon-day2-0014-0273

At VMware, we believe in fostering a culture of innovation where people can bring their whole selves to work and expect to thrive as a result. It’s not just about matching technical skills to job requirements. It’s about building a community within our company. It’s about empowering our 18,000+ passionate employees to pursue their ambitions and disrupt the technology industry.

We are hardworking and tenacious in our approach to bring about the next generation of VMware. This is evident when you look at the type of people we hire and our specific approach to bring on board the best and brightest talent to our community.

For VMware’s kernel teams, we’re looking for engineers interested in operating systems, systems software and distributed systems. Engineers that will design and implement novel operating systems techniques and algorithms for ESXi. These individuals will work with various kernel teams across the company to design and deliver new functionality, mainly targeted for virtualization workloads.

Having taken an Operating Systems course is a definite need to hit the ground running with our kernel teams; a deeper dive into the advanced class will provide an advantage for individuals to think outside the box. Project work is a great foundation, and the ability to articulate the project takeaways and how they benefit the team is a major plus.

For more information on our latest Kernel opportunity for new graduates, see below:

Member of Technical Staff – Kernel Engineering http://bit.ly/1KEsZy4

Requirements for the Position:

  • Pursuing MS or PhD in Computer Science, Computer Engineering or equivalent, or a BS with a strong operating systems background
  • Strong C programming skills
  • Excellent understanding of operating system concepts and kernel components
  • Experience with low-level / kernel-level code development
  • Familiarity with kernel performance analysis and optimization

Nice to Haves for the Position:

  • Knowledge of x86 assembler, C++, Java, Perl, Python and other programming languages a plus
  • Experience with SMP, memory and CPU power management, multi-tasking, device drivers a plus
  • Good understanding of modern Intel and AMD x86-based processor architectures a plus
  • Familiarity with one or more virtualization platforms a plus
  • Understanding of distributed system concepts a plus

 

Learn more about this exciting opportunity and discover how you can make your mark at VMware today. http://bit.ly/1KEsZy4

 

 

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Destination Give Back: A Snapshot of Collective Impact

“Every waterfall begins with a single drop of water.”

This bold yet simple statement reflects how VMware employees come together as a community. Just as the greatest waterfall originates from a single drop of water, true change begins with a person choosing to take action. At VMware, we believe that our individual actions matter. They build giving networks that add up to our collective impact as a community.

After initially sharing VMware’s EPIC2 value of Community with VMworld attendees in 2014, earlier this month, we invited VMware employees around the world to join 23,000+ VMworld attendees to take a stand at Destination Give Back. People in our broader VMware community came together by sharing a photo that represented the causes that matter most to them. We needed 10,000 photos in order to build the mosaic:

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By completing the mosaic, the community unlocked a donation from the VMware Foundation, divided in proportion to the four causes (Health, Environment, Children, and Education) closest to our community members’ hearts.

It was inspiring to see the mosaic come together during VMworld. After supporting a cause, attendees often returned to Destination Give Back each day to see the mosaic’s progress and speculate on the final image.

Around the world, VMware people joined Destination Give Back to lend their support.

Chirag Arora, the VMware Foundation Citizen Council lead in Bangalore, shared, “I watched it go viral and saw how so many people outside of VMware appreciate the VMware Foundation’s vision of Citizen Philanthropy. [It] feels so good to hear that from friends, family and random folks.”

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To make the choice to stand for a cause that is meaningful to you is powerful. Our gratitude goes to all Citizen Philanthropists who contributed to Destination Give Back and to everyone who has been inspired to make a difference.

Big things have small beginnings.

 

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Join us at VMware Costa Rica’s Open House

We’re looking for top talent to join us at VMware’s Open House event on October 2 and 3 in Heredia, Costa Rica.

Opened in 2012, our Costa Rica site is located in America Free Zone and supports management services and internal processes that power VMware’s internal teams across 120+ sites globally. Our Costa Rica community strongly believes in VMware’s EPIC2 values – Execution, Passion, Integrity, Customers, and Community – and lives them every day to build a better future in IT.

If you are interested in growing your career at VMware in IT Application Support, Technical Support, Accounting, or Finance Planning & Analysis, please apply to one of the appropriate job postings below.

 

VMware Open House – IThttp://bit.ly/1UYJXS1

VMware Open House – Financehttp://bit.ly/1KjAQ3U

 

The ability to speak and write in English is a requirement for these positions. For questions, please message VMware Costa Rica on Facebook.

We look forward to connecting with you!

 

 

 

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Proud to Empower the Future of Technology at OUTC 2015

The mission of the Out for Undergrad in Technology Conference (OUTC) is to educate, inspire, and advance LGBT undergraduates who are interested in pursuing careers at the world’s leading technology companies. In the decade since Out for Undergrad (O4U) was founded, thousands of O4U alumni have gone on to represent a generation of passionate and diverse LGBT people.* It is because of this legacy and a shared value around empowering a dynamic and diverse community of people to thrive that VMware is proud to be a platinum sponsor of OUTC 2015 in San Francisco, California.


VMware recognizes the power of human difference and believes diversity within teams not only results in greater business outcomes, but also fosters a culture of innovation where people can bring their whole selves to work and expect to thrive as a result. In 2014, VMware took a bold stance within the technology community by publicly recognizing that it could do better when it came to diversity in the workplace. VMware launched VMwomen, a business-led initiative, as a first step in its long-term diversity and inclusion journey. Over the last year and half, the momentum started with VMwomen is fueling new ways for the company to broaden its focus and participation in opportunities that are meaningful to its people while removing any systemic barriers to doing so. Efforts include a company-wide commitment to Unconscious Bias training and to more inclusive actions in our hiring, promotion and development opportunities. Similar to the investment around women, VMware’s presence in the LGBT community started from employee-led efforts ranging from the LGBT Employee Group that is connected virtually through Socialcast (an online social networking tool for businesses), to VMware’s recent sponsorship of the 25th Austin Pride Parade and the University Relations team’s continued work with LGBT student innovators. VMware is committed to empowering current and future employees within the LGBT community to reach their full potential while making an impact on the Information Technology Community.

VMware’s dedication to diversity and inclusion is especially meaningful to me as a member of the LGBT community. I’ve experienced first-hand what it means to be able to bring my authentic self to work each day and my career has continued to grow and expand as a result.

Next week I will be speaking during the Lightening Round Talks at OUTC 2015. During the talk I will be sharing my own career journey as a gay man and how I’m leveraging that at VMware today to help build a fully inclusive community that accelerates VMware’s success.

I’m looking forward to connecting with everyone at OUTC and am inspired by what these future technology leaders will contribute to our workforce and our communities.

 

To learn more about Out for Undergrad, visit: outforundergrad.org

To learn more about VMware’s diversity and inclusion initiatives, visit: vmware.com/careers

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* Source: http://www.outforundergrad.org/about-us/

Discover VMware Headquarters

VMware’s Palo Alto, California Headquarters is Silicon Valley’s Campus-in-a-Forest – a 105-acre campus full of fresh air, wildlife, and quiet hills above the Valley in Stanford Research Park. This is the inviting, creative worksite for the brightest people in technology. Our campus is complemented with Green buildings made of recycled materials and a compost program that maintains a 92% sustainability level; and that’s with over 4,300 employees.

Join me for a virtual tour and discover how our people are empowered to make magic happen here.

VMware is more than just a workplace. It’s a community of people collaborating together to disrupt technology. A community empowering one another to become his or her whole self. A community that stops to reflect, have fun, and deeply cherishes friendships, family, and the wider world.

 

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VMware Innovator: Vishu Priya Muthukrishnan

As a recent graduate, there is nothing more important than surrounding yourself with a community that empowers you on your journey of discovery and growth. For VMware Member of Technical Staff and recent grad, Vishnu Priya Muthukrishnan, her first year at VMware has affirmed this belief. Through the VMware R&D New Graduate Boot Camp, Vishnu has been able to kick-start her professional career while making a tangible impact on others through her work on vSphere Web Client.

Hear first-hand from Vishnu about the importance of finding a workplace that fuels employees’ passion for innovation and fosters an integrated work life.

Driven to make your mark on Information Technology after university? Visit the VMware Careers Site to get an inside look at opportunities for students and new grads through the VMware University Relations Program. http://vmw.re/1waVcuM

 

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Let’s Do This! 4 Tips to Ace a University Career Fair

So here you are, you’ve found yourself back on campus for another exciting and challenging year of academic rigor and life experiences. However, this year is different as you now have another goal to pursue. That’s right, you’re in pursuit of a job. This could be your first internship, full time job, or second internship if you are pursuing an advanced degree.IMG_4161

Regardless of the type of opportunity you seek, there are many resources to leverage in order to uncover the right opportunity that will empower you to grow professionally. From university events (career fairs, company info sessions, tech talks, lunch and learns), social networking tools (LinkedIn, Facebook, Glassdoor, Twitter), to personal connections, there is nothing to date that can replace the benefits of attending a university campus career fair.

Simply put, a university career fair is the opportunity to connect with a captive audience in person that is interested in learning more about you and how you can make your unique mark on their company. A university career fair is the way to prepare for your next interview by honing your personal elevator pitch, crafting a resume that amplifies your skills and dynamic personality, and discover what does and does not work for you when connecting with employers.

So are you ready to do this? Check out the four tips that I share with students (besides dressing professionally) that will help you ace your next university career fair.

 

  1. Revise and Re-Vise Your Resume

There is no one way to structure a resume, but it is important to format it in a way that a stranger could understand the important pieces of information in 15 seconds or less. University Recruiters are reviewing hundreds of candidates’ resumes, so your resume needs to tell a quick, concise, and impressive story of who you are. By doing this, you and the recruiter can have a more meaningful conversation that builds off your resume, giving you the opportunity to spend more time leaving a lasting impression with the recruiter rather than having to explain your resume. Quick Tip: Include your start and graduate date in chronological order on your resume.

  1. Target Companies You’re Passionate About

Select five to six companies that you have an interest in and do research on each of them before attending a career fair. This way you and the university representative you’re speaking with can have a fruitful discussion on how your skill sets can make an impact at the company as the typical conversation is brief. Your conversation will go a long way while adding credence to your soft skills.

  1. Remember Who You Are

Know yourself. Spend time thinking about what you are interested in, what your talents are, and what type of role might be ideal for you to pursue next. From there, practice introducing yourself to your friends and peers so that message becomes easy to share and is genuine.

  1. Be Positive

Look at the job hunt as a learning experience. Whether a job opportunity comes immediately or later down the road, a career fair is a meaningful way for you to connect with employers while discovering the workplace environment that will foster your drive to make a difference in the community. You never know how a connection you make at a career fair can positively impact your future growth.

Happy Hunting!

-Chris Peterson

 

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PROUD to be VMware: Our Sponsorship of the 25th Austin Pride Parade

 

DSC_6562As somebody who tells stories for a living, it’s my foremost belief that a person — whether a friend, coworker, or both – brings their personal story with them . Through studies and professional experience, I’ve observed that stories and humans work best when they are shared as a whole – with no idiosyncrasy edited out and no detail left behind. Regardless of whether our stories include difference and diversity, success and failure, or adversity and the road less travelled.

Luckily, I worked at a company that feels the same.

VMware encourages employees to bring their whole selves to work each day, as part of their shared EPIC2 values and expanding Inclusion & Diversity efforts. Last year, VMwomen was launched as the first step in their long-term diversity and inclusion journey. Given the incredible foundation and momentum that they’ve built over the past year, they are expanding from a focus on VMwomen, to a broader focus on diversity and inclusion.DSC_1555

A recent example was their corporate sponsorship at the 25th Austin Pride Parade, where VMware employees had the opportunity to represent their dynamic and diverse community. Austin provided the perfect platform to extend the company’s Inclusion & Diversity culture, including the momentum of local, grassroots leadership within the LGBT community at VMware. “We had incredible support from within!” shared Chuck Thompson who helped lead the event onsite at VMware Austin with co-worker Laura Folks.

VMware’s Talent Acquisition team ran the VMware booth during the events preceding the parade, which amplified their ability to connect and share VMware’s culture with people in the community. Companies such as Apple, Dell, Pandora, Dropbox, Accenture, and Indeed were among the other corporate sponsors.

DSC_6545As the sun set downtown on Saturday August 29th, a large group of VMware employees, joined by their friends and families, gathered in rainbow-inspired branded t-shirts. Armed with 5,000 beads, confetti, glow sticks, and flags, they circled the Texas State Capitol and walked the one-mile length of Congress Street. Participating in the parade was a fun way to celebrate and connect with the community.

Laura Folks of VMware Austin shared, “The feedback from participants was 100% positive! It was such a fun event and a great way to get to know those in our VMware family that we normally don’t interact with! We are already planning to make next year’s parade bigger and better!” VMware’s participation in this event underscores the company’s belief that embracing a diverse and inclusive set of people, skills, and stories leads to the best possible experience for the larger global community.

 

*Photography by: Georges Schemagin

 

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VMware Fall 2015 U.S. University Campus Events

Amber Daniels is the University Relations Recruiting Manager at VMware. She is responsible for leading the university recruiting efforts and making sure teams find the interns and new hires for the job. Amber works from VMware’s Austin, Texas office.

 

VMW_09Q3_LOGO_Corp_K copyGreetings from the VMware University Relations Team! We are excited to get back on the road this week in the United States after a summer that flew by. We are sorry to see our interns head back to school, but look forward to seeing them on campus and meeting new friends as well.

With the fall season comes lots of change for the University Relations Team. We have several new faces joining us, and plenty of new and exciting events for students to attend. We will be travelling to career fairs, tech talks, information sessions, resume reviews, and technical interviewing workshops (just to name a few).

Here’s who to look for at campuses across the United States this fall:

 

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Chris Peterson – Manager, University Relationships and Campus Programs

Carnegie Mellon

Stony Brook

Columbia

North Carolina State

University of Pennsylvania

 

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Kristina Buchanan – University Manager

Purdue

University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

University of Texas

University of Florida

Georgia Tech

MIT

Northeastern

 

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Kristen Taylor – Campus Manager

Stanford

Cornell

University of Washington

San Jose State

UCLA

University of Southern California

Michigan

Berkeley

 

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Fiona Condon – University Recruiter

University of Houston

Baylor

Northeastern University

 

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Courtney Manning – University Recruiter

MIT Sloan

Carnegie Mellon Tepper

University of Chicago Booth

Northwestern Kellog

University of Pennsylvania Wharton

 

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Oded Wurman – University Relations Technical Specialist

Meet Oded at our campus interviews.

 

Keep an eye on our university campus calendar to see where we are headed next!

 

From there, your resume will be in the hands of our University Recruiters:

Michelle Arendall – Engineering

Chris Garinger – Engineering

Jikado Hanna – Engineering

Daniel Kim – Engineering

Ben Verhoff –  MBA (PM, PMM) & PSO

Courtney Manning – MBA University Manager, MBA Recruiter (HR, Finance, GBO) & System Engineers

Fiona Condon – Sales (ISR), Marketing, GPO & GS

Keri Riley – Finance, IT & Legal

 

We hope this helps and provides some insight into VMware’s dedicated recruiting team and our fall schedule in the United States. We will be sharing our university campus schedule for the EMEA and APAC regions in the upcoming weeks, so hopefully we will see you around the world sometime soon!

 

— Amber Daniels 

 

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Changing the Face of Technology Through Team Connections

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Niamh O’Regan is currently a student at Cork Institute of Technology and a Technical Support Engineer Intern on the Systems Operations team at VMware Cork. At university, she’s pursuing a Bachelor of Business Studies (Honors) in Information Systems. She is close to concluding her six month VMware internship on August 28th.

It’s incredible to think about my achievements over the past five months. I went from knowing nothing about VMware products to diagnosing and resolving customer’s issues. In addition to gaining new technical knowledge, the last five months have been full of growth – all for the better. I’ve gained a deeper understanding of the industry I love and hope to enter upon graduation.

The work that I do here at VMware is challenging, dynamic, and has the ability to change the face of technology. We are preparing ourselves and the world for what’s next, so we always end up feeling well prepared. I have seen it myself in a few of my cases. A number of my cases came in with new issues that Technical Support Engineers and even Escalation Engineers have not seen. But together my teammates and I figured out what caused the issue, and resolved it.

Another major achievement for me during my internship has been connecting with my team,Niamh3 especially because there are no other female engineers. In large environments like tech corporations, I’m a very shy person. Even though my personality may not seem like it to people who know me well, new territory – especially professional – makes me very quiet. The difference at VMware is that you are welcomed in so warmly and encouraged to bring your whole self to work each day. My team is always in high spirits and ensures that no one person is feeling pressured. Thanks to my wonderful team, my initial feelings of shyness soon disappeared.

Hand on heart, my fantastic experience at VMware will definitely assist my future career planning. I have loved every minute of my placement, and I could see myself back here working as a Technical Support Engineer. There is so much variety – it’s never the same thing every day.

As a colleague of mine says repeatedly: “the only thing stopping you from reaching your potential is yourself.” I did not believe this at the beginning of this experience, but I fully believe it now.

The technical and professional knowledge that I have soaked up over the last five months is far more than I expected in such a short time, especially given the complexity of some of it. My internship at VMware has also solidified my decision to work in the Information Technology sector. As I leave my internship, though, I still feel there is so much more to learn – the only way to go is up! I’m so grateful for this experience to launch my career, whether it continues here at VMware or a different company, the foundations have been built by VMware.

— Niamh O’Regan 

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