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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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Empowering VMware People to Drive Their Self-Development and Growth

Developing one’s career is an art developed over time using experience and resourcefulness. Today Maria Raimundo, VMware University Relations Recruiter, sheds light on VMware’s innovation culture and how it supports the growth and development of its employees through skills training, educational reimbursement and mentorships.

 

At VMware we grow our business by creating value for our customers and partners. More importantly, we grow our people by investing in development and fostering a culture that embraces learning as a part of the innovation process. Not only does the process of developing yourself improve your personal and professional life, but it can assist in your collaboration with others and your overall contributions to the wider community. Here are a few of the resources that VMware employees can take advantage of to reach that next level of growth and development in their career.

VMware Edge Portal

The VMware Edge Portal is an internal portal that offers self-directed development for any employee from any location at anytime. VMware employees can sign up for classes that are related to their role, enhance professional skills or take certification courses to improve a particular discipline. You can even check out digital ebooks for free from Books24x7! So, if you’re looking to take that additional Java-skills course, need some extra help with public speaking, or want to take a certification in your field, it’s all possible through the VMware Edge Portal.

VMware Professional Development Assistance Program

VMware empowers each employee to drive self-development in partnership with his or her manager. The Professional Development Assistance Program provides financial support for external professional development courses, certifications and degree programs that are not offered internally at VMware. Have you ever thought about pursuing a part-time secondary degree or another type of program at some point in your career? If your answer is “yes,” then this is where our Professional Development Assistance Program comes in. We offer assistance to help offset some of the financial cost for the secondary degree with management and HR approval. That’s a pretty awesome perk.

Fostering a Mentor Relationship

Perhaps the greatest teachers you’ll encounter at VMware are your fellow coworkers. Having a mentor is not just limited to your immediate manager (though we hope you find them as a great resource). There are many opportunities to discover colleagues who would be willing to provide both personal and professional support as you grow at VMware. Be sure to connect through our internal social network, VMware Link, support our commitment to giving back to the community through the VMware Foundation, and get to know other members from different teams through our weekly social events. Sometimes even a casual meeting could lead to someone who can help you re-think about how you’re approaching your career goals.

In the end it is up to each of our employees to take advantage of the resources and opportunities provided to them here at VMware. How do you plan to grow to that next step?

 

-Maria Raimundo, VMware University Relations Recruiter

 

 

About Maria:

Maria is a University Relations Recruiter at VMware. Her primary focus is on hiring engineering students for both internships and full-time positions throughout VMware’s Research and Development teams. Before working in Human Resources, Maria was a California certified K-12 teacher. She has found a happy medium in her current role of guiding students through what may be some of their first corporate experiences.

 

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A Look Back at the 2013 VMware Summer Internship Experience

At VMware, students are both challenged and rewarded with meaningful work and rich experiences in a collaborative environment that empowers them to architect what’s next. Hear from Kim Hollenshead, University Relations Recruiter as she shares her take on a few memorable intern experiences from the past summer.

Summer’s quickly coming to an end and a good number of our interns have already returned to their university campuses and even more are set to depart from VMware campuses within the coming weeks.

Over the last few weeks I’ve had final week phone calls with some of our interns and each time I’ve started the conversation by asking them if they can believe their time with us is over. Every one of the interns I’ve spoken to has answered with something along the lines of how they can’t believe time has flown by so quickly.

VMware’s typical internship is 12-weeks and the majority of our interns are relocated to one of two major campuses – Palo Alto, California or Cambridge, Massachusetts. This year we also had a handful of students in our Colorado and Austin, Texas offices.

Since the greatest majority of our students head to our headquarters in Palo Alto, we make sure that they have some fun events and learning opportunities to attend outside of their normal intern project work. Some of the things that took place this summer included:

  • An ice cream social where they were able to mingle with the other VMware interns from various universities across the country
  • A kick-off event where they heard directly from VMware CEO, Pat Gelsinger about VMware’s three areas of focus: Software-Defined Data Center, End-User Computing and Hybrid Cloud as well as what’s next for the business
  • Various Tech Talks and Leadership Speaker Series as well as a PhD symposium
  • MBA Coffee Chats geared specifically to our MBA student’s interests
  • Service Learning Projects where interns contributed their time to give back to the community
  • Several fun outings including a trip to the Tech Museum in San Jose and Angel Island
  • We also hosted a few events focused on connecting our female engineers to other professional female engineers so they could talk through workplace and career advice

And at the end of every intern season we host several poster and presentation sessions where interns can show off the research and business plans they’ve worked on during their time with us. It’s always great fun to see how much our interns have accomplished and afterward there’s a voting process where the winners receive a fully paid trip to VMware’s premier event – VMworld.

With all the fun and excitement that’s built into the 12-weeks that they’re here with us, it’s always bittersweet to send them back to school, but when we do we can rest assured they’ve both enjoyed their time with us and that they are returning with a larger understanding of the work VMware employees do and the work that we’re architecting for future generations to come.

 

-Kim Hollenshead

 

About Kim:

Kim Hollenshead a University Recruiter at VMware, has held various roles within human resources (HR) since 1997 beginning with that as a corporate recruiter in Austin, Texas. With the evolution of the internet, Hollenshead found herself mesmerized by online social networking and social media and became involved with these outlets in 2005. Today, Hollenshead marries her HR and online social persona by advocating the use of social networks. She envisions them as tools to help both employees and employers in ways that can either better employees’ skill sets or to create value by using online tools to make high impact business decisions.

In October 2010 she joined VMware as a contract Recruiting Consultant and finding candidates to fill Sales, Sales Operations and other various business roles across the US. (www.twitter.com/vmwarekim) and in August of 2011 transitioned to VMware’s University Relations department as a University Recruiter. She’s currently supporting Networking, Security, Virtual Center, VM Cloud Director and Tech Ops business units to find VMware the brightest recent graduates and interns.

When she’s not busy with her VMware recruiting you’ll often find her reacquainting sorority sisters as the VP of Membership in the Texas Hill Country / North Austin ADPi Alumnae Association. She’s a lover of Tex-Mex and anything on Bravo TV and enjoys gardening, cooking, paper crafting, making jewelry and hanging out with her 3 dogs and a cat that has the personality of a dog and her husband.

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A Mentor and Mentee’s Take on the VMware Internship Program in Sofia, Bulgaria

At VMware, students are both challenged and rewarded with meaningful work and rich experiences in a collaborative environment that empowers them to architect what’s next. Learn more about the VMware Intern Mentor Program in Sofia, Bulgaria and see how our people work side-by-side with our interns to share their guidance and feedback, empowering career growth on both sides.

 

The VMware Internship Program at our Sofia, Bulgaria site provides students with the opportunity to grow and develop professionally over the course of three to six months while participating in an internal Research and Development project. Throughout the internship, each intern will have an experienced engineer as his or her Mentor. Intern Mentors share guidance and regular performance feedback on projects as well as how to navigate the professional world successfully.

In today’s People Spotlight, we’re highlighting two VMware employees that have experienced both sides of the Mentor/Mentee role during the internship program, Lyubomir Pishinov, a current MTS and former 2012 intern at VMware Sofia and Konstantin Spirov, a Senior Software Engineer working on vCenter Orchestrator.

 

Intern Mentee:

Name: Lyubomir Pishinov

Office location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Job title: MTS

Period at VMware: 10 months

Favorite tech gadget: Kindle

 

What sparked your interest in technology?

I can’t tell for sure, but maybe like most children, I was fascinated by the computer games of my childhood. Along with computer games, I started to become interested in everything that was connected to computers. After my first days in high school I knew that my future would be tied to computer technology.

What is life at VMware like for you?

An amazing experience. It is fantastic that I have a chance to grow professionally here at VMware. Every day I learn so many new things and I’m really glad that I have the opportunity to work among some of the best professionals in the industry.

What has been a fun VMware moment for you?

Well, a really fun VMware moment for me was when our TechOps team played a Halloween joke on coworkers on site. When I came into work that day it took me more than a few minutes to realize why my mouse and headphones didn’t work. The mouse laser was sealed with a piece of Scotch tape and the headphones were plugged in the microphone jack. It was pretty funny after I realized what was going on.

How would you describe your mentorship experience at VMware? Share your biggest takeaway.

To have the chance to get assistance and guidelines from your mentor during the internship is really essential for the success of your internship project. The combination of creativity and experience is the main factor that turns ideas into reality during an internship at VMware. Overall, my biggest takeaway was the emphasis on staying closely focused on the goals of my internship project and evaluating the pros and cons of each decision that I had to make as an intern.

What advice would you give to future VMware Interns?

My advice to future VMware Interns is to work hard, be proactive and embrace learning opportunities.

 

R&D Mentor:

Name: Konstantin Spirov

Office location: Sofia, Bulgaria

Job title: Senior Software Engineer, vCenter Orchestrator

Period at VMware: 3 years

Favorite tech gadget: My ergonomic keyboard with angle adjustment capability and my “Pomodoro” kitchen timer.

 

From a Mentor`s point of view what is the benefit of interning at VMware?

The IT job market in Bulgaria is very competitive, even for the internship positions. Luckily VMware has one great advantage over our competitors – we are able to provide rich experiences and meaningful projects to work on in a collaborative environment.

A VMware internship is a great start for a student’s career, and they really learn a lot. 70% of the learning process is goal oriented (learning by doing), but in the remaining 30% of their time, interns have the opportunity to expand their knowledge in a horizontal direction – to experience the work in an enterprise environment, to discuss the big picture with employees and to explore the great library of courseware we offer for our employees.

And last but not least, an internship at VMware looks great on a student’s CV (resume). The opportunity to succeed is great – it’s not a secret. An intern’s project research could be used as a proof of concept or early prototypes for real product features. Very often we are able to offer a full employment position to the successful interns.

How would you describe your Mentor experience at VMware? What has been your biggest takeaway?

The project I proposed was a software development framework, which provides the opportunity of using Java applets with HTML5 browser without JRE installed on the client machine. The intern I was mentoring (Minko Gechev) was a perfect match for the project – was very focused, and he really liked the domain area. The project required knowledge in many languages and API and proactive research. We set some milestones, and I gave sufficient buffer time for Minko to orient and fill in the gaps. He was able to learn and grow very quickly. At the end of every milestone we discussed the architecture and tactical ideas for implementation.

Minko’s knowledge about JavaScript design patterns was great, so we talked a lot about the new Web approaches and frameworks. These discussions provided a fresh perspective to my role. From the mentor’s viewpoint –  now I can more effectively decide where I should lead and where I should leave freedom. I learned (without laziness and without abandoning my responsibilities as a lead) how to trust more and to expect trust in return.

The most important factor, which made our collaboration very natural, was the fact that we shared the same passion on the bleeding-edge approaches. Personally for me the opportunity to experiment and play with a project, which is not in production was also great. We were able to complete our major tasks two months before the deadline. Afterwards, we prepared some Tech Talks highlight our project results and presented them to other teams within VMware.

Overall, the mentorship of the internship projects is something employees voluntary do; the reward is the joy to help these young people in boosting their talent.

 

 

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An inside look at the VMware Israel Site

With over 50+ locations throughout the world, VMware is truly a global community made of passionate employees who thrive on collaborating together to bring IT industry-changing 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 Herzliya office in Israel is like today!

 

Where: Herzliya (Location, Location, Location…)

Opened in 2008, VMware Israel is located in the center of the Israeli “Silicon Valley” and coastal city of Herzliya. Just four minutes away from the Mediterranean sea shore and surrounded by vivid business and recreation opportunities, the Israeli site of VMware offers opportunities to enjoy a variety of gourmet restaurants to dine at with coworkers, a gym and swimming pool across the street and a view of the sunset over the Mediterranean sea from our fourth flour cafeteria to close out the work day.

What: VMware Israel R&D Center (and an award-winning sales group as well)

As an R&D and Sales hub for VMware, our site helps drive innovation on several VMware products, such as Horizon Mirage, which offers a new approach for managing end users’ physical or virtual desktops and laptops, and the VMware IT Business Management Suite, aiming to provide a unique solution for managing the financial aspects of the Cloud.

How: Innovation, Teamwork and Excellence

Driving what’s next comes to life in many forms at VMware Israel, from a single contributor developing a new idea and following through with it, to innovation events for the entire site and company.

In 2012, the Israel site closed out the year with an innovation celebration. During the celebration, employees gathered together to work on a variety of project ideas during an onsite Hackathon. After a few days of exhilarating work, winners were announced and each team showcased a proof of concept for their idea.

“Having people who you can count on to do excellent work and whom you can brainstorm with is a valuable asset to the company, and certainly one that is highly noticeable at our site, ” says Lital Hassine, Team Engineering Lead. To develop new technologies at the Israeli site, our teams leverage the Agile SCRUM methodologies when collaborating on projects. The Israel site has embraced this methodology for several years now, as the process is flexible, productive and fun.

Several teams are employing test-driven development and pair programming which increases communication and makes our code and design better. Every piece of code has a corresponding unit-test, which serves as a safety net for logical code mistakes. We also shuffle the programming pairs, so that engineers can work on a variety of tasks and share their knowledge and skills with one another. Another great thing about our process is that on every source code change, a fleet of VM’s are running 1,000’s of black-box system tests against the entire system – providing our employees with instant feedback about our latest code changes.

The Year Ahead

As the leader of the Israeli hi-tech industry, we plan to further drive the impressive growth we have experienced in the past several years by continuing to foster an environment where passionate and dynamic people can develop professionally and work together to create innovative, high quality products and solutions that answer our customers’ real needs.

 

-Niva Levran, VMware Staffing Partner

 

 

 

 

 

 

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VMware University Relations Connects With Future Female Innovators

At VMware, we actively attract, engage and celebrate our people from diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives. By doing so, we foster a culture and environment where great people want to work and thrive. Today we hear from Alicia on the VMware University Relations team’s outreach initiatives for female interns and future innovators.

 

As another year of UR (University Recruitment) comes to a close, those of us on the VMware University Relations team are now looking forward to welcoming our summer 2013 intern class. We have a ton of great events in store for our interns on-boarding over the next few weeks. We are especially excited for our initiatives around our female interns and future female innovators.

One program that we want to highlight in particular is our WCW (Women Connecting Women) Mentoring Program. The WCW program matches each U.S. – based female intern with another female employee at VMware during her internship. The Mentors may hold roles in similar or vastly different functional areas of VMware in comparison to their Mentees, which helps in offering a unique perspective of life at VMware. Mentors and Mentees usually meet at least once a week in person throughout the summer to connect and catch up on projects, upcoming events and VMware experiences.

In addition, the UR team organizes a few events for WCW members to attend together. This year we’re exited to host a speed networking themed kick-off event in June, which enables members to greatly expand their network. We are also busy planning VMware Foundation Service Learning activities for the WCW group. Last year, our WCW interns had the opportunity to give back to InnVision in Palo Alto, LifeWorks in Austin and Cambridge Women’s Center in Massachusetts. Another event that we are very excited about organizing will be a networking mixer for WCW members and our newly on-boarded female new college graduates who have taken full-time positions with VMware. We’re very exited to introduce these two groups to one another and expect that long-term connections will be developed.

Helping inspire and ignite a passion for technology with future innovators is another initiative that we are proud to support here on the University Relations team. We have just about finalized the details to host a WCW job shadow day in July for Berkeley Foundation for Opportunities in IT (BFOIT) at VMware headquarters. During this event, middle school and high school students from BFOIT will have the opportunity to experience a day in the life of an intern and full-time employee. They will also be provided with a tour of our expanding Palo Alto campus and will get involved in a panel discussion about careers in tech.

On a related note, VMware is once again looking forward to sponsoring “VMware Day” at the University of Texas, Austin’s First Bytes Summer camp. First Bytes is a one-week residential camp for female high school students in Texas that are interested in studying Computer Science in college and/or pursuing a career in the technology industry. We are currently hard at work on an exercise that we will conduct with the First Bytes students, which will help introduce the concept of a virtual machine.

Lastly, we are also proud sponsors of the MIT Women’s Technology Program (WTP) this summer. WTP is a four-week summer academic and residential experience where female high school students can explore engineering through hands-on classes, labs and team-based projects. Employees from our Cambridge site will be getting involved in activities with WTP participants in July.

Overall, we are extremely excited about being involved in these initiatives, camps and programs. We look forward to sharing these experiences with you further as they unfold. If you will be interning with us this summer, we’re excited to meet you very soon and get you involved in one or more of the highlighted efforts. If you would like to intern with us, we still have a few positions available. Visit our career site here to learn more!

 

Network on!

Alicia Montesa, Sr. University Relations Specialist, VMware

 

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A New College Grad’s Advice on Landing a Job After College

Let’s be honest, looking for a job, no matter where you are in life, can be tough. Looking for that first job after graduation can be even more daunting. However, the nice part about looking for a job while in school is that the amount of resources available to students is vast. Most universities have really embraced becoming a valuable resource to students in their job search.

To get a students perspective on how you can leverage career services at your university and land a job after college, I connected with Anuprem, a recent graduate from Georgia Institute of Technology (Georgia Tech) and new member of the Nicira team at VMware Palo Alto.

 

Kim   How important was having an internship prior to starting your full time  job at VMware?

 

 

 

 

Anuprem   While I don’t think that it would have been the end of the world if I didn’t have an internship in college, I do think that it helped my chances of obtaining a job. A good internship will attract the attention of recruiters, the first people that come into contact with job applications at a company. It will also give you a sense of what you can expect from a full-time job and what will be expected of you from your teammates.

 

 

Kim   Do you think you picked the right college courses for what you’re doing now full-time?

 

 

 

 

 

Anuprem   Yes, I do believe that I picked the right course for what I am doing full-time. While I had a rough idea of what my interests were at the beginning of my Masters Program in Computer Science, I ended up not being wrong which was helpful. Having said that, courses are mostly an introduction to a topic and a foundation for an individual to build upon once they start a career. It is a lot more different at work and personally, to me; it might not have mattered a lot.

 

Kim   Do you feel that you used your university’s career services well?

 

 

 

 

Anuprem   Yes. My university’s career services had valuable information around interview behavior, resume tips and upcoming career fairs, which was quite useful for me. I utilized the career service’s internal website that highlighted available job opportunities from employers that were interested in hiring students from Georgia Tech. I also leveraged this tool to find my opportunity at VMware. The Georgia Tech career services center also worked with a lot of companies that were interested in hiring and connected them with students at on-campus career fairs. Every internship and job offer that I received was because of the assistance that I received through career services at Georgia Tech.

Kim   When did you begin looking for a full-time job?

 

 

 

Anuprem   Prior to obtaining confirmation that I received a full-time offer at VMware, I occasionally browsed through my university’s career center job portals to see if any opportunities looked appealing for me to pursue.

 

 

Kim   What advice would you give a student looking for their first full time role?

 

 

 

Anuprem   Make use of the career services center at your university. I would recommend that you start working with them at least a year before your graduation so that you can have a clear understanding of what you’re interested in pursuing and also have enough time to search for that opportunity. Outside of your university’s career center, you could also leverage your friends who have already graduated and get their insight on the job search process. LinkedIn is also very useful as you can learn about an employer from their company profile and get connected to the recruiters that help hire for their organizations. Lastly, try to figure out what an employer is looking for in a potential candidate. You can do this by reviewing skills and requirements are for a job opportunity that you are interested in pursuing. Take this information and highlight those pieces in your resume.

Kim   Share what you are looking forward to with your new role with Nicira.

 

 

 

Anuprem   Nicira has an outstanding team. I am looking forward to working with them and learning as much as I can.

 

 

 

And Anuprem’s thoughts on this matter are very true. As a University Relations Recruiter, I know that VMware is not the only company that utilizes career services at certain universities to post job openings for new college graduates. We also work with them to schedule on campus events. For example, this year at Georgia Tech, we hosted virtual interviews for selected students where they had the opportunity to code virtually with some of VMware’s top engineers. Ultimately, my team at VMware finds our relationship with university career services to be invaluable, so as a student it will only help you to make friends with the people in that department as you get closer to your graduation date.

Best of luck!

 

Kim Hollenshead, VMware University Relations Recruiter

 

 

 

 

 

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20 Tips to Help Job Seekers Prepare for an Interview at VMware

 

 

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Meagan Shannon,VMware’s New Intern Program Manager Gears Up for the VMware 2013 Intern Season

The VMware University Relations team fosters relationships with universities, executes on recruiting strategies and develops programs that enable VMware to acquire the best university talent around the globe. We connected with Meagan Shannon, former University Relations Specialist and VMware’s new Intern Program Manager to get her take on her new role and the exciting things in store for VMware’s summer 2013 interns!

 

For the past two years I have been a VMware University Relations Specialist based out of our Cambridge, Massachusetts site. This role allowed me to travel to many of the top universities on the East Coast, learn about their degree programs and connect with talented students. I recently moved across the United States to Palo Alto, California to take on the role of Intern Program Manager for the VMware’s Americas (AMERS) sites. Like many of the 200+ interns that will be joining us at VMware headquarters this summer, I have spent the last few weeks learning to navigate the 100 acre (bigger than Disneyland) Palo Alto campus, testing out the different café daily specials (and gelato flavors) and getting used to the sunny California weather. For the interns that are joining us in Cambridge, Massachusetts you are going to love the city and the open innovative culture that the Cambridge office provides- both locations really do have their perks!

The entire University Relations team is currently preparing for the interns that will be starting this summer at our Americas sites. We have TONS of great social events planned, including a weekly speaker series with senior leaders and intern specific trainings so that interns can dive into our company culture and see how our employee community works together to drive what’s next in IT.

To learn more about our student programs and the internships that we still have available for summer 2013, check out our University Relations Website here. You can also learn about our program and past Intern experiences on our social media channels too!

 

-Meagan Shannon, VMware Intern Program Manager

 

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An Inside Look at the VMware Yerevan, Armenia Site

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 Armenia office in Yerevan is like today!

 

About Armenia

The VMware Armenia office is located in Yerevan, the capital and largest city of Armenia with over one million inhabitants. Armenia represents one of the oldest world civilizations with its footprints over the entire land. Yerevan (formerly Erebuni), a city which history goes back to 782 BC, is situated in the Ararat valley and has a breathtaking view of the Holy Mount Ararat, which brings its kind presence to every corner of the city, as well as to the Forum Business Center, where our office is located. Yerevan is home to dozens of museums, art galleries, libraries and Universities. It is also a major educational center in the region as more than seven thousand foreign students and fellows study in the higher education institutions of Armenia.

The Information Technology industry is one of the most successful and fastest growing industries in Armenia, which promotes technological innovation and productivity for the nation-state. The sector is comprised of both local and foreign companies like Synopsys, Microsoft, Be2, Mentor Graphics, Synergy International Systems.

Areas of Opportunity

VMware established its R&D site in Armenia in 2010 through the acquisition of Integrien Corporation, the leader in real-time performance analytics. After the acquisition, VMware changed the name of Integrien’s core product from Integrien Alive Enterprise to VMware vCenter Operations, which later became the key component of vCenter Operations Management Suite. This product provides a new and much simplified approach to operations management of physical, virtual and cloud infrastructures, which helps enhance VMware vSphere, thus realizing a new technology transform.

The vCenter Operations team has seen growth in the past year bringing on roughly 40 highly qualified and experienced engineers and researchers. The team is composed of PhDs and Engineers who are in charge of the overall development of the product.

Culture in action at the Armenia office

Teamwork is an important part of our office culture. We promote a dynamic environment where employees can collaborate globally, helping enrich our culture and capability. The Yerevan office effectively works together with the other vCenter Operations teams located in Bulgaria, Palo Alto, Irvine and Bangalore by having regular video and phone conferences to allow for global collaboration and thought share.

Creating an environment where people enjoy coming to work in is another important value at our site. Our Human Resources and Site Management teams are committed to driving equal opportunity and fostering a culture where great people want to work and thrive long term. We believe that building a family-like and positive atmosphere are very important elements to providing this environment for our employees.

John, Quality Engineering Manager shared his thoughts on our employee environment,

“When I first met the team I was impressed by their technical knowledge, but what really sealed the deal for me was the casual, friendly manner in which each person I met greeted me. VMware provides a dynamic work environment, one that is constantly growing and ever challenging. Even today, after a full year, I am often pleasantly surprised to see the accomplishments that my team has achieved. It is both a pleasure to be here and exciting to be part of such a highly regarded team.”

Overall, our site’s success has been achieved by empowering our employees with the tools and environment to define and deliver the future of IT. This is proven by the fact that over the past four years VMware Armenia’s Customer Oriented Research and Development (CORD) team has generated more than seven patents to date.

The year ahead

Over the past two years, our employee base in Armenia has more than doubled, growing to 40 employees from 18. In 2012, our site grew to encompass an entire floor of our current building. 2013 is filled with continuous growth and excitement, as we will see further expansion of our site and new opportunities to shape the IT landscape for our customers.

 

 

 

Srbuhi Harutyunyan, Workplace Coordinator, Armenia

 

 

 

 

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